5 Behaviours to Lead Successful Change

5 Behaviours to Lead Successful Change

Just how do leaders energise their people to embrace change? The need for change is constant in a constantly changing business environment. Unfortunately, the failure rate of change projects has little changed in recent years, despite the increasing use of agile methods. According to a 2012 McKinsey study, 17% of change projects conclude so disastrously that they threaten an organisation’s ...

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Science Says This 5-Second Rule Will Make Your Brain Stop Procrastinating

How to use neuroscience to beat procrastination and have more time for what really matters. I’ve been meaning to write this column for some time. The reason I’m finally getting to it is because it’s an excuse to avoid doing something else. Let’s face it, few of us, if we’re honest, wouldn’t confess to occasionally procrastinating. Our lives are busy, ...

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Strategic Planning Rights and Wrongs

Strategic planning is one of those phrases like creativity or innovation. It means something different to each person who hears it based on his or her experiential application of the concept. In the broadest strokes there are three types of strategic planning. One: What strategy? Haven’t had one in too long and we’re doing okay. For organizations that have not ...

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Next-Gen Restaurant Apps Are Changing the Industry

The restaurant industry is undergoing a major shift which corresponds with the retail industry, which is rapidly moving towards the digital world, online sales and digital apps. A recent report highlights how the restaurant industry is embracing digitization – and is increasingly dependent on digital and delivery sales. According to a report from Zacks, analysts expect 25 percent of all ...

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Startups Studio at Orange (Seasons 1 to 3)

The Intrapreneurs Studio program: from season 1 to season 2 In January 2017, we initiated the season 1 of the Intrapreneurs program in a 3 steps process, 1) Application, 2) Qualification, and 3) Incubation, as described in this previous post. In January 2018, we handled the season 2 of the Intrapreneurs program with a very encouraging success reflecting an increasing ...

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The Truth About Diversity

“Culture isn’t just one aspect of the game,” Lou Gerstner wrote in the memoir of his historic turnaround at IBM, Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance? “It is the game. What does the culture reward and punish – individual achievement or team play, risk taking or consensus building?” Culture is, in many ways, is how an enterprise honors its mission. Yet all ...

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Building a Smarter Workplace

I had the opportunity recently to interview Dave Hopping, President of Siemens Building Technologies for the Americas about technology advancements in the areas of construction and building management and their impact for both employers and employees. By its very name, Dave’s group focuses on technologies that go into buildings to make them safe, secure, efficient, etc. spanning building automation, lighting, ...

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