Thought Leadership


Your Company Is Only As Good As Its Human Resources Function

Business leaders charged with growing the enterprise or changing its strategy and culture would be well served to invest more time really getting a handle on their Human Resources function, how it operates and how its influencing enterprise competitiveness. Far too often, it seems, global executives overanalyse the impact of strategic planning, branding and sales when assessing recent financial...
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Welcome to Talent 4.0

Less hype than Samsung's recently launched Galaxy S4, but I guarantee Talent 4.0 will have a more profound impact on its respective constituency. Bigger, faster, stronger - both of these "next generations" mark an irrevocable progression in the competitive marketplace. With Talent 4.0, corporate America encounters a revitalising perspective as well as a dangerous ultimatum.
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Why Do You Really Want The Business?

Chances are, your company or someone on your team is chasing a particular piece of business because the target is a well-known, global and/or growth-minded organisation and because adding them to your company's client list would do great things for the enterprise, not to mention your career.
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Building Your Legacy One Day, One Decision At A Time

How will you be remembered? Few questions delve deeper into global leaders' emotions, self-identities and ambitions. Few inquiries beg the kind of reflection that's required of each of us to sort our personal and professional priorities. It's been said that time is the harshest critic. The older we get, the more we can appreciate the truth in that simple statement.
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Developing An Eye For Talent

American radio broadcaster Bob Edwards had it right when he observed, "People are always ready to admit a man's ability after he gets there." Particularly in today's media-influenced world, we can each point to a multitude of examples of how someone successful enough to become chief executive of a major global corporation...
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Productivity and Positivity Are Keys To Reaching Your Goals

Lingering economic challenges and lacking corporate resources are enough to frustrate even the best-laid business plans - and the best global leaders. Yet that reality is nothing new to executives the world over who've faced difficult challenges - perhaps defining or redefining ones - during the course of the past five years as economic uncertainty and fear have combined to reduce management...
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The Key To Re-Engaging Disengaged Teams

Every business leader wants to harness, or perhaps even bottle the special ingredients that comprise high performing teams. The magnetic appeal of teams of peers working with extraordinary focus and energy in pursuit of something remarkable is undeniable as a source of potential profit and recruitment dividends. After all, everyone wants to be part of a winning team.
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The Search For Business And Managerial Confidence

The technologies that now integrate with our everyday lives and careers have exaggerated our human senses, giving us the ability to know more, learn more and reach more than ever before. Yet, in our times, these gifts can be a blessing and a curse. Business executives can access more competitive intelligence and sift through mountains of data about things like consumer buying trends and economic demographics.
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Why Leaders Must Be Willing To Be Wrong

There's a lot on the mind of today's global executive leader. Investing for growth. Opening new markets. Innovating. Growing top-line revenue and bottom-line profitability. Staying current with emerging trends, and keeping ahead of the competition. Keeping the right people focused on the biggest priorities.
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Passing The Authenticity Test

What can you tell me about yourself? Note that this question doesn't address all the qualities and qualifications that might make you an exemplary global executive. Rather, this is the kind of simple, straightforward question that potential clients and buyers sometimes ask to explore who you really are, what you're committed to, and what you prioritize in business and in life, too.
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