Thought Leadership

Keeping Things In Perspective

The demands on global executives continue to multiply. And as we get older, it seems time passes at an accelerating pace. Days turn into weeks, weeks into months, and yes, into years gone by before our eyes. The demands on global executives continue to multiply. And as we get older, it seems time passes at an accelerating pace.

Why Global Executives Are Being Watched...Closely

Now more than ever before, executive leaders in every industry space are being put under the microscope of mission-driven enterprises whose employees, investors, customers and boards of directors are looking to them to define the corporate brand, and more importantly, its values.

Performance Measurement A Key To Better Results, Winning Culture

For publicly owned companies, that question might be readily answered by looking at the share price, market share, revenue growth versus competitors and/or total returns to shareholders. For others, it may be reflected in customer satisfaction, brand awareness or the pace and efficacy of new business development initiatives.

Finding Your Real Allies In The Organisation

There are the complainers. You know the type. They're simply never satisfied and prone to gossiping, and they always threaten to poison the well of corporate culture. There are the self-centred, solo players or lone wolves. You also know this type, too. He's the guy who loves to hear himself talk or the women concerned mostly with advancing her own agenda.

Getting Lean In The New Year

Today, their systematic application continues to transcend industry boundaries, forcing a fresh new look at how companies, departments and job functions contribute to the most meaningful results, and how to achieve them consistently by evaluating the impact of waste, overburden and unevenness in work loads.

Resolving To Prioritise, Come What May

The business challenges finding their way to global executives' desks these days are complex and sometimes dizzying considering the diverse range of organisational functions they influence. It is easy to understand how a full business day encamped in the office can quickly come and go while tending a variety of tactical-level fires, only to wonder how the big, strategic 'To Do'

Helping Human Resources Deliver Better Business Value

Ask the Chief Executive of virtually any global company about their experience with Human Resources leaders, and you will likely get one of two responses. First, are the "strategic HR leaders" who are very few in number but incredibly valuable when it comes to sorting the most important people issues from all the others that influence corporate performance and profitability.

The Linkage Of Pay Practices And Competitiveness

When a company begins to lose its competitive edge, there are multiple symptoms or warning signs. The first is when independent market analysis shows a rival company grabbing market share... at your company 's expense. The second is when managers inside your organisation notice

The Perils and Potential of Global Reporting

Foreign-owned companies face a unique set of challenges in today's rapidly globalising business environment. On the one hand, they often have the freedom and flexibility to operate in their own local, national or regional markets and drill down on the real opportunities, regulations and customer dynamics that are specific to that area. Because they are the company's market experts, they are given

The Value of Being A Coachable Executive

Opinions and perceptions are formed very quickly in our rush-around business world. That's especially true when senior business leaders look around and decide which people, products and processes to invest in. Because they are likewise stretched then, many CEOs and other 'C-Suite' executives look for behavioural and verbal cues to reinforce what they think they already know.


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