Thought Leadership


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There comes a time in the career of every global business leader when he or she needs help. Your business unit may be in desperate need of fresh talent to develop new business, impress clients and prospects, and sell more products or services. You may need the advice of trusted peer or mentor to help you see what you cannot, to test your strategy or key operating assumptions...
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The Power of Apology

There comes a time in the life of a global executive when he or she is granted a lesson or two in the art of self-awareness. If these lessons are taken to heart, they invariably surface in our memories those occasions when we reacted too harshly to another's idea, when we rushed to judgment, when we discounted sage advice, or when we simply were too full of ourselves to recognise...
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When Big-Name Brands Fall Short

Companies the world over are investing billions to create, redefine and/or grow their brands. A great brand, is, after all, the vehicle through which business leaders in a variety of leadership roles can elevate the influence, recognition and value of the brand names that label their products and services.
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The Importance of Just Being There

Whenever we're at our level best as global executives, we always have the best of intentions. Growing the business, super-serving customers, making new friends and providing opportunities for people are just some of the goals that we, as leaders, try to make the most of as we attend our many management duties...
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Aristotle And The Power Of Personal Choice

The Greek philosopher and scientist Aristotle is probably best remembered in global business circles for one quote that speaks equally to the activities as well as the potential of leading and following: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." In contemporary terms, excellence has been likened in many ways to mastery of a certain skill or one's attainment...
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When Opportunity Comes Knocking

An oft-cited quote attributed to Beatles great John Lennon serves as a great perspective-setting reminder for global business leaders whose roles and responsibilities allow them to get swept up - and sometimes, swept away - by organisational goals and challenges. "Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans." Few observations speak so directly in our times to the challenges...
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Holistic Talent Management

Tomorrow's competitive front-lines are being shaped today by the architects of business strategy, technology and human capital in the most enterprising of global companies and startups. In the age of so-called 'Big Data,' business leaders with the best and fastest access to the data they need to make and assess strategic decisions already have a distinct competitive advantage over their market...
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The Growing Call For Women Leaders

Consumers are gaining power in a growing number of industry markets around the world. More and more voters are becoming activists to address what's wrong with governments. Patients are embracing tools and choices they need to make informed decisions about their health.
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The Challenges of Executive Relocation

The task of relocating a promising global executive from another company or one from a distant operating unit or region of your own organisation is important, but often, complicated business. There is the matter of getting the leader properly oriented with and integrated into his or her new day-to-day business environment, including getting him or her introduced to the peers and subordinates...
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The Critical Matter of Aligning Business and Talent Pipelines

For many companies and global leaders, the burning question isn't 'What now?' but rather, 'Where next?'. We all know that the pace of technology and the cadence of change in nearly every industry vertical have accelerated as never before. Global competition, innovation and the pursuit of profit has raised the stakes for any company or global business leader considering how corporate strategy...
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