Turning Potential into Success: The Missing Link in Leadership Development
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Turning Potential into Success: The Missing Link in Leadership Development

Harvard Business Review contends that organizations world-wide are lacking in one key department – a crucial obstacle to their success: Leadership Development. According to the findings of relative research done by the Corporate Executive Board, the problem isn’t a lack of internal talent perse, but rather there are other identifiable predictors – curiosity, insight, engagement, and determination. That said, whilst…

Rethinking Your Supply Chain in an Era of Protectionism
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Rethinking Your Supply Chain in an Era of Protectionism

According to HBR, it’s high time for European and American companies to rethink their Supply Chain Strategies. For too long they have been concentrating on their manufacturing in East Asia to reduce costs by exploiting labor-arbitrage opportunities, but in the face of new political and economic uncertainties, they are urged to make their supply chains much more resilient….

How Systems Engineering Can Help Fix Health Care
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How Systems Engineering Can Help Fix Health Care

Intensive care physician Peter Pronovost and chief engineers Alan Ravitz and Conrad Grant, contrasts the way we build hospitals to the approcah taken by an aircraft manufacturer upon deciding to create a new model. Where the former typically happens in a piecemeal, patchwork approach, the latter doesn’t ask pilots and crew to identify the best cabin, wings, jet engines, and other parts, to…

Execution Is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem
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Execution Is a People Problem, Not a Strategy Problem

HBR examines and reveals the root problems of strategy execution, largely identified as having to do with “people” – and not the strategy itself. This article means that however hard it is to devise a smart strategy, it’s ten times harder to get people to execute on that strategy. In other words, your organization’s biggest strategy…

Bring in Outside Experts to Mentor Your Team
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Bring in Outside Experts to Mentor Your Team

Harvard Business Review takes a look at the benefits of bringing in outside experts to contribute technical expertise that an organization does not already have to a critical project or initiative. These independent, temporary workers are also referred to as “agile talent”. HBR means that since organizations depend increasingly on this subset of freelancers, the benefits of such agile…