Tag "strategy"

leading by fear?

Those occupying seats of power—many a time unknowingly—trigger a sense of fear in their organizations. This makes them unapproachable and kills the synergy that smooth conversations can bring. Leaders may be tempted to believe that the problem lies elsewhere, but

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A mandarin narrative

“Understanding the China effect on global innovation will be essential for companies that wish to compete in China, take advantage of China’s innovation capacity, and adopt Chinese approaches to innovation to improve their own performance. The overall effect is that more innovation will originate in China—from both Chinese and global companies—and more companies would adopt the Chinese style of innovation.”*
What has helped many Chinese firms make remarkable strides—not just in the realm of innovation—is their swiftness in reformulating themselves, eschewing hierarchical structures, and adopting a customer-centric approach.

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A positive delay

According to Professor Adam Grant, Wharton School of Business, “We shouldn’t be afraid to start early, but equally we shouldn’t be afraid to be slow to finish… procrastination might just improve the end result.” * When used sensibly by leaders, procrastination is a powerful management strategy.

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the anchor

In The Advantage, author Patrick Lencioni highlights the potential of organizational health vis-à-vis competitive advantage, as opposed to other disciplines such as marketing, strategy, and technology. In this exclusive with The Smart Manager, Dr Christian Marcolli focuses on the leadership aspect of organizational well-being—how high performance can be tied directly to how leadership communicates and why it is crucial for leaders to maintain their credibility.

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IS YOUR THINKING FLAWED?

Robin Speculand, founder and CEO of Bridges Business Consultancy Int, dispels myths surrounding strategy execution.

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lean is in

Entrepreneurs need to realize the importance of a coherent strategy and how it can impact the overall growth of their venture, explains David Collis, Harvard Business School.

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how to make giants nimble

Baba Prasad, Vivékin Group, elucidates the best practices businesses need to build to make nimbleness ingrained in their culture.

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how to avoid being ‘Uberized’

Michael Wade, IMD, draws on Uber’s experience to show how players in the taxi industry should change their strategy to survive and thrive.

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