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As currently practiced, risk assessments need to be revamped. This isn’t a topic that typically tops the priority list, but it needs to be addressed – particularly if you’re trying to defend your business from threats or pass an audit. Risk assessments aren’t being done the right way – whether organizations view them as a
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As a business leader, how often has a consultant pitched you their silver-bullet solution, promising to dramatically increase your organization’s productivity and profitability? Probably more than you would like. With so many options, it’s no wonder the right pathway may be unclear! However, one proven pathway to increase productivity and profitability is digital transformation, also
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For decades, business leaders have sought to break unproductive habits within organizations that hinder productivity and innovation. This gave rise to the field of business transformation, which has seen countless transformations of its own. While a number of methodologies and strategies exist to provide a framework for business transformation, there are two that our own
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Supply chain bottlenecks will likely persist for the foreseeable future. By using these three tips, you can better navigate the current crisis and guide your company toward calmer waters. The global supply chain crisis will continue into 2022, according to Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell. Although this crisis seems to be a new development, supply chain
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Sport usually brings people, cultures, and businesses together from all walks of life. Ironically, at the heart of the global sports industry, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) are often neglected by organisations who treat them as little more than keywords as part of compulsory corporate training. However, when you understand the value of DEI, and
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The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed how companies around the globe operate their businesses. As a result, many large and small organizations are working to find a balance somewhere between in-office and at-home models, known as hybrid models. Meetings are a key component of the workday, yet hybrid meetings have not proven to be the
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Business inefficiencies exist in almost every market, wasting resources and, more importantly, missed revenue opportunities. With over 32.5 million small businesses in the United States, business owners don’t have time to waste and must look for ways to reduce credit risk while increasing revenues to achieve overall business success. However, due to its tedious nature,
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Purpose gets a bad rap in the leadership space. Purpose-driven leaders are labeled as woo or misguided even. But purpose, in its bigger context, is simply about meaning, and right now, purpose is having a moment. For almost two years, leaders have adjusted, shifted, pivoted, repositioned, and even abandoned offerings in the wake of a
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Recent debates surrounding President Biden’s plan for government spending on infrastructure has refocused attention on public debt, but the sleeping and dangerous debt giant is really private debt.    American households were drowning in debt before the COVID-19 crisis, and now they’re deluged by it. Household debt today totals $17.5 trillion, up 320 percent in relation
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The manufacturing industry is facing digital disruption on numerous fronts – and this is driving digital transformation. Increasing competition and changing demands means the pressure is on organizations to reduce costs, improve customer experience and increase profitability. All of this means that organizations must rethink how products are designed, manufactured and sold. As digitalization, automation
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In my 25+ years of enabling business leaders to lead successful and sustainable change, I have determined that extraordinary leaders possess three core, critical skills: The ability to deliver results The ability to influence, motivate and empower people (Emotional Intelligence) The ability to build extraordinary leadership teams Poor leaders possess none of these skills. Extraordinary
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Popular discussions surrounding “the rise of the robots” often manifest as hyperbolic sci-fi posturing, though it is unlikely that the Terminator prophecy will come to fruition any time soon. But that does not mean “robots” (or at least digitally automated processes) are not rising in our world. In fact, according to an August 2020 Deloitte/IMA
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The gasps were audible – as were a few snickers. That’s what I heard not long ago when I told a gathering of senior corporate executives that that they should stop thinking of their brands as companies and start thinking of them as candidates.  What did I mean by that?  Glad you asked. What I’ve
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When you’re the CEO, and without a hint of selfishness, I’d like to suggest that the culture is all about you.  What you say, what you don’t say, what you do, what you don’t do.  As much as culture is determined by the collective lived behaviours of the organisation (‘how we do things around here’)
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More than 100 years ago, Teddy Roosevelt delivered a speech at Le Sorbonne, University of Paris, titled Citizenship in a Republic, popularly known for its passage “the man in the arena.”  Future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady saw this quote every day in the locker room during his time at the University of Michigan.
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