Transformation is not easy. It’s complex, scary, and fraught with political and economic peril. Businesses stand to lose a lot, and many of them do. According to McKinsey, 70 percent of business transformations fail.
Yet, business transformation is not optional, if an organization wants to survive. The world is constantly changing, and sooner or later something—disruptive technology, innovation, social change, major acquisitions, changing consumer behavior—will force an organization’s hand.
Business transformation expert Angie Tuglus mines her decades of experience lea... keep reading
In The Greater Good, award-winning social entrepreneur Madeleine Shaw presents an inspiring look at how visionary individuals can use their personal values and vision to launch and grow world-changing ventures. She dispels the myth that you need a business degree or a blockbuster tech idea to start a successful enterprise, arguing that passion, a willingness to step into one’s personal power, and strong relationships are what propel social entrepreneurs forward.
Part memoir and part empowering manifesto and how-to guide, The Greater Good is woven ... keep reading
Every leader has a duty to ensure their teams meet and exceed expectations and achieve strategic goals. But leaders who only focus on the bottom line risk alienating or burning out the people integral to the success of the organization.
Engaged employees are more productive, have fewer sick days, and tend to stay in their jobs longer. They go the extra mile because they want to contribute to an organization that cares about them as human beings. Put simply, a leadership approach focused on both relationships and results is good for business.
But what steps can leaders take to ... keep reading
Despite the clickbait headlines that warn of a “retail apocalypse,” many brick and mortar retail brands are enjoying strong growth and profits. Others, however, are destined to become obsolete because they offer merely convenience, decent prices, or an okay shopping experience. In Remarkable Retail, industry thought leader Steve Dennis argues that retailers can no longer count on scarcity to drive sales, or settle for providing indifferent in-store experiences, because customers live online and have a wealth of choice and information at their fingertips.
In the book, Den... keep reading
The war for talent has previously focused on acquiring the best, whether through the traditional hiring of full-time employees or the current reliance on the gig economy of contracting outside freelancers. However, in the near future, companies that will win in the marketplace will be experts at deploying the skills they already have inside their firms. Artificial intelligence is eliminating jobs faster than available talent can learn new skills, increasing the critical need to reimagine and re-skill internal workforces. Compounding this evolution is the emergence of new skill doma... keep reading
The AI-Powered Enterprise examines two fundamental questions: First, how will the future be different as a result of artificial intelligence? And second, what must companies do to stake their claim on that future?
When the Web came along in the mid-90s, it transformed the behavior of customers and remade whole industries. Now, as part of its promise to bring revolutionary change in untold ways to human activity, artificial intelligence—AI—is about to create another complete transformation in how companies create and deliver value to customers.
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The mere mention of this affliction sparks reaction ranging from disgust to annoyance. For many of us diarrhea is a simple nuisance. However, in much of the developing world, the disease’s impact is devastating. Diarrhea is one of the world’s most common illnesses, and the second leading cause of death globally among children ages five and under. Only pneumonia kills more.
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Human Resources has immense power to affect an organization’s bottom line as well as its culture, but it gets a bad rap. In The Way of the HR Warrior Monica Frede and Keri Ohlrich aim to inspire an HR revolution.
The Way of the HR Warrior is a guide for HR professionals who really care to demonstrate the true power of the HR department to influence business strategy and the bottom line, especially in the changing landscape of business with a multi-generational and global workforce, the gig economy, the knowledge economy, the rise of conscious consumerism, and incr... keep reading
Is your business ready to win in the digital future―or destined to be disrupted?
Ambitious digital-driven startups are now creating and cornering new markets in every sector. And yet, most legacy businesses continue to operate by old playbooks. Most are not keeping pace with the changes in their industry, let alone leading the way―what is yours doing?
The Digital Matrix will help you understand the three types of players that are shaping the new business landscape; the three phases of transformation that every firm will encounter on its journey to bu... keep reading
Media industries took the first blows dealt by the rise of digital technology. One by one, once-tangible goods such as music CDs and video DVDs were “vaporized”, replaced by pixels and bytes of data. With them went their recording and playback equipment, as cameras, personal stereos, game consoles and even televisions were collapsed into tiny handheld devices still quaintly referred to as “phones”.... keep reading