The Global Innovation 1000 (2011): Why Culture is Key

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Bob's blog entries 3M Apple Booz & Company Buddy Media EBITDA Fscebook Google Harvard Business Review Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organizations The Global Innovation 1000 (2011): Why Culture is Key Tom Stewart Wealth of Knowledge: Intellectual Capital and the Twenty-first Century OrganizationTom Stewart is Booz & Company’s Chief Marketing & Knowledge Officer.

E&Y CEO on what makes global leaders successful | FORTUNE []

Weekly Leader

Not surprising report on the benefits of diversity in leadership but definitely worth a read. leadership diversity Davos Fortune

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The McKinsey Quarterly: Top Ten Articles (2011)

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The McKinsey Quarterly: Top Ten Articles (2011) Here is the “Top Ten Newsletter: Fourth Quarter 2011″ that enables you to read all of the most popular articles featured in The McKinsey Quarterly in 2011. Bob's blog entries "Top Ten Newsletter: Fourth Quarter 2011" Global cities of the future: An interactive map Have you tested your strategy lately?

From Ancient Markets to Global Networks

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Bob's blog entries “Everything changes…Nothing changes” Basic Books Business is just a word for buying and selling things Christopher Locke David Weinberger Doc Searls Ecclesiastes From Ancient Markets to Global Networks Heraclitus The Cluetrain Manifesto: 10th Anniversary Edition co-authored by Rick LevineThe prophet Ecclesiastes and the ancient philosopher Heraclitus are both credited with observing, in effect, “Everything changes…Nothing changes.” The same can be said of markets.

Leaders. Better. Brighter.™ · Key global findings from the Hay.

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

Cultural diversity has allowed 95 per cent of the Best Companies to be more effective at responding to the challenges of competing in a global economy. Key findings from Asia Technical expertise is valued in leaders by 40% of top Asian firms vs. 25% of global peers. Leaders. Better.

Redefining Ethical Leadership in a Global Society

Leading in Context

As a society, we are beginning to redefine ethical leadership. The change started quietly, fueled by a web of linked communication channels and a desire for a more civil way of dealing with each other. Complexity Context Ethical Leader Ethical Organization blogs ethical business leadership ethics in leadership

Global forces: An introduction

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To read the complete article, check out a wealth of resources, and watch a video during which McKinsey director Bisson explains why trends matter, the value of tracking global forces, and how Here is an excerpt from an article written by Peter Bisson, Elizabeth Stephenson, and S. Patrick Viguerie for The McKinsey Quarterly (June 2010).

The Quest for Global Dominance:: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Quest for Global Dominance: Transforming Global Presence into Global Competitive Advantage, Second Edition Anil Gupta, Vijay Govindarajan, and Haiyan Wang Jossey-Bass (2008 How to establish global presence, then achieve and sustain a competitive advantage As Jeffrey Garten explains in the Foreword, this Second Edition offers “not only updates, not only new examples, and not [.].

The 2011 Global Top 25 Companies for Leaders

Great Leadership By Dan

Last month Aon Hewitt, The RBL Group and Fortune announced their Global Top Companies for Leaders list. the RBL Group global top companies for leaders Fortune Aon Hewitt best companies for leadersIt's been two years since the last list, not to be confused with the competing " Best Companies for Leaders " list sponsored by Businessweek and Hay Group. I like to look below the hood of these rankings, to see if there's anything new to learn when it comes to leadership development.

First Look: Leadership Books for January 2011

Leading Blog

Outrageous Fortunes : The Twelve Surprising Trends That Will Reshape the Global Economy by Daniel Altman. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in January. Practically Radical : Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself by William C. Taylor. The Great Workplace : How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters by Michael Burchell and Jennifer Robin.

A Global Standard of Living Shift

Coaching Tip

These prices have risen due to strong global demand, particularly in emerging markets, and pockets of reduced supply. The globalization of the labor force continues to exert pressure on the U.S. The globalization of the labor force, meanwhile, continues to exert pressure on the U.S.

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Voice of Experience: Jennifer Fitzgibbon (RBS Global Banking & Markets)

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Here is an excerpt from a profile of Jennifer Fitzgibbon (Managing Director, Treasurer, Americas, RBS Global Banking & Markets) written by Melissa J. Bob's blog entries Global Banking & Markets Jennifer Fitzgibbon Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and [.].

Servant Leadership Interest by Region, State & City Globally

Modern Servant Leader

LeadershipNow 140: October 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from October 2011 that you might have missed: @mikemyatt: The biggest leadership blind-spot and what to do about it: Leadership & The Expectation Gap. Excellent column by Thomas Friedman on how globalization is once again morphing.

Global Hand Washing Day

Rapid BI

Today marks the fourth global hand washing day. How clean are your hands? Started in 2008 its goal is to prevent deaths through cross infection and poor hygiene. The organization behind this have launched some excellent free posters and other resources to help. Of course hand washing is for life, not just for hand washing day… [.]. Date change hand hygiene hand washing infection control technique

Help Your Global Talent Succeed and Lead - Cultivate Communication Skills

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post by Nancy Vason: As leaders of global businesses, you draw from a deep well of talent. According to the Harvard Business Review , English is now the global language of business, and more and more multinational companies are mandating English as the common corporate language.

3 Ways to Confront Economic Adversity in 2011

Coaching Tip

Despite all the talk about the competitiveness of the global economy , the fact remains that for almost every rational human being on the planet, America remains the envy of the world and the land of opportunity. By Guest Author Al Weatherhead.

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McKinsey conversations with global leaders: Jeroen van der Veer of Shell

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Here is another outstanding interview in the McKinsey Conversations with Global Leaders series. Bob's blog entries former CEO of Royal Dutch Shell Ivo Bozon Jeroen van der Veer McKinsey Conversations with Global Leaders McKinsey’s Amsterdam office The Hague

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Future of Learning 2011

Leading in Context

Ethical Leader Ethical Organization Trends ethical leadership context ethical leadership in a global society ethics training leadership context leadership learning leading ethicallyLearning and Motivation We now understand so much more about how people learn and what motivates them than we did as recently as ten years ago. People prefer to learn in their own ways, at their own pace, using the resources they choose. They enjoy following their curiosity and creating their own meaning.

Academic Equality for Global Economic Survival

Coaching Tip

link] (2) Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools, December 2011, "Future Skills Profile for the 21st century work environment" from the report "Key Findings From A Survey of Hiring Decision-makers”. link] (4) Pasi Sahlberg, 2011,“Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?” link] (5) The Atlantic, December 29, 2011, “What Americans keep ignoring about Finland’s School Success”. By Guest Author Jan K. Katz, MS.

19 Revealing CEO Leadership Quotes

C-Level Strategies

Global trends favor splitting the CEO and Chairman roles.” Yesterday I shared with you 10 Insightful Social Media Quotes from Smart CEOs , which were reflective of the social media conversation that we had at our most recent CEO Connection event in New York City.

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Character Development + Skill Development = Leadership

The Leadership Advisor

As we work to develop and expand our global network, we continually connect with amazing organizations and professionals. Marlene has a master’s degree in HR Development from Webster University and is the author of Stop Workplace Drama (Wiley 2011).

Eurocom 2011 survey indicates 38 percent of technology firms are due to invest more in social media in the next 12 months

Krishna De

‘Are technology firms adopting social media’ is one of the areas that the recent Eurocom Worldwide 2011 Annual Technology Confidence Survey explored. Eurocom Worldwide is a global alliance of independent, privately owned Public Relations agencies.).

Creating more value with corporate strategy: McKinsey Global Survey results

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Here is an excerpt from article featured by The McKinsey Quarterly online (January 2011). To read the complete article, check out other resources, obtain subscription information, and sign up for free email alerts, please click here. * * * Few companies create strategies that deliver more value than the sum of their business unit

Company Culture 3.0: The Conscious Connected Workplace

The Leadership Advisor

The GFC, never ending natural disasters, the ubiquity of the internet and the rise of citizen journalism have definitely upped the ante; increasing global/local awareness and accelerating the pace of change, around the globe and in almost every dimension of our work and lives.

Deep Factors Shaping the Global Economy

Leading Blog

It is a provocative guide to global trends. He isn’t ignoring the fact that we are losing jobs to the Internet or that people do sell all over the world, but his point is that American culture has made Americans uniquely suited to sell products and services over a more diverse (global) population. To solve our global issues, “countries will have to work together.” “Yet,” Outrageous Fortunes is a book about what in economic terms, could be.

What a treat! The “Five Best” of The McKinsey Quarterly’s articles published in 2011

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According to the Quarterly‘s readers, these are the five best articles published in 2011. We’re all marketers now Engaging customers today requires commitment from the entire company—and a redefined marketing organization.more Global cities of the future An interactive [.]. For more than half a century, The McKinsey Quarterly has shaped and informed the top management agenda.

Why Business Vision Matters More in This Economy

C-Level Strategies

Global supply fluctuations.

Inspiration for Letting Go of What Holds You Back

C-Level Strategies

So many people are affected – and held back by – the fear that plagues our world right now, driven by the weak US economy and other global influences. If you’re like me (human), you’ve probably allowed something to hold you back at various points in your life.

LeadershipNow 140: July 2011 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from July 2011 that you might have missed: @laurencanning: FANTASTIC Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better via DDI: Global Leadership Forecast 2011 : Time for a Leadership Revolution!

The Fortune Global 500 Isn’t All That Global

Harvard Business Review

The 2014 DHL Global Connectedness Index that one of us (Ghemawat) prepares with Steven Altman, and that was released on November 3, indicates that global connectedness started to deepen again in 2013 after its recovery stalled in 2012. Global business Research

Global Communication: Do similarities or differences matter more?


Crabtree (2001), in his provocative article on global leadership, writes that “thinking globally used to require conscious attention to the differences that exist between different markets. In the ten years since Crabtree penned those words, we have globalized our society even more. Global communication now requires a focus on the increasing similarities between cultures, because the differences between us are much less important than the similarities now.

HR & Teams in Global Organizations


Teams are complicated in domestic environments, and are even more complicated in global organizations when multiple languages and cultures are involved, spread across large distances. HR is a necessary aspect of any large organization, especially global ones. A “silo” methodology of HR will hinder global growth for organizations. This methodology should include a strategic focus on increasing global leadership competencies through travel, teams, training and transfers.

Thinking Beyond Disciplines: Why We Need it

Leading in Context

Complexity Ethical Leader Trends ethical leader ethical leadership ethical leadership context ethical leadership development ethical leadership in a global society ethics training leadership development leadership ethics leading ethicallyWhat is Transdiciplinarity? The Institute for the Future and the University of Phoenix Research Institute list transdisciplinarity as #7 in a list of skills critical for Workforce 2020.

What Has 2011 Taught You About Business and Leadership?

Tanveer Naseer

As this is the last week of the year, many of us are understandably looking back at the past 12 months and discussing what we consider to be the significant events of 2011. Certainly for businesses, the state of the global economy and the growing level of competition coming in from multiple fronts counts as one of the biggest challenges organizations and their leaders have had to contend with.

The Genius behind Toblerone | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • April 18, 2011 • Branding , Marketing • 0 Comments. Here’s a rather fascinating little anecdote about a very famous global brand, Toblerone. December 2011. November 2011. October 2011. September 2011. August 2011. July 2011.

Book Review: Global Coaching

Chartered Management Institute

As a multidisciplinary work drawing from continental as well as Anglo Saxon sources, this book is a significant addition to the range of monographs on coaching. Review by Gordon Harris for Professional Manager. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

35 Under 35: Stephanie Niven (Javelin Capital)

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Bob's blog entries 35 Under 35: Stephanie Niven Cleo Thompson From Water Polo to Emerging Markets Global Active Equity Team Goldman Sachs established Javelin Capital in 2009 Javelin Capital Management Today’s 35 Women Under 35 Marion King Oxford University The Gender Blog The Glass Hammer the importance of sponsorship Victor Pina VocaLink Young Professional of the Year at the Women in Banking and Finance (WIBF) 2011 Awards

48 U.S. Companies Named “Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles”

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Here is the first portion of an article featured by Talent Management magazine. To see the list of 48 companies, check out all the resources, and sign up for a free subscription to the Talent Management and Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. * * * The National Business Group on [.]. Bob's blog entries 48 U.S.

Getting China and India Right: A book review by Bob Morris

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Getting China and India Right: Strategies for Leveraging the World’s Fastest Growing Economies for Global Advantage Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang Jossey-Bass (2009) How to leverage the world’s fastest-growing economies for global advantage In my review of Anil Gupta and Haiyan Wang’s previous book, The Quest for Global Dominance, co-authored with Vijay Govindarajan, I [.].

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