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Leadership: A Global Perspective

N2Growth Blog

This fall, I embarked on a worldwide quest to gain insights and perspectives on global leadership in the 21st century. Opening your mind to global perspectives can inspire you to improve yourself and the people around you too.

How To Become Successful In The Fashion Industry

Strategy Driven

Regardless if you’re launching a clothing brand or you want to make your fashion business known globally, there are various ways on how to be successful in the fashion industry. Below are some of the ways to become successful in the fashion industry: 1.


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How Can the Travel Industry Overcome the Impact of COVID?

Strategy Driven

One of the hardest hit industries during the coronavirus pandemic has been travel and tourism. So far the industry has lot the benefit of the two bank holidays in May and a lot of the school half term periods as well. What are the best solutions for the travel industry?

Tips to Create A Global Recruitment Strategy for Your Business

Strategy Driven

In addition, companies that operate on a global level, especially multinationals and transnationals, have turned to better, more effective ways of hiring. Here are some tips to assist you in creating a ground plan for international recruitment.

Why Enterprise Resource Planning Systems Work

Lead Change Blog

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a billion dollar business for good reason. This business process management software makes it easier to manage a complex business because integrated applications help automate a number of back office functions and coordinate all operations. An ERP management information system integrates areas such as planning, purchasing, inventory, sales, marketing, finance and human resource.

The Latest Trends in the Executive Coaching Industry


I’ve come to realize that a portion of my readers are internal and external coaches, OD/LD/Talent management folks and HR managers who will be interested in this information. Please enjoy this recap of the latest trends in the executive coaching industry from Brian Underhill, Ph.D. As the head of a large executive coaching firm, I travel globally meeting with organizations and coaches, as well as speaking at and attending various coaching conferences.

28 Leadership Development Recommendations for your Individual Development Plan

Great Leadership By Dan

For this month’s edition, I asked an all-star cadre of leadership development bloggers, authors, and consultants to submit an answer to the following question: “We all know that individual development plans (IDPs) need to be tailored for each leader. Chris Edmonds , from Driving Results Through Culture , says that every leader needs to have " Serve my employees " as their #1 target in their individual development plan.

Candidate Management During a Crisis

N2Growth Blog

I am no stranger to the challenges of candidate management during a crisis. Now 13 years into my career, all of us will have to re-learn how to navigate recruiting during a severe global pandemic that is unprecedented in magnitude. These two things combined have frozen our economy and halted hiring up and down all levels of organizations across many industries and sectors. The post Candidate Management During a Crisis appeared first on N2Growth.

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Navigating Change Management Effectively

Strategy Driven

Change management is a critical component of successful project management. Perhaps you are about to purchase a franchise , for example, and you need to put together a full plan for the entire process? Irrespective of the nature of the task at hand, knowing about change management and how to handle it effectively is critical. Let’s begin by explaining what change management is for those who are unaware. Change management objectives.

Automation: A Potential Game Changer for Mining and Maritime Industry

HR Digest

The use of automation technology is rapidly changing the landscape of various industries, mostly in the labor-intensive sectors. Automation in Maritime industry is turning crew members into system managers. The fourth industrial revolution buildup is instilling fears of massive job loss among employees in varying sectors, due to the shift’s primary focus: automation. It’s difficult to overlook the benefits of autonomous technologies in the mining industry.

The Ins and Outs of Doing Business with International Clients

Strategy Driven

The businesses that thrive in today’s economy are the ones that think globally from day one. That said, don’t overlook the value of forming partnerships with other businesses in your industry. Make Your Website Friendly For A Global Audience.

Managing Priorities: A Key to Leadership Success

Great Leadership By Dan

These problems can usually be solved if you learn to improve one very important leadership skill: managing priorities. Four Steps to Managing Priorities Managing priorities means identifying which tasks are most important and allocating appropriate time to accomplish them. Based on our finding that it takes 66 days to turn a behavior into a habit, we have created four simple exercises that will help you improve your ability to manage priorities.

Five Management Tips for Manufacturing Companies

Strategy Driven

When we speak of manufacturing, we’re often reminded of the factory floor itself, with its workers and automated machines working in harmony to mass-produce equipment and consumer goods for a global marketplace. As a manager, your first responsibility is towards your staff.

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Planning Doesn’t Have to Be the Enemy of Agile

Harvard Business

Planning has long been one of the cornerstones of management. Early in the twentieth century Henri Fayol identified the job of managers as to plan, organize, command, coordinate, and control. The capacity and willingness of managers to plan developed throughout the century. Management by Objectives (MBO) became the height of corporate fashion in the late 1950s. The future could be planned. Later, MBO evolved into strategic planning.

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Does Your Company Have What It Takes to Go Global?

Harvard Business

Ask managers responsible for global business development how they determined their companies’ growth potential when they entered new international markets, and most will cite an array of positive factors external to their organizations, things such as favorable country-specific economic and market trends, rising GDP, a growing middle class, increasing incomes, and strong demand for high-quality goods and services. laura schneider FOR HBR.

Executive Time Management

Coaching Tip

That is one of the central findings of a team of scholars from London School of Economics and Harvard Business School , who have burrowed into the day-to-day schedules of more than 500 CEOs from around the world with hopes of determining exactly how they organize their time—and how that affects the performance and management of their firms. As we noted, industry asks and expects a lot. Successful corporate women manage the home front as well, if not better, than their careers.

All Hail Medium-Term Planning

Harvard Business

While the world of quarterly reports is the preserve of managers, the long term is the fiefdom of leaders. Many also have ornate strategic plans that stretch over the long term, as surefooted in their predictions as a communist state’s five-year plan. As managers deal with delivering short-term results to keep the stock price high and leaders evangelize on the long-term future of the organization, the medium term is all but forgotten.

Complimentary Resource – Emerging Trends in Project Management

Strategy Driven

Emerging Trends in Project Management. by Global Knowledge. Implementing project management soft skills into your projects will become increasingly important over the next several years; opening your mind to these emerging trends will open your door to new opportunities. The technical aspects of managing projects notwithstanding, project managers are increasingly asked to lead the organization in transformative ways.

How to use Measurement to Manage Like a Pro

Lead on Purpose

While you might hear these statements from any manager, they all have one thing in common: the lack of specificity. Organizations need good managers and exceptional leaders (at all levels of your business). McKinsey Insights ’ Pankaj Ghemawat references a survey of senior executives where 76% of them feel they need to develop global-leadership capabilities, but only 7% of feel they are doing so effectively. Test your management strategies. Guest post by Mary Prescott.

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German Manufacturing Is Leading a Digital Industrial Revolution

Harvard Business

Now, they are pioneering a new phase of global digital manufacturing that will transform the key processes surrounding the manufacturing of everything from automobiles to trains, planes, machinery, and even kitchens. The majority of these gains will be realized from better management of pre- and post-production processes – the rest will continue to be derived from the actual manufacturing or production.

Germany’s Midsize Manufacturers Outperform Its Industrial Giants

Harvard Business

But a new analysis from the German Savings Banks Association shows that, in the last fiscal year, its midsize company clients managed, on average, profit margins of 7.3%. Germany is ranked fourth in the global economy, but it’s home to only 28 companies in the Fortune 500. The German Mittelstand is at the forefront of a modern management model that builds flatter, more-innovative, and more-networked enterprises.

Toyota’s Management History

Deming Institute

To establish simple and effective management systems without being preoccupied by form, paying particular attention to ensuring checks and actions, and rotating the management cycle rapidly. To enhance overall planning and, from a long-term perspective, achieve swift and precise decision making and execution through coordination among management structures. Be aware of the public nature of the automotive industry and contribute to the welfare of society.

Harness Talent Mobility

Skip Prichard

Automation and AI is creating new jobs and industries, but also threatening others. Amidst the forces of globalization, demographic change and automation, we are seeing a fundamental shift in the way we work. Workers must plan for it in their careers. Maximize Talent.

How the Medical Industry is Improving Life for Japan’s Aging Population - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF JAPAN

Harvard Business

Why the Pharmaceutical Industry Is Booming in Japan. percent of the 2014 global medical device market—behind the U.S. Philips’s range of ventilation, sleep therapy, and monitoring equipment is an ideal part of such a plan, as Danny Risberg, general manager of Philips Healthcare in Japan, disclosed in a recent presentation. One project is a remote intensive-care patient management program.

Why Interconnectedness Matters for Industrial Companies

Harvard Business Review

The convergence of the digital and the physical in the industrial world is a profound transformation that is far from fully appreciated. In a similar way, a company producing interconnected industrial devices becomes a fundamentally different company. In a similar way, industrial companies that combine the digital and the physical open entirely new dimensions in the way they operate and in the value they can provide to customers and shareholders.

Mindfulness as a Management Technique Goes Back to at Least the 1970s

Harvard Business

It first influenced business decades ago, through the development of an unmistakably hard skill that senior managers must master: strategic planning. Leaders today would be wise to learn from the past and to view strategic planning and mindfulness together. Pierre Wack, who was head of Group Planning at Royal Dutch/Shell in the 1970s, studied meditation extensively with teachers in Asia and, later, with the famous 20th-century mystic G.I.

Executive Hiring For a P.E. Portfolio Company – Tangential Opportunity

N2Growth Blog

This series’s final part will balance needs with compromises, float tangential opportunities to expand horizons, and extricate from myopia on that elusive ‘unicorn’ management candidate. Both are high-volume capital intense process industries. .

CPG Hiring Trends

N2Growth Blog

How common is it for CPGs to hire for key positions outside the industry? It is becoming increasingly common for CPGs to hire critical positions outside the industry. The ability to “think small and local” must be balanced with the global vision of a large CPG company.

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The Wrong Way To Innovate: When Unrealistic Expectations Meet Antiquated Management

Strategy Driven

Companies like to rollout their innovations at trade shows and industry events to garner attention and praise for their good work. While there are a lot of best practices, many companies tailor their efforts to their corporate structure and industry. But if an organization can methodically plan and execute the stand-up and delivery they can realize exponential value creation.

The Best Global Leaders are Local Leaders

Harvard Business Review

Technology and globalization have made commerce a far more level playing field than it was many decades ago. From business schools to boardrooms, building global leaders has been identified as a crucial factor for organizational growth. Being globally-focused is now a prerequisite for survival. Being a global leader today goes beyond having a "global strategy." Coca-Cola is an iconic global brand, and yet, it is the most successful local "Nigerian brand."

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Creating Strategic Roadmaps for the Future: Dawn Jones

HR Digest

For example, our Inclusive Leaders program is designed to equip managers to play leadership roles in growing Intel’s inclusive culture and fostering leadership skills needed to build diverse and inclusive, high-performing teams.

2020 Top CHRO List – The People Leaders To Watch

N2Growth Blog

We find ourselves amidst the challenges of living and working in a triple-threat world of a global pandemic, economic instability, and political unrest. Impact on their industry and in the broader communities they serve. and a development manager at Oracle Corp.

The Mining Industry's Isolation Myth

Harvard Business Review

The intersection brings the world's largest companies, biggest machines, and most complex projects into the lives of people who are rich in many ways, but not in the experience or finances to manage that kind of engagement. You can have a broad and progressive perspective on stakeholders (most senior executives I know have such a perspective) and still embrace isolation as the default paradigm for planning, building, and operating a mine or oil and gas operation.

How Cloud Computing Is Changing Management

Harvard Business

Theories and practices of management often spring from the opportunities created by new technologies. Client-server technology begat enterprise resource planning systems, and the consequent system-wide visibility that was required for what we call business process management (BPM). That makes it imperative to start thinking about how management will be changed by the most impactful information technology of our time: cloud computing. yagi studio/Getty Images.

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The Death of Supply Chain Management

Harvard Business

To make the best decisions, managers need access to real-time data about their supply chain, but the limitations of legacy technologies can thwart the goal of end-to-end transparency. New digital technologies that have the potential to take over supply chain management entirely are disrupting traditional ways of working. Rio Tinto, the global mining-and-metals company, is exploring how digital technologies can automate mine-to-port operations. Alistair Berg/Getty Images.

A Better Way to Plan Your Career

Harvard Business Review

My students frequently ask me how I planned out my career to become president of Fidelity Investments. I always tell them, "There was no grand plan; I backed into my career one step at a time.". But during these early steps in my career, I learned a great deal about myself: I found that I really liked doing deals and managing people, rather than drafting regulations and writing articles. What does my history suggest about career planning?

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Executive Hiring For a P.E. Portfolio Company – Ideals and Compromise

N2Growth Blog

As the investor leader, you are tasked with tackling senior leadership management issues at a newly acquired portfolio firm. In-demand talent from executives with crucial past private equity portfolio management experience is scarce and hard to attract, compounding hiring challenges.

First Look: Leadership Books for May 2021

Leading Blog

In this empathetic and wise guide, executive coaches and gurus of gratitude Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton explore the causes of workplace stress and anxiety and the management practices that have proven successful in reducing tension and cultivating calm.

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Hiring and Managing in Turbulent Times

Harvard Business

How can today’s leaders manage this new normal? In the early 2000s, after the dot-com bubble burst, the outlook for our industry — executive search — was bleak. Fast forward to the next global financial crisis. I was a speaker at 2008’s Fortune 500 CEO conference and listened with interest as BCG presented the findings of a study conducted in partnership with with the European Association for People Management.

The Disconnect that Keeps Your Company from Performing at its Peak

Strategy Driven

I have noticed that their story consistently repeats itself: their organizations are underperforming, and they want to discuss ways to optimize, share ideas and collaborate on experience that could help set up a plan to turn that situation around. Typically, Finance, Marketing, and Operations all have input, direct or indirect, on the creation and revision of the strategic plan. The plan, and its revenue targets are dictated to Sales.

The Secret Sauce of Business Innovation

Coaching Tip

Probably the biggest factor challenging conventional management is the massive Gen Y or Millennial generation of young people entering the workforce. They don't respond well to traditional forms of supervision or even hierarchies, preferring to work in collaborative teams. ( Note: For how coaching is different from consulting and how management needs to change to effectively lead Gen Yers, listen to this interview: [link] ). Cross-Industry Pattern Recognition.

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Finally, Proof That Managing for the Long Term Pays Off

Harvard Business

Companies deliver superior results when executives manage for long-term value creation and resist pressure from analysts and investors to focus excessively on meeting Wall Street’s quarterly earnings expectations. And yet we have not had the comprehensive data needed to quantify the payoff from managing for the long term — until now. By our measures, companies that were managed for the long term added nearly 12,000 more jobs on average than their peers from 2001 to 2015.

How Revolutionary Changes are Occurring in Automation Technology

Strategy Driven

This has facilitated the popularization of technology : it attracts the attention of professionals at the entry levels and industries globally. As an outcome of an increase in the production scale, most industrial processes can adopt varying advancements in technology.