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.

35 Leadership Quotes from the 10th Global Peter Drucker Forum

Leading Blog

T HE 10th annual Global Peter Drucker Forum was held in November 2018 in Drucker's home town of Vienna, Austria. This year’s theme was Management: The Human Dimension. Management has maybe become too machine smitten. Many managers mix up formulating a strategy and developing a plan. Philip Kotler, Professor, Kellogg School of Management. ? Professor Bill Fischer, Professor of Innovation Management IMD. ?


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Are You Planning for When the Storm Passes?

Lead Change Blog

The pace of change has been breathtaking and all-encompassing, and the impact on people, businesses, and our national and global economies immense. Then, I have a few who see this as a passing storm, which requires clear thinking and planning for when their company emerges from that storm. However, the early signs are that we will be in a recession, maybe a global recession, such has been the impact of the pandemic. The post Are You Planning for When the Storm Passes?

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.

Going Global? Choose Your Country Wisely

Great Leadership By Dan

Facebook, Apple, or PayPal, all enjoy global success. These companies have “going global” down—they perform strongly in international markets, and can execute across borders because they embed globalization on their daily executive discussions. Develop a Globalization Strategy Part of the agility for a company to stay strong globally is the makeup of their country investment. Being decisive on how to prioritize global expansion is key here.

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.

Succession Planning Development Plans: Skill Gaps or Experience Gaps?

Great Leadership By Dan

Or, you’ve done a position based succession plan for key positions, and identified a slate of 3-4 candidates for each position. Maybe you’re a manager, and you’re just concerned about identifying and grooming successors for you own position, so that you’ll have a replacement ready when it’s time for you to move up or on. Well, unless you create and implement a targeted, robust, realistic, and measurable development plan, all that work will have been for nothing.

Talent Management and Preparing Leaders Correctly with Piet Hein Merckens

N2Growth Blog

That is a tough statistic to try to wrap your mind around, and I was interested in Piet’s opinion on how did we get to this point and how there could be some solutions to solve this talent management gap. Does your organizational strategy include talent management?

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.

Setting a New Global DE&I Record: Wanda Hope

HR Digest

It has enabled us to prioritize and invest in global- and country-level initiatives that drive impact, including building teams that reflect the communities we serve and a culture of belonging. Do you have any initiatives or areas you plan to focus on in the coming years?

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. The reality is there were ongoing searches when the global economy came to a stop, and all of those candidates are probably still wondering whether they will have a chance to join your company.

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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.

Building A Friendly Digital Marketing Plan For 2021

Strategy Driven

The gates have opened and we can work globally and now more easily than before. Online Marketing and Website Development business management SaaS Marketing strategydriven

Succession Planning | Passing The Torch And Avoid The Talent Crisis

Chart Your Course

A recent global SHRM survey on succession planning showed only 50% of organizations have adequate bench strength to assume critical leadership roles. Succession planning is needed to keep an organization strong and prepared for the future. A successful succession planning strategy identifies which of today’s employees will become tomorrow’s leaders within the organization. Development plans include preparing individuals for their future promotions.

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The Great Leadership Development and Succession Planning eBook

Great Leadership By Dan

The Great Leadership Development and Succession Planning Kit is a “best of” collection of blog posts from the award winning blog Great Leadership , written by Dan McCarthy, an experienced leadership development practitioner and author. Endorsements: " Dan McCarthy’s compilation of insights and tips for leaders is an incredible resource for leadership development and succession planning!". Art Petty - management author, speaker, and consultant.

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The End Of Long-Term Planning

Strategy Driven

At the end of a particularly long and grueling strategy meeting with the executive team of a major consumer services business, Alan, the chief executive officer, turned to me and said, “Living quarter by quarter is madness, but in a few years’ time people will laugh at us for developing three-year plans.” With the pace of business change today, driven by technology and globalization, long-term plans last about as long as an ice storm in the desert.

Succession Planning

Chartered Management Institute

In the latest SHL Global Assessment Trends Survey succession planning rose from 6th to 2nd in priority (performance management is at number 1 with recruitment at number 3) showing that organisations have an increased focus on key leadership roles and a growing realisation of the aging of the workforce.

Management Agility

Coaching Tip

"Warm and fuzzy" works well for internet memes--not for management advice. . Authors Colin Price and Sharon Toye, argue, "It's time to recognize that "soft stuff" is really the hard stuff and to bring hard science to management.". Drawing on a combination of empirical research and decades of experience advising global companies, the authors share a step-by-step approach to accelerating your company ahead of the competition. Performance Management and Coaching.

3 Reasons Why Small Businesses Need Managed IT Services

Strategy Driven

Competing in a global market with limited resources is challenging, which is why it’s essential to have the right resources to hand. To learn more about the impact outsourcing your technology can have, take a look at these three reasons why small businesses need managed IT services: 1.

How to Achieve Better Gender Balance through Succession Planning and Development

Great Leadership By Dan

However, according to 20-First’s 3rd Annual Global Gender Scorecard , 90% of Executive Committee positions are still filled by men, with only 10% by women. There’s a “Diversity” strategy driven from one office, and a succession planning and development strategy driven by another. From a manager’s view, it’s confusing. At the risk of oversimplifying, here’s a 9 step process to improve gender balance through succession planning and development: 1.

Managing Known And Unknown Unknowns

Clinton M. Padgett

If you could look into a crystal ball and predict everything that would happen in the future with perfect detail, you’d be more than just a successful project manager. Instead, we plan for and adapt to all the unknown circumstances life throws at us as best as we can.

Strategic Planning – Motivation 2.0


Recently, when working with clients to bring the strategic planning process out of the board room and into mail room, we brought to life Motivation 2.0. Every company can implement strategic planning by involving all or many employees at every level. In the many years running our business when ever we brought the planning process across all levels those were the years that we found the greatest success. You will find it is not all good news for the planning process.

The New World of the Global Consumer

Strategy Driven

But how can management achieve that if they can’t believe what customers tell their market researchers? The new global consumer appears to be a bundle of contradictions who keeps secrets from marketers and sometimes lies to us. A recent Y&R study, Secrets & Lies, the Hidden Side of the Global Consumer found that people appear to be hiding some of their most important desires and brand perceptions. You just finished reading The New World of the Global Consumer !

Winning Time Management Strategies

Coaching Tip

In this 24/7 global economy, too many of us are feeling rushed and impatient, becoming easily distracted and forgetful. It is a mistake to believe that time management is simply about working more effectively, prioritizing or planning ahead. From the perspective of our time-strapped readers, time management strategies are meant to: keep the content succinct while offering a list of time management reference guides that provide practical tools that you can use. .

What goes into our strategic plan


When your strategy is so ingrained into the culture do you still need to list it as a strategy in your strategic plan ? Does Nordstrom’s have to say that they will be known for exceptional service in their strategic plan each year or is it so ingrained in the culture that it does not have to be said any longer. As markets are changing so fast how can you not always reconsider the strategic planning process when your future predictions are not being met my the strategic plan.

The Globalization Backlash Is Reverberating Through Boardrooms

Harvard Business

Evidence of de-globalization — think Brexit and other attacks on international interdependence — is everywhere. Boards of directors of global corporations will increasingly face strategic choices and capital allocation decisions framed by mounting geo-political risks. As a practical matter, for example, these changes in the global policy regime are forcing multinational corporations to scale back and sell parts of their international operations.

Powerful Questions for Your Business Strategy for 2021

Lead Change Blog

I typically reflect on the year to date in December and begin to plan for the following year. In the past, I used Michael Hyatt’s full focus planner , but as I am only planning from January to March 2021, I have amended my process this time. How the pandemic disrupted our lives globally. Firstly, I was struck by how much the pandemic disrupted our way of life globally, and how businesses responded, some faster than others.

Noel Tichy’s latest masterpiece, Succession: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries Action Learning: Simultaneous Development and Succession Planning Handbook Chris DeRose Don Pryzgodski GE’s Leadership Center Global Business Partnership Global Leadership in Healthcare Program Global Leadership Program Noel M. Succession: Mastering the Make-or-Break Process of Leadership Transition Noel M.

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.

Despite What You May Think, The Leadership Hierarchy You Think You Want is Ineffective

CEO Insider

If you’re a business leader, you’ve probably spent a lot of time talking about things like vision and planning, leading your people instead of managing them, and how to set the right culture from the top down.

Preparing Your Business To Go Global

Strategy Driven

Now is the time to think about preparing for your business to become a global success. Documents that you would’ve had in English will need to be translated into the language of the country you are planning to provide services in.

Strategic Planning – Words are Important : Blog | Executive.


“A word is dead when it is said some say, I say it just begins to live that day&# – Emily Dickinson When you work on a strategic plan – even if you keep them as short as we do at CO2 Partners , to one page, each word you choose is so critical. Recently, when working with a long standing client, half way through his companies strategic plan he revealed to me privately how the company was becoming a Results Only Work Place.

How Boards Can Plan for the Disasters That No One Wants to Think About

Harvard Business

Pandemics, global warming, cyberattacks, and other catastrophes are a question of when, not if. Boards Corporate governance Crisis management Digital Article

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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How Multinationals Should Be Planning for Brexit

Harvard Business

Only a minority of firms is well ahead in planning and preparing a UK market strategy. At the recent Brexit Workshop we held for clients — in this case, 19 UK heads of some of the world’s largest multinational firms — 10 of them had not started or had only just begun planning for Brexit. But that doesn’t mean companies shouldn’t start the work required to come up with a plan. How to Plan for Brexit.

Lessons from the Best Global Brands 2010: Building trust and.

Strategy Driven

Figure 1: The Interbrand Best 100 Global Brands 2010 A look at two brands’ performances from this year’s table offers insight into how brands can navigate today’s marketplace. Now the Eurozone’s largest bank, it has plans to further establish its presence in the U.K., About the Author Jez Frampton is Interbrand’s Global CEO responsible for managing the firm’s worldwide interests and enhancing its strategic and creative offerings.

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Amazon Union Vote that drew global attention is tainted, says US labor board official

HR Digest

Amazon workers at the 825,000-square-foot fulfillment center in Bessemer voted overwhelmingly against unionization in April, with a final tally of 1,798 to 738, following a campaign that drew global attention.

Top Project Management Challenges

Strategy Driven

Ask any project manager, and you’ll hear that one of the top problems that they face is a high tolerance for failure. A high performing project manager needs a way to track projects from start to finish, get the team on board to work together towards a common goal and get more done on time and under budget. Excel spreadsheets and emails are two ways to accomplish this, but most managers should use a project management methodology to stay on task.

Major Global Study Calls for a Leadership Revolution

The Practical Leader

The training firm Development Dimensions International (DDI) has just released their Global Leadership Forecast 2011. The report is also a good resource for anyone in a management role looking to assess and further develop their own leadership skills. The five most critical skills for leaders are (in rank order): Driving and managing change. Coaching from managers (68/63). Our management processes (e.g. and click on the “Global Report&# tab.

COVID-19 Brings An Entirely New Dimension To Risk Management

Strategy Driven

Risk management has always been an essential pillar of managing a successful company. But the current global pandemic is bringing it into sharp relief and showing many firms that their existing strategies simply aren’t up to the task.

What Goes Into Your Strategic Plan : Blog | Executive Coaching.


When your strategy is so ingrained into the culture do you still need to list it as a strategy in your strategic plan ? Does Nordstrom’s have to say that they will be known for exceptional service in their strategic plan each year or is it so ingrained in the culture that it does not have to be said any longer. As markets are changing so fast how can you not always reconsider the strategic planning process when your future predictions are not being met my the strategic plan.

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.