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. Many managers mix up formulating a strategy and developing a plan. This year’s theme was Management: The Human Dimension. The following are 35 quotes from the two-day event that are worth reflecting on: ? Innovation doesn’t happen by one person having an aha moment. Linda Hill, Harvard Business School. ? It is the age of the employees.


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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?

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. An ERP management information system integrates areas such as planning, purchasing, inventory, sales, marketing, finance and human resource. A Tier I vendor can provide guidance to a complex, global organization on how to use solutions like Microsoft Dynamics, Oracle, or SAP. Resources enterprise enterprise resource planning Leadership

Are You Falling for the Myth of “Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail”?

CEO Insider

You probably heard the advice that “failing to plan is planning to fail.” Making plans is important, but our gut reaction is to plan for the best-case outcomes, ignoring the high likelihood that things will go wrong.

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 – Expanding Your Cybersecurity Company Internationally

CEO Insider

often comes with the territory and is part of the business plan from day one. Cybersecurity companies are often ideal candidates for international expansion. As digital businesses, building a customer base outside of the U.S.

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.

Tilting the global balance: An interview with the CEO of Solvay

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries Christian Jourquin Hervé de Barbeyrac Jean-Pierre Clamadieu McKinsey & Company McKinsey Quarterly Rhodia Ruben Verhoeven the appropriate role for a global CEO seeking to build a fresh culture the dangers of “sequential” thinking the importance of strategic agility [comma] radical plans for the group’s top talent Tilting the global balance: An interview with the CEO of Solvay

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?

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. Forbes magazine wrote early on in the pandemic, and further identified that a key component in responding to the crisis lies in digital transformation.

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!". Dan's leadership planning kit has got answers you can use.

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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 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.

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. At the risk of oversimplifying, here’s a 9 step process to improve gender balance through succession planning and development: 1.

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 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.

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.

What You Need to Take Your Company into the Global Marketplace

Strategy Driven

These are just a few of the things necessary to take your company into the global marketplace. Whether you’re trying to launch a product like a rock star or come up with a business plan, you need vision. But, the costs of taking a company into the global marketplace are even higher. You shouldn’t attempt to globalize your company without having the necessary capital behind you. You just finished reading What You Need to Take Your Company into the Global Marketplace !

The New World of the Global Consumer

Strategy Driven

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 ! The post The New World of the Global Consumer appeared first on StrategyDriven.

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.

A Covid-19 Vaccine Will Need Equitable, Global Distribution

Harvard Business

Policymakers need to start planning now. Economics & Society Operations Digital Article

How Data-Sharing Is Helping to Power a Global CPG Company - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM SNOWFLAKE

Harvard Business

Strategic planning Data Sponsor ContentSponsor content from Snowflake.

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.

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.

The 1 Thing Leaders Agree is Critically Important for Success, Yet Few Have a Plan to Achieve It

Leading with Trust

You would guess the vast majority of leaders would have a plan in place to deal with such a widely accepted, high-priority business issue, right? The number of leaders who have a defined plan to address this issue? Photo by Gerd Altmann on Pexels.com.

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. The future could be planned. This was the capitalist equivalent of the Communist system’s five-year plans. Later, MBO evolved into strategic planning. Jon Feingersh/Getty Images.

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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.

40 Years of Data Suggests 3 Myths About Globalization

Harvard Business

Three beliefs about globalization have propagated since the early 1980s. First, that globalization leads to a reduction in global inequality. Globalization has led to a rise in global income inequality, not a reduction. For example, strong growth in China and India contributed to significant global income growth, and therefore, decreased inequality between countries. pm images/Getty Images.

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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Why Supply Chains Need the Right Kind of Planning to Deal With Tariffs and Trade Wars - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM KINAXIS

Harvard Business

Global strategy Supply chain Sponsor ContentSponsor content from Kinaxis.

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.

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.

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

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.

Weekly Round-Up: 5 Steps to a Crisis Comms Plan, 3 Ways to Boost Leadership Effectiveness, How to Energize Your Town Hall, 3 Steps to Tap the Power of Storytelling, Leadership Humility


This Week's Round-Up of Leadership and Communication Blogs: 5 Steps to a Crisis Communication Plan By Charlotte Clay ( @charlottecclay via @SmartBrief ), SmartBrief Follow these 5 essential steps to prepare your organization for a worst-case scenario. “

Unpacking the Bags to Leadership

Lead Change Blog

Now is a great time to make a plan for your health! As we continue to recover from a global pandemic causing illness, death, shutdowns, isolation, violence, fears and, the list could continue, what are we doing to support others returning to work or school? You have a version of this in an emergency or crisis plan, but this should be an additional protocol to help those dealing with the trauma from the pandemic, trauma of any kind, or mental health needs. SOS Action Plans.

3 Reasons Global Firms Should Keep Investing in India

Harvard Business

While India remains a formidably challenging market, there are at least three reasons why global firms cannot overlook India without consequences. India plans to catalyze $200-300 billion of new investment in renewable energy infrastructure over the next decade. In fact, JCB makes half its global profits in India. Emerging markets Global strategy Economic development South Asia Digital Articleboris sv/Getty Images.


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.

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.

All Hail Medium-Term Planning

Harvard Business

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. Now a global giant in the drinks business, just 25 years ago, its precursor, Brahma, was a second-tier Brazilian brewer undergoing a painful turnaround in the hands of acquirer 3G, a São Paulo–based private equity house. Strategic planning Operations Digital Article