Moving on from ROI to ROE, a Return on Empathy

Strategy Driven

Those making this shift will gain a significant ROE – Return on Empathy. Mark Ingwer PhD is a consumer psychologist and the managing partner of Insight Consulting Group , a global marketing and strategy consultancy specializing in market research and consumer insights.

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End the Religion of ROE

Harvard Business Review

corporation than "what's the ROE on that?" ROE justifies the means. To an extent not widely recognized, it was an equation in the first place that gave ROE the power to dominate not just investment decisions, but an entire business culture. By parsing ROE into the DuPont Equation (very rapidly to become a business school mainstay), he provided the basis for organizations divided into functions with their own objectives. There is no more powerful question in a U.S.

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Why Complexity Sucks

In the CEO Afterlife

You focus on that 20% to generate a high ROE (return on effort). More on complexity and the road-tested strategies that cut through the clutter can be found in the pages of my new book for leaders, managers, innovators, and entrepreneurs. Complexity is in the eye of the beholder.

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12 Core Competencies For Great Leadership

Lead Change Blog

They thrive on facts, figures and numbers—whether it’s ROI, ROE, or EBIDTA. Lead from within: The heart of leadership is where you can manage all that lies within you in conjunction with all that you manage externally.

A Tribute to a Fallen Hero – Thomas F. Swift (1971-2001)

Terry Starbucker

So as the fifth anniversary of 9/11 approached, I was intrigued by a project being put together by a fellow blogger named D.Challener Roe, where he was looking for 2,996 bloggers to individually honor each of the victims of that day.

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Stop Focusing on Profitability and Go for Growth

Harvard Business Review

Equity cash flows, in turn, are a function of a company’s long-term return on equity (ROE), growth, and the value of shareholders’ equity on its books. This relationship gives rise to three important heuristics: If a company’s long-term ROE is anticipated to be 400 basis points (bps) or more above its cost of equity capital, then the value created by accelerating growth will exceed the value created by improving pre-tax margins.

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Women's Leadership Exchange - Blog - I Won't Say Good Bye to Ann.

Women's Leadership Exchange

She founded the North Dallas Democratic Women to give more power to women in the Democratic Party in the sixties, and managed her first campaign in 1972 to elect Sarah Weddington to the Texas Legislature. Weddington, you may note, " had successfully argued Roe v. Home WLE Events New York Los Angeles Ft. Lauderdale Connect with Your Customer Conferences Teleseminars Speed Coaching WLE Toolbox WLE Exchange (e-newsletter) WLE Bookstore Blog SELLsation!

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ASTD International Conference: Must Attend Sessions!

ReThink HR

In order to help manage the conference with it’s huge number of sessions I have taken the liberty to choose from all the sessions and dwiddle them down to the potential sessions I will be attending. Track: Talent Management. Connecting L&D with Integrated Talent Management. Track: Talent Management. ROE Part 1: The Ultimate Demonstration of Training Value. Track: Talent Management. Track: Talent Management. Track: Talent Management.

How Companies Can Use Investors to Their Advantage

Harvard Business Review

When Bain & Company recently surveyed 51 top global executives about their investor relationship management practices, we learned that while most of them communicate at least monthly with investors and are segmenting their investor base for differentiated emphasis in communications, fewer than 6% of the companies involved have a formal structure in place to link investor relations with strategy and best utilize investor feedback. Heini Wehrle/BIA/Minden Pictures/Getty Images.

Women Directors Change How Boards Work

Harvard Business Review

Outsider status and independence were also particularly powerful forces in board dynamics, helping to open up close ties and expand and rearrange social bonds between directors, the CEO, and high-level management. Higher quality monitoring of and guidance to management.

Japan Is Counting on Shareholder Activism to Improve Its Economy

Harvard Business Review

In Japan several factors combine to help insulate managers from outside influence, including cross-holdings where the company owns shares in a partner firm, docile boards mostly composed of company executives, and a court system historically biased against investment funds. Rather than berating management publicly, these funds have led quiet discussions behind closed doors. Pioneer funds of this approach include Asuka Value-up, Taiyo Pacific, and Simplex Asset Management.

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Don't Confuse Engagement with User Experience

Harvard Business Review

While it's completely understandable why designers, product managers and marketers might conflate them, reality suggests that a great user experience doesn't necessarily generate engagement any more than meaningful engagement inherently assures a great user experience.

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How Office Dwellers Can Become Doers

Harvard Business Review

But let's face it, Microsoft won't pay you to conquer the Amazon or extract salmon roe. Creativity Managing yourself Personal effectivenessI've often fantasized about hurling my laptop over Niagara Falls, then grilling a fresh salmon to celebrate my sensory liberation.

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Would You Want Carl Icahn to Run Your Company?

Harvard Business Review

Yet when Icahn doesn't actually get the reins, he often does some good — shaking up complacent boards and management and motivating them to do what it takes to raise their company's share price and get him to go away. The typical modern shareholder is a fickle, impatient money manager who only holds onto a stock for a few months (yes, there are lots of admirable exceptions; in general, though, my description fits the data).

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Idle Funds are the Devil's Playground

Harvard Business Review

He cited the International Monetary Fund's 1997 judgment that "Malaysia is a good example of a country where the authorities are well aware of the challenges of managing the pressures that result from high growth and of maintaining a sound financial system amidst substantial capital flows and a booming property market." The result has been an economic system built increasingly around the maximization of ROE.

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