Wed.Sep 13, 2023

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Are You a Disruptor or a Destructor? A Complete Guide to Innovation for Today's Leaders

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Two sides to the innovation coin will make or break your business. Understand disruptive and destructive innovation before attempting to shake up the market.

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The Myth of the CEO as Ultimate Decision Maker

Harvard Business Review

Chief executives are responsible for guiding corporations, so the role inevitably requires making many decisions. But people overestimate the level of personal involvement CEOs have in this process. Instead of making decisions, CEOs tend to shape decisions, by designing the process, choosing when to participate directly, and monitoring the work — a selective process that mirrors the choices CEOs must make when carrying out other responsibilities.

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The Hard Problem of Consciousness is Not That Hard

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Geoffrey A. Moore We human beings like to believe we are special—and we are, but not as special as we might like to think. One manifestation of our need to be exceptional is the way we privilege our experience of consciousness.

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How the Best Chief Data Officers Create Value

Harvard Business Review

Despite the rapidly increasing prominence of data and analytics functions, the majority of chief data officers (CDOs) fail to value and price the business outcomes created by their data and analytics capabilities. It comes as no surprise then that many CDOs fall behind expectations and have short tenures. The authors conducted 17 in-depth interviews with CDOs who are largely considered to be at the frontier of the role.

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Brick & Mortar Retail Relevance: How to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Speaker: Jay Black, Senior Account Executive

Let's set the record straight: in-store retail isn't dead - it's evolving! Faced with the digital age and the demands of omnichannel shopping, some retailers are thriving while others are struggling to adapt. Join Jay Black in this exclusive session as he explores the strategies that set successful stores apart, including: Crafting unique and unforgettable in-store experiences 🛍️ Mastering the art of retail demands 🛒 Navigating inventory challenges in today's climate 📦 an

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A new Energy Transition for a profound community shift


In this second post of a mini-series of three, I want to explain this decentralized community energy concept further: “This radical concept envisions the energy transition as a living, evolving entity that bridges technology and nature, sparking profound shifts in how communities generate, consume, and perceive energy. It challenges established norms and prompts a complete reimagining of our relationship with energy and the environment” By introducing the concept of the “ Energ

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Worker Safety Needs to Be Central to Your Company’s Operations

Harvard Business Review

Especially in high-hazard industries, there’s nothing more central to your firm’s operations than worker safety. By making worker safety central to a firm’s operations, not only are lives saved and injuries prevented, but there is a greater commitment among the entire workforce, from the CEO on down to the shop floor, to achieving operational excellence.

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How to Compete with a Fast-Growing Disruptor

Harvard Business Review

Is it possible to grow while still responding to the markets you serve?

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Navigating Uncertainty: Transforming Support Functions for the Digital Era

Moves the Needle

As the landscape of corporate operations experiences seismic shifts, the traditional concept of support functions finds itself at a critical point: either evolve to drive measurable impact or become fully automated. The challenge for business leaders is to understand how they can empower their support functions to more effectively contribute in the fast-changing digital environment.

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How Do I Handle a Bad Boss?

Harvard Business Review

How to protect yourself from a bad boss.

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Coddling Employees vs. Fostering Learning & Improvement

Michael Roberto

Source: [link] Alexandra Buell and Lindsay Ellis have written a startling Wall Street Journal article that is sure to receive a great deal of discussion this week. I'm grateful that they have written this piece. The article is titled, "‘Feedback’ Is Now Too Harsh. The New Word Is Feedforward." The subtitle is: "More companies are ditching anxiety-inducing corporate lingo for what they see as gentler terms.

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The Product Symphony: Orchestrating Success with Storymapping

Speaker: Jamie Bernard - Senior Product Director at Launch by NTT Data

In today’s dynamic business landscape, successful product management hinges on a keen understanding of customer needs and market dynamics. Storymapping emerges as an invaluable pre-investment tool, enabling smarter decision-making, more accurate resource allocation, and enhanced scope control. It serves as a catalyst to better align your entire organization, setting the stage for impactful, customer-centric product management.