Wed.Sep 27, 2023

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What Makes an Inclusive Leader?

Harvard Business Review

Leaders play a critical role in fostering inclusivity within their organizations. They account for a difference of up to 70 percentage points in employees’ experience of belongingness and psychological safety, and inclusive leaders see a 17% increase in team performance, a 20% increase in decision-making quality, and a 29% increase in team collaboration.

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Why Successful Innovators Are Curious Like Cats

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack In our previous blog, we shared how consciousness, imagination, and curiosity are the fundamental precursors to creativity, invention, and innovation.

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3 Ways to Live Out Your Values at Work

Harvard Business Review

The landscape of work is changing, yet people’s aspiration to build careers with moral value — that is, work that aligns with shared understandings of what’s right and good — remains constant. While doing so is difficult, it’s also worthwhile: Our careers take up an enormous amount of our time and energy, and it’s essential to feel that we’re creating careers aligned with our moral values.

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How Category Expertise can help to create breakthrough

Flying Fish Lab

We mentioned in an earlier post how relying only on category expertise for ideation can be tricky because it comes with blind spots - unconscious biases that can narrow your vision and potentially minimise the opportunities you see. Yet it is essential to bring it to life opportunities. It can even push the ideas from good to great and we had a lovely example with a project we did for a global leading paper company.

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How to Easily Navigate Crypto Accounting in the Web3 Era

Speaker: Aaron Jacob, VP of Accounting Solutions & Reagan Cook, GTM Lead

Are you struggling to navigate the complexities and challenges that come with crypto accounting? 🤔 This new webinar will cover everything businesses need to know to get started with crypto accounting after incorporating crypto into their business models! Industry experts Aaron Jacob and Reagan Cook of TaxBit will thoroughly explore the prevalent operational hurdles encountered by accounting teams when interacting with crypto on the books, and detail how software solutions can effectively

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Research: How Some Companies Avoid Accusations of Greenwashing

Harvard Business Review

Recent research reveals a troubling trend: apex firms in Business Groups often promote sustainability without substantial action. Analyzing data from 515 companies in 35 countries, the authors found that apex firms, especially those sharing a brand with affiliates, engaged less in sustainability initiatives than their lower-tier counterparts. This potential “greenwashing” might be tolerated due to the unique BG structure, where apex firms play communicators and affiliates act as implementers.

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The Futureview® Factor: A Blueprint for Employee Retention

Daniel Burrus

Attracting and retaining the best employees are two completely different concepts. Hiring the best is usually a streamlined process of seeking out the most qualified and skilled individuals and getting them to view your organization as a positive workplace to be in. But after hiring is complete, it is their turn to interview you , in a way. They finally get to see what is behind the front door at your organization.

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Innovation or Extinction — Why Complacency Is the Real Business Killer (and How to Foster an Innovative Culture)

Entrepreneur - Innovation

Here are 10 ways to foster innovation in your company and why it's critical for your business's survival.

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How to Delegate

Harvard Business Review

Strategies for handing off work — and why it’s harder than it may seem.

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The Relationship Between Leader Tenure and Organizational Performance

Michael Roberto

Source: [link] Can CEOs stay in office too long? Do lengthy tenures often lead to poor performance? In an influential paper published in the 1990s , Donald Hambrick and Gregory Fukutomi argued that CEOs experience "seasons" of their tenure. Performance increases as they learn during the early years. In those initial years, they are more open to experimentation and alternative viewpoints.

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Personalize Your IT Service Delivery With Persona Mapping - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM UNISYS

Harvard Business Review

Sponsor content from Unisys.

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Scan to Success: How to Leverage QR Codes for Offline and Online Marketing Power

Speaker: Corey Daugherty, Head of Business Development at Flowcode & Georgette Malitsis, Senior Customer Success Manager, Enterprise at Flowcode

Let's explore the transformative power of QR codes in bridging offline and online marketing worlds. 📲 This new webinar featuring Corey Daugherty and Georgette Malitsis of Flowcode will dive into how innovative QR technology not only enhances traditional marketing strategies, but also drives meaningful customer engagement and analytics. Register today to gain practical knowledge on using QR codes to increase conversion rates, optimize customer journeys, and ultimately unlock a new realm o

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Newest Published Case Studies!

Michael Roberto

My newest case study and teaching note is now available in the Ivey Case Collection. The case focuses on Viking Cruises and examines their entry into the expedition cruise segment. Great case about the power of making strategic tradeoffs. This publication comes in addition to several other recent case studies that I have published. You may wish to take a look, particularly if you are teaching courses in strategy or leadership/organizational behavior.

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How Do I Recover from a Big Mistake at Work?

Harvard Business Review

Own it, rebuild trust, and move on.

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Our latest research – Accelerating the adoption of solar energy in Nigeria: A market-creation strategy

Christensen Institute

More than 92 million Nigerians don’t have access to electricity, and most who do have access experience unreliable and intermittent electricity at best. For decades, Nigeria has invested billions of dollars in improving access to power, yet much of the country remains dark. Solar energy has the potential to create access to electricity for millions of people across the country.