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The 5 Keys to Corporate Longevity

IdeaScale

The quest for immortality is as old as humankind. From King Gilgamesh in 2100 BCE to Jeff Bezos and Larry Page, the only thing that stops our pursuit of longevity is death. So why don’t we apply this same verve and vigor to building things that last forever? Why don’t we invest in corporate longevity?

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Why You Often Need To Start Slow In Order To Go Fast

Digital Tonto

When I first moved overseas in 1997, email was still relatively new. There was no social media. Mostly, we communicated by landline and that was expensive. You couldn’t always reach who you wanted to, so things necessarily moved slower. We had to be more thoughtful because we didn’t really have any other choice. Today we live in a much more technological age, where many things move faster and we’ve come to expect nearly instant gratification.

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When Asking Too Many Questions Undermines Your Leadership

Harvard Business Review

Although it’s widely accepted that good leaders are good learners, a learning mentality can also have a darker side. If not carefully managed, it might lead to a perception of decreased effectiveness, less expertise, and lower efficiency. Your learning mentality should be the catalyst for your personal growth and development — not a reason for others to question your leadership.

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How to Pursue a Grand Innovation Challenge

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell All too often, innovation is confused with agility. We’re told to “adapt or die” and encouraged to “move fast and break things.” But the most important innovations take time. Einstein spent ten years on special relativity and then another ten on general relativity.

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The AI Superhero Approach to Product Management

Speaker: Conrado Morlan

In this engaging and witty talk, we’ll explore how artificial intelligence can transform the daily tasks of product managers into streamlined, efficient processes. Using the lens of a superhero narrative, we’ll uncover how AI can be the ultimate sidekick, aiding in decision-making, enhancing productivity, and boosting innovation. Attendees will leave with practical tools and actionable insights, motivated to embrace AI and leverage its potential in their work. 🦸 🏢 Key objectives:

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Lessons in Leadership from the movie Indian 2

Rmukesh Gupta

Recently, I got to watch the Tamil movie Indian 2, which stars one of my favourite actors ever – Kamal Hassan. The movie is supposed to be a sequel to a hit Tamil movie released in 1996 with the same name. While the premise of the movie remains the same (it’s the story of an anti corruption crusade of one man by becoming a vigilante), the treatment in the sequel is, let’s just say different.

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How Tech Leaders Can Harness AI to Accelerate Software Delivery and Unlock Competitive Advantage

Planview

AI has transformed the landscape of software and revolutionized how organizations deliver software, drive business transformation, and stay ahead of competitors. By adopting these cutting-edge technologies, organizations can not only improve productivity and decision-making but also foster a culture of innovation and efficiency. Phil Clark, Vice President at Parchment , has been instrumental in overseeing the company’s AI strategy and implementation.

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Your Ability to Innovate Determined By Your Ability to Pause

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Janet Sernack Many of my coaching clients have recently shared their struggles with feeling tired, emotionally overwhelmed, and cognitively overloaded and are close to burnout.

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Strategic Direction - The Crucial Foundation for Strategic Thinking

Focused Momentum

In today's fast-paced business environment, strategic thinking is often touted as a critical skill for leaders and managers. However, many organizations overlook a fundamental prerequisite for effective strategic thinking: a well-defined strategic direction. This oversight can lead to misaligned efforts, wasted resources, and, ultimately, organizational failure.

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Enhancing Revenues and Margins with PVM Analysis

Innovators Alliance

For manufacturing CEOs and business owners, optimizing both revenues and margins is critical for sustaining profitability and growth. Price-Volume-Mix (PVM) analysis is a powerful tool that breaks down financial performance into price, volume, and mix variances, offering insights into the factors driving financial results. Understanding PVM Analysis Price Variance : This examines the impact of changes in selling prices.

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How to Improve Women’s Advancement Programs

Harvard Business Review

Most corporate women’s advancement programs center on teaching women a predefined slate of skills purported to give them more control over their careers. But by taking this approach, companies may be unintentionally communicating a culture of conformity by asking women to change who they are to succeed. This leaves many women, especially senior women, feeling stuck, because strong leaders need to have the ability to set expectations, not just fulfill them.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Rise of the Atomic Consultant

Innovation Excellence

Or the Making of a Superhero by Braden Kelley In today’s rapidly evolving world, the consulting landscape is undergoing a profound transformation.

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When Team Members Flatter the Leader, Problems May Ensue

Michael Roberto

Source: [link] People tend to flatter their leaders at times. We've all done it on occasion. At times, we have rolled our eyes when a peer begins to flatter the boss in a less-than-subtle manner. The flattery might seem harmless, but it risks a problem for both leader and follower. The leader may become overconfident if he or she lets the flattery go to their head.

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Part I: GenAI Music: Innovate via XdMind, Not Fight Legal Copyright Battles! 

Linda Bernardi

We have all heard many things about GenAI music. When GenAI became available for mass consumption, we hit the era of GenAI-everything, Music included. Let’s talk about GenAI Music: GenAI Music will fill up the music pipeline with tens of millions of songs. Not by known artists, songwriters, or composers, but via algorithms. A few considerations/problems: What were the training datasets used?

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Why People Resist Retirement

Harvard Business Review

Research suggests making the decision to retire means grappling with three psychological issues. First, identity issues can loom large for any deeply engaged professional. Even a small step away from a career can make a person wonder who they are without it. Second, many older professionals resist leaving meaningful work. And third is the dread of losing the strong relationships that accumulate over the course of a long, successful career.

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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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Creating Value from Nothing

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Robyn Bolton Doing nothing fuels creativity and innovation, but that fuel is wasted if you don’t put it to use. Idleness clears the mind, allowing fresh ideas to emerge, but those ideas must be acted upon to create value. Why is doing something with that fuel so difficult?

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U.S. Commercial Real Estate Is Headed Toward a Crisis

Harvard Business Review

The risks of U.S. commercial banks being overexposed to commercial real estate (CRE) have intensified as the global pandemic upended long-held economic assumptions of perpetually subdued inflation, low interest rates, and in-office work. An analysis from The Conference Board suggests that in the next two years, more than $1 trillion in CRE loans will come due, and an increasing number of banks, mostly regional and community banks, risk having insufficient capital cushions.

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Avoid These 3 Pitfalls When Giving a Sales Presentation

Harvard Business Review

A study examined the habits of almost 5,000 sales professionals whose livelihoods depend on their ability to build and deliver persuasive presentations. The findings revealed 12 common mistakes that were consistently self-reported among respondents. Here are the top three to avoid when giving a sales presentation: being overly informative vs. persuasive, failing to close, and “winging it.

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Transforming the Workplace for People with Disabilities

Harvard Business Review

How should entrepreneur Nadine Vogel scale her consulting firm to best serve her clients and make work better for people with disabilities?

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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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Should Your Company Build an Open or Closed Ecosystem?

Harvard Business Review

Four research-backed principles to help you determine what’s right for your company.

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Trying to Persuade and Other Big Mistakes Marketers Make

Harvard Business Review

A conversation with ad executive Leslie Zane on branding today.

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How to Stay Ahead of a Cybersecurity Breach with the Right Resilience Strategy - SPONSOR CONTENT WEBINAR FROM COMMVAULT

Harvard Business Review

Sponsor Content Webinar from Commvault.