Strategic Thinking

Management Self-Test: Are You Receptive to Employees’ Ideas?

In an ever-changing business environment, managers need to generate ideas from employees on how to meet customers’ needs, achieve the team’s goals, …

Management

Morgan Stanley analysts say car companies should pay execs based on the long term

A team of Morgan Stanley analysts published an interesting research note on Wednesday, covering executive compensation in the auto, airline, aerospace, and freight industries.<p>The research covers a lot of ground, so we zeroed in on the auto sector, as Morgan Stanley analyst Adam Jonas, who …

Business

The Power of Data Visualization in Cities: Los Angeles’ GeoHub

A lot of the work that Chief Data Officers (CDOs) across cities do, while in the same spirit, has taken on many different forms. That’s one of the …

Los Angeles

'Teaching is like an ultramarathon race: prepare well or you are in for a world of hurt'

Line up at the start of a race for anything from a 10K to a marathon and you will hear people getting their excuses in early.<p><i>“I didn’t train for</i> …

Education (UK)

Strategic thinking expert: Trump doesn't get 'laws of power'

Robert Greene, an internationally renowned expert on power strategies and author of "48 Laws of Power," explains how Trump misunderstands power.<p>Up …

Politics

The Strategic Thinking behind North Korea’s Missile Gambit

<i>North Korea’s launch of a missile over Japan was irresponsible – yet it was more of a carefully calculated risk than a reckless gamble. Pyongyang’s</i> …

North Korea

E-distributor Just Buy Live Raises $100M from Dubai-based Ali Cloud Investments

Just Buy Live's unique B2B technology platform connects brands with all types of retailers and SMEs. The company was incorporated in March 2015 and …

Series B Round

Anatomy of a Leader: The practical skills you need to get to the top

Human, empathetic, rational, emotional, brave and agile – just a snapshot of the “essential” attributes a modern marketing leader must possess.From …

Leadership

22 Ice Breaker Questions on Disruptive Innovation and Uncertainty

We previously shared ice breaker questions created for various client events. Here is another installment.22 Ice Breaker Questions on Disruptive …

Innovation

Maintaining World Order Is Not a Zero-Sum Game

Information age requires brains-based approach<p>Calling for a brains-based approach to sound strategic thinking may sound arrogant or even naïve. After …

Foreign Policy

This Is Why Just Working Harder Won’t Get You That Promotion

There are other, more important factors to consider in order to succeed.<p>Work hard and your dreams will come true, right? That’s a mantra that many people have used to pursue their dreams and bring great things to life.<p>However, it’s not always a perfect recipe for success. In fact, sometimes working …

Productivity

Understanding the Changing Relationship Between Strategy and Culture

A critical goal for leaders is to deliver on their strategy promises to stakeholders. When leaders understand the relationship affecting strategy, …

Peter Drucker

Ex-diplomats: Need new strategic thinking to handle Doklam crisis

Say Delhi acted maturely, now must focus on neighbourhood<p><b>Tribune News Service</b><p><b>New Delhi, July 21</b><p>Amid the continuing standoff at Doklam between India …

India

6 reasons you’re not getting that promotion

In a world where social media can make it seem like everyone around you is living their dream, it’s sometimes be easy to feel as though you’re …

Richard Branson

The Age of the Wisdom Worker Is (Still) Just Ahead

Almost 60 years ago, Peter Drucker coined the term “knowledge workers,” saying that a new generation of professionals and their productivity would …

Digital Marketing

Need More Strategic Thinkers? Here’s How to Hire Them

What firm doesn’t need to be strategic? In fact, what could contribute more to the success of an organization in today’s fast-changing world of …

Recruitment

Practice Algebra Through Puzzles

Algebra Through Puzzles<p>We’ll cover equations, ratios, sequences, exponents, and more, while showing how algebra works and why it matters. You’ll also …

Mathematics

The Rubicon Is Crossed

A must-read from Charles Krauthammer: “Across 25 years and five administrations, we have kicked the North Korean can down the road. We are now out of …

Mao Zedong

The Core Elements of Product Design: Strategy, Pillars and Principles

<i>Establish these core elements up front to clarify your best product solution</i>You can quote my partner-in-[design]crime and I on that.I’ve dedicated …

UX Design

This quick daily habit will keep your brain sharp

Here’s one thing you can do in 10 minutes or less that will keep your brain focused, sharp, and working optimally for you.<p>Ask yourself one powerful …

Self-improvement

American Policy in Asia: On Michael Green’s By More Than Providence

In Michael J. Green’s rich and ambitious history of US strategic thinking toward Asia, one question stands out: What are Americans trying to …

Books

Why America loses wars it starts

Since the end of World War II, why has America lost the wars it started? And why has America failed in the military interventions it made without just cause or legitimate reason? Vietnam, the invasion of Grenada, the Beirut bombings in Lebanon that killed over 240 American servicemen in October …

History

STRATEGIC PLANNING

Develop a common focus for your division<p>One of the principles of strategic alignment is to ensure that all divisional and SBU strategies are aligned …

Management

Is Your Team Ready for the Team Strengths Grid?

<i>By Tiffany Saulnier</i><p>The Team Strengths Grid, a snapshot of a team’s collective strengths in a single place, is a powerful tool to explore individual …

Leadership

Creative Thinking Skills – 5 Quick Tips on Extreme Creativity

We turn to extreme creativity questions to help clients imagine big ideas. It is all part of not ASKING for big ideas; we use big questions that …

Creativity

​Laptop, tablet ban? Here's why it could actually be good

An in-cabin laptop ban might wreak havoc on business travel, but there are some good side effects too.<p>A proposed laptop ban on flights -- …

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Schools have become a bureaucratic nightmare - it's time teachers wrestled back control 

With the General Election less than a week away, education is again in the spotlight. Invariably, we are being served the same old mix of pledges, policies and promises: free school meals, more grammar schools, abolishing university tuition fees, getting rid of the post-code lottery, all trotted …

Education

China’s Search for strategic partners globally

Following his first visit to five states of Africa--- Madagascar, Zambia, Tanzania, Congo and Nigeria scheduled for January 7-12, FM Wang Yi made his …

China

Deere rises after JPMorgan upgrade

The firm raised the stock to Neutral from Underweight, and increased its price target to $122 from $103.<p>JPMorgan likes the strategic thinking behind …

Business

Find Success through Your Strengths

Don’t Worry about Weaknesses — Focus on What You Do Well.<p>What do you like most and do best? Those are clues to your personal strengths. How would …

Leadership