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3 Ways to Create a Data-Driven Digital Enterprise Culture

Executives and marketers alike often throw around terms like “data-driven” and “company culture”—just not in the same sentence. Today, the behaviors reinforced by a company’s culture aren’t consistently followed when it comes to employees’ use and management of data, and that poses a major challenge.

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How Fast-Paced Leaders Build High-Speed Companies

In 2013, a little over five years after it had a seemingly unassailable lead in the global smartphone market, Nokia’s share had completely collapsed and the company was sold to Microsoft. While Apple, Samsung and Chinese manufacturers innovated, Nokia stood still. It’s not alone. Between 2006 and 2014, almost 40 of the S&P 100 companies had dropped out of the list, and nearly 20 of them had completely lost their independence.

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Innovation Through Financial Data: 5 Metrics That Matter

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Deep within public financial data are insights that can reveal huge opportunities for growth. Most CEOs leave the financial data to the experts as they have enough to deal with between making strategic decisions around growth, efficiency and profitability. However, it’s a missed chance for CEOs to really understand the bigger picture. Understanding the benefits hidden within public financial data can be too rewarding to pass off to another colleague.

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3 Myths About Leading Organization-Wide Transformational Change

Your company’s ability to implement transformational change directly impacts how quickly your company can grow. The faster your company is able to change and adapt to a customer’s needs or a changing market, the more quickly your company is prepared to boost sales growth. Yet some executive leaders limit their company’s growth by accepting commonly-held myths about transformational change.

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How to Lead in High Turbulence: 5 Lessons from the Tunisian Revolution

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What would you do if you were offered a new job and were told you would be fired after one year but you weren’t allowed to quit during your mandate? That you would be paid peanuts compared to your old comfortable job, and you would be harassed and bashed in the media constantly. And you wouldn’t be allowed to complain. You would probably say “no thanks,” right? This leader ended up with that job and he found out what it really means to lead in a high turbulence environment.

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