Strategy

What Business Leaders Can Learn from the Airline Industry

Coming off nearly a decade of losses, the airline industry saw revenues soar to record levels in 2015. While much of this was attributed to the decline in oil prices, the industry has also made smart decisions to diversify its revenue streams, focus more on profit, and leverage technology to more efficiently serve its customers. Here are a few things business leaders can learn from the airline industry.

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How to Turn CEOs into Digital Experts

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Recent advances in digital technology have redefined the way CEOs conduct business. Organizations that don’t evolve their model risk getting left behind. At the same time, properly used digital technology can radically improve performance for many businesses.

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3 Reasons to Update Your Core Values

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Ever since Jim Collins and Jerry Porras published “Built to Last” in 1994, Fortune 500 companies have been proudly proclaiming their core values to the world. Core values, when done right, should be the company’s backbone and guiding light. They are what companies are built on and live by, and the generally held belief is that they should never be changed! You create them, test them and then you are married to them for life.

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5 Steps to Getting the Most Out of a Good Consultant

Change: this time of year, it's in the air. And yet, the transformation of American leadership––that for years has been long sought after to improve America's employees and her manufacturing base–just never seems to materialize. When change becomes necessary, however, say due to a company crisis, that change just can't come fast enough for most CEOs.

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How to Combat Meeting Fatigue and Increase Productivity

U.S. businesses waste $37 billion in unnecessary meetings each year, according to Verizon. Let me put that number in perspective for you. In 2014, Apple made $39 billion, according to Fortune. That means U.S. businesses lose almost as much as Apple makes each year by having meetings that aren’t necessary. So how do we stop wasting time and money and gain back that productivity we’re losing?

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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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