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How to Reignite Financial Performance by Empowering Your Employees

You’re halfway through the year and the company’s financial performance is below plan. You need to act! The most common response is to cut costs to improve the bottom line and/or fire or reassign a senior executive to create a sense of urgency. These actions create disruption and distraction at a time when the organization needs to be aligned and focused. There’s another approach.

Brian S. Cohen HR/Employee Strategies , Leadership , Strategy June 26 2014

4 Elements of Strategically-Aligned Leadership Strategies

To successfully align business and leadership strategies, CEOs must take into account four organizational elements essential for superior performance.

Dr. David Dinwoodie Leadership , Strategy June 12 2014

Why the Only Successful Companies in the Future Will Be Software Companies

Your products and services—what you do—are the foundation of your business. Without your products and services, you have no business. But everything else—how you attract and touch customers, how you partner with suppliers, how your employees interact both internally and externally—everything else is software.

Joel Basgall Strategy , Technology June 9 2014

Lessons in Navigating Global Growth From the Experiences of Former Avon CEO Andrea Jung

One of the most critical challenges today’s companies face is how to successfully navigate global growth. I saw first-hand the complexity of this challenge during my six-year tenure at Avon, where I worked alongside the highly acclaimed CEO Andrea Jung.

Deborrah Himsel Leadership , Strategy May 30 2014

Using the Netflix Rate Increase as a Study in Increasing Prices

Netflix’s recent decision to raise monthly membership fees for new subscribers by $1-$2 offers an opportunity to examine a critical phase in the evolution of a subscription product: When and how to institute a rate hike.

Tom Caporaso Strategy May 30 2014

3 Comedy Techniques That Can Improve Your Leadership Skills

After one year of doing stand-up, I noticed I was a better presenter and much more engaging in client and prospect meetings. It dawned on me that the comedy skills I was learning for fun were actually helping me be a more effective CEO.

Steve Cody Chief Humor , Strategy May 23 2014

How to Replicate Alan Mulally’s Corporate Alignment Success

When Alan Mulally took over as CEO of Ford, he knew immediately that he had an alignment problem in the company. Mulally built a strategy called “One Ford” and aligned the massive organization around it. In doing so, he demonstrated a mastery of key leadership actions that both energized workforces and drove sustained results.

Tony Rutigliano Branding , Leadership , Strategy May 16 2014

More Corporations Are Incorporating Open Innovation

Faced with an increasing number of disruptive challenges from new technology, social media, and global competition, U.S. businesses have responded by investing more time and money in innovation. Traditionally, the search for innovative products, services and processes was performed internally behind closed, secure doors. The results of these efforts, however, have been underwhelming.

Coley Brown Innovation , Leadership , Strategy May 7 2014

Guidelines for Revitalizing a Brand

History shows that ignoring or missing a major consumer trend or behavioral shift can have significant detrimental effects on brand survival. Some never recover, but others have learned how to reinvent themselves. Here are some suggestions for revitalizing a brand, from CEOs who have achieved it.

Lynn Russo Whylly Branding , CEO Briefing Newsletter , Marketing & Sales , Strategy April 11 2014

10 Tips for Making a Successful Acquisition

Mark Zuckerberg’s acquisition of Oculus only took three and a half days. Your acquisitions will likely not be as quick or as easy, but there are ways to cut out some of the red tape and ensure they will be just as fruitful as Facebook’s.

Lynn Russo Whylly Leadership & Strategy , Strategy April 18 2014

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