Where Have All the General Managers Gone?
General manager talent is not strong enough, the talent pipeline is taking too long, and leadership requirements are evolving. So how can organizations accelerate general manager development?
The Heat is On: CEOs Under Pressure to Perform
CEOs are under pressure to drive growth and deliver results, while satisfying the interests of stakeholders. Navigating these challenges, effective strategy execution has never been more important to success.
Discovering the Value of Experiential Learning at a Leading Biotech Company
Recently, Brian J.Miller, Director, Learning and Development at Gilead Sciences and Eric Wong, Director at BTS, reflected on their strategic partnership.
The Learning & Execution Journey:
Corporate Learning that Drives Results
There is nothing worse than a missed opportunity, especially in today's environment. The unfortunate reality is that learning & development at many organizations fails to deliver the intended results.
Why Executives Need More Business Acumen
Do senior business executives usually have all the business acumen they need? After all, they do have vast amounts of business experience. In order to answer the question we started by looking at the data from three sources. Read more on Business Acumen.
Connected Learning: People, Practice & Personalization
Connected Learning is about people – not technology. The act of connecting ideas, people and action elevates learning to business improvement. This focus on outcomes defines the value and promise of Connected Learning.
Bridging Learning and Assessment: A New Direction in Leadership Development
Many organizations are challenged with the timely development of high potential general management talent. Leadership development is a critcal challenge because of the significant impact general managers have on the success of an organization.
Globalization Demands Consistent Leadership Development
Globalization presents tremendous opportunities and complexities for organizations. As a result, the need for consistent, high impact leadership development is much more apparent.
Business Acumen Demystified
Business acumen plays a role in so many rags-to-riches tales. Through shrewdness, vision, and business savvy, generations of railroad barons, pioneering oilmen, and bankers overcame daunting obstacles to create tremendous wealth and value.
Customized Business Simulations: Why are they Effective?
Before setting foot in the real world, pilots, military personnel and disaster response teams use simulations to learn how to respond to challenges. Why would we place corporate leaders in situations without first giving them a chance to try things out?
The Secret to Accelerating Strategy Execution and Delivering Results
Senior leaders increasingly leverage learning and development initiatives as a critical means of implementing strategy. But, how are leading organizations connecting learning to the bottom-line?
Demystifying Strategy Execution: The Critical Drivers
Formulating strategy is challenging, but translating strategy into reality is often even more difficult. Among today's leading organizations, there is little consensus on how to make it happen.
The Strategy Execution Journey:
The Challenge of Exceptional Execution
A strong strategy can put an organization on the map, but only sustained execution assures long-term success. A robust, multi-phase approach converts strategic plans to results.
World Class Performance Management Accelerates Strategy Execution
Performance management – when done well – has the power to accelerate strategy implementation by building alignment, creating the right mindset and promoting the capabilities needed to execute.
Practical Onboarding: Develop High Performing, Engaged Employees
When you hear the terms onboarding or employee orientation, do PowerPoint parades and never-ending forms flash through your mind? That’s a 20th-century experience that we don’t have to carry over into today’s innovative workplace.
The Evolution of Pharma Sales
The pharmaceutical world has been rocked by massive change in the last decade. Leading players are beginning to adopt business-to-business sales techniques that significantly alter the way Pharma reps interact with HCPs.
Exceptional Strategy Execution: Can Your Managers Say Where and How They Contribute
Improving strategy execution has emerged as the key to achieving better results. CEO’s regularly cite it as a top priority, but few agree on how to make it happen.
Strategy Execution: Why Some CEOs Fail and Others Succeed
One of the biggest challenges facing CEOs remains the ability to bridge the gap between strategy and results. Aligning, energizing and enabling the organization to follow through on the strategic roadmap are the crucial challenges which determine success or failure.
Is Your Firm Ready To Innovate?
In the recent Conference Board CEO Challenge 2011 report, more than 700 CEO’s interviewed ranked only two challenges — business growth and innovation — among the top five in all three regions of the world.