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How do you manage distributed workers?

Rod Collins | 14 April 2020

As many managers are now discovering, traditional management isn’t designed for a remote workforce. Instead, we need to make a rapid shift from centralized command-and-control structures into highly adaptive distributed networks.

Scenario planning: the time is now

James M. Kerr | 06 April 2020

As business leaders try to figure out how to stay afloat, it's important not to confuse scenario planning with business continuity planning. The two are not the same.

Leveraging the gift of crisis

Christos Tsolkas | 03 April 2020

The unforeseen arrival of the coronavirus means that all the rules of business have suddenly changed. Preparing for eventualities that were once unthinkable demands radical innovation - and in that sense, at least, a crisis can be a gift.

How businesses act in the face of adversity will shape their future

Jane Rexworthy | 02 April 2020

How organisations behave towards their stakeholders - their staff, their customers and the communities within which they operate - during the coronavirus crisis will not be forgotten after the pandemic is over.

Key skills for virtual leaders

Wayne Turmel | 26 March 2020

Suddenly finding yourself sitting at home leading a virtual team is a tough call, particularly with everything else that's going on in the world. So here are seven key behaviors that will make the task of virtual working much easier.

How to manage employees remotely

Hannah Prince | 23 March 2020

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, working from home is now the new normal. But for managers unused to remote team working , this will pose some serious challenges.

How different is leading remotely?

Wayne Turmel | 10 March 2020

If you've never led a remote team and you're worried about how you might cope if the Coronavirus puts you in that position, fear not. For a competent team leader, the differences aren't as great as you might think.

The new rules for how business works

Rod Collins | 05 September 2019

Whether we like it or not, the digital revolution has completely rewritten the rules of how the world works. And even more disconcertingly for those who want to hold onto the old rules, this revolution is only just getting started.

What (not) to do in the crosshairs of digital disruption

Joerg Niessing | 11 June 2019

Just 15 years ago, Swiss company Kuoni was one of Europe's best-known travel brands. But its failure to embrace the wave of digital disruption engulfing the travel industry proved to be a disastrous and irreversible mistake.

Revolution in B2B retail: from perfume to platform economy

David Dubois | 20 May 2019

In the digital age, where consumers and brands are connected like never before, B2B retailers need to embrace new business models and pivot into platforms.

The transformational leap in healthcare

Rod Collins | 05 March 2019

Healthcare systems are designed to leverage the individual intelligence of the physician. But that’s all about to change as digitization radically changes the basic rules about the entire healthcare model operates.

The digital transformation of the firm

Rod Collins | 09 January 2019

For firms rooted in the 20th century, survival in today's digitized business environment may be determined by how well and how fast their leaders can make the transition to leading horizontal networks.

Social media: how did we get here?

Rod Collins | 08 October 2018

One of the great ironies of the digital revolution is the environment of toxic tribalism that has been enabled by social media and the collective unconscious blindness it has brought with it.

The dawn of the second human epoch

Rod Collins | 05 April 2018

The great promise of digital transformation, AI and collective intelligence to transform humanity for the better will only be achieved if we remember two fundamental foundational principles.

Moving beyond the hazards of human bias

Rod Collins | 08 March 2018

Human beings can be both blind to the obvious and blind to their blindness. So the great promise of Artificial Intelligence is that it can move us move beyond the limits of our human biases.

Digital transformation or digital destruction?

Rod Collins | 27 November 2017

Two fundamental issues need to be addressed if we want to avoid digital transformation going wrong and turning into digital destruction.

Developing a digital mindset

Rohit Talwar | 09 June 2017

How can a business succeed online when 'online' appears to be changing by the day? What do we need to do tomorrow? How much should we be spending? What if we get it wrong? The place to start is by developing a digital mindset.

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