Len Gilbert
By Len Gilbert
February 21, 2019

Sony’s journey from transformation loser to winner

Back in March, 2015 I wrote an article on the company that I saw as the biggest transformation failure in the last 20 years: Sony Corp. At the time, the company was suffering from a combination of competition from Chinese and Korean electronics..

Related topics: Digital Transformation, Corporate Strategy, Product Differentiation, Branding
Jonathan Murray
By Jonathan Murray
February 7, 2019

Five keys to a modern operating model

Ask a dozen consultants what the term digital transformation means and you’ll likely get a dozen different answers . The term has become so overused and so lacking in definition it has become meaningless . This lack of clarity is..
Related topics: Digital Strategy, RPA, Agile Development, data
Saira Joseph
By Saira Joseph
January 24, 2019

Does your strategy have a plan (for execution)?

Now that the New Year’s revelry and celebrations are a distant memory, it's time to get to work and put all of last year’s planning and analysis into effect. And that's where it gets tricky.  We all know how important it is to have a great vision..

Related topics: Corporate Strategy, planning, process management, strategic goals
Mark Carberry
By Mark Carberry
January 10, 2019

Is your organization's technology a mess? You need 'Principles'

If you hold a leadership role in any type of enterprise, you’re well aware that digital technology will make or break your organization’s success. But, if you’re like many executives, you may also feel your organization is saddled with..

Related topics: Corporate Strategy, Enterprise Architecture, digital technology, Solutions Framework
Dora Chomiak
By Dora Chomiak
December 13, 2018

Putting a square peg in a round hole: Lessons from Apollo 13 on team problem-solving

The beginning of a new year is a good time to take stock. If you’re looking for a good team-building exercise to kick off 2019, try what I call the “Apollo 13 exercise:” Identify a difficult problem. Do some inventory. Dump all your stuff on a..

Related topics: Corporate Strategy, Problem Solving, Digital Transformation, teamwork
Mike Mills
By Mike Mills
November 29, 2018

What to know, and avoid, to truly be a 'thought leader'

Does there exist, in the language of business and nonprofit leadership, any phrase more overused and yet misunderstood than “thought leadership”? (okay, “synergies” and “digital transformation” aren’t far behind, but you get my point). It seems..

Related topics: Thought Leadership, CSR, Corporate Strategy, Branding, innovation
Derek Martin
By Derek Martin
November 16, 2018

Seven steps to accelerate your velocity

“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough”

Related topics: Velocity, digital disruption, execution, Digital Strategy
Richard Fusco
By Richard Fusco
November 1, 2018

Yes, your business needs a messaging app strategy

Of all the technologies and buzz words in the headlines, one has to go pretty far down the list to find “messaging apps.” This is surprising, because messaging apps are in the middle stages of disrupting communications just as deeply as Uber and..

Related topics: Messaging, Chatbots, automation, artificial intelligence
Paul Bonington
By Paul Bonington
October 18, 2018

To win with digital, get personal, fast

Most people want to feel special and unique when considering a purchase or transaction. They want to be recognized, catered to and treated as individuals with specific needs and requirements. Personal touches have long been a tool to motivate..

Related topics: Personalization, data, customer engagement, Digital Economy
Adriaan Bouten
By Adriaan Bouten
October 11, 2018

The key to retaining young professionals: Think 'digital first'

Many organizations, for-profit and nonprofit alike, remain baffled over how to create the right environment and culture for young professionals. Whether the goal is hiring and retention or attracting new society members at the early stages of..

Related topics: Digital Engagement, Employee Retention, Collaboration, Digital First

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