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The Management Revolution That’s Already Happening

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“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs What on earth is happening to management? Formerly self-evident truths are being cast aside. The sacred goal of maximizing shareholder value is now “the dumbest idea in the world”.

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Tony Vengrove's curator insight, May 30, 2013 5:04 PM

Excellent Forbes piece by Steve Denning provides much to chew on in regards to the principles of creative leadership.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 31, 2013 6:27 PM

"Tomorrow’s business imperatives lie outside the performance envelope of today’s bureaucracy-infused management practices… Equipping organizations to tackle the future would require a management revolution no less momentous than the one that spawned modern industry.”

 

I agree. What I am unsure about is whether it is happening. It might be in places.

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Learning from Need: The Rise of Frugal and Flexible Innovation

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The economically poor have surprising and ingenious ways of getting more out of less, and these frugal and sensible innovations need to be widely shared and adopted

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New Digital Influencers: The Coming Youthquake

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There’s a great assumption that the future of technology falls in the hands of emergent generations.


The youth of today will someday represent the majority of consumers, employees and citizens. That’s always the case, but what we don’t yet fully appreciate is just how different young adults think today. We don’t yet understand what it is they value and why. We’ve not yet assimilated how they make decisions and what factors influence their daily activities and journeys.

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How To Eliminate Customer Angst - And Improve Your Bottom Line

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The last thing you want is to make your customers miserable. We call these “pain points” - when a company’s inefficiencies make customers feel frustrated or uncertain or completely fed up.

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Engaging with a company’s users

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Case Financial Times: How Ducati - the acme of Italian style, tradition and performance  in motorcycle design - transformed from a company on the verge of bankruptcy to a successful company by engaging its customers.   

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Why Productive People Have Empty Schedules

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What's the one resource you can't borrow invest or recover? Time. Lessons on guarding yours by Warren Buffett, Peter Drucker, and Charles Dickens.

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Ally Greer's curator insight, May 11, 2013 8:24 PM

Time is limited, and it's an important skill to be able to say no.

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The Generosity Strategies that Help Companies Grow

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Netflix is a generous company. And generosity can be a highly effective growth strategy. A lesson from Netflix's comeback.

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Avoid Working with Pirates

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They don’t do good work. They are impossible to work for. They are anti-social and a lot of them smell. Want a few more reasons to avoid these salty villains? Well, here you go: Pirates still think that plundering is a valid business model.

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Have More Meetings (But Keep Them Short)

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Meetings are often the bane of many a creative’s existence, especially those working for a big outfit. “Death by meeting” is a common complaint, the lament usually being one of frequency, length, or lack of productivity.
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Free Agency is Here

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Are you ready to take on this strategic component of the future of work?

What will the employees of a finance and accounting organization look like in 10 or 20 years? Or those who work in other fields, like engineering or IT?

Their work will probably be done in the cloud on a project-by-project basis. Their closest colleagues could be continents away. Many won’t know what their offices look like, because they won’t have them. After all, in the future it’s about what you know, not where you sit.

 

Think of this as free agency, supercharged.

 

The concept certainly isn’t new. Free agency, or hiring workers on a contingent or contract basis, has been a slow-burning trend for at least the past 10 years. But it’s a hiring practice that also has traditionally been used as a gap-filling measure instead of a strategic move with the company’s bottom line in mind. That will be old-fashioned thinking in as little as 10 years from now, and companies that don’t start to use their talent in newer, more innovative ways will wonder sooner than later what they’re missing.

This Ebook will discuss the future of free agency and the strategic steps you can start taking now to make the most of this powerful component of the new world of work.


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The Future of HR

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I'm a regular follower of Tom Haak's blog: The Future of HR. If you want to understand the challenges that modern HR units face - this is the place to be inspired. This recommendation comes with reflection guarantee!

 

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Remapping your strategic mind-set

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Shake up your thinking by looking at the world from the perspective of a particular country, industry, or company. “Rooted” maps can help you unearth hidden opportunities and threats.
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India Inc: Rebranding Indian businesses

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Indian companies dream of global expansion. But they are struggling with the country’s image. Should Indian businesses de-couple from "India, Inc.?" What's the best way forward for Indian companies with an eye to international expansion? 

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Globalisation isn't just about profits. It's about taxes too

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Big corporates are gaming one nation's taxpayers against another's: we need a global deal to make them pay their way.
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Beyond Social: The Rise of The Emergent Business

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We need to move past the limitations and confusion associated with the characterization of the new direction that businesses are taking as “social.” 

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THIS IS WATER - By David Foster Wallace

In 2005, David Foster Wallace gave a painfully honest commencement speech, urging listeners to live life mindfully and to have empathy for our fellow humans. 

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The History of Creating Value - How Humans Made Money

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Creating value shown in different eras of history in an infographic. Since first entrepreneurs to startups you can see how Gross World Product increased.
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Why Content Marketing Matters More Than Ever

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Today the brand voice takes a front seat while the hard sell takes a step back and artfully communicating to your audience is critical in a feed-based advertising landscape that is here to stay. 

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8 ways to reinvent a career when you’re older

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Reinvention can seem daunting, but so can spending the rest of your professional life doing a job that’s no longer fulfilling.
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The Top 10 Mistakes of Entrepreneurs

Guy Kawasaki, former chief evangelist of Apple and co-founder of Garage Technology Ventures, explains the top ten mistakes that entrepreneurs make.

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Corporate strategy in the age of sustainability

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In the race to conform to the latest sustainability trend, companies are losing sight of the bigger picture, writes Ioannis Ioannou
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7 Simple Social Media Moves That Work

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Likeable founder Dave Kerpen personally responds to thousands of Tweets, emails, and messages every day. Crazy, or genius?
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The coming era of ‘on-demand’ marketing

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Emerging technologies are poised to personalize the consumer experience radically—in real time and almost everywhere.

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Do Psychopaths Get Promoted Faster?

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Are you charismatic and emotionless??? If so right this way to the corner office.

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A Catalyst for Business Transformation

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More than sustainability: How integrated reporting helps businesses understand how they need to evolve.
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