The end of a brand is often a rotten confluence of events—economic trends, smart competitors, and changing technologies can all be the death knell for a company. However, leaders or leadership teams that stay balanced in their approach improve the odds of seeing potentially fatal challenges early enough to address them.Read more
Tim Ryan, Vice Chairman and Markets, Strategy and Stakeholders Leader at PwC, thinks the megatrends defining the social, political and economic landscape around the world present more opportunities than challenges.
The conveniences of modern travel are often overlooked when measured against the reality that any attempt to go from point A to point B is frequently rife with potential setbacks. That’s why, on my way home after HCI’s Workforce Planning and Talent Strategy Conference this week, I made peace with the fact that the next several hours were not going to be particularly enjoyable.Read more
Often, when someone is first appointed to a leadership role, it occurs via a “battlefield promotion” where the person in front of them, the incumbent leader goes up, down, or away, and they are thrust into the role. For some reason, this often seems to occur on a Friday, and the conversation goes something like this: “You’ve been here a while now, and you know the business, the people and processes. You’re a natural. Starting Monday, I want you to be the new (fill in the blank job title). I have confidence that you will succeed.” Left unsaid is the very real message, “and you’ve got all weekend to get ready.”Read more