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    “As digital tightens its grip on business models, new ways of working and organisational practices are migrating from the tech world into the wider business community as it undergoes the often fraught process of digital transformation. Enter the chief product officer, the executive charged with making sure it all runs smoothly.”

    The Rising Influence Of The Chief Product Officer

    Tess Bennett on Which-50

    Answering to the CEO, the CPO typically has a broad purview at the intersection of tech, user and business requirements. Read »

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    How can leaders translate the complexity of strategy into guidelines that are simple and flexible enough to execute? Rather than trying to boil the strategy down to a pithy statement, it’s better to develop a small set of priorities that everyone gets behind to produce results.

    Turning Strategy Into Results

    Donald Sull, Stefano Turconi, Charles Sull, James Yoder on MIT Sloan Management Review

    Strategy Planning Results Strategy, at its heart, is about choice. Few companies succeed by making a single big bet. Most winning strategies are based on a bundle of choices about, among other things... Read »

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    “We offer guidance for choosing the best type, tone, sequence, and framing of questions and for deciding what and how much information to share to reap the most benefit from our interactions, not just for ourselves but for our organizations.”

    The Surprising Power of Questions

    Alison Wood, BrooksLeslie K. John on Harvard Business Review

    Much of an executive’s workday is spent asking others for information—requesting status updates from a team leader, for example, or questioning a counterpart in a tense negotiation. Yet unlike pro... Read »

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    “Chief Executives have tremendous resources at their disposal, but they face an acute scarcity in one critical area: Time. Drawing on an in-depth 12-year study, this package examines the unique time management challenges of CEOs and the best strategies for conquering them.”

    3 great articles:

    • How CEOs Manage Time
    • What Do CEOs Actually Do?
    • One CEO’s Approach to Managing His Calendar

    The Leader's Calendar

    on Harvard Business Review

    Running a large global company is an exceedingly complex job. The scope of the organization’s managerial work is vast, encompassing functional agendas, business unit agendas, multiple organizational... Read »

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    Henrik Brabrand explains what an effective leadership team does, and provides key elements that need to be in place for that leadership team to run effectively.

    What makes an effective leadership team?

    Henrik Brabrand on LinkedIn

    Leadership teams can be the difference-maker. They can be key to tying organizations together and accelerating the development- and implementation capabilities of an organization, and they can be inst... Read »

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    There is a talent and performance multiplier premium for organisations that build their culture and leadership team around exceptionally talented and committed leaders. Here are a few pointers on how to re-energise a leadership team for maximum impact.

    Tips For Re-energising Your Leadership Team

    Jack McGuinness on Chief Executive

    All leadership teams have the opportunity to serve as force multipliers for their organizations where the team’s impact goes far beyond the contributions of individual team members. Leadership teams... Read »

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    The Foundation for Young Australians follows the progression of young people over time across Australia, running a survey from age 15 every year for 10 years until age 25.

    Preparing young people for the new work reality

    on Foundation for Young Australians

    Following the journeys of 14,000 young people over a decade, the New Work Reality report reveals the factors that accelerate the transition to full-time work, including the skills, mindset and confide... Read »

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    PwC’s 21st CEO Survey presents CEO predictions for organisational growth opportunites over the next 12 months and key findings on the talent requirements to get there.

    PwC's 21st CEO Survey: The Anxious Optimist in the Corner Office

    on PwC

    The workforce transformation demanded in the digital economy is about much more than simply automating routine processes; it’s about the collaboration between technology and talent to unleash an org... Read »

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    Darren Raycroft, Partner at The Bedford Consulting Group, highlights three key lessons on courting a new leader that can be learned from the recent case of Josh McDaniels, the offensive co-ordinator of this year’s Super Bowl runner-up the New England Patriots.

    How to court a new leader and not get burned like the Indianapolis Colts

    Darren Raycroft on The Globe and Mail

    Courting a new leader for your organization can be a lot like the search for a new head coach. A great example of what to do – and what not to do – is the recent case of Josh McDaniels, the offens... Read »

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    Ed Gudaitis, Allergan VP and Country Manager, Canada, explains how embracing disruption is his secret to success. Interview by Howard Pezim and Darren Raycroft.

    Resilience in a Sea of Change

    Howard Pezim, Darren Raycroft on The Bedford Consulting Group

    When business is thriving, a context Ed Gudaitis - Vice President and Country Manager, Canada at Allergan - has helped cultivate time and again throughout his career, the innovative biopharma leader i... Read »

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