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    Useful insight from Mike Morrow, Managing Director at TRANSEARCH, on the excellent opportunities for career growth within manufacturing.

    Opportunities for a modern workforce

    Mike Morrow on Association for Manufacturing Excellence

    Parents are eager to see their kids settle into “good jobs,” those that invite fulfillment, job security and financial independence. Many families find themselves struggling, though, with the proh... Read »

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    “Charles Darwin is long remembered for informing us, based on years of study as a naturalist and biologist, that it is not the strongest of the species that survives, but rather, the one most adaptable to change.”

    Creating An Environment For Innovation

    Dr. Johannes Burghold on LinkedIn

    If one were to ask Darwin, today, about what to expect on the road to a true breakthrough, it may well be that setting up the dynamics and environment for innovation must indeed come before the great ... Read »

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    “Are you managing your culture?” If any of the seven questions that follow receives a negative response, the answer is, almost certainly, “not so much.”

    John Burdett is a best-selling author on leadership and organisation culture, and is Leadership adviser to TRANSEARCH International. In “The 7 Questions Every CEO Should Ask About Culture” (PDF) John explains in detail why you should ask yourself these 7 key questions about organisational culture.

    The 7 Questions Every CEO Should Ask About Culture

    John O. Burdett on TRANSEARCH International

    For a great organization, culture isn't an abstract or vague concept ... it's real ... it speaks to people. It's not a competitive advantage ... it's a competitive imperative. Read »

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    3 thought-provoking leadership development articles: “The Future of Leadership Development”, “Learn from People, Not Classes” and “We’re Giving Ownership of Development to Individuals”

    Educating the Next Generation of Leaders

    Mihnea Moldoveanu, Das Narayandas, Reid Hoffman, Chris Yeh, Ben Casnocha on Harvard Business Review

    The need for leadership development has never been more urgent. Companies of all sorts realize that to survive in today's volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous environment, they need leadership ... Read »

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    Thorough reference checking is a gold plated step on the path to finding out more about a candidate, such as areas for development once on-boarded with your organisation. Kylie Rutherfoord provides 3 ‘Insider Tips’ as a seasoned ‘Referencer’.

    References - pathways to gold

    Kylie Rutherfoord on The Slade Report

    What's been debated, outsourced, digitalised and recorded… but in the end come full circle? Yes, the answer is those essential in depth candidate Reference Checks that have stood the test of time. Read »

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    An effective organisational culture can be a lasting source of competitive advantage. Steven Pezim, presents a 3-step action plan for evolving CEOs founded on a strong understanding of how culture enables strategy.

    A 3-Step Action Plan For Evolving CEOs

    Steven Pezim on LinkedIn

    Creating a winning culture will call on a very different type of skill set than is traditionally called upon by a CEO. You need the capacity to listen, empathy, and compassion to grasp the nuances of ... Read »

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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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    What do we do when someone comes to the team? How far does it rest on those who arrive? Should you adopt a traditional way of incorporating talent, or consider a more disruptive practice? Carlos Cortés provides questions and tips to aid the integration of new talent into your organisation. (in Spanish)

    Integration

    Carlos Cortés on LinkedIn

    What do we do when someone comes to the team? How far does it rest on those who arrive? 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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