7 Key Actions for the Data-Driven Chief Risk Officer

Viewed in Russell Reynolds Associates Management consulting firm Russell Reynolds Associates has communicated with senior leaders in risk and data and come away with seven actions for chief risk officers, which they detail in this report. Digitally fluent Perhaps most important in this current era of data, they conclude, is that chief risk officers “need… More

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Warren Buffet says 4 choices in life separate the doers from the dreamers

Viewed in Inc. Global business and finance icons have many extraordinary attributes, but it’s rare to find many whose public comments and words resonate throughout the world and sometimes end up leading to vast rethinking of established business norms and practices. But Warren Buffet, the legendary chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway, the U.S.-based multinational… More

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What 800 executives envision for the postpandemic workforce

Viewed in McKinsey When the pandemic first emerged earlier this year, businesses largely prepared for what was thought to be, at first, a multi-week disruption. That quickly became a multi-month disruption. And then finally as summer arrived, it was clear that predictions that rising temperatures would bring it to an end were inaccurate. The precise… More

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Jeff Bezos just published a 4,000-word statement to Congress. It’s a master class in emotional intelligence

Viewed in Inc. This past July, four of big technology’s chief executives—Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Apple’s Tim Cook, Facebook’s  Mark Zuckerberg, and Google’s Sundar Pinchai—were summoned to appear before the U.S. Congress. Each also submitted written statements. But at 4.540 words, Bezos’ written statement was both the longest and most remarkable. Inc. contributing writer Justin Bariso… More

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How to create a workplace that actually inspires passion

Viewed in Harvard Business Review Companies of the world confront many challenges. None are likely greater than the ongoing question of how they will navigate their way back to normalcy (if that is even possible at all) from the world’s hugely damaging coronavirus pandemic. Yet one additional cost of the pandemic is that it is… More

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The 21 excuses for not closing a deal

Viewed in SaaStr Sales is hard SaaStr founder James Lemkin writes, and of course he is right. Even the most seasoned and competent sales executives and professionals often encounter many forces in the larger business environment, or even in their own company’s respective disadvantages, against competitors. Ultimately, for instance, a sales professional who closes all… More

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Upskill and reskill: Why skill development is key to future success

Viewed in Top CHRO The coronavirus pandemic is challenging global companies in so many ways it is almost difficult to keep up with all of them. But the challenge of employee skill development during the pandemic, especially including developing employee skills in a largely remote work environment, is right up there among the biggest such… More

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How different personality types cope with an always-on culture

Viewed in Harvard Business Review Even before the coronavirus pandemic, technology was weighing heavily on many employees who were increasingly expected to be accessible and engaged online even after work hours. With the pandemic, that expectation seems to have only increased. A Significant Cost There is a significant cost to this “always on” culture, John… More

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14 CEOs on how to reopen businesses in the coronavirus economy

Viewed in Fortune. The coronavirus pandemic has inflicted vast damage on the global economy. Equally concerning, if history is any guide, this damage is not over yet. During the Spanish flu of 1918, for instance, it was the second wave of infections that ultimately proved the most deadly and damaging. This history has given rise… More

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When it’s time to go back to the office, will it still be there?

Viewed in The Wall Street Journal. Someday,” Wall Street Journal reporters Dana Mattioli and Konrad Putzier write, “the coronavirus pandemic will release its grip on our lives and we will return to the workplace.” But will the workplace as we know it still be there? Opportunity to rethink the way they do business The coronavirus… More

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The COVID-19 talent trends that organizations need to look out for

Viewed in Zinnov. Widely reported, the COVID-19 pandemic is dramatically changing the way employees around the world are working. With these changes, companies are gaining a newfound recognition of the need for various skill sets and technologies. This Zinnov.com article identifies four such trends. #1 Employee Digital Engagement First, while technology has always driven many… More

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Have you future-proofed your strategy?

Viewed in BCG As companies develop and refine their corporate strategies for growth, profitability and success, an environment of uncertainty requires their attention. BCG, one of the world’s leading management consulting firms, evaluates four macro-level scenarios based on “important geopolitical, technological, and socioeconomic uncertainties” that deserve the attention of those engaged in the development of… More

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Jeff Bezos taught a big leadership lesson in 5 simple words

Viewed in Inc. Amazon’s success a company is beyond dispute. Its business model is proving almost perfectly suited to our 21st century needs, and it ranks today as one of the world’s leading companies by nearly every metric. Despite this success, however, the company has not been immune from criticism. Those criticisms have included the… More

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In negotiations, givers are smarter than takers

Viewed in The New York Times. Many books and articles have been written about deal-making and what does and does not work for those involved in trying to get opposing parties to agree to terms that are mutually agreeable and beneficial to both parties in negotiations.  Perhaps the most iconic book on the subject, The… More

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