Information Technology: IT Disaster: It's Not a Matter of If—It's a Matter of When
Complacency, complexity and strained legacy systems are conspiring to raise the risk of an unexpected IT disaster to alarming levels. Standard backup policies and redundant systems are no longer enough. What's needed now is a strategic emphasis on rapid and well-rehearsed recovery.
Market Focus & Position: Rise of the Chief Strategy Officer
High performers know that a robust organization design is a key competitive asset. This begins at the top, with the creation of a senior leadership team that can quickly realize the benefits of strategy. For more and more companies, this team includes a new role—the chief strategy officer—for just such a purpose.
Performance Anatomy: Turning Experience Into Leadership
In their efforts to build a pipeline of capable leaders, organizations commonly overlook a critical consideration—the ability to learn from experience, especially the kind that shapes and refines a leader. Here's how to equip aspiring leaders to mine those experiences—continuously and intensively.
Cover Story: Where Will all the Talent Come From?
In today's multi-polar world, the war for talent has gone global. New technologies are transforming the nature of work, the skills demanded, the manner in which work is sourced globally and the ways in which people collaborate to perform processes and innovate. All these trends are making talent an ever-more critical and complex issue.
Cover Story II: How to Capture the Essence of Innovation
The key to successful innovation is an internal network that actively involves people throughout the organization in the vibrancy of discovery and dialogue, and provides the means to distill the fruits of that dialogue into value-generating ideas.
Telecommunications: Rethinking the Wireless Business Model
New competitors have crossed the boundaries into the incumbent telcos' territory, squeezing traditional business models and leaving little room to maneuver. Thinking from a customer-centric perspective increasingly is the key to high performance in the wireless industry.