Executives and professionals have long prided themselves on implementing projects that look probable. However, to progress to the next level, it is only natural that they attempt beyond the probable, to the possible. A lot of unexpected difficulties are sure to arise at such situations. Habits of the human mind will also be tested. Data warehousing here becomes doubly important, as analysts can now take up more informed decisions on what to attempt. Different questions need to be posed then. Another way to plan for this is by considering multiple perspectives. Individual systems need be studied. Opposing ideas may be held without reconciling on any. This will also have several implications for the top leadership level.


Uploaded Date:21 February 2020

To be successful at business in the ongoing century, one needs to constantly generate new ideas. But generating them alone may not prove to be fruitful, if the idea does not catch fire, and one cannot persuade others to buy in. Relevant others here includes investors, buyers and sellers. There are economists who go to the extent of saying that up to a fourth of the USA’s entire economy, is generated thanks to the profusion in new ideas. Entrepreneurs of startups, candidates during talent recruitment, politicians before elections, business leaders and sales people with customers all require that bit of nudge. One aspect noticed is that the art of persuasion has undergone little change since the times of ancient history. The first requirement, as the Ancient Greek used to call it is still Ethos or Character. The next is Logos that stands for Reason. Then there is Pathos which translates to Emotion. The last two are still Metaphor and Brevity. Even Aristotle believed that the art of persuasion could be learnt, so there is all the reason for present day organization to arrange for management training sessions for their employees in this.


Uploaded Date:29 January 2020

Meetings are a common occurrence at most offices, but they are infamous for the lack of genuine conversation that takes place, at many. One way in which these meetings could be far more fruitful, is by ensuring that they remain a safe space, where honest conversations could take place. The policy on permission- taking for instance must be decided in advance, ideally to be more fluid. This will allow the participants to freely pose questions to anyone in it. Another area where attention ought to be paid is safety. Not just during the meeting, but this kind of safety needs to be ensured even after the discussions are done. Leaders adept at talent management will curate a condition where both the safety and permissions are taken care off for meetings to be more fruitful.


Uploaded Date:21 December 2019

The best business books of the year 2019 have now been identified by a select group of experts. The first such list has been presented for the areas of corporate strategy. One book that makes this list is Creative Construction: The DNA of Sustained Innovation, written by Gary Pisano. Another is Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business before they Happen. This one has been penned in by Rita McGrath, who speaks about how business trends do not emerge overnight, but can be traced to earlier developments. Th surge in the sales of hearing aids, or the preeminence of digital marketing are two such examples. The third one is Connected Strategy: Building continuous Customer Relationships for Competitive Advantage. This one has been co- authored by Christian Terwiesch and Nicolaj Siggelkow. All three of these books bring distinct and unique ways to strategize in business.


Uploaded Date: 14th December 2019

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