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

Retirement age is often a matter of debate, and the C Suite is not averse to this discussion either. Over several discussions with different CEOs, some patterns have emerged which are the perfect steps to phase the retirement period. The first thing they all need to follow is to finish strong to retire on a high. This is particularly true for CEOs as they’re likely to have worked with a lot of pride, so need to feel the same, while quitting. A year before the retirement date set, the CEO must undertake specific management training, by consulting a therapist of career coach. If married, one must also discuss the matter with the spouse. One must also engage in goodbyes the right way, to be able to make a clean break. Before making any final commitments, one needs to take six to twelve months, to think over this matter. But once the decision is made, the CEO needs to move on. There are several good options for retiring CEOs. Serving on corporate boards is one very popular option, as is to get in to teaching. Some, even write books. Others lead non-profit organizations. One can even create a foundation. Some could serve in the government, or join some private equity firm.


Uploaded Date:2 November 2019

Cyber threats are now one of the biggest impediments to success of businesses. The supply chain industry is no different. Some steps have been identified by the experts, that can help prevent such surprise supply chain attacks. One of them is to get a thorough understanding of the supplier network. Business intelligence needs to be collected on the risks that are inherent while working with suppliers and third- party partners. The supply chain must also be included while framing any remediation or response plans. Overall, the company must work towards increasing its visibility of the supply chain, developing a relationship with suppliers based around trust, and to work towards a plan that will mitigate such risks.


Uploaded Date:28 October 2019

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