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Strategic moves of CEOs

GSK recently appointed Emma Walmsley, a 47-year old mother, as CEO. The debate rumbles about whether the company was pressured to choose a woman to fit some quota. Perhaps the real question is how can she boost her, and GSK’s, odds of success? Despite her internal promotion, she will need to take an outsider’s mindset, […]

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Questions and quiet lead to breakthrough thinking

When making decisions, we often revert back to what we know. Given the need to adapt to change, those old answers may not be the best. We can help ourselves by asking questions; process questions that enable us to learn and reapply the learning are different from those that seek information only. Quiet time allows […]

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Holacracy – a bold investment?

We need a new operating model, a distributed decision-making structure that adapts to the needs of its stakeholders. Zappos has been experimenting with holacracy, (self-management), as one way to achieve that. Holacracy has its detractors, given the 14 percent turnover at the company; but those who remain are building decision-making skills and are better aligned […]

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