Archive for category: Corporate Governance

Virtual, time effective, engaging & global approaches needed for talent development

“We are concerned when we see that many executives around the world don’t have confidence in their organisation’s skills to achieve strategic goals and that most of them are not planning to address it. Doing business today is fundamentally different from just a year ago, and you have to have […]

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Global and Local Agility without Hubris

Global and Local Agility without Hubris

In the last week I have been provoked to think about two dimensions of enterprise performance: Encouraging enterprise ambition while limiting the risks from Hubris amongst the leaders The balance between acting globally and being locally agile The Economist Article “Davos Man and his defects” comments on the spread of […]

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How do your Corporate Values and your People influence your Strategic Direction?

How do your Corporate Values and your People influence your Strategic Direction?

  How much consideration do you give to corporate values as a leadership team? Develops its ambition for your Enterprise?  Sets corporate direction and incentivises the performance necessary?        The recent Employee Outlook report produced by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggests that 40% of employees […]

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Compensation for Executive Superstarts

Compensation for Executive Superstarts

Do you use: Benchmark compensation data to set senior executive compensation?  Consider the enterprise’s performance and shareholder return relative to comparable companies? Data on your Senior Executive’s compensation in past years and compensation data across the enterprise? Recently published research by by Charles M. Elson and Craig K. Ferrere of […]

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Big Data – Less Strategic Thinking? Improved Management 2.0?

Big Data – Less Strategic Thinking? Improved Management 2.0?

        The continuing debates around “Big Data” have included arguments that with enough data and enough computer power patterns and trends will be surfaced automatically in future.  Is this going to result is less real thinking going into enterprise strategy? Some observers (for example Howard Rohm) have noted […]

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Big Data and Corporate Governance

Big Data and Corporate Governance

To quote Silberzahn and Jones “Despite formidable developments in business strategy over the last fifty years, organizations keep being disrupted by events they should have seen coming, but didn’t, or by events they saw coming but were unable to avoid or take advantage of.” We may in a future Blog pick up […]

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Setting Strategic Direction

Setting Strategic Direction

  How is Strategic Direction set in your organisation? The short time horizons in some enterprises – not least where tenure in the C suite is short and the primary focus is on meeting analyst’s expectations for the quarter – reduces the attraction of classical strategic planning. Nevertheless I believe […]

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Risk Management – The Personal Dimension

Risk Management – The Personal Dimension

As we recruit and develop our people do we place enough emphasis on having people who have the values our enterprise need to flourish and reward our stakeholders this year, next year and into the future? Moreover. Do we provide them with the incentives that will promote alignment of their […]

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Modern software applications – benefits & risks

Modern software applications – benefits & risks

  A day last week looking at IBM’s websphere brought home to me how advances in software have really brought value to enterprises in three particular respects: Functional business users  (in Marketing for example) can now make changes to complex systems themselves using very friendly user interfaces – no knowledge […]

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Incentivising better Corporate Governance

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September 17, 2012

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Incentivising better Corporate Governance

  Two Monday Questions … When companies strive to improve and indeed in some cases transition from being good to being great do they give Corporate Governance sufficient focus?   How can we equip Directors better so that there are few occasions for shareholders to ask “how could you let […]

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