KPMG 1.  Global expansion: ride the wave

article imageThe challenges of taking your business into new international territories are complex, but very exciting and getting this right can lead to sustained and robust growth. Get the inside track from Kevin Smith, Partner at KPMG.

Unisys 4.  Future of Workplaces and the Role of Digital

article image"The future; something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is – C.S.Lewis"...While C.S. Lewis may have been right about everyone reaching the future, when it comes to organisations and workplaces, transformation is happening exponentially, be it of visions, processes, practices, technology or culture.

7.  The table of contents: RIP?

It’s easy to see why creators of thought leadership might not be fans of tables of contents: They invest thousands of hours creating hundreds of perfect pages, only to see their work summarised in 10 simplistic headings that give the reader a licence to jump straight to number seven.Or, simply, to decide that there’s nothing worth reading at all.Tsk.

Gartner 11.  Future of work

article imageThe “Future of Work” was a hot topic at our Digital Workplace Summit last week in sunny Orlando. Craig Roth of Gartner spoke during the conference on “The Workplace of the Future” and Jeff Mann closed out the conference with it for Thursday’s keynote...

Strategy& 12.  What happens after a legendary CEO departs?

article imageFor 19 years, Strategy& has been analysing CEO succession at the world’s 2,500 largest public companies. In this year’s report, we look into what happens at companies experiencing transitions from long-serving CEOs.

13.  Afiniti - Change Leadership Series #2: Showing up as a Change Leader

In the first blog in this series, fellow Afiniti partner, Lynn White, talked about the challenges of being a change leader and how to prepare for those challenges before being able to help others.In working with leaders of change in a range of sectors and change contexts, I have seen all manner of styles in action.Here I reflect on what I think makes an effective change leader and the difference that effective change leadership can make to business.

ThoughtWorks 14.  Change management in the agile world - Getting ready for War

article image“What do you mean there’s no big bang release date? How will we know what to build if we don’t know what the thing will do far in advance? How can we train people to use something if we don’t have all the user requirements and specs up front?” Such questions ring through the hallways of companies making the transition from a waterfall to an agile way of designing and delivering software.

Deloitte 16.  Pivoting to digital maturity

article imageWhy do digital transformation efforts sometimes fail to deliver? Applying seven “digital pivots” across the enterprise can help organisations reap the benefits of increasing digital maturity.

Strategy& 17.  What happens after a legendary CEO departs?

article imageFor 19 years, Strategy& has been analyzing CEO succession at the world’s 2,500 largest public companies. In this year’s report, we look into what happens at companies experiencing transitions from long-serving CEOs.

The Management Centre 19.  I’m Ok, You’re Ok – Assertiveness at work explained

article imageBeing assertive at work can be really hard, and this is something many people struggle with. Our insecurities, perceived weaknesses, motivations and goals can all stop us from being assertive when we need to be. In this article, Charlotte Scott explains why we need assertiveness, what it actually is, and how to be assertive.