PA Consulting Group 1.  Embrace the benefits of servitization

article image70% of manufacturing companies that were on the Fortune 1000 list ten years ago have vanished. Survivors include IBM, Boeing, General Motors, John Deere, Rolls Royce, and Philips – they are market leaders because they continuously renew offerings, recharge capabilities and redesign their organisations.

PA Consulting Group 5.  Agile – a chemical romance?

article imageThink about how you feel when you tick something off your to-do list or – if you work in an Agile environment – when you move a task post-it to ‘done’? You feel good right? This natural ‘high’ is due to a hit of dopamine: a chemical reward from your brain designed to keep you focused on the end goal. A recent report stated that higher productivity and team morale are in the top five benefits of Agile ways of working

7.  Decide when to get to the point and when to expand your presentation

In the main, presentations benefit from brevity and clarity.When time is limited you need to decide what’s essential for your clients or colleagues to know.Too much information may confuse them about what’s most important.Sometimes, however, you’ll find that your audience wants to know more about something you’ve said and you need to expand the point.

Capgemini Consulting 9.  Big data and customer relationships: lots of data, not enough analysis

article imageThe vast array of channels that companies manage, which involves interactions with customers, generates an abundance of data. When you combine the less-structured data generated from digital channels, such as e-mail, chat, and social media, with more traditional data related to sales or customer profiles, there is an enormous opportunity to enrich the customer experience. So why are only a small number of companies leveraging this data to enhance their customer’s journey?

Hudson 13.  Growth mindset? Which growth mindset?

article imageMindset isn’t just mindset; Potential isn’t just potential.There is a link between mindset and potential. They both relate to realising an individual's future capabilities that currently are not evident.

PA Consulting Group 14.  HeForShe – what women want, and what men can do

article imageAccording to a World Economic Forum report, just 20% of the global workforce delivering professional services to government is female. And the brilliant HeForShe Whitehall event we recently co-hosted, has made me think properly about what my role is in changing (and not perpetuating) that.

PwC 15.  Megatrends

article imageThe five global shifts reshaping the world we live in. What are the implications for organisations, industries and wider society, right now and in the future? How can we shape and respond to them?

17.  The End of Jobs and The Future of Work

It seems that whatever the country, whatever the economic context, the critical question is becoming ever more pertinent; what is the future of work in an era of exponential technology development?

19.  4 strategies for strengthening your Brand Equity

How much is your brand worth? Donald Trump values his personal brand at more than $3billion, while being knee-deep in international intrigue and political controversy aren’t problems most business leaders have to deal with, the fragility of brand equity is something that all entrepreneurs need to be aware of.

Deloitte 20.  Five reasons why innovation is fundamental

article imageEndless potential for creativity and innovation, our recent Deloitte Hackathon brought together a hub of inspiration and activity through colleague collaboration and teamwork. With a focus on providing colleagues with a space to transform business ideas to opportunities, key areas of the Hackathon focused on Cognitive/Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data, Wellness, Social Impact and an Open Category for all other ideas.