Competitive advantage

Here's how some of the world's top athletes gain their competitive advantage.
"To support and decide that Robust Design should be mandatory in Novo Nordisk Device R&D required an intense dialogue and
Resources may be: physical (infrastructure, location, vehicles, buildings, equipment), intellectual/technological (patents
Leaders within the retail industry desperately want to learn the secret to Amazon's success, but all too often they repeat
Employee engagement has become a hot management topic. Engaged employees, who willingly perform beyond what is set out in their job description, are perceived as the new source of competitive advantage.
Collaborative intelligence -- the collective determination to reach an identical objective by sharing knowledge and learning while building consensus -- is becoming increasingly essential to organizational success.
Here is an example of a typical call that I receive from our clients at SHAMBAUGH: An organization is undergoing significant change. To keep pace with the evolving marketplace, customer demands, and industry trends, they need to reexamine their existing culture and leadership models to successfully adapt.
Over the past several years, many studies have shown the advantages of teams which are diverse in terms of skills, age, culture, personality and, most especially, gender. Diverse teams, when well led, are more innovative and creative.
Where do you start? Ask "Who can I talk to today that can expand my ideas beyond my wildest imagination?" Then connect with
If digital disruption hasn't happened to your industry yet, you're not at all immune. People out there are literally reinventing the wheel every day, as well as many new wheels that were impossible just a few years ago, and they'll do it in your field sooner or later; this is a Future Fact.
Any brand that finds itself at a competitive disadvantage can leapfrog its peers. But if you are the competitor in a distant also-ran position, you're going to have to think and lead very differently. No matter your brand's size, industry, or longevity, this process works!
Your company might be growing, but are you ignoring critical shortcomings in client relations or missing out on opportunities for greater growth, efficiency or collaboration? As business leaders in 2015, we need to avoid this blind spot to stay ahead of the curve.
For all the research on the state entrepreneurship in Africa, and there have been many high quality studies like the collaborative project between Omidyar Network and Monitor Group, there is a common narrative that risk-culture is alive and well.
Focus has two sides -- what you're going to focus on and what you are not going to focus on. People generally do a better job of picking what to do than they do in picking what not to do.
I'm very excited to share this week's episode of The Future of Work podcast. I interview Rita McGrath, Professor at Columbia Business School, author, speaker and consultant.
For the export to be successful we should obtain a realistic response to the questions that will help us to assess the real situation of the company and whether if the company has a real export potential and capacity.
Research on employee engagement and productivity continues to return to the basic health of each employee as an indicator for how engaged they could be on the job. In this part we are going to take it a step further and look at how to find and hire the right people, and how to help them succeed.
No matter how good your product is, you still need a stellar team to design it, build it, improve it, sell it and service it. No matter how solid your business model, you need great people to back it up and deliver on your company's promise to your stakeholders.
As a self-proclaimed high heel lover and wearer, I keep an extra pair of sneakers in my office so I am always ready for a