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The Entrepreneurial Leader Conundrum

https://www.smartbrief.com/original/2020/06/why-entrepreneurs-become-bad-managers-and-how-be-better-one In the attached article, Rizwan Virk writes about a classic conundrum all entrepreneurs must deal with as their company grows; how to convert from a "doer" to a "leader." Virk talks about how entrepreneurs can quickly fall into bad management behavior by getting trapped in one of two scenarios: MicromanagementAbsentee Management Obviously these are …

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Leadership Agility & Empathy

https://www.bcg.com/en-us/publications/2020/leadership-post-covid-19.aspx Boston Consulting Group (BCG) recently published an article describing the characteristics and behaviors necessary for leaders in the post-pandemic world. "Leadership in the New Now" rightly looks at how leaders will be successful as economies begin to re-emerge, but uncertainty still remains. More than ever, agility and empathy are going to be paramount for …

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Book Review: The Hundred-Year Marathon

As a student of history and World War II (WWII) enthusiast, I have spent two decades traveling all across European WWII sites, and have also spent time in countries that toiled for 50 years behind the Iron Curtain of the former Soviet Union.  In fact, last year I spent the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in …

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Diversification in the Supply Chain

As investors, we are taught early on that a diversified portfolio is a smart, lower-risk approach to managing finances, whether it be our personal investments or those of an organization. As Steven Banker appropriately asks in his article, https://logisticsviewpoints.com/2020/04/27/if-multi-sourcing-is-a-best-practice-why-are-so-few-companies-doing-it/, why aren't more companies using diversification, or multi-sourcing, as a means to ensure supply continuity & …

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Create the Foundation for Content Marketing

https://www.socialmediatoday.com/news/5-content-marketing-trends-to-help-you-through-the-coronavirus-chaos-infog/574620/ Grazitti Interactive shared their top content marketing trends for 2020, and the big five are: Video contentInteractive contentHyper-dynamic contentSEO-centric contentVoice search tailored content Now, before you run out and ask are you doing these and how well are they working, take a breath. Remember, you can have the most outstanding content or digital graphics …

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The Health & Wellness Transformation of CVS

https://retailleader.com/cvs-healthhubs-are-healing-non-rx-sales?oly_enc_id=5012I1567089B5Y If you have not been to a CVS lately, you might be in for quite a surprise. Under CEO Larry Merlo, CVS is on a transformational journey from competing in the "red ocean" of all things retail convenience to becoming a destination for wellness and healthcare by focusing on the 80% of services a …

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The recovery at Kraft Heinz starts with the fundamentals

https://www.forbes.com/sites/paultalbot/2020/02/04/fresh-leadership-and-fresh-brand-focus-at-kraft-heinz/#515bcaf86ada Since April 1, 2017, Kraft Heinz Company (KHC) stock has plummeted from $90/share to $30/share. When a stock loses almost 70% of its value, the problems run deep and changes are desperately needed. But change without a vision and strategy becomes busy energy without focusing and harnessing the company's resources to begin the turnaround. …

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