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How up to date is your Business Decision Making Process?

It’s one of the most stresssfull factors in Business: To make a decision that will impact your business and the people that work in it. So, how can you Business Decision Making Process?
In this issue we look at this question very closely:
Our iCEO Colin Thompson investigates the most common mistakes when setting up a Business Case Analysis. Then Phanish Puranam, a Roland Berger Chair Professor of Strategy & Organisation Design at INSEAD demystifies Corporate Strategy Decision Making in the INSEAD Knowledge Video “Corporate Strategy Decision Making, Demystified”. Followed by iCEO Joe Orlando’s Expert File, which investigates the flaws of Business Intelligence and how you can avoid them.
A related topic brings you the Expert File of iCEO Jorge Zazueta: Once you have come to a decision – how can you ensure its successful execution?
Finally our iCEO Thomas Stephen explains in the Executive Video of the month, how he lead the internal restructure of operations to enable a company to become the global leader in its sector.

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The Challenges of Measuring Innovation

The age of IT is in many ways an age of innovation. Our ever burgeoning, discerning, global consumer base recognises and rewards newness in product and process. Such prospective demands R&D efforts across the world. But how is innovation measured?

The value of a new product or process depends on its market reception. Correctly gauged, this can translate into billions of rupees for an organisation. But an incorrect measure of innovation can spell its doom. After all, any R&D process calls for major budgetary outlays. In fact, R&D budgets often appear over-the-top, but cutting these may imply that a company is left with fewer products in the pipeline – a far from healthy situation, especially if the company’s bottomline is driven by innovation.

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Executive Job Offer: CEO / E-commerce-Internet-Telecommunications-Digital Contents Management/ Poland

Assignment:

The Company is looking for a CEO (or an interim CEO as an option) to lead the development of the Company’s strategy

Objectives:

• To lead and oversee the implementation of the Company’s long and short term plans in accordance with its strategy (expand local market presence, company growth in terms of subscribers and employees and international expansion as longer-term goal);
• To ensure the Company is appropriately organized and staffed to achieve the approved strategy;
• To ensure that expenditures of the Company are within the authorized annual budget of the Company;
• To assess the principal risks of the Company and to ensure that these risks are being monitored and managed;
• To ensure effective internal controls and management information systems are in place;
• To communicate effectively with Strategic Board, employees, customers, and partners
• To keep abreast of all activities of the Company and all external factors affecting the Company and to ensure that processes and systems are in place to ensure that the Board is adequately informed to form appropriate judgments;
• Overseeing all operations and business activities to ensure they produce the desired results and are consistent with the overall strategy and mission
• Maintain a deep knowledge of the markets and industry of the company
Duration: Permanent position
Start: Q2 2017
Main business activity: The Company is a provider of TV services through the internet fiber optics networks.

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Executive Job Offer: General Manager / B2B Industrial equipment manufacturing / France

Assignment: General Manager to oversee the two French subsidiaries & factories (total consolidated turnover of +20M€ and +100 people) of an international group headquartered in the UK.
Objectives: In addition to be responsible for the overall success and growth of the business in France, the General Manager will have to:
– Optimize the production lines
– Review the mix products strategy (internal production versus third parties procurement)
– Implement a collaborative management style
– Implement an effective digital marketing strategy
Duration: Permanent position
Start: Q2 2017
Main business activity: The company manufactures products to ensure the safe handling and storage of liquids.

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39 confessions of a French turnaround executive

This e-book, written by Erik Van Rompay, tells you about the life of a turnaround guru and about hidden behaviours of executives when they are called in to rescue a company. Our turnaround executive presents 120 real-life situations he has experienced during 4 of his most recent rescue assignments as interim executive, with many examples of good and bad practice and some unusual strategies applied.

Introduction

More and more groups struggle to maintain profitability, to maintain their market presence or expand by integrating new activities. These strategic expansion plans or recent acquisitions did not deliver the expected results and increased the fragility of the company.

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Family Business in Latin America: Establishing a Protocol for Succession

Of the world’s 500 largest family businesses, 32 (7,6%) are located in Latin America according to the 2016 Global Family Business Index.

Over 70% of these businesses are publicly listed companies with average 78 years old.

On the other hand, Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LACAR) are home to upwards 57 million small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with fewer than 100 employees.  These companies account for over half of the region´s net job creation.

Nevertheless, SME´s in LACAR are far less competitive than their counterparts in wealthier countries and have enormous untapped potential.

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International Top Executive Video: Russell – CEO – USA

Russel achieved ZERO to $128 million in sales within six years. He started, ran, and owned 100% of this company and started seven other successful multi-million dollar companies as well. He claims, the secret to building great companies lies within the CEO’s leadership and being expert in sales and marketing. In his video, he shares the key factors of his outstanding entrepreneurial success in just 90 seconds.

Check out Russel’s full short bio at  http://www.ceo-worldwide.com/?rub=partners_club&iman=68502

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Transformational leadership: a challenging restructuring story

Written by Asha Sampath

As a CEO of a wholly owned Indian subsidiary having 2 Opcos in India, I spearheaded the Company towards

–  Consistent top line growth YOY

–  Increased customer base 10x

–  New product applications for the first time globally

–  Multiple due diligence projects

–  Effective leadership to combat restructuring challenges

–  Implementation of 3 greenfield projects(Organic) – 2 In India and 1 in Indonesia (End to end ownership – land identification and soil testing to plant commissioning)

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Why aren’t you using video interviews for executive recruitment?

Executive recruitment is an odd business. The industry serves some of the most exciting, innovative and technologically advanced companies in the world. And yet headhunters stubbornly refuse to adopt widely available technology that could significantly enhance their service.

There are numerous areas executive recruiters can improve upon, but none have quite the same potential to revolutionize the market as video conferencing.

The best businesses start with the client. How can they make their lives easier? How can they make a service quicker and more flexible? How do they make it more cost-effective?

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International Top Executive Video: Euro – CFO – Switzerland

Group CFO with large responsabilities including IT & legal in multinational with broad international footprint with revenues over 1,2 billion euro of which 90% abroad the domestic market.

Check out the full Short Bio of Euro at http://www.ceo-worldwide.com/?rub=partners_club&iman=65718

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