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 How up to date is your Business Decision Making Process?

In This Issue:
- CEO Expert File: Business Case Mistakes and how to avoid them and then you will be successful
- INSEAD Knowledge Video: Corporate Strategy Decision Making, Demystified
- CEO Expert File: Secrets to Successful Strategy Execution
- CEO Expert File: Are you really ready for Business Intelligence?
- CEO Guide: Executive Recruitment is Broken
- iCEO of the month: Thomas Stephen
- Latest Job Offers

Dear Reader,

Patrick Mataix 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 secure your 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.

Enjoy the reading!

Best wishes

Patrick Mataix
CEO and Founder

Business Case mistakes and how to avoid them and then you will be successful

CEO Worldwide Expert File on our Blog, written by Colin Thompson

Business case analysis has become mandatory for important decision making and planning in government, business, and non-profit organisations everywhere. Nowadays, it's no longer a "finance" people task, as the difference between a strong case and a weak case has very little to do with finance and everything to do with understanding a few simple elements of case design. What about you? Are you familiar with the five most common business case mistakes? Check it out! Read Colin Thompsons Expert File

Colin Thompson is a former successful Managing Director of Transactional/Print Manufacturing Plants, Document Management/Workflow Solutions companies and other organisations, former Group Chairman of the Academy for Chief Executives, Non-Executive Director, Mentor - RFU Leadership Academy, Mentor - Coventry University, Mentor - The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, helping companies raise their 'bottom-line' and 'increase cash flow'. Plus, helping individuals to be successful in business and life in general. Author of several publications, research reports, guides, business and educational models on CD-ROM/Software/PDF and over 1000 articles published on business and educational subjects worldwide. Plus, International Speaker/Visiting University Professor.

To view Colin Thompson's iCEO certified profile, click here.

Corporate Strategy Decision Making, Demystified

INSEAD Video and text from our partner, INSEAD Knowledge

insead For leaders of multi-business firms, the best decisions aren't necessarily those that produce the best immediate outcomes.
For senior leaders of single-business companies, making high-level strategic decisions can be a daunting challenge. The difficulties involved in such decisions only increase with the number of businesses under the company umbrella. With multi-business firms, the problem shifts from achieving competitive advantage within a certain industry or market, to achieving corporate advantage - i.e., managing interactions between businesses in a portfolio so that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
Listen to this highly interesting Interview with Phanish Puranam, a Roland Berger Chair Professor of Strategy & Organisation Design at INSEAD. He is also Academic Director of INSEAD's PhD programme.
To listen to this interesting INSEAD Knowledge Video, click here.

Are you really ready for Business Intelligence?

CEO Worldwide Expert File, written by Joe Orlando

70 The definition of Business Intelligence has changed dramatically, since competitive business recognize the power in knowledge. The definition of "knowledge" though is both subjective and obscure. All too often, a business is unable to succinctly express what information it wants and what it will do with this information. Many earnest efforts are made to develop effective data reporting resources. The most common mistakes are costly, time consuming and wastefull. What about you? Are you ready for Business Intelligence? Read more

Joe Orlando is a Global Technology Executive with strong business and financial acumen, and a strong ability to link marketing strategy and results directly to overall business strategy and company financial goals. He possesses excellent influencing skills and is able to drive consensus as well as to recognize and articulate a future direction. He has a strong track record of new product development and a demonstrated ability to forge strategic alliances with key partners.

To view Joe Orlando's iCEO certified profile, click here

Secrets to Successful Strategy Execution

CEO Worldwide Expert File written by Jorge Zazueta

Execution has enjoyed an impressive reputation in the last few years under the banner that any strategy is worthless if not executed. While this assertion is tautologically undeniable, it is also true that executing a flawed strategy can have unappealing consequences. New Coke or the Betamax video format come to mind. But ... how can you detect a flawed strategy? Read more

Jorge Zazueta helps leaders to solve business problems and to achieve sustained performance improvement. He does so by partnering with the business and embracing its goals as his own. Before founding Zazueta & Company, he spent two years as a Principal in CSC's Strategic Services Group and five years with IBM Global Business Services with their Strategy and Transformation Group; seven years with Cummins, Inc. in Columbus, Indiana. He is well trained in business process improvement methodologies, including Six Sigma.
To view Gorge Zazueta's iCEO certified profile, click here.

Executive Recruitment is Broken

New CEO Worldwide guide: Executive Recruitment is Broken

What's your experience of international executive recruitment? If you are recruiting across borders, and like many others have found it to be a frustrating, inflexible and expensive process, perhaps it's time for a change...

In our new guide we reveal the practices hirers should demand in 2017, including better use of technology to accelerate the interview process, fixed-fee pricing on placement only, and greater flexibility around interim and permanent hiring options.
In 'Executive Recruitment is Broken' we dispel the myths that have surrounded the industry for many years and offer practical advice and tips to help you find the right executive on your terms.
You can download it here.

With our Management on Demand methodology there are no upfront charges and we guarantee a shortlist of certified candidates within 10-days. There's really nothing to lose - so why not take a closer look? See for yourself, how you can save cost, time and nerves when recruiting your next executive talent.

iCEO Video of the Month

Thomas Stephen shares how he lead the internal restructure of operations and platform to enable a company to become the global leader in its sector and reach new markets through improved product quality and strategic marketing.
To view Thomas Stephen's Video, click here.

To view Thomas Stephen's iCEO certified profile, click here.

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