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CEO Insight Papers
Nathalie Schneider, CEO, France based, iCEO #71718
"Insanity Is Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Results" (Einstein quote). So once you find out what needs to be changed, you need to be radical and drive their implementation, says Nathalie Schneider, our Top Executive of the week. Here you can read her motivating turnaround story. Read more...
MULTICULTURAL AND INTERNATIONAL CHARACTER, AND PRACTICES USED TO FOSTER EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY
Pascale Etemad, CEO, France based, iCEO #69327
International Organizations have laid down principles, promoted programs and taken an increasing number of initiatives to foster respect for cultural diversity1 and equal opportunities2. Thereby, utmost importance is attached to the development of intercultural skills and the promotion of intercultural dialogue. Read more...
Nathalie Schneider, CEO, France based, iCEO #71718
I have always tried to lead by example. When I took this turnaround challenge, I was the first women to do so and my sales force and customers were mostly men. I gained respect step by step from all. Then I tried to balance the team with more women as I believe the balance creates a good mix and is part of diversity. Let’s look at the turnaround project. Read more...
HR Insight Papers
Avigdor Luttinger , VPHR, Switzerland based, iCEO #26299
Taking risks is inherent in top management roles, but some often suppressed aspects are isolation and doubt. With the increase of economic and political uncertainly and complexity, top managers need to be able to ponder alternatives and decisions with stakeless peers – something that they cannot find in their Boards or management groups. Read more...
Josef David , VPHR, Austria based, iCEO #50539
According to a landmark Mc Kinsey study in 1997, 6.000 manager and executives stated that the most important corporate resource over the next twenty years will be talent. Smart, sophisticated business people who are technologically literate, globally astute and operational agile. In 2000 they updated the study and found, despite the economic slowdown and the end of the dot.com boom, the war for talent was intensifying dramatically. McKinsey found that attracting and retaining talent was not just a valid desire – it was a business imperative. Read more...
Chris Chambers , VPHR, Canada based, iCEO #35976
There’s no doubt that the well-established race for talent will continue to intensify. Shifting demographics are significantly impacting the composition of the talent pool, to the harsh extent that some companies are even leaving positions unfilled because they cannot locate the “perfect fit” candidates. Yet, in this global economy where the most critical competitive differentiators are derived from a higher performing workforce, this approach simply isn’t viable. Plus, when the mandate from the board clearly states that ‘our people are our greatest asset,’ HR professionals need to support the organization with a firm strategy that addresses hiring challenges. Simply put, to sustain and drive a market leader position, hiring the ‘A’ team is a necessity, not an option... Read more...
Sales & Marketing Insight Papers
Shantanu Sen Sharma , VPSM, India based, iCEO #65923
According to Shantanu Sen Sharma, the role of non-sales - Project Managers, Delivery Managers, Production and Quality folks, Domain and Functional experts, increases exponentially. New sales models like "Challenger Selling" etc. (see also 'Selling through Insight' by Nitin Kumar) are making this need felt even more - the ability to PREDICT the customer’s pain as opposed to JUST UNDERSTANDING it. Read more...
André Van Regenmortel , VPSM, Canada based, iCEO #61547
In his last expert file, André van Regenmortel gave a very useful overview why you should enter emerging markets now, where you should do so, and how you should do it. Now he goes one step further and explores the challenges of emerging, and thus very special and difficult markets. Read in this excellent paper, what pitfalls you may expect and how you can avoid them. Read more...
Ray Coyte , VPSM, UK based, iCEO #50408
Time and sales – Do you have too much or too little? Most people think their own sales teams are not “World Class” and that they lack efficiency and effectiveness. Possibly you feel the same. Do you think that your sales could be better? Do you wonder why deals are just not happening? The good news is that you are not alone; almost all companies think the same, including your competition. Not many people however know what is causing the problem or even how to fix it... Read more...