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The helix organization

– Separating people-leadership tasks from day-to-day business leadership can help organizations strike a better balance between centralization and decentralization, reduce complexity, and embrace agility.
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When women lead, workplaces should listen

– The most valuable lessons of women’s leadership programs are those that show organizations where to improve.
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Building the tech talent pipeline

– By taking a data-driven approach, regions can pinpoint the strengths and gaps in their pool of tech talent and prioritize investments... to boost competitiveness and collaboration.
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Managing and supporting employees through cultural change in mergers

– Mergers represent an enormous operational and cultural change for employees. Culture is too often neglected. Don’t fall into this... trap.
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The mindsets and practices of excellent CEOs

– The CEO’s job is as difficult as it is important. Here is a guide to how the best CEOs think and act.

Organizational Agility

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Agile Organizations

New ways of working are needed to survive and thrive in a fast-moving, technology-driven world.
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How the British Army’s operations went agile

– Military commanders have had to change the way they operate in the field. Corporate executives should take note.
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Building agile capabilities: The fuel to power your agile ‘body’

– To move your organization from targeted experimentation to driving agility at scale, it’s crucial to focus on agile capability... building.
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Growing your own agility coaches to adopt new ways of working

– Agile coaches play a vital role in enterprise-wide agile transformations. To develop enough coaches, companies should create specialized... training academies.
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The journey to an agile organization

– You know what an agile organization is, and why it’s important. But figuring out how to pull off an agile transformation... is another question.

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Boosting the accessibility of workplace reskilling

– How can we ensure that everyone has the skills needed to thrive in the 21st century? Three experts sketch out a vision.
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Managing and supporting employees through cultural change in mergers

– Mergers represent an enormous operational and cultural change for employees. Culture is too often neglected. Don’t fall into this... trap.
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Redefining the role of the leader in the reskilling era

– To enable continuous learning, leaders will need to think and act differently.
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Brexit: The bigger picture—Rethinking talent for the long term

– Brexit has disrupted both supply of and demand for talent in the United Kingdom. In the context of such a major shift, it is essential... that companies revise their long-term approach to talent.
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The future of work: Rethinking skills to tackle the UK’s looming talent shortage

– Profound structural shifts are under way in the UK workforce. Here’s how companies can prepare to meet the challenge... and nurture the skills and talent that will help them stay competitive.
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Building agility in the British Army’s headquarters

– Three leaders from the British Army lay out what it took to bolster agility and flexibility in its headquarters operations.
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How top companies excel with digital and analytics

– Six key areas to help senior executives manage a tech-enabled transformation.
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The numbers behind successful transformations

– Crunching the numbers on transformations suggests good news for companies that go broad, move fast and renew often, prioritize... health, and keep stretching their aspirations.
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How Prudential Financial is tackling the future of work

– Prudential Financial vice chairman Rob Falzon discusses the criticality of people to digital growth, how Prudential is preparing... its workforce for the future, and partnerships with the education sector.
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Realizing the value of your merger with the right operating model

– Substantial changes to an operating model are often necessary to achieve an organization’s strategic objectives and deliver the... promised value of a merger. Making these changes requires a thoughtful, leader-driven process to navigate the unique constraints and risks of the endeavor.
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Are you a growth leader? The seven beliefs and behaviors that growth leaders share

– A new survey highlights what separates growth leaders from the pack.
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