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Strategy’s strategists: Putting strategy into strategic planning

Richard Rumelt, a giant in the field of strategic planning, explains why it often isn’t strategic at all. He also sounds off on diversification, how companies can capitalize on a changing business environment, managing for share prices, and the role of the CEO. Click here to read the interview with Richard Rumelt 

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Are Overconfident Executives More Inclined to Commit Fraud?

No one makes it to the top ranks of corporate management without a healthy amount of self-assurance. Confidence underlies decisive, strong leadership, but does overconfidence lead managers to cross the line and commit fraud? New research by Wharton accounting professor Catherine M. Schrand and doctoral student Sarah L. C. Zechman examines patterns in frauds to […]

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There are two types of complexity. Understanding where to intervene is the key to managing them to create value – Cracking the Complexity Code

Most businesspeople focus primarily on institutional complexity and thus fail to see that some forms of complexity, if managed well, can create value and do not have to generate excessive complexity at the individual level. Institutional complexity can enhance organisational resilience and enable companies to take on new strategic opportunities. ‘Cracking the Complexity Code’, an […]

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The Big Chair – search executive roles that are paying over $100,000pa

This is a job board for senior roles paying more than $100,000pa. You can set the salary range you are looking for and search by location or industry . See what senior roles are currently available at www.thebigchair.com.au

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The Income Gap Between Leaders and Led

In 2007 chief executive officers earned on average 180 times more than their subordinates. This is more than double the multiple of fifteen years ago. To be clear, total direct compensation – salary, bonuses, restricted shares, stock options and other annual and long-term incentives – rose only a relatively modest 3.5 % from a year […]

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Negotiating a Salary or Raise in a Tough Economic Climate

In this interview, Mark Gordon, director and cofounder of the Boston-based negotiation consultancy Vantage Partners and senior adviser to the Harvard Negotiation Project, offers practical strategies for negotiating a starting salary or raise. Gordon has suggestions for making these negotiations win-win and for putting the concept of BATNA (best alternative to a negotiated agreement) to […]

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2 weeks ago

Jen Dalitz

What are the lessons you’re teaching your kids? We took the opportunity of a holiday long weekend to visit my mum interstate as the timing of the trip coincided with my son’s favourite AFL team battling it out against my mum’s beloved team. Perhaps only those of you with the love for AFL will appreciate why we’d plan a long distance trip around a game of footy, but suffice to say it was a passion project! With every ounce of anticipation, the game was a tough, tight duel and could easily have gone either way. Yet when the final siren sounded, it wasn’t our team that was smiling. It sure is tough for a 10 year old boy to sit within a crowd 41,000+ people all cheering for the opposite side. It was tough for him to see the exhaustion and disappointment on the faces of the players he adores. And yet, it’s so important for him to learn that his team won’t always win. There’s so many lessons in that, but the one I chose to instil is that you won’t always back the team that wins but you’ll always back the team that you love. That’s why I asked him to wear his team colours home the next day, and show his support even when the chips are down. That’s the kind of commitment I want my son to learn and the kind of team player I want him to be. PS. #gotheGiants @GWSGiants #neversurrender ... See MoreSee Less

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2 months ago

Jen Dalitz

I haven’t been here in a while as the writing has been on hold. But I was reminded today that there are things in our life that light us up. That might take us out of our comfort zone but, once you sit with it, bring you both joy and a sense of “I can do this” achievement. These moments are such a gift. So I’m curious, what’s your special thing that lights you up?

Despite (or in spit of) my professional career, these moments for me normally involve my horses. I’ll never be an equestrian Olympian, but I take great pleasure in all the lessons my horses teach me. They remind me that it’s a team effort, we’re in it together, and that if I’m prepared to give a little bit more, they will too. That’s true whether we’re on the ground taking care of their feet, or grooming, or when I’m atop riding as one. Two hearts one team.
It’s hard to describe the adrenaline and joy they bring to my life. But I’d love to know, what lights you up??
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And so, maybe time does change some things. Or women do.

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– They let me go at 42 because they told me I was too old to represent women's dreams. #kvinnedagen

Watch our talk show interview with Isabella Rossellini here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRa7UptZ3qw
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