To lead u have to be multidimensional
In the fast changing world everyday a new crisis and new complexity arises. Leaders need to stay objectively alert in order to make strategic decisions with reference to circumstances and variables. Leaders’ objective changes according to the situation, like if oil spills in the ocean, what are the factors that one needs to take care of ?
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Rise of collaborative leaders
It seems that lone leadership has served corporate culture very well since the start of the Industrial era. But from the past few decades, with the growth of globalization, the internet has increased the complexity of the work. Newer approaches to leadership have started to take form. We are no longer manufacturing gadgets for single use nor are we afraid to speak in the boardroom. We are thinking multi-dimensionally and lending our talents where it is required. This new way of working requires a new form of leadership. Leadership expert Bryan Gross shifted his focus from great leader to great team, because the most difficult problem requires collective brainstorming. Collaborative leadership can sometimes become a complicated issue still we Know that it’s worthy of our time and make our decision making power more efficient.
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Why succession management is important?
Succession management is always a sensitive matter. After all, the future of your company built over several generations is at stake. The aim of effective succession is to meet several expectations as well as to reconcile the conflicting goals that may arise. That’s why today’s corporations are more active about leadership succession. After the success of Andreas Gerber at SME business Switzerland, boards started taking names from outside organizations for candidature of CEO. However some argued that internal candidates are a better option.
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Company room :
Melinda and Gates planned to launch its own specialised ‘Chinese Silk’ to enter the apparel industry. It has once again heated the environment of the company as people are divided over the opinion. Some want to invest in a patented technology so that fresh and new business opportunities open up. While other wants to invest in an existing market. CEO Taylor and VP of R&D Stelena are already divided over the issue of launching. If the company invests in existing technology patents will get expensive to defend and soon our company too would be in a price war with copycats. Stelena mentioned it would be tough to manage in a market where we don’t have a partner. But it is a battle one should fight. And this fight would not get restricted to the company’s walls but in new markets too, where our competitors are present and are well aware of our weaknesses. They might defeat us but what will be the cost of it? If we work efficiently and timely we can make more out of our investment. Taylor paused and stood, to leave the meeting room while confronting the fact that we can’t throw our stakeholder’s money in a flowing river just to try something new. Taylor wants Stelena to give him a more detailed report of why she thinks other ways are more opportunistic? Stelena’s character is unbiased and more deep seated.
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Symbiotic relationship between value chain and job option
There exists a complementary relationship between creating value and providing jobs. Company generates value when it uses its resources to offer something valuable to its customers. When business expands, work load increases which provides opportunity to skilled and semiskilled workers.
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Employers look for candidates who are a good match for the job and if your qualifications show you are overqualified you may not be considered for the role. This will be a more frequent occurring post Covid-19 era which has witnessed millions of job losses due to uncontrollable reasons of the socio economic calamities across economies. But research say’s don’t just reject them, instead analyse it more carefully.
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New Jersey’s chocolate company Mars flourishes the best cocoa beans of the world. It charges 25% more for its best ingredients bought from Zurich and Switzerland. Now the company is trying to make its own chocolate brand. But so far they are unsuccessful. Pralines from Belgium and Artisanal chocolate are in the same price range of Mars still people are not ready to buy Mars chocolate. This is because Mars is from New Jersey not from Belgium, Zurich or Switzerland.
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Our everyday lives are filled with social interaction, which involves face to face communication, where one speaks, and other listens. However the important mechanism involved in communication is the neural mechanism, which lets the listener copy the speaker’s mind, which results in good communication.
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Brenda Norris, CEO of Brascan corp, a manufacturing company in Dachigam, gets shocked after reading in the newspaper that her company lost a contract to Royal Dutch shell. Without wasting a minute she called her secretary Pedro Lee (COO) and Cole Fletcher (CFO) quickly. This was not a normal loss and she needs complete detail about the loss. With Norris as CEO, Brascan has achieved great heights in America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Key feature of their success is low cost manufacturing, even if the market is new. Brascan has procured an R & D department and brought new offers to the market. Norris has even ventured into corporate Jet.
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Purpose of managers changes in every era. In the 90’s managers meant who could solve problems and provide solutions. But the question arises: for whom ? what is the purpose? By the end of the 90th century managers’ role had changed, it was now to enhance a company’s shareholder value, accomplish company’s owner goals. Arianna Huffington, Winston Churchil, Martha Stewart are big names in the management field, yet on the monetary basis they are unsatisfactory.
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