Why is execution so difficult and strategy so easy?

Why is execution so difficult and strategy formulating so easy? This is one of those perennial management and leadership questions. A question that legendary managers like Jack Welch emphasizes and thought leaders like Ram Charan have been writing about. Somehow execution is equated with "tactics" and numerous budding managers and leaders are constantly told aboutContinue reading “Why is execution so difficult and strategy so easy?”

WEF Davos : Capitalism and Democracy try to find balance through CSR

The World Economic Forum (WEF) at Davos has in past years been among the most powerful B2B, B2G and G2G networking meets in the world. More effective than the United Nations, according to some. This year there seems to be a marked and discernible change in this gathering's tone and tenor. Leaders of both GovernmentsContinue reading “WEF Davos : Capitalism and Democracy try to find balance through CSR”

Dow over 12,000: Globalization can work on the governance side as six Central Banks Co-ordinate.

That the Dow closed over 12,000 today is great news.The European debt crisis had cast a pall of gloom across stock markets worldwide  and in the US things looked bleak till the news that six Central Banks of the world had come together to enhance financial liquidity in their respective markets. If  the "Occupy Movement"Continue reading “Dow over 12,000: Globalization can work on the governance side as six Central Banks Co-ordinate.”

Slow recovery or fast recovery? depends on tapping into global innovation

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Climate Change and US jobs- some CEO green options

var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www."); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); try { var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-857684-6"); pageTracker._trackPageview(); } catch(err) {} The Climate change meeting  of the United Nations at Copenhagen is considered really important by most of the world.  Americans  too have moved up in their climate concernsContinue reading “Climate Change and US jobs- some CEO green options”

Where are the jobs? Some tips and cheer for tough times

Some years ago, we had a recruitment consultant speaker at one of the associations I am involved with. A participant asked the question: What should someone who is 60+ and looking for work- do? The speaker was a seasoned older professional from New York and not used to mincing his words …. ” This did not happen to you suddenly” was his answer, which I thought was rather cruel at the time.But today when I think about it, we tend to neglect our own professional development , even when everything is going rather well.

Global B2B implications of Obama Nobel Prize, Free Global Telephony and Twitter

var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www."); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); try { var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-857684-6"); pageTracker._trackPageview(); } catch(err) {} No sooner I found out that President Obama had won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize , I called my old friend from Vadodara,India – the longtime hometown andContinue reading “Global B2B implications of Obama Nobel Prize, Free Global Telephony and Twitter”

Resurgence of innovation at Pittsburgh and the G-20 Summit

var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www."); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); try { var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-857684-6"); pageTracker._trackPageview(); } catch(err) {} Driving around the former steel towns can be daunting with rusty steel towers and Pittsburgh is one such former steel town. But when you hear Pittsburgh leaders talk,Continue reading “Resurgence of innovation at Pittsburgh and the G-20 Summit”

Strategies in the Age of Turbulence- Dealing with Risk and Uncertainty.

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The G-20 meeting and global supply chains

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