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Monday Morning 8am

Reviving a Troubled Division and a Troubled Career

Reviving a Troubled Division and a Troubled Career Finally, I want to talk about reviving a troubled division and troubled career. I want to celebrate some of our executive coaching clients. I have a

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Reviving a Troubled Division and a Troubled Career Finally, I want to talk about reviving a troubled

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The Single Biggest Strategy Shift for the Next Few Decades

The Single Biggest Strategy Shift for the Next Few Decades This is by far the biggest story of the week, and I’m very surprised that it hasn’t received more attention because it has incredible imp

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The Single Biggest Strategy Shift for the Next Few Decades This is by far the biggest story of the w

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Things Don’t Change Much—or Do They?

Things Don’t Change Much—or Do They? The next big theme I will call, “Things don’t change much—or do they?” Over a period in the last week, BHP, an Anglo-Australian multinational min

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Things Don’t Change Much—or Do They? The next big theme I will call, “Things don’t chang

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Monday Morning 8am

The New Arms Race

The New Arms Race The next big trend we’re reading about is how Korean tech companies like Samsung are working overtime to protect their corporate secrets as Asian rivals try to poach their empl

Monday Morning 8am

The New Arms Race The next big trend we’re reading about is how Korean tech companies like Sam

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Monday Morning 8am

Strategic Flexibility Is a Myth

Strategic Flexibility Is a Myth The first theme is what I call “strategic flexibility is a myth.” In business—and for anything in life—you need to go all in. COVID-19 is obviously a big topic

Monday Morning 8am

Strategic Flexibility Is a Myth The first theme is what I call “strategic flexibility is a myth.

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Monday Morning 8am

Don’t Hold Yourself Back

Don’t Hold Yourself Back My final note is based on many of the discussions I have with clients in our executive coaching programs. We train clients from all over the world. Some have no business

Monday Morning 8am

Don’t Hold Yourself Back My final note is based on many of the discussions I have with clients

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Monday Morning 8am

Are Coal, Oil and Gas Dead?

Are Coal, Oil and Gas Dead? Almost any pundit or forecaster will tell you that oil, coal and gas are dead. But the reality is that they’re probably not dead, and they’re probably far from

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Are Coal, Oil and Gas Dead? Almost any pundit or forecaster will tell you that oil, coal and gas are

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Monday Morning 8am

Defense Is Not a Strategy

Defense Is Not a Strategy The next big story we’re reading about is linked to China. This is themed defense is not a strategy. A recent decision was made by Panasonic to exit certain parts of the re

Monday Morning 8am

Defense Is Not a Strategy The next big story we’re reading about is linked to China. This is theme

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Monday Morning 8am

The Rise of Reddit Traders

The Rise of Reddit Traders The other big topic that everyone’s talking about is the rise of Reddit traders. Through a sequence of collective actions, they forced a number of hedge funds—a larg

Monday Morning 8am

The Rise of Reddit Traders The other big topic that everyone’s talking about is the rise of Re

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Corporate Strategy Is About Trends

Corporate Strategy Is About Trends With the rise of COVID, we’ve seen huge trends take over, galvanize and basically capture the entire world within a short period of time. Corporate strategy is

Monday Morning 8am

Corporate Strategy Is About Trends With the rise of COVID, we’ve seen huge trends take over, g

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Monday Morning 8am

How to Create a Career Strategy for an Executive

How to Create a Career Strategy for an Executive I’m going to leave you with some thoughts on developing a career strategy for an executive. Most of our clients are fairly successful and senior,

Monday Morning 8am

How to Create a Career Strategy for an Executive I’m going to leave you with some thoughts on

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Monday Morning 8am

Analyzing the Competition Is Hard

Analyzing the Competition Is Hard Competition is hard to understand because nobody knows what their competitors are thinking. Competitors usually send signals into the market to mislead their peers. 

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Analyzing the Competition Is Hard Competition is hard to understand because nobody knows what their

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Monday Morning 8am

Delicate Balance Needed in a Turnaround

Delicate Balance Needed in a Turnaround There are many interesting pieces about companies facing turnaround problems—from banks like Wells Fargo, to large retailers, to food and beverage companies

Monday Morning 8am

Delicate Balance Needed in a Turnaround There are many interesting pieces about companies facing tur

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Monday Morning 8am

Synergy Is Very Hard to Achieve

Synergy Is Very Hard to Achieve Sony, a large Japanese entertainment and electronics company, for many years struggled to get synergy across its various arms. It has video game consoles, a huge music

Monday Morning 8am

Synergy Is Very Hard to Achieve Sony, a large Japanese entertainment and electronics company, for ma

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Monday Morning 8am

What Is a Digital & IT Strategy?

What Is a Digital & IT Strategy? Many news articles have raised the issues of getting an IT strategy to work. The Wall Street Journal talked about Volkswagen Group’s difficulties in putting to

Monday Morning 8am

What Is a Digital & IT Strategy? Many news articles have raised the issues of getting an IT stra

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Monday Morning 8am

Promising Careers Are Also a Venus Flytrap

Promising Careers Are Also a Venus Flytrap I want to wrap up today’s Monday Morning 8 a.m. by talking about a big theme I see with executive coaching clients. I call this theme: “Promising car

Monday Morning 8am

Promising Careers Are Also a Venus Flytrap I want to wrap up today’s Monday Morning 8 a.m. by

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Monday Morning 8am

Amazon and Knowing That One Thing That Drives Your Strategy

Amazon and Knowing That One Thing That Drives Your Strategy The next big theme I want to talk about is a little bit close to me because I used to be a corporate strategy senior partner, is what I cal

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Amazon and Knowing That One Thing That Drives Your Strategy The next big theme I want to talk about

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Monday Morning 8am

Shared Values vs. Paid Friends

Shared Values vs. Paid Friends The third theme is an interesting one because it comes from an executive coaching client in Australia who is the chief operating officer for a very large services compan

Monday Morning 8am

Shared Values vs. Paid Friends The third theme is an interesting one because it comes from an execut

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Monday Morning 8am

Apple’s Car and What It Means for Manufacturing

Apple’s Car and What It Means for Manufacturing Apple Car is about to enter the auto market, and it’s all over the news. I mentioned this earlier about what it means for decoupling and so on, but

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Apple’s Car and What It Means for Manufacturing Apple Car is about to enter the auto market, and i

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Monday Morning 8am

Value Chain Migration Death March

Value Chain Migration Death March We’re going to start with what I call the value chain migration death march. I’m referring to the universal tendency across every company, anywhere in the world,

Monday Morning 8am

Value Chain Migration Death March We’re going to start with what I call the value chain migration

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SLIDES

How to Use FIRMSconsulting Advanced Knowledge Management System (SLIDES)

How to Use FIRMSconsulting Advanced Knowledge Management System (SLIDES) Welcome to Beta SLIDES from FIRMSconsulting. For our most loyal members, we have launched this significant initiative to make o

SLIDES

How to Use FIRMSconsulting Advanced Knowledge Management System (SLIDES) Welcome to Beta SLIDES from

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Monday Morning 8am

How to become a better leader

How to become a better leader A lot of clients ask us about how to become a better leader. Leadership is very confusing, nebulous and grainy. People always tell me they want to be a motivational leade

Monday Morning 8am

How to become a better leader A lot of clients ask us about how to become a better leader. Leadershi

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Monday Morning 8am

China’s Belt and Road Strategy

China’s Belt and Road Strategy The final big topic is China’s Belt and Road Strategy, also known as the Silk Road Initiative. If China is setting up a network of interconnected sites to seamle

Monday Morning 8am

China’s Belt and Road Strategy The final big topic is China’s Belt and Road Strategy, also k

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Monday Morning 8am

From Start-up to Operational Efficiency

From Start-up to Operational Efficiency The combination of Fiat, Chrysler and Peugeot group is creating a new holding company which is looking to merge the assets all these M&A bankers and M&A

Monday Morning 8am

From Start-up to Operational Efficiency The combination of Fiat, Chrysler and Peugeot group is creat

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