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3 Rs to fight inflation
3 Rs to fight inflation

In good or turbulent times, looking at ways you can retain, refocus or retool is a smart strategy for any business.

How CEOs and HR can overcome the "pandemic sabbatical effect"
How CEOs and HR can overcome the "pandemic sabbatical effect"

The rushed shift to working from home during the pandemic has left many companies neglectful of skill sets -- and HR and C-suite leaders alike must be ready to retrain, reskill and upskill their employees after the pandemic ends.

Organizational relevance: Why is it so difficult?
Organizational relevance: Why is it so difficult?

Even top-flight companies struggle to stay relevant in the long run. What can leaders do about this? Here's a quick three-part formula for thinking about long-term organizational relevance.

What business leaders need to understand about your AI strategy
What business leaders need to understand about your AI strategy

Artificial intelligence is not a one-size-fits-all strategy, and so executives need to understand what their company needs and how to communicate their AI strategy.

3 ways COVID-19's uncertainty will impact business in the future
3 ways COVID-19's uncertainty will impact business in the future

The president and CEO of Ricoh Americas explains how the company has weathered COVID-19 and what the pandemic means for business transformation.

Business lessons from repeating as Diablo II reset champion
Business lessons from repeating as Diablo II reset champion

Speedruns require teams to work together toward a common goal, often under less-than-ideal circumstances. Read on to learn why businesses should pay attention to the lessons learned.

Let's make a deal: Lessons learned from M&A amid adversity
Let's make a deal: Lessons learned from M&A amid adversity

The pandemic was a field test for how resilient companies really are. Here's what a CEO learned from conducting M&A during the pandemic, as well as being acquired.

What qualities lead to organizational resiliency?
What qualities lead to organizational resiliency?

Organizational resilience can be a vague concept, but research offers 6 concepts that define the term in practice -- and provide a path for companies to create skills, culture and actions in response. Read on for more.

Every day counts with your strategy
Every day counts with your strategy

Annual planning is just one part of strategy. Leaders must understand how to deconstruct annual strategy into months while valuing each day's opportunity.

Focus on employee needs when leading change virtually
Focus on employee needs when leading change virtually

Change management is difficult enough when everyone can meet up. Here are all the considerations and pitfalls leaders need to know for creating effective change in a virtual environment.

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