Fri.Jul 30, 2021

Three keys to building a more skilled postpandemic workforce

McKinsey & Company

Many companies face large, and growing, skills deficits. A few companies approach skill building in a more integrated way—and are quietly gaining an edge on rivals. Insights on Organization Organization Strategy

Retrofitting purpose in professional services firms

The Source

Ever since Simon Sinek scribbled his “golden circle” on a flipchart at a TED talk in 2009, the business world has been infatuated with purpose. Most of us had been focused on the what and the how of our business, Sinek told us. We needed to focus on the why.

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How HBCUs can accelerate Black economic mobility

McKinsey & Company

Historically Black colleges and universities are uniquely positioned to inspire and support Black Americans in the five critical roles they play in the US economy. Public & Social Sector Insights Public Sector Social innovation Education United States

Staying Visible When Your Team Is in the Office…But You’re WFH

Harvard Business

Four strategies. Managing yourself Managing yourself Digital Article

Reaching Unreachable Candidates

Speaker: Patrick Dempsey and Andrew Erpelding of ZoomInfo

What is ZoomInfo for Recruiters? Find and connect with the right talent to fill roles fast with more data, basic search, advanced search, candidate and company profiles, and export results. Watch this On-Demand Webinar today to see how ZoomInfo for Recruiters can work to get your talented candidates results.

What does resilience mean in capital and balance-sheet management?

McKinsey & Company

Two partners from McKinsey’s Risk and Resilience Practice share their perspectives on dealing with heightened uncertainty and emerging threats during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Risk Insights Risk Management

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Author Talks: Michael Useem on leading with an edge

McKinsey & Company

How can leaders gain an elusive edge over competitors in a world turned upside down? Michael Useem draws lessons from ten executives to build a road map for mastering leadership. McKinsey on Books

Fresh herbs

Seth Godin Blog

Chain restaurants rarely use fresh herbs. They’re uneven, unreliable and expensive, and most diners have been conditioned to want food that’s more processed and bland. The same is true for most of what we buy and sell.

Driving business impact through customer centricity and digital agility

McKinsey & Company

Sun Life US focused on the client experience and aligned IT with the business to drive a transformation in its technological capabilities. Digital Insights Agile at scale Application development & management IT organization & governance IT management & strategy Growth Innovation Leadership

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Real Interviewing

Alan Weiss

I’ve counseled executives for years to look for energy, enthusiasm, and a sense of humor in job candidates. These qualities can’t be taught or coached, they’re intrinsic. You can teach almost any content to people, but not these behaviors.

Going to Market Smarter in the New Economy

In 2021, as companies continue to move more functions online, employees will take a more virtual -- and flexible -- mindset and lifestyle in parallel to the digitization of businesses. To succeed, you must change the way you conceive and build new products as a digital business. Download the report today to discover more!

The right product, the right price: Purchasing solutions in chemicals

McKinsey & Company

Eleven key levers can reduce costs and provide category managers with real-time insights on volatile commodities prices. Chemicals Insights Chemicals Purchasing & supplier management

Video Quick Take: Palo Alto Networks’ Tim Junio on Cybersecurity - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM CORTEX XPANSE

Harvard Business

Sponsor content from Cortex Xpanse. Sponsor Content

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Addressing the Biggest Challenges of Hosting Hybrid Events - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM WEBEX

Harvard Business

Sponsor content from Webex. Technology Technology and analytics Sponsor Content

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What’s the Right Customer Experience for Your Brand?

Harvard Business

You can be frictionless or memorable — but rarely both. Marketing Branding Marketing Brand management Digital Article

The Forrester Wave™: B2B Marketing Data Providers, Q2 2021

In our 24-criterion evaluation of B2B marketing data providers, we identified the 11 most significant vendors — Data Axle, Dun & Bradstreet, Enlyft, Global Database, InsideView, Leadspace, Oracle, SMARTe, Spiceworks Ziff Davis, TechTarget, and ZoomInfo Technologies — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps B2B marketing professionals select the right one for their needs.

Midsize Companies Need a Systematic Approach to Cost Analysis

Harvard Business

Lessons from one organization’s digital transformation. Costs Finance & Accounting Analytics Costing Finance and investing Analytics and data science Digital Article