Wed.Jun 09, 2021

Q&A with Mark Cross

Brimstone Consulting

Q&A with Mark Cross. Mark Cross talks about leadership, change, and the luckiest week of his life. What are your areas of expertise? Leadership, Strategy, Corporate Board Advisory, Executive Coaching. What is a leadership tenant you believe to be critical?

Return to the Office: Benchmarking to Best Practices for Competitive Advantage w/Dr. Gleb Tsipursky Ep#105

Strategic Planning and Management Insights

Gleb Tsipursky is the CEO of Disaster Avoidance Experts , a boutique consulting, coaching, and training firm that empowers leaders and organizations to avoid business disasters.


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Building new digital businesses in insurance

McKinsey & Company

More incumbent insurers are considering building digital businesses. Three McKinsey experts discuss what to do—and with whom. Insights on Financial Services Insurance

Employees Are Lonelier Than Ever. Here’s How Employers Can Help.

Harvard Business

Five ways to help your team build quality relationships. Leadership & Managing people Collaboration Motivating people Digital Article

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The role of boards in fostering resilience

McKinsey & Company

The lessons learned from the current crisis can help corporate boards make the organizations they serve stronger. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Strategy Leadership

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Global Economics Intelligence executive summary, May 2021

McKinsey & Company

Amid the agonies of a second pandemic year, the recovery gathers further momentum; business leaders and policy makers ponder rising inflation. Strategy & Corporate Finance Insights Corporate Finance Economic Studies Strategy

Two ways to challenge the status quo

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Slowly, or all at once. Culture shifts slowly. “People like us do things like this.” ” Seismic events may make newspaper headlines, but they don’t rapidly change the way human beings in community behave. Instead, the status quo erodes, redefining itself as it goes.

Looking to the skies: Funding for future air mobility takes off

McKinsey & Company

Amid emerging technologies and increasing concerns about sustainability, innovative options for air mobility are gaining traction—and funding. Aerospace & Defense Insights Aerospace Aerospace & Defense


What’s Next in the Retail Customer Experience

Think Customers

Photo credit: Getty Images. Propelled by the pandemic, retailers transformed their services, products, and customer experience at breakneck speed. More changes are ahead as consumers emerge, ready to spend with high CX expectations.

B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.

Prioritizing flexibility in tech strategies can unlock new value for grocers

McKinsey & Company

As European grocers realize that embracing new technology is core to their strategy, flexibility is the key to successful transformation. It’s not always about what retailers are doing in tech adoption, but how. Retail Insights Retail & Consumer Goods Europe

I’ll Have the No Normal® Please

Alan Weiss

The people who talk about “returning to normal” are those people who are going to be bringing up the rear in the new marketplaces. How do conference centers and hotels lure back millions of dollars in convention business when organizations can meet virtually?

What we lose when we lose women in the workforce

McKinsey & Company

A record number of women have left the US workforce during the COVID-19 crisis. A policy expert and former HR executive discuss the long-term effects—and their own experiences. Inclusive Economy Talent

The Coming AI Hackers

Harvard Business

What happens to hacking when it’s done by an AI, and do we have the tools to protect ourselves? Regulation Technology Policy Audio

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Pressure Points: How to Ensure Your B2B Pipeline Passes Inspection

This eBook highlights best practices for developing a pipeline management process that helps sales leaders and their team C.L.O.S.E (you’ll see what we mean in this eBook) more revenue through data-driven prospecting, stage analysis, and subsequent sales enablement.

Unlocking experience-based job progressions for millions of workers

McKinsey & Company

Millions of US workers without four-year college degrees are unemployed. Novel data analytics reveal opportunities for them to attain better jobs than they had before the pandemic if there’s action to build a more inclusive economy. Inclusive Economy

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Research: How Cultural Differences Can Impact Global Teams

Harvard Business

And what managers can do to help their international teams succeed. Demographics Managing people Digital Article

How insurers can reimagine G&A for the next normal

McKinsey & Company

This often-overlooked function can yield significant cost savings. Insights on Financial Services Financial Services Insurance

Grammy-Winning Musician Keyon Harrold: Racism and Work

Harvard Business

The jazz trumpeter shares how a racist attack has affected his career. Race Diversity Leadership Audio

Marketing-Led Post-COVID-19 Growth Strategies

Businesses are laying off workers, shutting their doors (some permanently), and struggling to react to the radical destruction that coronavirus (COVID-19) is doing to our society and communities. However, there’s no team better suited to lead that charge than the marketing department.

Old Habits and New Rituals (with Mike Norton)

Harvard Business

Youngme and Felix invite their friend and renowned author, professor Mike Norton, to discuss the old habits and new rituals we have formed during the pandemic. Communication Decision making Work-life balance Audio


How Low and Middle-Income Countries Are Innovating to Combat Covid

Harvard Business

Seven lessons for innovators everywhere. Digital Article


Private Equity’s Mid-Life Crisis

Harvard Business

As the 50-year-old industry matures, investment returns are falling. Here’s why — and where to go from here. Strategy Digital Article