Satya Nadella advice: bring energy and clarity

Consultants Mind

Energy and Clarity. The post Satya Nadella advice: bring energy and clarity appeared first on Consultant's Mind. Big fan of Satya Nadella, current CEO of Microsoft. Take a look at this 2 min video. I showed this to 200+ business school students recently.

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A framework for fostering effective energy transitions

McKinsey

The new Energy Transition Index looks at 114 countries’ energy systems’ performance and transition readiness. Oil & Gas Insights

Energy 2050: Insights from the ground up

McKinsey

How will the world satisfy its need for energy? McKinsey research offers a perspective. Our Insights

Energy 114

Harnessing Creative Energy

Tom Spencer

Successfully harnessing humanity’s creative energy clearly requires high levels of cooperation. And so, it has never been more important for individuals, firms, government and the world at large to think about how we can harness our collective creative energy. China comes up for criticism in modern times for stealing software technology from the West.

China's renewable energy revolution

McKinsey

China is at the center of a global energy transformation, which is being driven by technological change and the falling cost of renewables, write Jonathan Woetzel and Jiang Kejun in Project Syndicate. MGI in the News

How solar energy can (finally) create value

McKinsey

The market for solar power is growing faster than ever, but profitability has been lagging. The keys to improvement are better capital and operational efficiency. Our Insights

Energy 114

How Emotional Energy Drives Employees to Excel

Strategy+Business

For more insight, read "How to Harness Employees' Emotional Energy It's a self-reinforcing cycle that starts with pride.

Energy 2050: Insights from the ground up

McKinsey

How will the world satisfy its need for energy? McKinsey research offers a perspective. Our Insights

How to Harness Employees' Emotional Energy

Strategy+Business

See also "How Emotional Energy Drives Employees to Excel Fuel success by linking a company's strategic goals to the reasons people are proud to work there.

The potential impact of electric vehicles on global energy systems

McKinsey

Electric vehicles are unlikely to create a power-demand crisis but could reshape the load curve. Here’s how to bend that curve to your advantage. Automotive & Assembly Insights

The new economics of energy storage

McKinsey

Energy storage can make money right now. Finding the opportunities requires digging into real-world data. Our Insights

How to Harness Employees' Emotional Energy

Strategy+Business

See also "How Emotional Energy Drives Employees to Excel Fuel success by linking a company's strategic goals to the reasons people are proud to work there.

Winning the cost battle: Success factors in digital transformations for energy retailers

McKinsey

As the battle for profitability increases, energy retailers are embarking on digital transformations to lower costs. Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas

A reality check for renewable energy

McKinsey

Wind, solar, and geothermal energy are growing rapidly. Yet the world’s reliance on fossil fuels isn’t changing any time soon. Our Insights

Good Vibrations: The CEO’s Practical Guide to Create and Amplify Energy

BCG

Let’s talk about energy—not the kind that heats your buildings and powers your facilities and servers, but the complex and powerful force that shapes organizational performance. Article Thursday, May 12, 2016.

Building a new energy security architecture

McKinsey

The Honourable Prime Minister of India, while sharing his expectations from the hydrocarbon sector and the government’s endeavour to achieve energy security, laid out his vision for India’s energy future in the form of four pillars—access, efficiency, sustainability and security.

Energy transition: Mission (im)possible for industry?

McKinsey

Dutch industrial companies have a key role to play in repositioning the Netherlands to thrive in a low-carbon future. Despite technological challenges and the pressure of global competition, it is possible for them to lower their greenhouse-gas emissions in line with European goals. Our Insights

India: Towards energy independence 2030

McKinsey

India is the world's fourth largest energy consumer. This report offers a long view of the sustainability of the country's current usage and opportunities to leverage new global supply dynamics and technologies. Our Insights

The 3 Stages of a Country Embracing Renewable Energy

Harvard Business

It means energy turning point. (We In this transformation, we are witnessing the decarbonization of power consumption, thanks to the large-scale deployment of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar. Similarly, in cities, energy and housing associations are installing PV panels on multi-unit buildings, and the German ministry of economics and energy estimates around 3.8 Economy Sustainability Policy Energy & Natural Resources Digital Article

How Women at the Top Can Renew Their Mental Energy

Harvard Business

At the center is managing your mental energy: How to gain it, maintain it, and not drain it. Part of the answer lies in realizing that not all sources of energy are equal. Specifically, some activities are what I call “psychological superchargers” — that is, activities that yield a disproportionately bigger energy boost than others. ” A third one found energy in literature and in following new trends in a totally different field.

Mike Christian on Mindfulness and Mental Energy

Strategy+Business

When our mental energy is depleted, we are more likely to be disengaged or even act unethically.

Quality Business and Life: Manage your energy

Women in Consulting

The next of my posts on Bobbie LaPorte’s talk on how to achieve a high quality work and personal life , is her third Key to Success: Manage your energy. Bobbie also reminded us that there are 4 dimensions of personal energy : . One of the key things I absorbed was to manage your energy, not your time. By: Deborah Siegle. Be aware of your body clock – and what time of day works best for you. Plan your day accordingly to leverage your body clock.

Another Obama Clean Energy Fiasco, Potentially Involving Largest Bankruptcy in Spanish History; Appeal of Clean Energy

MishTalk

On the clean energy front, team Obama keeps plugging away with failure after failure. This go around involves a clean energy company in Spain that increasingly appears as if it will become the largest bankruptcy in Spanish history. These people reminded the President that the administration’s meddling in the energy sector leads to disaster for taxpayers.capital. Appeal of Clean Energy I am all in favor of clean energy.

Five things Bill Gates gets right on energy

McKinsey

And one I’m not so sure about. Our Insights

Walk the line: faith rewarded in the energy sector—for now

The Source

is not what Johnny Cash sang, but does neatly sum up consulting to the energy sector over the last year or so. In fact, consultants to the energy sector are sitting pretty right now. Despite what is clearly a fragile situation energy remains—at least for now—a very attractive sector to consultants. Client behaviour Featured Growth Market conditions consulting energy global management market conditions oil research sourceBy Alison Huntington. .

Bureaucracy Can Drain Your Company’s Energy. Agile Can Restore It.

Harvard Business

The energy, commitment, and collaboration among team members was a revelation. Tetra Images/Getty Images. Believe it or not, bureaucracy was once a progressive innovation.

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Spectra Energy: ‘We go where the lights are’

McKinsey

President and CEO Greg Ebel on how Spectra Energy became one of the most successful pipeline companies in North America and the future of the industry. Our Insights

Why Apple Is Getting into the Energy Business

Harvard Business

Consider Apple, hardly a byword in the energy business. This summer, the company applied for federal licenses to sell directly to customers the excess renewable energy it generates on its new campus and in facilities across Oregon, Nevada, and California. Your company may not be going as fully or directly into the business as Apple, but you may soon want to join the ranks of the energy “prosumers”—companies that both produce and consume energy.

It’s Time for Companies to Be Strategic About Energy

Harvard Business

Last year, networking giant Cisco Systems worked with one of its contract manufacturers in Malaysia to deploy 1,500 energy and temperature sensors on its manufacturing equipment. In the tech world, for example, energy is now the largest component of variable costs for running a datacenter.

BNEF Report Says Solar Energy, Batteries, Wind Will Dominate, Fossil Fuel Usage to Collapse

MishTalk

A Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) report plots out global power markets for the next 25 years. If accurate, solar … Continue reading → Economics

Commercial excellence: Powering success in today’s evolving energy retail utility markets

McKinsey

Across the world, liberalization of energy markets has resulted in additional pressure on established electric-power and natural-gas players to defend market shares. Our global knowledge initiative explains in a series of articles how to achieve commercial excellence in order to respond to this pressure. This article examines the critical 12 commercial capabilities that really matter and explains in a holistic approach how to build them. Insights on Electric Power & Natural Gas

How Industrial Firms Invest in Renewable Energy, Affordably

Harvard Business

Big companies have been buying a lot of clean energy lately – 3.5 They put up almost no capital and usually lower their day-to-day energy costs. First, due in large part to the scale and consistency of their energy purchasing, industrials already pay the lowest rates for power.

3 Ways to Increase Your “Energy” As A Leader

Cheryl Cran

Yet those very same leaders struggle to maintain energy and even more struggle with bringing maximum energy to their roles. High Energy? What can you do to increase your physical energy? What can you do to increase your emotional energy?

Pittsburgh’s Transformation Is a Model for Clean Energy Innovation

Harvard Business

Abandoning the treaty was predicated on preserving American jobs, but if he’d tuned into our HBR webinar, Delivering Economic Resilience in the New Energy Paradigm, he’d have been forewarned that Pittsburgh dismantles his argument. Instead of suffering from the Paris accord, Pittsburgh and its corporate partners stand to profit as pioneers of a clean and green energy future. The energy that ran the city came from a centralized macrogrid-based power system.

CPI Up 0.4% on Energy and Shelter: “Not a Disappointment”, Tiny Harvey Effect

MishTalk

The Econoday parrot is singing a happy tune today as the CPI beat expectations for the first time in six months. The parrot is always in favor of consumers getting less for their money. more…). Economics

From scenario planning to stress testing: The next step for energy companies

McKinsey

Utilities and oil and gas firms have long used scenario analysis, but extraordinary times call for new measures. Our Insights

Seth's Blog: Conservation of energy in conversation

Seth Godin Blog

Conservation of energy in conversation. If you escalate (cut off in traffic, angry at the gate agent, frustrated at your boss), you've just added (negative) energy to a conversation. If you escalate (high-pitched enthusiasm, a hug, encouraging words), you've just added (positive) energy to a conversation. Once the energy is added, it has to go somewhere. Sure, you can 'win' a conversation by overwhelming your opponent with energy they can't handle.

How Businesses Are Reducing Their Energy Costs and Building Resilience - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM SIEMENS

Harvard Business

Business leaders have significant concerns about energy. A Harvard Business Review Analytic Services report, sponsored by Siemens in conjunction with a national series of seminars focused on energy innovation, found that approximately 90 percent of executives feel significant pressure to reduce their energy spend, and more than 80 percent said fluctuating energy prices are a challenge. Even fewer have an energy procurement strategy backed by senior management.

5 Ways to Focus Your Energy During a Work Crunch

Harvard Business

Maintaining focus and managing energy levels become critical as tasks pile onto an already full load. When you’re in your next work crunch, there are a few things you can do to focus and manage your energy more productively: Accept the situation. By not being present to the here and now, we drain our energy by ruminating on the situation. ” In the case of a work crunch, the more you oppose what’s happening, the more energy you lose.

Governments Don't Really Want Clean Energy; Economic Madness In US and Spain

MishTalk

In effect, when solar energy made no economic sense, companies received subsidies, now that solar makes sense, many governments want nothing to do with it. Solar Energy Storage is Worse Than Nuclear Spillage In sunny Spain, Solar Energy Storage is Worse Than Nuclear Spillage Storing solar energy in a battery in Spain is more criminal than spilling radioactive waste. Some units of Yingli Green Energy Holding Co.,