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5 Big Questions on Innovation

Les C. Meyer, Chairman, Informed Opinion Leadership Action Group

Les C. Meyer
Chairman at Informed Opinion Leadership Action Group

Les C. Meyer is a results-driven serial entrepreneur, global executive leader and MBA with extensive experience in mindful innovation and self-actualization. He has demonstrated creativity in transforming health and performance improvement through innovation leadership. He has worked with many organizations to help th...
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CauseTech: Succeed Where There's a Need

Inspirations That Overcome Limitations

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Innovation: The New Competitive Equation

How Organizations Can Leverage Innovation to Achieve Significant Business Value

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Start-Up Innovation: Inspiring Business Transformation

How Disruptive Entrepreneurship is Driving Corporate Renovation + Reinvention

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Transform to Better Perform

Turning The Data Center Into a "Response-ABLE Business Asset"

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Predictability Through Planning Agility

Best Practices in Collaborative Budgeting and Continuous Business Rebalancing

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Grow From the Right Intro

Strategies for Business Partner Matching + Opportunity Sourcing

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Less Burn, More Return

How Core Vendor Contracts Impact Community Bank and Credit Union Value

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Grow from the Right Intro

A Report on the Strategic Value of Business Alliances and Compatible Partner Matching

More than ever, businesses must rely on strategic partnering to grow revenue, acquire customers, expand market reach and innovate products, services and customer experiences. But many are struggling to get it right. This report examines the state of partnering in today’s fast-changing, global marketplace and shets new light into the motivations, rewards, pitfalls and proven... More »

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State of Marketing 2014 Report

A View of Global Marketing Vitality and Direction

The "State of Marketing"—the most valued annual study by the CMO Council—provides an in-depth view of global marketing vitality and direction and serves as a valuable resource tool to help calibrate, prioritize and make a business case for marketing investments. The benchmark report is based on a 50-point assessment taken by more than 525 senior-level marketers from... More »

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Predictability Through Planning Agility

Best Practices in Collaborative Budgeting and Continuous Business Rebalancing

This report investigates how organizations can make financial processes more relevant in driving organizational excellence, efficiency and informed decision-making, while improving forecast and budget accuracy.  More »

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The Core Way Forward

How Core Services Contracts Can Reshape the Future of Community Financial Institutions

The Core Way Forward is the second annual report by the Business Performance Innovation (BPI) Network assessing the implications of core processing and IT services contracts on community banks and credit unions.Our new report reviews current challenges and priorities facing community financial institutions and how vendor contracts and services impact those issues in profound... More »

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Is VUCA the End of Strategy and Leadership?

By Marco Mancesti

In the current era of volatility, unpredictability, complexity and ambiguity, managers need to adapt the way to navigate. We’ve all been in meetings during which two parties were arguing about whether they should spend their time discussing strategy or focus on organizing immediate action. This kind of debate is likely to become more and... More »

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Pivotal Practices for Leading Innovation

By Amiel Handelsman

Listening like a master and seeing patterns: The two pivotal practices for leading innovation. Leading innovation requires a distinct set of learnable skills. These skills, often hidden from view, are instrumental to developing the culture, people, and structures needed to innovate. Amiel Handelsman describes how to elevate your game from... More »

Every holiday season GlobalFluency, the CMO Council and the BPI Network highlight a cause that is working to brighten the world. This year, we’d like to introduce you to Play Rugby USA (www.playrugbyusa.com), an award winning social change program dedicated to empowering and developing at-risk youth through the game of rugby.

Play Rugby USA runs inspirational, team-building programs that help disadvantaged inner city kids and teens develop physically and emotionally. Thousands are learning to tackle life’s challenges and improving their self-concept and confidence by playing one of the world’s most demanding sports.

But as with all great causes, Play Rugby USA cannot impact young lives without financial assistance. As you look to spread cheer this holiday season, please consider supporting this innovative initiative to build wellness and self-worth among youth in marginalized inner city communities. www.playrugbyusa.com