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Future-Proofing Your Leaders for 2030 & Beyond

Futurist and author Jack Uldrich defines a future-proof leader as “someone who takes the time to become aware of how fast the world is changing, aware of various trends that might affect his or her business.”  There is grave danger that leaders...

What is Innovation?

While innovation requires investment in time and money, it is consequential to business success. Understanding the varying types, along with how organizations use them, will better equip businesses with compelling strategies and solutions to...

CLO Tips: 3 Ways to Measure Learning Impact

We know that most executives clearly see the need to train and develop their people, but they often get frustrated when improved business results don’t naturally follow.

CLO Tips: 3 Ways to Create Engaging Learning Programs

Based on our experience with our clients, we’ve found that one of the biggest struggles Chief Learning Officers face is implementing a learning & development initiative that engages participants.

CLO Tips: 3 Ways to Avoid Scrap Learning

One of a Chief Learning Officer’s (CLO) biggest nightmares is spending months designing a training program only to see it all go to waste when participants don’t apply anything they have learned to their actual job.

Characteristics of Creative Leadership Style in Business

In this article, we are going to be exploring the characteristics of creative leadership style in business. In order to do this topic justice, I’m going to call upon the expertise of some of the world’s most successful business people. I’ll lean...

Expert Insights : Leadership and Collaboration

Amidst radical re-inventions in communications, healthcare, housing, military, transportation and many other technologies, one thing has remained unchallenged. It is the way we consider leadership, since the early stages of mankind.

4 Tips to Develop Future Leaders in the Age of Automation

Technological trends are challenging the traditional corporate learning systems and programs used for talent development. To succeed in the future workplace, your L&D strategy should consider new technologies such as automation as an advantage...

Top 3 B2B Marketing Trends for 2020

As we are nearing the end of this decade and most likely working on plans for 2020, let’s take a look at the top 3 B2B marketing trends. Some are similar to what have been happening over these past few years and some are gaining in intensity.

5 Signs Your Business Needs a New L&D Strategy

Does your business need a new Learning and Development strategy? How do you know that it is time to shake things up and try something more effective? If your organization is experiencing any of the following symptoms, it might be time to explore...

Learnings from an Industry Leader in Innovation

We speak to the Co-Founder of Ubeeqo and now Chief Product Officer of Europcar Mobility Group, Alexandre Crosby, to find out how he disrupted a market and what it takes to be a leading entrepreneur. 

Leading Innovation: The Do's and Don'ts

Are you prepared to lead innovation? Whether to offer better products and solutions for your customers, or to solve organizational challenges, you will need to have the right mindset and be equipped with the skills necessary for innovation...

3 Tips to Becoming an Innovative Leader

In an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, business leaders are keenly aware of the need to continuously innovate in order to remain competitive. Here we provide three tips on how leaders can unlock innovation.

Podcast Series: Commercial Success in Pharma in 2020

What are the biggest commercial challenges in pharma and how can commercial teams achieve success in 2020 and beyond? Tune in for a conversation with FirstWord and StratX consultants by clicking on the podcast below. 

How to kill the phrase "because we've always done it this way"

You've probably heard this phrase before, most likely in a professional context, perhaps from a stakeholder or colleague. If you embrace and promote change, it can be frustrating, especially if it directly impacts business outcomes. Here I will...

Characteristics of Creative Leadership Style in Business

In this article, we are going to be exploring the characteristics of creative leadership style in business. In order to do this topic justice, I’m going to call upon the expertise of some of the world’s most successful business people. I’ll lean...

Expert Insights : Leadership and Collaboration

Amidst radical re-inventions in communications, healthcare, housing, military, transportation and many other technologies, one thing has remained unchallenged. It is the way we consider leadership, since the early stages of mankind.

4 Tips to Develop Future Leaders in the Age of Automation

Technological trends are challenging the traditional corporate learning systems and programs used for talent development. To succeed in the future workplace, your L&D strategy should consider new technologies such as automation as an advantage...

Future-Proofing Your Leaders for 2030 & Beyond

Futurist and author Jack Uldrich defines a future-proof leader as “someone who takes the time to become aware of how fast the world is changing, aware of various trends that might affect his or her business.”  There is grave danger that leaders...

Top 3 B2B Marketing Trends for 2020

As we are nearing the end of this decade and most likely working on plans for 2020, let’s take a look at the top 3 B2B marketing trends. Some are similar to what have been happening over these past few years and some are gaining in intensity.

What is Innovation?

While innovation requires investment in time and money, it is consequential to business success. Understanding the varying types, along with how organizations use them, will better equip businesses with compelling strategies and solutions to...

5 Signs Your Business Needs a New L&D Strategy

Does your business need a new Learning and Development strategy? How do you know that it is time to shake things up and try something more effective? If your organization is experiencing any of the following symptoms, it might be time to explore...

Learnings from an Industry Leader in Innovation

We speak to the Co-Founder of Ubeeqo and now Chief Product Officer of Europcar Mobility Group, Alexandre Crosby, to find out how he disrupted a market and what it takes to be a leading entrepreneur. 

Leading Innovation: The Do's and Don'ts

Are you prepared to lead innovation? Whether to offer better products and solutions for your customers, or to solve organizational challenges, you will need to have the right mindset and be equipped with the skills necessary for innovation...

3 Tips to Becoming an Innovative Leader

In an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, business leaders are keenly aware of the need to continuously innovate in order to remain competitive. Here we provide three tips on how leaders can unlock innovation.

CLO Tips: 3 Ways to Measure Learning Impact

We know that most executives clearly see the need to train and develop their people, but they often get frustrated when improved business results don’t naturally follow.

CLO Tips: 3 Ways to Create Engaging Learning Programs

Based on our experience with our clients, we’ve found that one of the biggest struggles Chief Learning Officers face is implementing a learning & development initiative that engages participants.

CLO Tips: 3 Ways to Avoid Scrap Learning

One of a Chief Learning Officer’s (CLO) biggest nightmares is spending months designing a training program only to see it all go to waste when participants don’t apply anything they have learned to their actual job.

Podcast Series: Commercial Success in Pharma in 2020

What are the biggest commercial challenges in pharma and how can commercial teams achieve success in 2020 and beyond? Tune in for a conversation with FirstWord and StratX consultants by clicking on the podcast below. 

How to kill the phrase "because we've always done it this way"

You've probably heard this phrase before, most likely in a professional context, perhaps from a stakeholder or colleague. If you embrace and promote change, it can be frustrating, especially if it directly impacts business outcomes. Here I will...