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Do-It-Yourself Leadership Training in China

In China, demand for skilled business managers exceeds supply. Can leadership self-development programs address that gap?

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Creating More Resilient Supply Chains

By planning for disruption from natural disasters, Cisco Systems improved its supply chain resilience.

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Are Companies Ready for the New Global Executive?

HR executives believe that tomorrow’s leaders will need to be more diverse than today’s.

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Building and Sustaining a Strong Talent Pipeline

Six Principles of Effective Global Talent Management

December 21, 2011 | Günter K. Stahl, Ingmar Björkman, Elaine Farndale, Shad S. Morris, Jaap Paauwe, Philip Stiles, Jonathan Trevor and Patrick Wright

Although organizations must pay attention to things like recruiting and performance management, competitive advantage in talent management doesn’t just come from identifying key activities and then implementing “best practices.”

Rather, successful companies subscribe to six key principles: 1) alignment with strategy, 2) internal consistency, 3) cultural embeddedness, 4) management involvement, 5) balance of global and local needs and 6) employer branding through differentiation.

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Special Report: China’s Next Phase

Open access brought to you by Columbia Business School Executive Education

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Accelerated Innovation: The New Challenge From China

Chinese companies are reengineering new product development in ways that reduce lead times.

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What’s Next for the Chinese Economy?

After a period of remarkable growth, China now faces substantial economic and political challenges.

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Protecting Intellectual Property in China

Companies doing business in China need to manage their intellectual property vulnerabilities proactively.

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Innovation Lessons From China

China is becoming the best place to learn how to make ideas commercially viable.


Global Strategy: Moving Beyond Home Base

To create and sustain a global competitive advantage, companies need a systematic approach to how they enhance, renew and transcend their home-based sources of advantage.

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