Recommended download: Executive Guide to Design Thinking | Mariposa Leadership

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Fred Zimny‘s insight:

BRAND NEW!  Mariposa Leadership is thrilled to bring you excerpts from Design Thinking experts!  Sue Bethanis kicks it off with Leader as Designer, an essay on how leaders can utilize Design Thinking  to move from idea-to-innovation. The ensuing 12 chapters are outlines from Sue’s 2012 Wise Talk interviews. The summaries include each guest’s insights, what we found most interesting, and some practical tools.

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McKinsey Quarterly’s 10 articles 2012

In this, our final Top Ten Newsletter of 2012, we’ve rounded up the most popular articles among readers this year. Read them today and join the conversation.
Demystifying social media 1. MARKETING & SALES
Demystifying social media
As the marketing power of social media grows, it no longer makes sense to treat it as an experiment. Here’s how senior leaders can harness social media to shape consumer decision making in predictable ways.
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How leaders kill meaning at work art 2. GOVERNANCE
How leaders kill meaning at work
Senior executives routinely undermine creativity, productivity, and commitment by damaging the inner work lives of their employees in four avoidable ways.
The executive's guide to better listening art 3. GOVERNANCE
The executive’s guide to better listening
Strong listening skills can make a critical difference in the performance of senior executives, but few are able to cultivate them. Here’s how.
4. STRATEGY
Becoming more strategic: Three tips for any executive
You don’t need a formal strategy role to help shape your organization’s strategic direction. Start by moving beyond frameworks and communicating in a more engaging way.5. STRATEGY
A CEO’s guide to innovation in China
Dynamic domestic players and focused multinationals are helping China churn out a growing number of innovative products and services. Intensifying competition lies ahead; here’s a road map for navigating it.

6. STRATEGY
How strategists lead
A Harvard Business School professor reflects on what she has learned from senior executives about the unique value that strategic leaders can bring to their companies.

7. ORGANIZATION
Motivating people: Getting beyond money
The economic slump offers business leaders a chance to more effectively reward talented employees by emphasizing nonfinancial motivators rather than bonuses.8. STRATEGY
The social side of strategy
Crowdsourcing your strategy may sound crazy. But a few pioneering companies are starting to do just that, boosting organizational alignment in the process. Should you join them?

9. STRATEGY
Managing the strategy journey
Regular strategic dialogue involving a broad group of senior executives can help companies adapt to the unexpected. Here’s one company’s story, and some principles for everyone.

10. OPERATIONS
The human factor in service design
Focus on the human side of customer service to make it psychologically savvy, economically sound, and easier to scale.

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McKinsey’s May 2012 Newsletter–How your company can use social media

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How your company can use social media

This month, we aim to sharpen your thinking about blogs, wikis, mobile apps, Web forums, and the like. “Demystifying social media” shows how executives can shape the consumer’s purchase decision by harnessing these new platforms. Several consumers share their experiences, and three McKinsey partners provide advice on how companies can draw on social media to build brand loyalty, in the video “Making sense of social media,” on mckinsey.com. “A social journey” interactively demonstrates why marketers should use such techniques at every stage of the consumer’s purchase process. “Understanding social media in China” shows that despite vast differences between this market and those of the West, the ingredients of a winning strategy are familiar. Finally, review the results of therecent live Twitter conversation hosted by McKinsey partners David Edelman and Hugo Sarrazin on using social media to shape consumer decision making (available on Storify).

Read all at May 2012 Newsletter–How your company can use social media

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Deloitte’s the next evolution: Retail Store 3.0

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Traditional retailers are finding it harder to keep pace with evolving consumer attitudes and expectations — and may not have time to catch up. They have come to a crossroads where they need to rethink

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McKinsey January 2012 Newsletter–The next industrial revolution

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I would skip industrial. But these cohorts are impressive for the next few decades!

Found at January 2012 Newsletter–The next industrial revolution.

As three billion more middle-class consumers join the global economy over the next two decades, the resource landscape will change profoundly: demand for many commodities will soar, and new technologies will be needed to counterbalance critical shortages of food, water, and other resources.

Read all at January 2012 Newsletter–The next industrial revolution.

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