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2nd March 2017
We often hear about the rarity of top talent, and the difficulties of recruiting, rewarding and retaining the best. But are companies looking in the wrong places? While the debate rages over justifications (or lack thereof) for high executive pay and the difficulties of retaining footloose and starry-eyed millennials, companies may be missing other talent pools through lack of imagination, inflexibility and prejudice.
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2nd March 2017
Shareholders are once again in revolt. As the populist backlash against excessive executive pay picks up momentum, the UK government is considering legislation to empower shareholders over pay awards. For some critics of high pay, it all comes down to questions of greed and inequality. They argue that no-one in any field should be paid so much. Others argue that pay levels for top talent should be left to the ‘free market’ to decide. Both arguments are wrong.
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28th February 2017
Digital disruption is upon us and companies must prepare for it now. But are executives thinking about the issue strategically? Digital change is not about what the technology can do but how and when it’s used in practice. Marcos Eguillor urges companies to incorporate digital disruption into long-term strategy, and shows how.
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28th February 2017
Álvaro González-Alorda, an educator with FT | IE Corporate Learning Alliance, poses the question, Are Management Competencies Enough to Transform? and discusses the issues and opportunities in this video.
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23rd February 2017
Kraft Heinz’s failed bid for Unilever contains many lessons for senior executives and their advisers about the dangers of mega-mergers. The highly-leveraged, US$143bn offer, that would have created the world’s number two consumer goods company, breached many of the fundamentals that underpin any effective merger.
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