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Steinthor Palsson Interview

The Ivey Interview: Steinthór Pálsson

by Issue: May / June 2014

Few business leaders will ever confront the challenge that Landsbankinn CEO Steinthór Pálsson faced in mid-2010,…

Managing the paradox of big picture & operational precision

by Issue: May / June 2014

Early one weekend morning, a CEO of a Fortune 500 company calls his HR Head to discuss replacing a key executive. Jason,……

Best practices in strategic multichannel fulfillment

by , et al.Issue: March / April 2014

Multichannel retailing is growing explosively, moving pro-active retailers to reinvent the role of traditional stores…

Deploying big data to recruit and retain talent

by , et al.Issue: March / April 2014

Big Data is the buzzword of the year. Every leader — whether they’re managing a small team or are at the helm of…

Service Complexity and The Perils of Productization

by , et al.Issue: January / February 2014

Good service isn’t hard to recognize. It can be seen when an attentive waiter offers a free second serving to patrons……

Playing with icebergs: negotiating improvisationally

by , et al.Issue: January / February 2014

Imagine the following fictional scenario. Rudolf Wild, a merchandising executive with a Walmart operation in Europe,…

Making Canada’s SMEs more productive

by Issue: November / December 2013

It is no secret that Canadian businesses have fallen far behind foreign counterparts in competitiveness. Despite ranking……

Strategic Planning: A Roadmap to Success

by Issue: September / October 2013

Strategic Planning is among the most widely used and perhaps among the most abused management terminology in modern…

Fighting Fire with Strategy

by Issue: September / October 2013

Tackling challenges on an ‘as it happens’ basis is never ideal. The more frequently the ‘necessity’ of crisis…

Strategic thinking for turbulent times

by Issue: July / August 2013

Very soon after the crash of 2008, most of the conventional conceptual and operational frameworks for strategy formulation……

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