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Leadership

How to build the perfect board

The perfect board is diverse, well-trained and highly skilled, says Dr Roger Barker of the Institute of Directors.

Writing in Management Today, Barker describes how to build a great board in eight easy steps.

Management

15 quick fixes to improve productivity

Wish there were more hours in a day? Jayson De Mers, writing for Inc.com, reveals fifteen easy ways to boost productivity right now.

Strategy

Don’t just lead your industry – dominate it

Competitive advantage is shifting, say Thomas N. Hubbard, Paul Leinwand and Cesare Mainardi, writing for Strategy+Business. The new industry leaders are leaner and more focused than their predecessors. They are the “supercompetitors”.

Innovation

Five ways to make your innovation initiatives successful

When innovation initiatives succeed, leaders immediately want more. While this is encouraging for innovation teams, it presents them with the dual challenge of scalability and funding.

Entrepreneurship

Tips on recruiting for your startup

Without a proper recruitment strategy, it’s easy for start-ups to lose sight of their initial vision, says Chuck Cohn, writing for Forbes.com.

Marketing

Why you need to get marketing and IT to work together – and how to do it

Marketing and IT will need to work better together if they want to generate big revenue from big data.