Gianni Giacomelli

Why senior executives can’t stand the analytics hype anymore (and what to do about...

If there is one place where advanced analytics had the chance to come to life, it was Gartner’s 2014 BI and Analytics summit in Las Vegas. Boy, technology moves fast. And machines can increasingly give you hints at where to look—so the needle in the...

Do you (and your management team) have what it takes to lead

Do you possess the rare combination of "tangibles" associated with perception (appearance, communication, and gravitas) and those associated with behaviors (qualities that signal authority, credibility, and trustworthiness)? If so, then congratulations! Research shows that these factors along with the ability to embody diversity (to foster...

How to Thrive in a Volatile Industry Environment

Economic volatility, and the stress it puts on the operations of large-scale organizations, has a significant impact on the ability of these companies to excel as industry leaders. Over the past few years, we have seen unprecedented numbers in the kinds of events associated...

Leaving talent on the table: global operations leaders (Part I)

Human resources (HR) leaders take time to realize the full use of new skills; typically, people are funneled into "more of the same" until someone breaks the mold and shows that there is value in a diverse background for something else. Meanwhile, candidates who...

Leaving talent on the table: global operations leaders (Part II)

Meet Frank (fictitious name, but real person), who, over a career spanning more than twenty years, evolved from a management consultant to a senior manager in an e-commerce company. He then moved on to a regional CIO role for a financial service major headquartered...

Built to adapt: eliminating technology bias in volatile times

Most problems, before becoming IT problems, are business problems. However, since the early '70s, many business process and operations problems automatically turned into IT problems. Process simplification, automation, and enablement of better execution of business processes has been the objective for many a CIO,...

Good, Cheap, Fast – they say you can have any two.

In the recent SSON gathering in Melbourne, Australia, Tom Bangemann of Hackett pulled up a slide with the old sign below. His – quite witty indeed - point was that we internal and external clients must be conscious of limitations of business process operations. The…

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