What do climate change and extreme weather mean for your business, your customers, and your supply chain? How do growing resource constraints like water shortages, or rising commodity prices, affect your value chain and your margins?
Egypt continues to be in a holding pattern while it waits for General Sisi, the Minister of Defense who is widely viewed as the solution to all that ails Egypt, to announce that he will run for president. There are few who doubt that he will.
Make stories part of your culture -- and more than that, the integrity of your culture. All-hands meetings can be pivotal here. Stories are often the best way to relate how a company is doing, what people are doing well, and what they could be doing better.
Today's modern business dialogue focuses a great deal on the "how-to" of empowering women in business leadership positions. But what does it really take to transition from talk to concrete and substantive action in recruiting, retaining and advancing women at work?
Last week IKEA, the Swedish home furnishing company famed for its easily assembled furniture and deliciously horsey meatballs, failed to take a stand for equality and inclusion when it removed an interview of a lesbian couple from its Russian IKEA catalog.
Ikea may be a leader in renewable energy for its own operations, with over half a million solar panels installed on its store and factory roofs and a fleet of its own wind turbines. But solar power for its customers? From a business perspective, it makes little sense.
1. No Ikea in the world has any reception. If you are inside Ikea, no one outside Ikea can hear you scream. Is your loved one further down in the maze? Or maybe you missed them somehow and they're behind you? In an Ikea, who f@#$ing knows.