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Shared economy – sounds like a utopia? Probably so

Imagine an economic system in which concepts such as profit, margin and supply-and-demand were replaced by trust, participation, sharing, and the responsible, sustainable use of resources.

My article in BrandsIT dated 15thof December 2018.   Critics of modern economics, sociologists, advocates of cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin, Ethereum, to mention only those with the largest market capitalization), and even the founders of corporations that champion ​​new technologies, all agree: The age we live in
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Leadership in the Digital World – Interim Managers Association

Leadership in the digital age describes the skills needed by leaders in an ever-changing and more complex world.

  Transforming an organization requires the courage leader, awareness of market trends and the ability to choose right people. Perhaps this is a paradox, but in times of high specialization, the leader’s versatility is worth its weight in gold – says Norbert Biedrzycki, passionate about
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The power of collective leadership

New leadership paradigm should be conceived as a continuous and collective process taking place within a network of employees and managers. The organization’s thinking would change from “who are our leaders?” To “what conditions does the organization need to meet for leadership to effectively strengthen emerging networks and relationships?”

My article in data driven investor published 05thof Dec 2018. What role will organizational leaders play in the future? They won’t go away, but some believe the charismatic-type company executive will see his role diminish as power, authority, and responsibility gets distributed among largely self-governing groups.
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The twilight of the leaders

What role will organizational leaders play in the future? They won’t go away, but some believe the charismatic-type company executive will see his role diminish as power, authority, and responsibility gets distributed among largely self-governing groups. Consequently, leaders will have to learn to live without some of the privileges to which they have grown accustomed.

Over the past few decades, the group has become the corporate model for accomplishing work, but the perception of leadership has not changed much; they have been (and are still) seen as powerful individuals who form and direct those groups. Even as late as the
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BUSINESS INSIDER: Smart contracts on blockchain can revolutionize contracting mechanisms

One of the important features of the blockchain is that it eliminates intermediaries by directly connecting the parties to the transaction. Blockchain can be used to conclude contracts that would not require interference or confirmation by either party.

My article in BUSINESS INSIDER published 18th of November 2018.   The last two years have brought a lot of publications and discussions about trends and technologies within artificial intelligence. This year, the attention of the media and bloggers is primarily caught by the blockchain. It
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Data Driven Investor: Will There Be an Internet of Electricity?

Today’s energy users, who are still dependent on large distribution networks, will slowly become prosumers, free to choose how they will use their own resources, and perhaps contribute to creating the rules that govern the energy industry. We’re not there yet, but we will be within the next few years.

  My article in Data Driven Inwestor published 19th of October 2018.   Blockchain, whose popularity has grown in lockstep with developments in the cryptocurrency market (Bitcoin, Ethereum, et. al.), is poised to expand into new territories. The energy industry, which is decentralizing gradually, may well
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Data Driven Investor: Organizational change begins with me

They teach us that a significant role in the transformation of an organization is played by clearly defined business goals, the relationship of a leader with people and well-chosen communication tools. And although I subscribe to this approach, I personally emphasize something else - individual experiences.

  My article in Data Driven Inwestor published 19th of October 2018.   Executive trainers tell us that a key to successfully transforming an organization is clearly defining business goals, ensuring that leaders maintain good relationships with people across the organization, and choosing the right communication
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Organizational change begins with me

They teach us that a significant role in the transformation of an organization is played by clearly defined business goals, the relationship of a leader with people and well-chosen communication tools. And although I subscribe to this approach, I personally emphasize something else - individual experiences.

Executive trainers tell us that a key to successfully transforming an organization is clearly defining business goals, ensuring that leaders maintain good relationships with people across the organization, and choosing the right communication tools. Although I agree with this approach, I propose another prerequisite: personal
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BlockchainTech Congress II

The motto behind the event was "Revolution is comming". Is blockchain really a revolution? Frequently, there have been answers to such questions from industry specialists.

On October 1-2, BlockchainTech Congress was held. The event was an opportunity to meet business, suppliers, regulators and technologies. 43 speakers attended over 27 speeches and attracted over 600 people in two days. A revolution like the Internet is ahead of us. During BlockchainTech Congress,
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What is direction of transformation of the financial sector?

For centuries, trade has become an extremely complicated process, the complexity of which has deepened globalization - at the moment everyone can trade with everyone, anyone, anywhere in the world. If we change the perspective a bit, we will see that each transaction is de facto information.

My article in BrandsIT dated September 28th, 2018.   Once people began to conduct transactions over distances greater than one man carrying a bag could travel, or that included more stuff than the bag could hold, a third-party (that people on both ends of the
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The times of authoritarian bosses are over. What determines the success of the leader today?

Today, communication is important, the ability to discover potential in the team members, the partner flow of ideas between colleagues. A contemporary leader inspires and motivates others through his own commitment and passion.

My article in BUSINESS INSIDER published 25th of September 2018.   As noted in my other articles, over the past few decades, leaders have been seen as powerful individuals who head groups of people. Even as late as the mid-20thcentury, companies employed the authoritarian model of
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Goals, relationships, experience? What plays the most important role in the transformation of the organization?

Without much problems we will find numerous studies on how to effectively manage change in the organization. I am convinced that a change in the organization that I want or intend - as a leader - to carry out, must also be based on personal foundations.

My article in BUSINESS INSIDER published 24th of September 2018.   Trainers tell us that a key to successfully transforming organizations is to clearly define business goals, ensure that leaders maintain good relationships with people across the organization and choose the right communication tools. Although I
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The potential of Artificial Intelligence and automation bring new challenges to contemporary leaders

Fixed business models in the modern digital economy have gone down in history, and the potential of artificial intelligence and automation put new challenges ahead of today's leaders in the organization.

My article in BUSINESS INSIDER published 8thof August 2018.   It may be a cliché, but the assertion that everything in business changes kaleidoscopically perfectly describes today’s global economy. While rigid and entrenched business models are rapidly becoming a thing of the past, the potential of
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Business Insider: Will quantum computers enable us to defy the laws of physics?

Computers depend on the algorithms and hardware and their capabilities and limitations. Imagine what will happen if you manage to remove these restrictions forever? What would then the capabilities of modern quantum computers be?

My article in BUSINESS INSIDER published 8thof August 2018.   What has made quantum computers so exciting lately? Perhaps the fact we are approaching the limits of computing capabilities of the kinds of transistor-based machines we have long been using. They are limited by the laws
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We test our confidence in Artificial Intelligence and study the ethics lesson

Proponents of autonomous vehicles often cite the results of repeatedly repeated research results, which show that for 90-95 percent. The driver is responsible for accidents, not technology. Interestingly, modern technology - raising disputes and controversies - makes us think about basic values such as good and evil.

My article published in FORBES on September 12th, 2018.   The autonomous vehicles debate has shown us just how many challenges lie ahead in our relationship with intelligent technology. As we test autonomous vehicles, we also test our confidence in them and (hopefully) learn lessons
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Myths of Artificial Intelligence

This text deals with the myths that revolve around Artificial Intelligence - in the media, in the network and in the minds of all of us. I dare say that this fear is highly unjustified.

My article in BrandsIT dated September 4th, 2018.   MYTH 1. We will be watched constantly It is indeed true – big data will enable us to rapidly access data on any topic. As rapid information is the future, only companies capable of retrieving it
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Blockchain has earned admiration. Now is the time for trust

Blockchain has captured the attention of the financial sector because it handles high-volume transactions wonderfully. It is ideal in situations where settlements need to be instant and systems exceptionally efficient, and it has been proposed as a way to secure states against cyberattacks. In sum, blockchain is considered one of the most innovative and potentially useful technologies around.

Blockchain is ideal in situations where settlements need to be instant and systems exceptionally efficient, and it has been proposed as a way to secure states against cyberattacks. Recently it is considered one of the most innovative and potentially useful technologies around. That is all
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How far we are from the global financial order change?

Perhaps everything that happens is a repetition of the history of Linux, which has already abandoned the image of the system created by the alternative and went to commercial ventures. Similarly, it will be with blockchain - after a time of heated discussions, it will become a standard for large companies, banks and even governments.

My article in BUSINESS INSIDER published 8thof August 2018.   The financial crash of 2008 demonstrated (to some) that large financial institutions need to be closely watched and strictly regulated. The meltdown some believe also demonstrated the need for an alternative to complex, abuse-prone financial instruments
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That is why leadership development programs do not bring the intended results

Today's leaders need many tools to help them lead or manage their increasingly complex organizations. Contemporary leaders also arrange their own continuing education programs, arranging external trainings, participating in webinars, tuning in to TED talks, and following the achievements of men and women they have identified as gurus.

My article in BUSINESS INSIDER published 7thof August 2018.   Theoretically, leader effectiveness and performance should be improving. But it is not, as testified to by the leaders themselves and their subordinates. Of the more than 500 executives McKinsey polled in 2016, only 11 percent agreed
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Transformational leadership: Bringing order to chaos

The men and women leading the change need to be brave, aware of market trends and able to select the right people to help them. Even in an age of hyper-specialization, the leader’s versatility is the ultimate key to success.

Transforming an organization to meet the demands of a digitized market is a complex challenge. The men and women leading the change need to be brave, aware of market trends and able to select the right people to help them. Even in an age of
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Hello. Are you still human?

The intellectual currents that accompany advances in technology can be as fascinating as the technologies themselves. Right now, the belief that humanity is on the cusp of a big breakthrough is taking hold. What could it be?

For many people, artificial intelligence (AI) holds the promise of better, easier and longer lives. Perhaps even more. The unfolding AI revolution, complete with machine learning, deep learning and cognitive computing (i.e., machines capable of learning from their own mistakes, or from patterns discovered in
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Lecture at Leon Kozminski Academy – one of leading Polish ecomic universities

I was privileged to be a lecturer at Leon Kozminski Academy. It is a great pleasure, honor but also a lot of fun.

Lecture at Leon Kozminski Academy – one of leading Polish ecomic universities. Thank you Monika Sonta for the invitation. It is a great pleasure, honor but also a lot of fun. Sharing experiences is fun   Leon Kozminski Academy         Related articles: –
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What do leaders dream about?

Today's leaders need many tools to help them lead or manage their increasingly complex organizations. They have been designed to help leaders respond quickly to new challenges such as global digitization, rapidly advancing technologies and fierce competition.

Organizations increasingly understand that their chances of successfully implementing an innovative strategy will be quite slim without a strong leader leading the change. Accordingly, corporations invest in a wide range of leadership development programs – an estimated $50 billion annually, according to a recent McKinsey
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Cognitive Computing – the most serious manifestation of Artificial Intelligence

In essence, cognitive computing is a set of features and properties that make machines ever more intelligent and, by the same token, more people-friendly. It can be viewed as a set of skills often treated as the most serious manifestation of artificial intelligence.

My article in BrandsIT dated July 4th, 2018.   All the existing definitions of cognitive computing share a few common features. Generally speaking, the term refers to a collection of technologies that result largely from studies on the functioning of the human brain. It describes a
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BlockchainTech2018

Meeting of the Advisory Board of BlockchainTech2018

Preparations for the second edition of BlockchainTech Congress. Yesterday in The Westin Warsaw Hotel, the Program Council met. We already know what our experts will discuss during the autumn edition of BlockchainTech2018. Speakers will consider what to do so that regulations do not interfere with
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FORBES: The energy industry may be a more supportive of blockchain than the financial system

There is a common believe that blockchain for the world of energy transactions and settlements can be what the Internet has become for global communication. Like the network protocols, will it lead to the transformation of the energy industry?

My article in FORBES on July 1st, 2018. One can point out similarities with a different trend, essential for the development of modern digital culture. I mean peer-to-peer programs that shook the music market at the beginning of our century. From music to energy the
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How far are we to ethical machines?

Will we be safe when surrounded by machines? Cautious estimates say that in 2025 the share of autonomous cars in the total car market will increase to 13% and reach USD 42 billion.

My article in BrandsIT dated June 27th, 2018.   Developers involved in creating algorithms used in autonomous cars should be prepared for the fact that their work may soon become the subject of heated ethical debate. The growing popularity of autonomous vehicles is already occupied
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Reflections on ethical leadership

The modern leader operates in a world of conflicting interests, expectations and patterns. How does one practice the art of leadership when political and economic systems are in constant flux?

The times when the head of a company was the ultimate, uncontested authority are gone forever. The world in which she or he operates has become too complex, too dynamic. Instead, every day, those at the helm of organizations can expect to encounter volatile markets,
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The new world of quantum computers

What will the world look like in which every information will be available in the blink of an eye? In the blink of an eye, but of course not for everyone, only those who will be equipped with quantum computers.

My article in BrandsIT dated June 19, 2018.   Why, despite the fact that quantum computers have been known since the 1980s, it was only in the last few years that they began to arouse great emotions? Experts even say that we are getting closer
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Automation will not destroy all jobs

It is commonly believed that robotization inevitably will destroy the labor market. Although I am certain that work will change in many ways, either rapidly or slowly, I don’t think all robotization’s impacts will be entirely adverse.

Pessimists predict that technological advances will benefit corporations, not workers. The way they see it, robotization in the manufacturing and service sectors will allow companies to lay off people and destroy jobs en masse. I believe artificial intelligence (AI) will create an abundance of new
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Machine Learning. So what is the computer’s ability to learn?

It is not only people that learn from experience by acquiring knowledge from the outside world. We are now witnessing a time when sophisticated information technologies are also emerging from infancy.

My article in BrandsIT dated June 10th, 2018.   We are naturally delighted to see babies smile when they recognize our faces as we lean over them. We are amazed to see little ones utter their first words as they repeat after us. Then comes
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Is the blockchain really as safe as they say?

My article in BrandsIT: Is blockchain really a safe technology, as claimed by its followers and promoters? The optimism of those who trust it can slightly weaken information about the possibilities of quantum computers.

My article in BrandsIT dated June 07, 2018.   For every new product, and especially if it is software, verification of its security early in the test, increases the chances of its existence in the mass client. Technologies, especially as spectacular as blockchains, do not
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Uncertainty has its upside. Leadership in digital economy

It may be a cliché, but the assertion that everything in business changes kaleidoscopically perfectly describes today’s global economy. In the digital age, business leaders must be prepared to reset their habits and views continuously.

It may be a cliché, but the assertion that everything in business changes kaleidoscopically perfectly describes today’s global economy. While rigid and entrenched business models are rapidly becoming a thing of the past, the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to change everything has
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Blockchain in 3 minutes

Corporate Logging Conference - Payments. Why blochchain can and should revolutionize finance and the banking sector.

Blockchain in 3 minutes. Experts say that blockchain needs more than a dozen years of further dissemination and improvement to be globalized. Today, its development is perceived primarily in the context of the cryptocurrency market. The idea of ​​creating a universal book, ledger of all
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From dictator to partner

Being an organization’s leader today can be as fascinating as it is challenging. In a rapidly changing world, role models do not have it easy. The responsibilities of the person at the helm of an enterprise can never be taken for granted, nor the power he or she wields.

Being an organization’s leader today can be as fascinating as it is challenging. In a rapidly changing world, role models do not have it easy. The responsibilities of the person at the helm of an enterprise can never be taken for granted, nor the power
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Blockchain has the potential to become a useful tool in almost every industry

An article in BrandsIT: Realms where blockchain should work its fastest and best because of its structural features.

My article in BrandsIT dated May 28, 2018.   Blockchain is a universal transaction book, allowing registration and tracking of every operation carried out within it, distributed throughout the Internet in thousands, non-editable copies, in the pre-peer model and secured with advanced cryptographic methods. The
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Hand to hand with the robot. How to use the potential of automation in Poland

Report by McKinsey & Company in Poland, prepared in cooperation with the Forbes monthly. We analyze the impact of automation on the Polish economy and the labor market. We also present a catalog of activities that can prepare Poles for changes in the labor market.

“Hand to hand with the robot. How to use the potential of automation in Poland” is the latest report by McKinsey & Company in Poland, prepared in cooperation with the Forbes monthly. We analyze the impact of automation on the Polish economy and the labor market,
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YouTube interview: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, technology and its impact on us, people

I have been watching for years how technologies change our lives. I believe that the next wave of development will be driven by technologies and trends such as Virtual and Augmented Reality, Internet of Things, Robotization and Automation, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Blockchain.

Interview conducted by Kamil Cybulski on May 13, 2018. Introduction to the interview: There is no month without further reports on investments of global corporations such as Google, Amazon, IBM, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft, Samsung in AI, and multipliers start-ups, which implement projects using ultra-modern, intelligent
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Blockchain poised to shake up our lives

As we know, the Internet changed the world profoundly and, considering how fast it happened, dramatically. Now, there is another big breakthrough coming fast around the corner: blockchain. It has a potential to become a universal tool offering useful applications to just about every industry and sector.

As we know, the Internet changed the world profoundly and, considering how fast it happened, dramatically. Now, there is another big breakthrough coming fast around the corner: blockchain.  I explained how blockchain technology works in an article I posted last year. Now, I would like
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Norbert Biedrzycki asks in FORBES: When will we stop being human?

I still remember the question asked by my friend in the first year of high school. Listen, what do you think the monkey felt, the first monkey who became the first man?

My article in FORBES published 25thof May 2018.   It amused me to tears, but despite the strongly humoristic form, it contained a philosophical charge. I remembered them recently, while reading the text published on futurism.com. In the article “Humanity is about to transition to evolution
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Business Insider: Authoritarian model of management in the digital economy

Nowadays, being an organization leader can be fascinating and difficult at the same time. Authorities in a rapidly changing reality are not easy, and the power of a person at the head of a company is certainly not given once and for all.

My article in BUSINESS INSIDER published 5thof May 2018.   In the title, I quoted the words of Richard Branson, president of the Virgin Group, who once said that a company for ambitious employees is a trampoline, not limiting shackles. By implication – of course, a
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Business Insider: An outstanding or just average leader. What distinguishes them?

Risky decisions today are decisions that will take into account all customer behavior available in each of the possible sources, including social networking sites, geolocation data, watched videos or IoT device in his home.

My article in BUSINESS INSIDER published 3rdof May 2018.   According to various estimates, each of us takes daily from several dozen to several hundred decisions. We do most of them without reflection and automatically. They do not require special competences or dedication from us. They
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Business Insider: In the era of digital economics, the versatility of a leader is worth its weight in gold

Every contemporary organization must undergo a change process leading to full digitization. Some people may treat it only as an element of adaptation to the contemporary market, and others will see it as a chance for a revolutionary change in the scale of operations.

My article in BUSINESS INSIDER published 2ndof May 2018.   One thing is certain: every modern organization must undergo a change process leading to full digitization. Some will treat it as just an element of adapting to the modern market. Others will see in it a
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Business Insider: Artificial Intelligence will generate a lot of new jobs

In the common opinion, robotization will lead to the destruction of the labor market in the future. Changes in this area are inevitable, I do not think that they must have a clearly negative overtone.

My article in BUSINESS INSIDER published 1stof May 2018.   I’ve already written on my blog about the popular myths about Artificial Intelligence. One of the most widespread concerns is the issue of labor markets. According to the popular thesis, they are awaited by shock and
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Will quantum computers doom the blockchain?

Blockchain technology is barely 10 years old but it’s not too soon to ask if blockchain security will be possible in a post-quantum world. Let me be more direct: Will quantum computers render blockchain technology obsolete?

The theory behind quantum computing was first laid out in the 1980s. Yet, it was not until recently that practice caught up with theory, enabling the construction of the first quantum computers. An unchallenged pioneer in this technology is the Canadian company D-Wave Systems. Its
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The “sharing economy” was envisioned nearly 100 years ago

Sharing economy grew at 22% in 2016, up to 12.6 million users and was predicted to grow to 14.5 million in 2018. These figures need to be increased by the addition of online shopping data from such websites as Pinterest and eBay, which are used by a self-declared 50% of the adult population.

Back in the 1920s, Bronisław Malinowski, a Polish cultural researcher described a ritual in which members of New Guinea tribes traveled miles to exchange treasured religious objects. The custom required that no such valuable item be kept for long, and that its owner pass it
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Business Insider: Morality of algorithms and ethical code of the leader in the artificial intelligence era

The challenge for the modern leader is to convince both clients and colleagues that the new technology will not be self-destructive. That everything really depends on us.

My article in BUSINESS INSIDER published 16thof April 2018. The times when the head of a company was the ultimate, uncontested authority are gone forever. The world in which she or he operates has become too complex, too dynamic. Instead, every day, those at the helm
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Is a strong leader in an organization equal to an innovative strategy?

Organizations in the entire business world know that without a strong leader in their own ranks, there is no chance of implementing an innovative strategy.

My article in BrandsITon April 11th, 2018.   Despite having invested in training programs of several months in duration, many corporations continue to plateau, their leaders frustrated and unable to work towards their desired goals with a happy face. The frustration is shared by their
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