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The Strategy Skills Podcast is the channel where strategy partners teach you the tools and techniques to solve mankind’s greatest problems. Learn all the skills of McKinsey and BCG consultants without having to work at a consulting firm. The podcast teaches both technical analyses and soft skills like communication.

Each week we discuss concepts to help listeners advance their strategy, operations and implementation skills, enhance their critical thinking ability and build their executive presence. We also dissect individual consulting studies in great detail so you can replicate them with confidence.
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The Strategy Skills Podcast is the channel where strategy partners teach you the tools and techniques to solve mankind’s greatest problems. Learn all the skills of McKinsey and BCG consultants without having to work at a consulting firm. The podcast teaches both technical analyses and soft skills like communication.

Each week we discuss concepts to help listeners advance their strategy, operations and implementation skills, enhance their critical thinking ability and build their executive presence. We also dissect individual consulting studies in great detail so you can replicate them with confidence.
www.firmsconsulting.com
www.strategytraining.com

    143: Jim Hemerling, BCG. Co-author of "Beyond Great: Nine Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism, and Technological Revolution"

    143: Jim Hemerling, BCG. Co-author of "Beyond Great: Nine Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism, and Technological Revolution"

    Jim Hemerling is Senior Partner at Boston Consulting Group’s San Francisco office and a leader in the firm’s People & Organization and Transformation Practices. He has been the leader of BCG Greater China and is a Fellow of the BCG Henderson Institute. His work with clients and his research focuses on holistic human-centric approaches to organizational transformation. Jim is a co-author of BCG's new book - Beyond Great: Nine Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism, and Technological Revolution.
    Global companies remain hamstrung by organizational forms that leave them mired in bureaucracy and slow to respond to changing needs. To grow in the volatility of the 21st century, firms must go beyond the familiar matrix structure and reconfigure themselves in more flexible ways. COVID-19 and its myriad effects on ways of working will force leaders to rethink how they build teams and acquire, upskill, and retain talent.
    Hemerling and his colleagues launched a study of dozens of global companies to determine successful leadership strategies and found that, though seemingly obvious, the best leaders put people and their needs first, rather than regarding them as resources to exploit.
    Hemerling and coauthors write about these topics in Beyond Great: Nine Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism, and Technological Revolution (October 6, PublicAffairs). BCG’s first major book in years, it will redefine strategy in the post-COVID era.
    Extending their research far beyond the expected Silicon Valley players, Hemerling and his coauthors at BCG looked at over fifty companies and interviewed hundreds of CEOs across sectors and geographies.
    The trends:
    By 2030, companies around the world will have some eight-five million skilled jobs unfilled—a gap that will exact a severe economic toll; In a 2018 BCG survey of 366,000 people from two hundred countries, ranked “good work-life balance” as much more important than “financial compensation” Over 40 percent of hiring managers anticipated that nontraditional educational criteria—like a coding “boot camp”—would soon be just as good a credential as a college degree when evaluating candidates.   For incumbents to thrive amidst these challenges, they must deploy new strategies that touch every part of their business, from value propositions and global supply chains to leadership and social responsibility goals. A huge part of this is leadership and the future of work—how to retain employees, attract top talent, and navigate tension when global forces are changing attitudes about work and life.
    Examples of innovative leadership:
    Deemphasizing hierarchy encourages employees to take ownership of projects and propel them forward without bothering to seek approval from bosses; Exploiting the gray area of informal conversations that typically take place between colleagues allows employees to break free from their daily work and innovate; Gamifying candidate screening and identifying talent via online competitions and hackathons to appeal to a new generation. Enjoying our podcast? Get access to sample advanced training episodes here: www.firmsconsulting.com/promo
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    142: The Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils Aren’t Sports Organizations (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #23)

    142: The Philadelphia 76ers and the New Jersey Devils Aren’t Sports Organizations (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #23)

    Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this newsletter, we’re going to focus on four major themes from last week’s news. 
     
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    141: Tesla is not an electric car company (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #22)

    141: Tesla is not an electric car company (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #22)

    Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this newsletter, we’re going to focus on four major themes from last week’s news. 
     
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    140: The unspoken truth about strategy (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #21)

    140: The unspoken truth about strategy (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #21)

    Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this newsletter, we’re going to focus on four major themes from last week’s news. 
     
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    139: The six tools of successful leaders (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #20)

    139: The six tools of successful leaders (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #20)

    Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this newsletter, we’re going to focus on four major themes from last week’s news. 
     
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    138: Mothering a Strategy (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #19)

    138: Mothering a Strategy (Monday Morning 8 a.m. #19)

    Hello everyone! This is Monday Morning 8 a.m., a weekly newsletter where we distill the insights from all of the distractions, articles, and emails that you receive in your inbox every day. In this newsletter, we’re going to focus on four major themes from last week’s news. 
     
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Podcast that empowers NOT only strategy consultants!

If McKinsey, BCG and Bain has ever been a coveted or impossible dream, this is the most "Empowering" coaching content you could find!

For all others, if your work involves 'thinking', 'creativity' or 'communication' in someway and you have found this, you are more lucky!

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