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Fierce individualism is on the way out. Teams now matter more than ever, but what does a well-run team look like?

Practical, structured ways to increase profitability by pressing the right pricing levers

A successful hacker-turned-business-owner talks about what he looks for in potential employees

Succession planning is not just about maintaining a leadership pipeline any more. It has evolved into a strategy that helps high performing companies stay ahead in growth and profitability

How detailed information and modest behavioural changes can help to achieve field service excellence with fewer resources

The ‘on/off’ relationship between sales and marketing functions persists across organisations of all sizes and is threatening business success. New research signals that sales and marketing need to bury the hatchet

Mistakes are a fact of life. No matter how much you try, you can’t completely avoid making them. But, they can actually help to improve your company’s effectiveness and reputation if you handle them well

Supporting cross-border business growth with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) used to be the preserve of blue chip companies. However, a modular approach allows smaller firms to centralise, localise and scale as required

Listening to your customers' recommendations will help tailor innovations to suit their needs, enhance product development to yield a higher payoff, and save you time in the process.

As China invests in North America and elsewhere in search of energy security, should the rest of the world be worried? 

Three lessons on how western companies can learn from the success of Chinese Second Mouse firms

Why business relationships take more than texting, friending, and online “connecting”

Great leaders concentrate their energies on the things they are good at. They must also inspire others in their organisation to achieve greatness. 

As technology continues to advance with the growth of cloud computing and SaaS, data security needs to be at the forefront of every CIO, CEO and IT manager’s mind.

The last in our three part series about market creation in China examines how selling has become an important business function.

Which aspects of your business offer the greatest growth potential? A systematic approach to making this judgement can help leaders feel less like gamblers.

Innovative ideas and inspiring advice on business basics for small business owners, from entrepreneurs who learned by experience.

Most innovative companies are implementing marketing techniques based on peer influence and community building.

Proven ideas to make the most of your time.

Are the leaders who managed businesses through the early stages of the economic downturn still the right people to lead us into the next stage of recovery?

A new report offers an insight into the dynamics driving the iron ore market, and a market outlook to 2020.

After twenty years of market creation in China, profound changes have taken place that affect how international companies need to operate there. Part two of our three part series examines the growth of national markets.

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) has shifted the focus from response to prevention, driving traceability and helping to increase food safety.

CEOs should focus on shareholder value at risk in managing major change programmes.