3 Overlooked Cultural Challenges in Mergers and Acquisitions

In order to increase market share, product offering and enter new markets, organizations often see mergers and acquisitions as the preferred opportunity for growth. Companies like Renault-Nissan and GlaxoSmithKline show these ambitions can form solid alliances and bring true customer value. Unfortunately, the reality in many cases is often less romantic. In fact, failure rates

Social Media in the Chemical Industry

While many companies and industries have embraced Social Media to boost brand messaging and interact with customers, you will find sectors with a higher number of so-called laggards. Although success stories are certainly there, the chemical industry is one of those sectors that is behind with integrating Social Media effectively within the overall marketing strategy.

Re-thinking the Basics of Cyber Security

Attendees of the Financial Services Cyber Security Summit, MENA  in Dubai enjoyed the presentation of our Keynote Speaker Ayman Ghannoum, VP Information Security & Business Continuity Risk Management from Arab Bank. Ayman gladly shares the summary of this insightful discussion. Do you remember the first time you used the World Wide Web?  This month, April 2015,

3 Things to Consider When You Have a Fear of Public Speaking

Can you relate to the following? Your boss asks you to prepare a presentation for Monday. You agree (what else can you say right?) but inside your stomach is turning. All you can think of now is that presentation… You are definitely not alone! Many people get nervous by the thought of doing a presentation.

Today’s CFO as Performance Accelerator towards Sustainable Growth

The transition to XaaS (Everything as a Service) has become increasingly decisive in an organization’s quest towards sustainable, profitable growth. Furthermore, the role of the CFO during this process is crucial. It’s no news that cloud technology, big data and mobile devices have left their permanent marks on the market landscape. This has consequences for

Segmentation in the Chemical Industry – Understanding your Customer

Clearly, chemical companies can benefit from a more sophisticated segmentation process. That process should begin with a richer understanding of the customer that is based on three complementary perspectives: customer needs, customer behavior and customer attractiveness. Chemical companies, said Ansgar Wille, Senior Director of M&S Excellence Program at Royal DSM, for Chemicals S&M Toolbox attendees

5 Public Speaking Tips to Rock your Next Presentation

Let’s face it. Speaking in front of an audience with confidence doesn’t come naturally to everyone. But worry not; public speaking is a skill you can master. The following 5 public speaking tips will help you utilize your voice, language and gestures as powerful tools when speaking in front of an audience. Clear your throat,

CFO Executive Summit in Prague. What to Expect?

Can you anticipate the future? Scenario Planning is just one of the many tailor-made presentations at our CFO Executive Summit in Prague, completely based on the Q1 economic situation. Check the infographic below to see what else you can expect at this exciting event. Official Event Page: CFO Executive Summit

Step 3: Optimal Ways to Secure Team Coherence and Alignment

You depend on your team, and they depend on you. Here’s how to take shared responsibility in a remote environment for the next level of excellence. No matter whether your team is on the other end of town, on the second floor or half way across the globe….Out of sight can quickly become out of

Step 2: The Best Way to Lead from a Distance

You depend on your team, and they depend on you. Here’s how to take shared responsibility in a remote environment for the next level of excellence. No matter whether your team is on the other end of town, on the second floor or half way across the globe….Out of sight can quickly become out of