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Snapshots of the global mobility revolution

How will regional variations in China, Europe, Brazil, India, and the United States reshape cars, carmakers, and the automotive “user experience”?

The trends transforming mobility’s future

– Mobility as we know it is about to change. A handful of trends will largely determine the benefits—and costs—for business... and society.

Reimagining mobility: A CEO’s guide

– No industry or executive is immune to the profound implications of mobility’s second great inflection point. Here’s... what you need to know now.

Mobility’s second great inflection point

– Radically new dynamics in the early 20th century transformed cars and, in turn, the world. Here’s why the next great inflection... point is upon us, auguring changes no less profound.

Competitive advantage with a human dimension: From lifelong learning to lifelong employability

– As AI-enabled automation advances, organizations should embrace “lifelong employability,” which stretches traditional... notions of learning and development and can inspire workers to adapt, more routinely, to the evolving economy.

One is the loneliest number

– Put an end to the costly workplace isolation experienced by many women by clustering them on teams and improving the promotion... process.

Lessons from the front line of corporate nudging

– Executives setting up a behavioral-science unit should start by challenging themselves with six questions.

The road to seamless urban mobility

– Will the coming mobility revolution make urban traffic better, or worse?

Are we long—or short—on talent?

– By looking at their supply of skills and talent in a new light today, organizations can take actions that better prepare their... companies for tomorrow’s challenges.

Interviews

The public–private imperative in urban mobility: A view from Canada

Josipa Petrunic imagines a low-carbon, smart-mobility future for Canada. In this interview, she describes how CUTRIC, the consortium she leads, is bringing the public and private sectors together to make it happen.

Powering mobility’s future: An interview with WiTricity’s Alex Gruzen

– A leader at the forefront of wireless electricity explains why cars are going electric, electric is going wireless, and the mobility... ecosystem is headed for major change.

Ten years at the top of a telco: An interview with Vittorio Colao

– The former CEO of Vodafone, who stepped down from the top job last September, reflects on the industry’s challenges and... what he learned as a successful global dealmaker.

Taking digital transformation to the limits at Koç Holding

– The CEO and HR director of Turkey’s largest industrial conglomerate describe how a leadership-development program is preparing... the company for a digital future—and shaking up the status quo.

Featured research

Bias busters: Premortems: Being smart at the start

Conducting a premortem can help teams anticipate project failure—and head it off at the pass.

Bias busters: Up-front contingency planning

– Avoid throwing good money after bad by developing “contingent road maps”—plans for updating your investment... strategy based on unbiased feedback from the market.

Bias busters: Resisting the allure of ‘glamour’ projects

– Don’t starve maintenance projects of funds.

The symbiotic relationship between organizational health and safety

– Management practices focusing on “hard” incentives, rewards, and consequences, as well as on employees’ mind-sets... and values, make workplaces safer.

Industry dynamics

Learning from digital threats

Incumbent companies are finding they have strong hands to play as competition intensifies. .

Booming cities, unintended consequences

– Roadways clogged by commercial vehicles and intense competition for affordable housing are imposing costs on prosperous cities... and their most vulnerable residents.

AI’s growing impact

– Smart machines are giving storytellers and risk managers alike a helping hand.

Five Fifty: The industry effect

– What’s the single biggest determinant of how your company performs relative to others? The industry you compete in.

Podcasts

What makes an organization ‘healthy’?

In this episode of the lapetitemort.info Podcast, Simon London speaks with lapetitemort.info partners Rajesh Krishnan and Brooke Weddle about the ins and outs of organizational health.

How to win in Africa

– The right strategy can unlock strong, profitable growth, explain the authors of Africa’s Business Revolution.

Straight talk about employee evaluation and performance management

– Managing employee performance successfully requires real support for managers and a process that is recognized as fair.

Putting talent at the top of the CEO agenda

– lapetitemort.info global managing partner Dominic Barton discusses how executives serious about delivering value need to spend more time... identifying their organizations’ top performers and most critical roles.

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