It Takes a Fresh Perspective to Bring Complex Issues Into Focus

It Takes a Fresh Perspective to Bring Complex Issues Into Focus

As a CEO, I am constantly reading about the latest studies that “reveal” C-suite top priorities. One day, it’s digital transformation; another day, it’s the war on talent; and sometimes, it’s what the government is up to (or not up to) with trade relations or economic cycles. The point is, executives have lots in their sphere of concern—because frankly there are a lot of issues to consider and...

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The Importance of Differentiating Your ‘Giving Back’ Philosophy

The Importance of Differentiating Your ‘Giving Back’ Philosophy

At most mid-market and Fortune 1000 companies, it’s understood that social responsibility is a part of doing business. The bigger you get, the more important it becomes. At West Monroe, we’ve spent a lot of time this month on “giving back.” On June 14, we dedicated our entire workforce to a National Day of Service, where 1,100 employees volunteered at 38 sites across nine U.S.…

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Why You Need A Business Bucket List

Why You Need A Business Bucket List

Everybody likes to talk about their bucket list, but the truth is most people have little more than a few vague ideas about the things they’d like to do before they die. Sadly, without full commitment to detailing and executing bucket lists, unfulfilled dreams are the most likely outcome. To avoid that fate, my family—including my two teenage daughters—has taken to not only documenting bucket...

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EX is the New CX

EX is the New CX

Unemployment rates are at the lowest levels in 18 years. That’s good news for the economy, and even better news for workers – but bad news for companies trying to recruit and retain talent. Instead of preparing for the next downturn, companies are scrambling to find the people they need to grow their businesses right now.…

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The United Corporations of America?

The United Corporations of America?

Leading a company comes with great responsibility. You are accountable to the customers you serve, the employees representing your brand, and the owners invested in your success. That responsibility widens when you include people who depend on those groups, including families, alliance partners, communities, and others. The weight of that responsibility, when you stop and think about it, can...

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Why the Technology Leadership Gap Matters to You

Why the Technology Leadership Gap Matters to You

  As technology advances quickly, at the top of every employer’s wish list is the very best technology talent. And the war for talent is hotter than ever. Amazon is opening a second headquarters with an estimated 50,000 jobs, and some are calling the U.S. economy at “full employment.” This makes it harder to find and retain not only the very best people, but the hardest-to-find...

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Living the Entrepreneurial Dream: Celebrating 15 Years in Business

Living the Entrepreneurial Dream: Celebrating 15 Years in Business

  One of America’s finest defining characteristics is our longstanding history and tradition of entrepreneurship: Going out on your own. Hanging out a shingle. Taking the risk to start something new. That is exactly what Dean Fischer, Susan Stelter, Matt Rager and I did, 15 years ago. With a clean slate and no clients, we met at Miller’s Pub in Chicago.…

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Innovation: Build it, borrow it, or buy it. Just don’t forget it.

Innovation: Build it, borrow it, or buy it. Just don’t forget it.

Disruptive innovation is top of mind for business leaders these days, and with good reason. Disruption is finding its way into every business sector. And in this environment of fast-evolving technology, it can happen quickly, leaving an organization’s primary revenue stream ripe for the taking. (Remember what Netflix did to Blockbuster?) Some organizations are aiming to be the change...

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The War for Talent is Heating Up  

The War for Talent is Heating Up  

As West Monroe’s CEO, one of my imperatives is to focus on issues that are top of mind for our clients. In my interactions, I see that while we run different businesses, we have a common challenge and priority: the war for talent. Yes, the competition to attract and retain the best people possible is back again—and it is perhaps bigger and more urgent than ever before.…

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