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Where Napoleon Perdis Retail Strategy Went Wrong

Author: Troy McKinna Napoleon Perdis entered into voluntary administration early this year to “right size” the business. Poor retail conditions, declining shopping centre traffic, increased competition and a long-term shift to online sales has exposed the organisation’s high-cost base. As part of the administrative proceedings, the Australian beauty brand closed 28 of its concept stores.

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The Weekend Australian

In any role, free free to think creatively

Author: Evette Cordy *This article first appeared in the Weekend Australian, April 6-7, 2019*  In a 2019 talent report, LinkedIn identified creativity as the most in-demand soft skill. This behavioural insight was derived from 590 million LinkedIn members in 200+ countries. While hard skills still matter, 92 per cent of the thousands of recruiters interviewed

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What does it take to be an innovation leader?

Author: Evette Cordy To thrive in an increasingly complex and unpredictable new world, organisations will need to innovate, and leaders will require the necessary skills to do so. Here, Here are four skills that will turbo-charge your innovation efforts. Handling ambiguity Imagine you are in a senior leadership meeting and someone asks how the latest

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Why You First Need To Become A Problem Finder, Not A Problem Solver

Author: Evette Cordy In the early 1970s, Dr. Min Basadur was working as a company-wide creative problem-solving consultant at Procter & Gamble in the USA, when he got a call from a team in product development. ‘We need some help,’ Basadur remembers the team leader told him. For six months, the team had been struggling

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