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Articles from May/June

Constellation Strategy: Managing Alliance Groups
Becoming part of an alliance constellation, like the airline industry's Star Alliance, can help a company compete and win. And while a constellation is, in some ways similar to a bi-lateral alliance, it also presents particular challenges. This...
Equity Alliances Take Center Stage: The Emergence of a New Corporate Growth Model
The imperative to build or buy has diminished considerably in the past few years, as chastened managers lick their wounds caused by failed acquisitions. But instead of a buying spree, managers are on a "bonding" spree, discovering, for all the right...
Six Principles for Making New Growth Initiatives Work
Growth opportunities are different from the core business. They require different skills and metrics and a thorough understanding of customers' priorities. Most of all, they require a genuine commitment -- not just fair-weather promisesfrom the top....
Stronger Corporate Governance and Its Implications on Risk Management
Despite pressures to do so, many companies have yet to implement practices for better risk management. Such practices, whether implementing Enterprise-wide Risk Management or putting better information in the hands of directors, greatly improve corporate...
The CEO Disconnect: Finding Consistency between Personal Values and the Demands of Leadership
The disparity between what a CEO believes he or she ought to be doing and what is actually expected - the basis on which his or her performance is being judged-contributes to a disconnect. It is a troubling and even disabling disconnect, but as these...
The Five Factors of a Strategic Alliance
"Strategic" may be one of the most over-used words in business today. This observation is especially valid in the world of alliances, where managers must distinguish between those alliances that are merely conventional and those that are truly strategic....
The Relaunch: How to Fix a Broken Alliance
An alliance can be broken or underperforming, yet too many companies fail to see that their partnerships are just drifting or not producing. Recognizing that an alliance is broken and taking steps to mend the various relationships are vital if a company...
Vertical Solutions Marketing: Ensuring a Successful Transition
Vertical Solutions Marketing is an appealing option for growth, especially in an era in which organization have already been pared to the bone. But managing the evolving tension between the company's old and new business structures and sharing and transferring...
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