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We’re back with our Weekly roundup to ensure you guys know what’s been shaking the Tech, Comms and HR world this week. Before we dive in: don’t forget to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a story you want to share! Whether it’s about leadership, HR, innovation, company culture or communications or even your own story, we’re keen to learn, so share it with us and we may feature your post in our upcoming issue.
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Apple has had a quiet 2018 so far in terms of new product launches, but if a new research note from the TF International Securities is correct, the iPhone company has a lot of new products planned for this fall. Apple fans will be glad to hear about the updated Mac Mini, a cult favorite. It’s an affordable desktop Mac that you can use your own monitor and keyboard with.
MacRumors pointed out that the Mac Mini hasn’t been updated since 2014, more than 1,300 days ago. It’s so beloved that Apple fans last year seized on a single remark from an executive who said Apple planned for it to be an “important part of our product line going forward.” Check out here what else has Apple in mind for 2019!
The world has changed. As new demands from both the market and employees come to the fore, traditional management styles are being overtaken by a new leadership mindset. This new style of management is responsive and requires leaders to understand how – and when – to use different leadership styles.
In a world that keeps changing in unprecedented ways, designing for change is a key skill in leadership and it’s something we should have been planning and executing in our tactical and practical activities. The traditional best practice leadership style fell short in the turmoil of the disruptive, modern business world. Something new was needed! But what was it? Check out the article to find out!
Founders pour blood, sweat, and tears into their startups. Often, it pays off when they’re able to “disrupt” their industry, taking on pre-existing inefficient methods, industries, institutions and market leaders. Netflix killed the video store. Wikipedia killed the encyclopedia industry. Uber is killing the taxi industry.
How can you tell which industries are ready for a change? Scholars from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania took a look at that question and published their findings earlier this month in the Summer issue of the MIT Sloan Management Review. The researchers “looked at common patterns among more recent business model innovations and determined three major signals that your industry could be on the precipice of major change.” While I agree with most of their findings, my 20 years of listening to startup pitches tell that they’ve missed one key thing.
Unfortunately, that one missing thing invalidates every one of their predictions.
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