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A compilation of recent, high-quality business insights from our businesses that brings together some of the best ideas and stories on Vision and Ideas, Strategy Execution, Top Leadership Effectiveness, and Talent and Succession.

 

Deb Henretta, Senior Advisor of SSA & Company, was interviewed on The Huffington Post’s Women in Business Q&A series with Laura Dunn. In her interview, Deb touches upon a number of areas important to women who want to further their careers, as well as the digital opportunity for today’s management. Deb discusses her role in leading P&G’s $14 Billion Asian business to “craft the development of the company’s READ MORE>>

SSA & Company Announces Strategic Partnership with Enterprise Analytics Provider InnovAccer to Solve Fundamental Business Challenges through Predictive Analytics NEW YORK, Aug. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — SSA & Company (SSA), a New York-based global management consulting firm, has announced a strategic partnership with enterprise analytics provider InnovAccer. The partnership, which includes an investment by SSA in InnovAccer, will combine SSA’s expertise in analytics-based operations improvement with InnovAccer’s leading integrated READ MORE>>

How to Motivate Emerging Leaders Build meaning with a focus on “service, growth, and communal success,” says author and management expert Jim Collins. He elaborates in a probing speech to the Global Leadership Summit. An excerpt: What can we do to reinforce the idea that we only succeed by helping each other? Over the years, Ben & Jerry’s earned a strong reputation for social mission. A wide-ranging interview with CEO Jostein READ MORE>>

John Rodgers, Chief Operating Officer at SSA & Company, and Sachin Sachdeva, Vice President at SSA & Company, recently contributed an article to National Underwriter. The piece, titled, “Insurance, data analytics and internal operations: untapped opportunities” suggests four ways firms can better harness data analytics to improve their internal operations. Key areas are focusing your analytics on fundamental operations, building data management capabilities, building ‘management by data’ READ MORE>>

Nick Kramer, Senior Director of Data and Analytics at SSA & Company, was quoted in an Institutional Investor article on the future of the 3-D printing space. The author conveyed Nick’s optimism for the industry. According to Nick, “the real opportunity in the industry hasn’t passed; it’s about to come into view.” Nick mentions that although the “cool” factor may be diminishing, and the industry is going through READ MORE>>

SSA & Company Taps Wayne Dix to Expand its Healthcare Practice The UnitedHealth Group and CatalystRx veteran will help healthcare services businesses, payors, and providers drive operational and digital transformation. NEW YORK, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — SSA & Company (SSA), a New York-based global management consulting firm, announced today the addition of Wayne Dix, a former executive at UnitedHealth Group and CatalystRx (now OptumRx), as READ MORE>>

An article by G100 Companies’ Deb Henretta, David Niles, and Sandy Ogg was featured in Data Informed on how executives can harness the potential of big data and advanced analytics. In particular, if leaders want dramatic data-driven change they should take ownership of that transformation and focus on leading key initiatives, streamlining decision-making, improving metrics, and encouraging a data-driven culture. Without visionary leadership, the promise of big data will fall READ MORE>>

How does Best Buy Compete with Amazon? Constant improvements to customer service online and in-store, says a profile on Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly’s plan to sustain the company’s turnaround. Joly sees a path for growth with more knowledgeable and capable people who can better educate consumers about the rapidly changing world of technology. The company appears on the right track. Already strong online sales, which READ MORE>>

Deb Henretta, Senior Advisor of SSA & Company and G100 Companies, was interviewed by Yahoo Finance’s Seana Smith on “How Women Can Secure More Seats in the Boardroom.” According to Deb, this is the time to take action to ensure women are in top leadership positions. In the interview, Deb also mentions that it is in a company’s best interest to have women in c-level and READ MORE>>

How 3M Thinks About Innovation One-third of all 3M products, responsible for $10 billion out of $32 billion in revenue, did not exist five years ago, an astonishing fact that demonstrates the diversified manufacturer’s commitment to innovation. CEO Inge Thulin elaborates in a video interview about 3M’s new $150 million R&D lab, noting how outside-in thinking helped him as a new CEO craft a long-term vision around sustainability. READ MORE>>