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Why Wal-Mart is winning in the face of retail sector decline

The size and scale of Wal-Mart is nothing short of astounding when you consider the figures. Worldwide, the company employs 2.2 million people - larger than the total population of several countries. 1% of America's population is employed by Wal-Mart. And all the more remarkable, perhaps, is the fact that  ... Read more

The continued evolution of the OTC market

Consumer healthcare, also known as over-the-counter medicines (OTC), is an industry that continues to grow and evolve. In Europe, 80% of the online pharmacy market is shared by the UK and Germany. A recent study by James Dudley Management found that the industry is now worth almost 3 billion Euros.  ... Read more

What are the major challenges facing businesses in Asia?

As VP of Sales for J&J China, James Mounter has extensive experience of working in Asian markets. After holding various customer and innovation roles in the UK and across Europe, he moved to Asia in 2011. Whilst based in Singapore, James led the Asia Pacific Regional Customer Development team. In  ... Read more

Power inside and outside the workplace

If there is one particular aspect of leadership that is more difficult to grasp than all others, it could well be power. A recent workshop by Sonsoles Alonso focused on Power in Leadership and provided some valuable insights into an area that many leaders struggle with. Power is at the core of  ... Read more

Retaining talent, from Millennials to Directors

Successful leadership never comes easily. Being able to drive a team forward and produce outstanding results is difficult enough in itself. To be able to do this consistently, and to continue to push forward and deliver results year on year is a quality that all leaders want to have, but  ... Read more

The importance of employee engagement

Employees are a company's greatest asset. That is something that the vast majority of people can agree on, but crucial to being able to get the most from your most valuable asset is the need to ensure that employees are fully engaged. Companies should be asking themselves - just how  ... Read more

How are social communities now driving brands?

The growth of e-commerce and digital is only set to grow in the future. In our recent podcast, we spoke with Stijn Demeersseman, L'Oréal's General Manager Commercial Operations CPD for the UK&I, and he was clear on the impact that digital is having on the business. He says that digital has  ... Read more

Embracing differences leads to effective leadership

There can be no denying the value that an organisation gains from having a diverse workforce. A range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences bring valuable human capital to a company. If the workforce embraces and shares the organisation's ethos and vision, diversity in the workplace can create a highly successful  ... Read more