February 5th, 2015  |  Published in Act, Insights & ideas, Reason, Rouser

4 Lessons in Leadership From Jack Ma, CEO of Alibaba

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Luis Gallardo, Author of Brands & Rousers.The Holistic System to Foster High-Performing Businesses, Brands and Careers.

 

Previously posted @EO Overdrive

 

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China is one of the largest countries in the world, so it’s no surprise that its most internationally recognized brand, Alibaba, does things big.

 

Alibaba started as a domestic company with global ambitions, and it has become a runaway success story since setting the record for the largest initial public offering in history. It’s run by a man whose dedication to a cause bigger than himself has poised Alibaba to revolutionize China’s e-commerce, banking, and insurance industries — not to mention, expand its global operations.

 

 
 
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March 11th, 2013  |  Published in Resilience, Rouser

Why Companies Need To Constantly Build Their Resilience Skills

Luis Gallardo, Author of Brands & Rousers.The Holistic System to Foster High-Performing Businesses, Brands and Careers.

 

Previously posted @Business Insider

 

In an uncertain time defined by rapid change, the word “resilience” has taken on new meaning. It’s no longer simply fending off the occasional mishap; the ability to quickly adapt, recover, and return reinvigorated is a constant requirement in the business world.

 
 
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January 30th, 2013  |  Published in Holistic, Reason, Relationships, Reputation, Resilience, Revenues, Rouser, Think, Uncategorized

How Renaming the C-Suite Can Spark Innovation

Luis Gallardo, Author of Brands & Rousers.The Holistic System to Foster High-Performing Businesses, Brands and Careers.

 

Previously posted @Innovation Excellence

 

Today’s business leaders need to adjust their way of thinking. The world is changing faster than ever before, and executives must be able to think holistically and act personally to stay ahead of the curve. Making this a reality requires organizations to refocus their approach to the C-Suite. New titles for CXOs such as chief of reason, chief resilience officer, and chief rouser will open the door to innovation like never before.

 
 
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January 12th, 2013  |  Published in Reason, Rouser

Don’t just be a leader. Be a rouser!

Luis Gallardo, Author of Brands & Rousers.The Holistic System to Foster High-Performing Businesses, Brands and Careers.

 

Previously posted @UpStart

 

To lead individuals, companies, and a marketplace, you want to be a rouser. Rousers believe in empowering. They understand the human need for psychological fulfillment. They have that “special something” that bestows upon them the ability to motivate people.

 

Think about the job situations you’ve been in with bosses who led well and those who did not. What characteristics did you see that you want to mimic? What characteristics do you want to avoid?

 
 
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November 22nd, 2012  |  Published in Personal, Rouser

What Is A Rouser? The Ultimate Business Leader

Luis Gallardo, Author of Brands & Rousers.The Holistic System to Foster High-Performing Businesses, Brands and Careers.

 

Previously posted @ Latin Business Today

 

Rousing leadership sets off a chain reaction that propels a business forward

 

Editor’s note: This is the 3rd installment in the series. Read part one here and part two here.

 

So far in this series, I have covered reason and revenues. This time I’ll explain the indispensable driver of success: rousing leadership.

 

Why are rousers so important? They put things in motion. They set off a chain reaction that propels the company forward, enabling it to grow beyond the ordinary to become truly great. To rouse people you need to lead them.

 
 
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October 24th, 2012  |  Published in Reason, Relationships, Reputation, Resilience, Revenues, Rouser

A Shifting World and New Rules Advantages

6Rs Luis Gallardo Brand StrategyLuis Gallardo, Author of Brands & Rousers.The Holistic System to Foster High-Performing Businesses, Brands and Careers.

 

Previously posted @ Latin Business Today

 

The business world is shifting and it’s wise to understand and take advantage of the new rules

 

When I became the global marketing and brand leader for Deloitte, I was sure of only two things: there was much that I needed to learn quickly, and I could minimize typical learning curve mistakes by following the conventional wisdom–Think Global, Act Local.

 
 
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September 27th, 2012  |  Published in Reason, Relationships, Reputation, Resilience, Revenues, Rouser

Zappos, or what it takes to deliver “wow” experiences to customers – Brands & Rousers case

Zappos Brands RousersZappos, the “world’s most popular shoe store,” headquartered in Nevada with operations in the USA and Canada, is rapidly becoming the premiere destination for online shoes, handbags, and clothing. The value proposition? Online shoes with superior customer service.

 

 
 
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September 17th, 2012  |  Published in Reason, Relationships, Reputation, Resilience, Revenues, Rouser

Grameen Bank is in business to enable the poor, especially the poorest – Brands & Rousers case

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Headquartered in Bangladesh, Grameen Bank is a leading micro-lending social bank lead by 2006 Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus. Through discipline, unity, courage, and hard work, Grameen Bank is in business to enable the poor, especially the poorest, to create a world without poverty.

 

 
 
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September 5th, 2012  |  Published in Reason, Relationships, Reputation, Resilience, Revenues, Rouser

Lego aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow – Brands & Rousers case

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As the fifth largest manufacturer of play materials in the world, this Denmark-based global brand with operations in over 130 countries worldwide, aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow. Through the brand values of imagination, creativity, fun, learning, caring and quality, they are “inventing the future of play.

 
 
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August 25th, 2012  |  Published in Act, Holistic, Personal, Reason, Relationships, Reputation, Resilience, Revenues, Rouser, Think

Mindfulness, brands & rousers for the new world reality

Luis Gallardo, Author of Brands & Rousers.The Holistic System to Foster High-Performing Businesses, Brands and Careers.

 

Previously posted @ Employer Branding Revolution

 

In recent decades, several themes have shaped business life as a whole and executives’ thinking in particular. These issues include the rise of technology and its impact both on what customers want and what business can achieve. Interestingly, history suggests that the impact of technology is often over-estimated in the short-term and under-estimated in the long-term.

 

 
 
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