What does the Marketing Structure of 2017 and beyond look like?

The easy answer to this question is that it is much more complicated than it used to be. In addition, and in our experience, no structure is ever perfect and it requires constant tweaking and evolution to ensure that the marketing function is spearheading customer communications that both relates to, excites and prompts customers to […]

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How to Manage Cultural Change in a Digital World

Alternatives have hosted a number of Digital Think Tanks for Senior Digital Leaders from a range of industries including Banking, Insurance, FMCG, Travel, Retail and Media. From the discussions came some very interesting insights into How to Manage Cultural Change in a Digital World Introduction Hosted by Alternatives Digital Talent Team; Joan Fahey and Adrian Clarke and moderated by Charley Stoney, […]

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DQ needed to lead and succeed in digital age

 By Aileen O’Toole Adapting to the many waves of digital disruption that businesses will experience in the coming years requires a new set of leadership traits. Currently board members and the C-suite are challenged to understand the impact of digital disruption on their business or sector. Imminent disruption threatens 50% of established Irish businesses, according to […]

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Gamestorming – An energetic and collaborative way to design strategy and change

 Imagine if you had a work practice or technique available to you, that could assist your organisation in keeping up with the pace of change, while engaging people, fostering collaboration and innovation, and energising them about the future of their work? Such a technique exists.  It’s called Gamestorming… Organisations that are still implementing change in the […]

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What I wish I’d known before I started By Bernie Keogh, managing partner, Alternatives Elect

After twenty years in business and now running a leading international executive search business based in Dublin, I’ve learned that opportunities arise, doors open and a path always emerges but the journey is more fulfilling and enjoyable if you are doing what you love. This is why I admire artists of all kind & entrepreneurs so […]

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Leadership Styles for the Digital Age

Advancement in digital technologies has disrupted everything, including leadership styles, according to Barry Libert, Jerry Wind and Megan Beck Fenley. Employees want more ownership rather than to follow instruction; customers want to participate in the marketing and development process; and leaders are finding that open and agile organizations are able to manoeuvre more effectively than […]

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Learning to be a Leader

Charley Stoney, group managing director at Alternatives speaks to Tamara Whitney, sales director of Nestlé about her career progression, which includes commercial roles in some of the UK and Ireland’s leading food and drinks businesses such as Coca Cola and Premier Foods. She shares her views on a variety of subjects from the advantages of […]

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