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Image: Feature 1Can leadership truly transform?
Transformative leadership has gained much interest of late, and this is not simply because "untransformative" leadership would be rather dull if not actually impossible.

Image: Feature 2Children's brands, or the branding of children?
Advertising through every medium, increasing time spent online and product placement mean that most eight year olds know their Coke Zero from their Miniature Heroes.

Image: Feature 3Firms build "rooms" to nurture creativity and innovation
Innovation is closely connected to creativity and collaboration but the process goes further than that. There are processes which go beyond access to and sharing of knowledge.

Image: Feature 4Do SMEs examine their Lean credentials?
Robust business process improvement strategies are now vital, although not all companies are keen to introduce them because of investment costs. That is one factor behind the reluctance of some SMEs to get involved.

Image: Feature 5Search for positive tension as workers are taught to be lean
Introduction of lean methods in the workplace involves learning and change: both of individual roles and practices and of the way that work is organized and accomplished.

Image: Feature 6Dubai seeks culture of learning via knowledge management
In Dubai, the government wants to encourage excellence in business and customer satisfaction in the private sector. At the same time, the public sector is seen as a crucial partner to drive forward the economy.

Image: Feature 7Culture holds key to high-quality health care
A culture of strong collective leadership is key in the battle to provide health care which is of high quality and compassionate. Health care organizations are now facing greater challenges than at any other time.

Image: Feature 8E-commerce adoption in emerging economies
Western media often adopt a rather patronizing tone when discussing emerging economies and their potential, as often the potential referred to is that of Western institutions to achieve high growth rates for themselves.

Image: Feature 9Blessed are the data scientists
One of the business areas that baffles many of us is logistics. To the uninitiated, it is a blur of acronyms and technical terms. Nevertheless, whatever it is that logistics do, they are very important.

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Letters to Santa - expressions of needs, wants and dreams

What do Christmas gifts mean to children? We examine the features and styles of a selection of the letters children write to Santa Claus.

The contents and style of 314 authentic letters sent by UK children to Santa Claus were analysed using an underlying interpretive consumer research approach.

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300+ interviews with today's most prominent and influential business figures, from Kotler to Collins, Hamel to Bennis. Learn from the masters and those who have shaped management throughout the world.

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