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Image: Feature 1Kick-start creativity through transformational leadership
What impact does the leader of an organization have on the creativity of its personnel? Does a transformational leader elicit a greater level of creative engagement from their employees?

Image: Feature 2The four E's of social marketing
While one could argue that, as social marketing attempts to influence behaviour for the greater, it is an inherently positive endeavour. However, a number of negative considerations have been highlighted.

Image: Feature 3The challenges and possibilities of open innovation arenas
To keep industries growing and being productive, innovation is needed and open innovation has been introduced as a strategy to transform and speed up the continuous innovation process.

Image: Feature 4Strategic shades of grey: capturing reality with hybrid strategies
The era in which combining competitive strategies was synonymous with stuck-in-the-middle alternatives has been left behind, and the era in which hybrid strategies suggest the most attractive choices has already begun.

Image: Feature 5Get your training on the right track with mentoring
Mentoring is widely recognized as a powerful tool for enhancing the knowledge, capabilities and ultimately career prospects of those involved. It is a tool that can be empowering for both mentor and mentee.

Image: Feature 6The dark side of learning and knowledge
In the past few years, the knowledge management (KM) movement has taken over from that of the learning organization (LO), and both concepts have attracted a large amount of attention.

Image: Feature 7Improving leadership and teamwork in contemporary health care
With the need for expanded and improved teamwork to integrate and apply knowledge and technology, comes the need for improved leadership to make teamwork more efficient and effective.

Image: Feature 8Applying technical analysis to the Dow Jones Islamic Market US Index
Islamic finance emerged as a new niche industry in the late 1970s. It is essentially an enterprise in trying to organize and conduct the financial aspects of life in accordance with Islamic guidance.

Image: Feature 9Product recall and traceability within the U.S. food industry supply chain
The average recall takes 34 days for a manufacturer to become aware of the need for a recall and act upon it. Unfortunately, in the food and beverage industry, the food is likely to be in the consumers’ hands by that time.

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Get your training on the right track with mentoring

Mentoring is widely recognized as a powerful tool for enhancing the knowledge, capabilities and, ultimately, career prospects of those involved. It is a tool that can be empowering for both mentor and mentee, and is frequently used to supplement workplace training and aid the development of practical skills.

Mentoring relationships can be divided into two distinct categories – reciprocal and hierarchical. Hierarchical mentoring is the more traditional approach, usually when the mentor possesses a vast amount of experience or exclusive knowledge that the mentee is lacking. While this method can be effective, it can also lead to abuses of power, manipulation or sabotage.

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