The Importance of Vision to Operational High Performance

In State of Readiness, Joseph Paris, Jr. makes an important distinction:

Operations refers to processes, whereas operational refers to deals with systems — even entire enterprises. Accordingly, there must be a difference between excellence in operations, or process excellence, and operational excellence. … READ MORE

Mark Nathan (C.E.O. of Zipari) in “The Corner Office”

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of … READ MORE

Life moves on with or without us. The choice is ours.


In a recent blog post, Josh Linkner shares this anecdote:

Two Zen monks were on a journey when they came to a riverbed. At the edge of the river was an elderly woman who was unable to cross … READ MORE

The dark side of transparency

 

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Julian Birkinshaw and Dan Cable for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check … READ MORE

One picture says it all….

“Ten of the best films that most people haven’t seen or even heard of”: One Man’s Opinion

 

The other day, a friend of mine said he and his wife were Netflix subscribers and “always on the look out for suggestions from film buffs.” He then asked, … READ MORE

What makes a CEO “exceptional”?

 

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Michael Birshan, Thomas Meakin, and Kurt Strovink for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete … READ MORE

Ascending to the C-suite

Here is a brief excerpt from the results of a new McKinsey survey, featured by the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. One of the results indicates that executives who move effectively into the C-suite … READ MORE

Mind+Machine: A book review by Bob Morris

Mind+Machine: A Decision Model for Optimizing and Implementing Analytics
Marc Vollenweider
John Wiley & Sons (November 2016)

How the mind can collaborate with machines to achieve high-impact results, and, thereby create new capabilities that … READ MORE

6 Things Every Mentor Should Do

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Vineet Chopra, MD, and Sanjay Saint, MD, for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the … READ MORE

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