Archive for March, 2016

Stragility: A book review by Bob Morris

StragilityStragility: Excelling at Strategic Changes
Ellen Auster and Lisa Hillenbrand
University of Toronto Press (March 2016)

How to thrive in a global marketplace that seems to become more volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous each day


Leading in the digital age

imgresHere is a brief excerpt from the transcript of a roundtable discussion sponsored by McKinsey & Company for publication in its Quarterly. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, … READ MORE

Have a Transition Plan When a Valued Employee Leaves


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When a valuable employee tells you they’re leaving, worrying about losing their institutional knowledge … READ MORE

Ray Stata on the evolution of the semiconductor industry

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Ray Stata by Abhijit Mahindroo and Nick Santhanam for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check … READ MORE

Sherry Turkle on “Making The Case For Face To Face In An Era Of Digital Conversation”

Hello BarbieSteven Wright once asked, “If Barbie is so popular, why do we have to buy her friends?” Hello Barbie, shown to the right at the North American International Toy Fair in New York, … READ MORE

An Everyone Culture: A book review by Bob Morris

Everyone CultureAn Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization
Robert Keegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey
Harvard Business Review Press (March 2016)

How to establish a workplace culture within which personal growth and professional development are most likely to thrive

Recent research studies (at least … READ MORE

Anthony Foxx (United States transportation secretary) in “The Corner Office”

FoxAdam 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 … READ MORE

OutManeuver: A book review by Bob Morris


OutManeuver: OutThink—Don’t OutSpend
Jeffrey Phillips and Alex Verjovsky
Xlibris (January 2016)

How leveraging maneuver strategies and tactics can establi

As Jeffrey Phillips and Alex Verjovsky observe, “When speed and agility are important, … READ MORE

How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth

Gender Equality
Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by By Jonathan Woetzel, Anu Madgavkar, Kweilin Ellingrud, Eric Labaye, Sandrine Devillard, Eric Kutcher, James Manyika, Richard Dobbs, and Mekala Krishnan for the … READ MORE

Jon Younger and Norm Smallwood on “Agile Talent”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

YoungerJon Younger is founding partner of the Agile Talent Collaborative (and partner emeritus at the RBL Group where he established the firm’s HR transformation practice. He is well known and respected for his consulting in HR transformation, talent management, and change leadership. He is … READ MORE