Archive for June, 2016

Want Collaboration? Accept — and Actively Manage — Conflict

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jeff Weiss and Jonathan Hughes for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain … READ MORE

Beth Comstock (vice chairwoman of General Electric) in “The Corner Office”

ComstockAdam 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

The 3 Things That Keep Companies Growing

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Chris Zook and James Allen for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain … READ MORE

How to Use Distraction to Your Advantage

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Your scatterbrain is great when it is time to think of new ideas. But when it comes to executing those ideas? Not so much.

Here is an excerpt … READ MORE

What’s the “secret sauce” for accelerating personal growth and professional development?

Kouzes & PosnerIn their latest collaboration, Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner articulate what I characterize as the “secret sauce” for accelerating … READ MORE

Patrick Lencioni on “The Ideal Team Player”

LencioniAll of the companies that are annually ranked as the most highly admired and best to work for have a workplace culture within which collaboration thrives.

In his latest business fable, READ MORE

Achieving Longevity: A book review by Bob Morris

Achieving LongevityAchieving Longevity: How Great Firms Prosper Through Entrepreneurial Thinking
Jim Dewald
University of Toronto Press (June 2016)

Improvement that is not continuous is merely a gesture of no enduring value

Years ago at a GE annual meeting, its then chairman and CEO — Jack Welch — was … READ MORE

How incumbents become digital disruptors

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Established companies are often late to spot mortal threats to their business model. Here’s how they should respond when industry disruption strikes. Here is a portion of a podcast transcript of a program sponsored by McKinsey & … READ MORE

When the Pressure’s On: A book review by Bob Morris

When the Pressure's OnWhen the Pressure’s On: The Secret to Winning When You Can’t Afford to Lose
Louis S. Csoka
AMACOM (June 2016)

“Champions get up when they can’t.” Jack Dempsey, June 22, 2016

All of us can identify with a situation when someone has been knocked down … READ MORE

The economic essentials of digital strategy

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Do you and your colleagues need a supply-and-demand guide to digital disruption?

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Angus Dawson, Martin Hirt, and Jay Scanlan for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & … READ MORE

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