Archive for March, 2017

The people problem in talent management

Here is an excerpt from another outstanding article featured by The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. It was co-authored by Matthew Guthridge, Asmus B. Komm, and Emily Lawson. Granted, this article appeared several years ago but … READ MORE

Jinxi Caddel on How To Read Body Language: The Head

I stumbled upon this material created by Jinxi Caddel. To learn more about her and her work, please click here.

Art by Laetitia

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As we all know, communication is essential in society. Advancements in technology have … READ MORE

The destructive power of “ruinous empathy”

In Radical Candor, borrowing a phrase from Richard Tedlow, Kim Scott explains how strategic candor can help to “defy the quintessential pull of organizational mediocrity.” She focuses on two “dimensions”:

“The first dimension is about more than ‘just professional.’ It’s about giving a damn, … READ MORE

How to Unleash Your Unconscious Mind

In The Leading Brain, Friederike Fabritius and Hans Hagemann explain several ”powerful science-based strategies for achieving peak performance.” For example, these are their key points in Chapter 5, “Unleash Your Unconscious”:

o Your unconscious brain runs the show. Even when you make what seems to be a … READ MORE

Fortune Makers: A book review by Bob Morris

Fortune Makers: The Leaders Creating China’s Great Global Companies
Michael Useem, Harbir Singh, Neng Liang, and Peter Cappelli
PublicAffairs/Imprint of Perseus Books (March 2017)

How China has used capitalism to pull 600 million people out of poverty and will soon become the largest economy in … READ MORE

Albert Einstein’s Surprising Thoughts on the Meaning of Life

Here is a brief article by Paul Ratner for Big Think. To check out other resources and/or sign up for email alerts, please click here.

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Albert Einstein was one of the world’s most … READ MORE

HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict: A book review by Bob Morris

HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict
Amy Gallo
Harvard Business Review Press (April 2017)

Cutting-edge thinking about the common sources of conflict, how people approach it differently, and how to resolve it

Most of the volumes in the … READ MORE

Radical Candor: A book review by Bob Morris

Radical Candor
: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

Kim Scott
St. Martin’s Press (March 2017)

How strategic candor can help to … READ MORE

Technology, Jobs, and the Future of Work: A Special Report

It is my great privilege as well as pleasure to serve as a member of McKinsey & Company’s executive advisory panel. Of special interest to me is the subject of a recent briefing prepared by the McKinsey Global … READ MORE

A Plan for Handling Conflict at Work and Elsewhere

In the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict, Amy Gallo and 37 “Guest Experts” explain how to ensure that disagreements do not become lose-lose arguments in the workplace…or anywhere else.

Here is a plan to consider:

“First, you … READ MORE