The “commercialization and vulgarization of genius”

I recall Hannah Arendt’s phrase whenever someone is described as a “genius.” In fact, their claim to fame is their claim to fame…and nothing else.

We have so many celebrities with few (if any) talents except for self-promotion.

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How You Define the Problem Determines Whether or Not You Solve It

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Art Markman for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free … READ MORE

Naked Emperors

The Emperor’s New Clothes is one of my favorites among the stories written by Hans Christian Andersen. Two weavers sell an emperor very expensive clothes claiming they are invisible to those who are disloyal or inept. In fact, … READ MORE

A Data-Driven Approach to Identifying Future Leaders

Rather than just relying on the subjective opinions of executives, some companies are using assessment tools to identify high-potential talent. Here is an excerpt from an article by Stacey Philpot and Kelly Monahan for MIT Sloan Management Review. … READ MORE

If You Want to Be More Mindful, Practice

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here.

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Practical Ways To Receive Feedback

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Laurie Ruettimann for Halogen Software’s TalentSpace blog. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, … READ MORE

“Strategy & Corporate Finance: Special collections” from McKinsey & Company

Here is an invitation from the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, to check out “Strategy & Corporate Finance: Special collections.”

“Please browse our lasting insights on important topics in strategy and corporate finance, from resource allocation to … READ MORE

How to Have Difficult Conversations When You Don’t Like Conflict

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

Booz & Company’s “The Thought Leader Interview” Series: Sylvia Nas

Sylvia Nasar (Photo: © John Blais)

Here is the introduction to an interview of Sylvia Nasar by Rob Norton as part of “The Thought Leader Interview” series featured by strategy+businessREAD MORE

What to Do When You Inherit a Team That Isn’t Working Hard Enough

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

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