Posts Tagged ‘Harvard University’

Howard Gardner on “Beyond Wit and Grit: Rethinking the Keys to Success”

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and senior director of its READ MORE

Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Howard Gardner and his associates at Harvard and elsewhere have devoted decades to the rigorous study of various types of human intelligence. Their research has identified nine:

1. Spatial Intelligence (“Picture Smart”): The ability to think in three dimensions. … READ MORE

When to change how you lead

It’s fashionable to say we live in fast-changing times. Does that mean leadership itself must change?

Here is a brief excerpt from a transcript of a group discussion of these issues in another … READ MORE

The Single Greatest Witch Hunt in American History, For Real

Wild accusations, alternative facts, special prosecutors—the Salem witch trials of 1692 had it all. (Photograph by MPI/Getty Images)

The current President and members of his administration continue to … READ MORE

The Lords of Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World
Walter Kiechel III
Harvard Business Press (2010)

A unique aristocracy of iconoclasts

Kiechel suggests that understanding what he calls the “strategy revolution” requires getting beyond three common beliefs: “The first … READ MORE

Symptoms of a Misaligned Organization

In a new edition of Total Alignment, Riaz Khadem and Linda Khadem provide an abundance of tools and tactics to streamline almost any organization, whatever its size and nature may be.

They have identified these symptoms of root causes of organizational misalignment:

o Decision making takes too long.
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An Extraordinary Mind: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

In Extraordinary Minds, Howard Gardner provides portraits of four “exceptional individuals and an examination of our own extraordinariness.” More specifically, he shares his thoughts about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sigmund Freud, Virginia Woolf, and Mohandas Ghandi.

He suggests three lessons to be learned from research on … READ MORE

Five “Key Myths” About a Comfort Zone

Some of the most valuable material in Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence is provided in the Chapter Nine when Andy Molinsky shares his thoughts about what he characterizes as “five … READ MORE

James Stone on “Five Easy Theses”: An interview by Bob Morris

stone-jamesJim Stone is the founder, Chairman and CEO of the Plymouth Rock group of companies. Jim began his career by teaching as a Lecturer in Economics at Harvard, after earning a BA (with highest honor), MA, and Ph.D. … READ MORE

Here are the questions you need to answer when solving an especially serious problem

imgres-1In his latest book, Managing in the Gray: Five Timeless Questions for Resolving Your Toughest Problems at Work, Joseph Badaracco observes, “The soundest guidance for grappling with hard, complex, uncertain practical problems is a set of five questions that men and women have turned … READ MORE

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