Posts Tagged ‘Rik Kirkland’

Artificial intelligence meets the C-suite

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of the authors of The Second Machine Age, Erik Brynjolfsson,  Andrew McAfee, and Jeremy Howard who examine the impact that “thinking” machines may have … READ MORE

Adam Grant on “Six secrets to true originality”

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article in which Rik Kirkland interviews Adam Grant for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. Grant shares six tips on generating great ideas, … READ MORE

Tracy Wolstencroft, CEO of Heidrick & Struggles, on the changing nature of leadership

Wolstencroft-1Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Tracy Wolstencroft, CEO of the global executive-search firm. He explains the importance of authentic leadership, listening, and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.To read the complete article, check out other … READ MORE

Heineken’s CEO on leading a 150-year-old company

Van BoxmeerAs Heineken marks its 150th year, CEO Jean-François van Boxmeer speaks about innovation, managing for the long term, and how he aims to uphold the company’s rich legacy. What challenges are unique to leading an iconic company … READ MORE

The Great Decoupling: Now What?

#5Here is a composite of several brief excerpts from interviews of several thought leaders conducted by Rik Kirkland for The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. The rapid advance of machine learning presents an economic paradox: productivity is rising, but employment may not. What are … READ MORE

Wharton’s Adam Grant on the key to professional success

Grant, AdamHere is a brief excerpt from a transcript of an interview of Adam Grant by Rik Kirkland for the McKinsey Quarterly in which Grant explains why generosity in the workplace continues to be … READ MORE

Leading in the 21st century: An interview with Shell’s Ann Pickard

PicardHere is a brief excerpt from an interview of Ann Picard by Rik Kirkland for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain … READ MORE

Leading in the 21st century: An interview with HCA CEO Richard Bracken

Bracken_150x84Here is a brief excerpt of an interview of Richard Bracken conducted by Rik Kirkland, Ramesh Srinivasan, and Rick Schlesinger. The chairman and chief executive officer of one of the world’s largest operators of health-care facilities discusses leadership in a time of significant industry change. To … READ MORE

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 5/20/13)

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Connecting everything: A conversation with Cisco’s Padmasree Warrior

Warrior, PadmasreePadmasree Warrior, Cisco’s chief technology and strategy officer, describes how the exponential growth of connectivity between people and devices, both mobile and network, will change commerce, business systems, and individual behavior. Despite two decades of increasing connectivity between people and devices over high-tech … READ MORE

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