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This Book Is Not About Baseball. But Baseball Teams Swear by It.

March 3, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Joe Lemire for The New York Times. To read the complete article, check out others, and, obtain subscription information, please click here. Credit: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times * * *…

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Author Talks: Fred Dust on making conversations count

March 3, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an interview of Fred Dust by Raju Narisetti for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. Dust offers a blueprint for having more productive, deliberate, and purposeful conversations. To read the complete article, check…

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How to turn everyday stress into ‘optimal stress’

March 2, 2021

I am among those who differentiate pressure and stress. Others view them as being essentially the same and focus on what can happen when one or the other is excessive. What do you think? Here is an excerpt from an…

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‘George Washington’ Review: Our Founding Politician

March 2, 2021

Here is a brief excerpt from Barton Swaim’s review of David O. Stewart’s George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father, for The Wall Street Journal. He asserts that the first President of the United States “was a savvy…

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Taking stock: Catching up with Nasdaq CEO Adena Friedman

March 1, 2021

Here is a brief excerpt from one of the interviews within McKinsey & Company’s Leadership Matters Series. In this instance, McKinsey’s Vijay D’Silva and Roberta Fusaro interview Adena Friedman. To read the complete interview, check out others resources, learn more…

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Countering otherness: Fostering integration within teams

March 1, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Sabah Alam Hydari for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign up for email alerts,…

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Race in the workplace: The Black experience in the US private sector

February 28, 2021

  Here is an excerpt from an article in the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. It explores the challenges that Black workers face in the private sector To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about…

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Author Talks: Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini on ‘humanocracy’

February 27, 2021

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini by Mark Staples for The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They discuss their bestseller, Humanocracy. To read the complete interview, please click here. *…

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Eleanor: A book review by Bob Morris

February 27, 2021

Eleanor David Michaelis Simon & Schuster (October 2020) “Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.”  Eleanor Roosevelt Over the years, I have read hundreds of biographies and reviewed many of them. This is one of…

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In ‘Tom Stoppard,’ Hermione Lee Takes On a New Challenge: a Living Subject

February 26, 2021

The biographer Hermione Lee, whose new life of Tom Stoppard was published on Feb. 23.Credit…Jamie Muir Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Charles McGrath that was featured in The New York Times. To read the complete article,…

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