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Why Women Volunteer for Tasks That Don’t Lead to Promotions

August 18, 2018

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Linda Babcock, Maria P. Recalde, and Lise Vesterlund 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…

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The Manager’s Answer Book: A book review by Bob Morris

August 18, 2018

The Manager’s Answer Book: Powerful Tools to Build Trust and Teams, Maximize Your Impact and Influence, and Respond to Challenges Barbara Mitchell and Cornelia Gamlem Career Press (June 2018) “So much of what we call management consists in making it…

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How to Recover from a Cultural Faux Pas

August 17, 2018

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. *      *      * A social mistake in another culture isn’t…

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Conscious: A book review by Bob Morris

August 17, 2018

Conscious: The Power of Awareness in Business and Life Bob Rosen and Emma-Kate Swann John Wiley & Sons (July 2018) “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Pogo the Possum In Plato’s Apology, Socrates is on trial for…

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Cognitive Fitness

August 16, 2018

In their classic HBR article, “Cognitive Fitness,” Roderick Gilkey and Clint Kilts share their thoughts about how to remain mentally healthy, especially now when the business world is more volatile, more uncertain, more complex, and more ambiguous than ever before.…

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“Seven elements that are essential to Apple’s software success”

August 16, 2018

In Creative Selection, Ken Kocienda takes his reader inside Apple’s design process during “The Golden Age of Steve Jobs.” He explains how and why, in order to “understand what makes Apple what it is, its essence, you need to understand software.” He identifies…

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Strategy to beat the odds

August 15, 2018

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Chris Bradley, Martin Hirt, and Sven Smit for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain…

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The Future of Work: A book review by Bob Morris

August 15, 2018

The Future of Work: Robots, AI, and Automation Darrell M. West Brookings Press (May 2018) “The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” William Gibson I agree with Darrell West that various technologies are altering and…

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The unique power of the “creative prelude”

August 14, 2018

In the latest of his eight books, SCRAMBLE, Marty Neumeier provides a fictional account of a young CEO in trouble. He and his team have five weeks to reimagine their company. If the board approves their plan, they’ll live to…

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When Joining a Company, Figure Out How Decisions Are Made

August 14, 2018

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. *     *      * When you join an organization, you have a short…

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