Month: May 2011

How highest-performing labs use the best talent-management practices

May 31, 2011

Here is an excerpt from another outstanding article now available at the website of The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. It was co-authored by Wouter Aghina, Marc de Jong, and Daniel Simon. They include three exhibits: Exhibit 1:…

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Jonathan Franzen on why “Liking is for cowards. Go for what hurts.”

May 31, 2011

The title of this commentary is provided by Jonathan Franzen from an article of his that appeared in The New York Times (May 29, 2011) in which he explains why our infatuation with technology provides an easy alternative to love.…

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Leave Your Bad Day at Work

May 31, 2011

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. We all have them: those days when nothing goes right. To avoid taking…

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Management?: A book review by Bob Morris

May 30, 2011

Management? It’s Not What You Think! Henry Mintzberg, Bruce Ahlstrand, and Joseph Lampel AMACOM (2010) If conventional wisdom about management were a piñata…. What we have here is a collection of highly unconventional perspectives, presented within a highly unconventional format,…

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“There is a tendency to shrug off the overriding, glaring fact of 1861”

May 30, 2011

The title of this commentary has been quoted from an article written by Neil Genzingler for The New York Times (“Old-Time Stuff Is Not Forgotten,” Sunday, May 29, 2001) in which Genzingler discusses the media attention that the Civil War…

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Joe’s Journal: On Creating the Future

May 30, 2011

Here is the latest post by Joseph A. Maciariello featured in the Joe’s Journal series at the Drucker Exchange (DX) sponsored by the Drucker Institute. The Drucker Exchange (the Dx) is a platform for bettering society through effective management and…

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Baseball’s Loss of Innocence

May 30, 2011

Here is an article written by Douglas Goetsch and now featured online by The American Scholar, the venerable but lively quarterly magazine of public affairs, literature, science, history, and culture published by the Phi Beta Kappa Society since 1932. In…

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How to Reverse-Engineer Criticism

May 30, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Maurice Ewing for the Harvard Business Review blog’s “Conversation” series. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email…

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Christine Lagarde: “a woman who dominates without domineering”

May 29, 2011

As I read Maureen Dowd’s column about Christine Lagarde in The New York Times (“For Office Civility, Cherchez La Femme,” Sunday, May, 29, 2011), I was reminded of a conversation years ago during a reception in Washington (DC) honoring the…

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Liz Elting (TransPerfect) in “The Corner Office”

May 29, 2011

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Liz Elting, president and C.E.O. of…

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