Month: September 2012

Jacqueline Novogratz (Acumen Fund) in “The Corner Office”

September 30, 2012

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 Jacqueline Novogratz is C.E.O. of the Acumen Fund, which invests…

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Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century

September 29, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Thomas H. Davenport and D.J. Patil for the Harvard Business Review. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. Artwork:…

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Think Twice: A book review by Bob Morris

September 29, 2012

Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition  Michael J. Mauboussin Harvard Business School Press (2009) How to upgrade your mental software and eliminate false beliefs Michael Mauboussin asserts, “Smart people make poor decisions because they have the same factory settings…

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The 2011/2012 Towers Watson Talent Management and Rewards Study (North America)

September 28, 2012

    Here is the “Overview” of the Towers Watson 2011/2012 Talent Management and Rewards Study (North America). The so-called “war for talent” becomes even more ferocious at a time when the global economy remains vulnerable to turbulent, disruptive, ambiguous,…

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No Excuses: A book review by Bob Morris

September 28, 2012

No Excuses: Take Responsibility for Your Own Success David Neenan with Eric Lucas Morgan James Publishing (2011) How to avoid becoming a sea squirt We cannot control or even influence much of what happens to us but we can control how we…

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How to Apply the Right Kind of Pressure to Innovators

September 27, 2012

  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. *     *     * Too many managers unintentionally kill innovation by relying heavily on…

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Practice Perfect: A book review by Bob Morris

September 27, 2012

Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better Doug Lemov, Erica Woolway, and Katie Yezzi Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2012) How and why “practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes permanent” For several decades, Anders Ericsson and his associates at Florida…

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Organizational health: The ultimate competitive advantage

September 26, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from another outstanding article from The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, in which co-authors Scott Keller and Colin Price explain why organizations must build the capacity to learn and keep changing over time to sustain…

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How to encourage your people to take the long view

September 25, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from another outstanding article from The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, in which co-authors Toby Gibbs, Suzanne Heywood, and Matthew Pettigrew explain how and why employees and managers should be measured as much on their…

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