Month: June 2014

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

June 23, 2014

Here 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 subscription information,…

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How to Help Your Employees Fall in Love With Their Jobs

June 22, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Liz Kelly for The Muse. To read the complete article, check out others, and sign up for email alerts, please click here. Photo of happy people courtesy of Shutterstock. * *…

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Frank Kalman on “Employers Engage on Engagement”

June 22, 2014

Here is an excerpt from another excellent article written by Frank Kalman for Talent Management magazine. He explains how and why companies lean heavily on recognition, work-life balance, and wellness to promote engagement, yet undervalue such factors when it comes…

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Bernard L. Schwartz (former chairman and C.E.O. of the Loral Corporation) in “The Corner Office”

June 21, 2014

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 Bernard L. Schwartz, an investor…

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Marty Neumeier on “Ten Ways to Learn How to Learn”

June 21, 2014

In his latest book, The 46 Rules of Genius: An Innovator’s Guide to Creativity, Marty Neumeier observes, “Teaching yourself is called autodidacticism. It requires that you develop your own theory of learning, a personal framework for acquiring new knowledge. While…

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Clayton Christensen Responds to New Yorker Takedown of “Disruptive Innovation”

June 20, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview by Drake Bennett of Clayton Christensen for Bloomberg Businessweek. It is a “must read” for anyone who has a keen interest in cutting-edge business thinking as well as a keen interest in…

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Tim Ferriss on the incredible power of RAM: random-access memory

June 20, 2014

Can you draw — from memory — the face of a penny? Probably not. That’s why it is so important to understand the reason and then you can learn a foreign language twice as fast. How? Tim Ferriss responds in…

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Sylvia Ann Hewlett on “How to Command a Room”

June 20, 2014

Those who have read one or more of Sylvia Ann Hewlett‘s previously published books (notably When the Bough Breaks, Off-Ramps and On-Ramps, Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets, and Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor) already know that…

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Rich Horwath on “Elevation”: A third interview by Bob Morris

June 20, 2014

Rich Horwath is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author on strategy. As the CEO of the Strategic Thinking Institute, Rich leads executive teams through the strategy process and has helped more than 50,000 managers…

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Andrew Solomon on “How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are”

June 19, 2014

Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of adversity, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he’s met in the years since. In…

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