Month: June 2014

3 Priorities for Leaders Who Want to Go Beyond Command-and-Control

June 5, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article written by John Coleman and Jim Whitehurst 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 receive…

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Gina Centrello (president and publisher of the Random House Publishing Group) in “The Corner Office”

June 5, 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 Gina Centrello, president and publisher…

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What Businesses Can Learn From Sports Analytics

June 4, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Thomas H. Davenport for the MITSloan Management Review. As he explains, the use of analytics in the sports world has much to teach managers about alignment, performance improvement and business ecosystems.…

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Reinvent Your Company by Reassessing Its Strengths

June 4, 2014

Here is an excerpt from a superb article written by Ken Favaro 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 receive HBR email…

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Culture Feasts on Innovation: Here’s What You Can Do About It

June 4, 2014

Here is a link to Reuven Gorsht‘s response to a question all of us have asked at one time or another: “How can I be innovative within a workplace environment that is hostile or indifferent to it?” Reuven Gorsht is…

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Carmine Gallo on “the Apple experience”: An interview by Bob Morris

June 3, 2014

Carmine Gallo is the communications coach for the world’s most admired brands. A former journalist for CNN and CBS, Gallo works directly with the world’s top business leaders to craft compelling messages, tell inspiring stories and share innovative ideas. Gallo…

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Marty Neumeier on “The Rules of Genius, #14: Use a dynamic process for reactive elements”

June 2, 2014

Complex problems are dynamic. They don’t hold still while you work on them. The traditional approach is to address a complex problem as if it were a simple problem, breaking it into discrete steps that can be executed one at…

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The Best Free Business MOOCs This Month (June)

June 2, 2014

Here is a brief article by Winthrop Lu and featured by Poets&Quants that will be of great interest to those who wish to consider enrollment in one of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) offered by professors in major business…

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Q&A: Thomas Piketty on the Wealth Divide

June 1, 2014

Here is an excerpt from a transcript of responses by Thomas Piketty to questions posed by Eduardo Porter, featured in the New York Times. To read the complete transcript, please click here. * * * Income inequality moved with astonishing…

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Julia Tang Peters on “Five Types of a Pivotal Decisions”

June 1, 2014

In her recently published book, Pivot Points, Julia Tang Peters identifies five decisions every successful leader must make: 1. The launching decision makes a commitment to mater specialized skills in order to no more, much more than the given job…

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