Month: October 2014

“Our best today; better tomorrow.”

October 24, 2014

Ben Bradlee served as The Washington Post‘s executive editor from 1968 to 1991 and is best known for leading and protecting the newspaper’s coverage of the Watergate break-in and subsequent cover-up. As Bradlee explained, “Our best today; better tomorrow” was…

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“The challenge for leaders is how to keep injecting urgency.” Ratan Tata

October 24, 2014

In separate mini-commentaries, former Tata Sons chairman Ratan Tata and SEB chairman Marcus Wallenberg both argue that creative destruction can be taken too far. Both mini-commentaries are part of a series celebrating the 50th anniversary of the McKinsey Quarterly. Tata…

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The Self-Inflicted U.S. Brain Drain

October 23, 2014

Illustration: David Klein Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Michael Malone for the Wall Street Journal in which he notes that up to 1.5 million skilled workers are stuck in immigration limbo. Many give up and go…

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Watch Your Career Soar with 7 Advanced Presentation Tips

October 23, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article by Carmine Gallo for LinkedIn Pulse. To read the complete interview and check out others, please click here. * * * I recently met the head of sales for a publicly traded company…

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Frederic Laloux: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

October 23, 2014

After I read Frederic Laloux‘s brilliant book, Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness, I was curious to know more about him and learned of his passionate commitment to helping leaders in almost…

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Tom Tierney on “Building a Life, Not a Résumé: An Interview by Stew Friedman

October 22, 2014

Work and Life is a radio program hosted by Stew Friedman, director of the Wharton Work/Life Integration Project, on Sirius XM’s Channel 111, Business Radio Powered by The Wharton School. Every Tuesday at 7:00 PM EST, Stew speaks with everyday…

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How Google Works: A book review by Bob Morris

October 22, 2014

How Google Works Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, with Alan Eagle Grand Central Publishing (2014) How and why Google continues to attract and retain so many “smart creatives” Before Eric Schmidt and Jonathan Rosenberg, with Alan Eagle, explain how Google…

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Michael E. Porter and James E. Heppelmann on “How Smart, Connected Products Are Transforming Competition”

October 22, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Michael E. Porter and James E. Heppelmann for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information,…

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A Refresher on Storytelling 101

October 21, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article written by JD Schramm 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 alerts,…

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The Cleveland Clinic Way: A book review by Bob Morris

October 21, 2014

The Cleveland Clinic Way: Lessons in Excellence from One of the World’s Leading Health Care Organizations Toby Cosgrove, M.D. McGraw-Hill (2014) How and why group practices can provide much better – and much less expensive — healthcare There are valuable…

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