Month: December 2015

Agility: It rhymes with stability

December 14, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Wouter Aghina, Aaron De Smet, and Kirsten Weerda for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They explain how and why companies can become more agile by designing their…

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Mark Goulston on How to Deal With “Everyday Craziness”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

December 13, 2015

In his career as an organizational consultant, relationship counselor, and hostage-negotiation trainer, Mark Goulston has found what works, consistently, to reach all kinds of people in any type of situation. In his book Real Influence: Persuade Without Pushing and Gain…

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The hidden value of organizational health—and how to capture it

December 13, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Aaron De Smet, Bill Schaninger, and Matthew Smith for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They discuss new research that suggests that the performance payoff from organizational health…

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David K. Hurst on “Why Business Books Still Speak Volumes”

December 12, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by David K. Hurst for s+b magazine, published by Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company), a member of the PwC network. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the…

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Six building blocks for creating a high-performing digital enterprise

December 12, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Driek Desmet, Ewan Duncan, Jay Scanlan, and Marc Singer for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. As they explain, digitization affects almost everything in today’s organizations, which makes…

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How to Boost Your Company’s Creativity and Bottom Line at the Same Time

December 11, 2015

Here is a brief article by Will Yakowicz for Inc. magazine. He acknowledges that boosting a company’s creative output is a difficult task for any manager and suggests several techniques that will yield results. To check out other articles and…

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How to Create a Culture in Which People Are Open to Feedback

December 11, 2015

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. * * * The benefits of an open culture — where frank, candid…

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What Fierce Competitors Do in Tough Times

December 10, 2015

Normally I provide a brief excerpt with a direct link to the given source but, alas, I do not have a link to a recent blog post by Jeff Fox. He offers 30 practical suggestions about how to become a…

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Chip Espinoza: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

December 10, 2015

Chip Espinoza was born in Espanola, New Mexico. His mission in life is to help organizations become worthy of human habitation. Recently, he has focused on the integration of Millennials (AKA Gen Y) into the workplace. He is the co-author…

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How Company Culture Shapes Employee Motivation

December 10, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Lindsay McGregor and Neel Doshi 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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