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Month: March 2016

Stragility: A book review by Bob Morris

March 31, 2016

Stragility: Excelling at Strategic Changes Ellen Auster and Lisa Hillenbrand University of Toronto Press (March 2016) How to thrive in a global marketplace that seems to become more volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous each day Ellen Auster and Lisa Hillenbrand…

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Leading in the digital age

March 31, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from the transcript of a roundtable discussion sponsored by McKinsey & Company for publication in its Quarterly. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and…

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Have a Transition Plan When a Valued Employee Leaves

March 30, 2016

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. * * * When a valuable employee tells you they’re leaving, worrying about…

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Ray Stata on the evolution of the semiconductor industry

March 30, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Ray Stata by Abhijit Mahindroo and Nick Santhanam for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm,…

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Sherry Turkle on “Making The Case For Face To Face In An Era Of Digital Conversation”

March 29, 2016

Steven Wright once asked, “If Barbie is so popular, why do we have to buy her friends?” Hello Barbie, shown to the right at the North American International Toy Fair in New York, is an interactive doll designed to have…

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An Everyone Culture: A book review by Bob Morris

March 29, 2016

An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization Robert Keegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey Harvard Business Review Press (March 2016) How to establish a workplace culture within which personal growth and professional development are most likely to thrive Recent research…

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Anthony Foxx (United States transportation secretary) in “The Corner Office”

March 29, 2016

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 Anthony Foxx, United States transportation…

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OutManeuver: A book review by Bob Morris

March 28, 2016

OutManeuver: OutThink—Don’t OutSpend Jeffrey Phillips and Alex Verjovsky Xlibris (January 2016) How leveraging maneuver strategies and tactics can establi As Jeffrey Phillips and Alex Verjovsky observe, “When speed and agility are important, maneuver is far more attractive than attrition, especially…

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How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth

March 28, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by By Jonathan Woetzel, Anu Madgavkar, Kweilin Ellingrud, Eric Labaye, Sandrine Devillard, Eric Kutcher, James Manyika, Richard Dobbs, and Mekala Krishnan for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To…

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Jon Younger and Norm Smallwood on “Agile Talent”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

March 27, 2016

Jon Younger is founding partner of the Agile Talent Collaborative (and partner emeritus at the RBL Group where he established the firm’s HR transformation practice. He is well known and respected for his consulting in HR transformation, talent management, and…

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