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Month: June 2016

Want Collaboration? Accept — and Actively Manage — Conflict

June 30, 2016

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jeff Weiss and Jonathan Hughes 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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Beth Comstock (vice chairwoman of General Electric) in “The Corner Office”

June 30, 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 Beth Comstock, vice chairwoman of…

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The 3 Things That Keep Companies Growing

June 29, 2016

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Chris Zook and James Allen 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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How to Use Distraction to Your Advantage

June 29, 2016

Your scatterbrain is great when it is time to think of new ideas. But when it comes to executing those ideas? Not so much. Here is an excerpt from an article by Christian Jarrett for 99U. To read, the complete…

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What’s the “secret sauce” for accelerating personal growth and professional development?

June 28, 2016

In their latest collaboration, Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner articulate what I characterize as the “secret sauce” for accelerating personal growth and professional development: “You have to aspire to excel.…

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Patrick Lencioni on “The Ideal Team Player”

June 28, 2016

All of the companies that are annually ranked as the most highly admired and best to work for have a workplace culture within which collaboration thrives. In his latest business fable, The Ideal Team Player: How to Recognize and Cultivate…

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Achieving Longevity: A book review by Bob Morris

June 27, 2016

Achieving Longevity: How Great Firms Prosper Through Entrepreneurial Thinking Jim Dewald University of Toronto Press (June 2016) Improvement that is not continuous is merely a gesture of no enduring value Years ago at a GE annual meeting, its then chairman…

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How incumbents become digital disruptors

June 27, 2016

Established companies are often late to spot mortal threats to their business model. Here’s how they should respond when industry disruption strikes. Here is a portion of a podcast transcript of a program sponsored by McKinsey & Company. To listen…

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When the Pressure’s On: A book review by Bob Morris

June 26, 2016

When the Pressure’s On: The Secret to Winning When You Can’t Afford to Lose Louis S. Csoka AMACOM (June 2016) “Champions get up when they can’t.” Jack Dempsey, June 22, 2016 All of us can identify with a situation when…

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The economic essentials of digital strategy

June 26, 2016

Do you and your colleagues need a supply-and-demand guide to digital disruption? Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Angus Dawson, Martin Hirt, and Jay Scanlan for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read…

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