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Month: August 2016

Mastering the building blocks of strategy

August 16, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Chris Bradley, Angus Dawson, and Antoine Montard 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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Stewart D. Friedman on “Leading the Life You Want”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

August 16, 2016

In 1984, Stew Friedman joined Wharton, where he is the Practice Professor of Management. In 2001, he concluded a two-year assignment (while on academic leave) at Ford Motor Company, as the senior executive for leadership development. Total Leadership: Be a…

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MacArthur “genius” Angela Duckworth Responds to a New Critique of Grit

August 15, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Anya Kazmentz for National Public Radio in which Angela Duckworth responds to criticism of her best-seller, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance, published by Scribner (May 2016). To read the…

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Kevin Warren (chief operating officer of the Minnesota Vikings) in “The Corner Office”

August 15, 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 Kevin Warren, chief operating officer…

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Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

August 14, 2016

Jim Dewald is the dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and an associate professor in the strategy and entrepreneurship. A business leader who can provide an effective bridge between strategy theory and on-the-ground practice,…

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The McKinsey Quarterly: Four Interviews on Innovation

August 14, 2016

Of all the leaders in business thought leadership, none offers more and better information, insights, and counsel for C-level executives than does the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. Case in point: Here are interviews of four thought leaders: o…

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To Grow as a Leader, Seek More Complex Assignments

August 13, 2016

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Claudio Fernández-Aráoz 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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10 Principles of Change Management

August 13, 2016

Leaders in all organizations need tools and techniques to help their companies transform quickly. Here is a brief except from an article co-authored by John Jones, DeAnne Aguirre, and Matthew Calderone for strategy+business magazine, published by Strategy& (formerly Booz &…

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5 Ways to Engage High-Potential Employees

August 12, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Laurie Ruettimann for Halogen Software’s TalentSpace blog. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign up for email alerts, please click here. * *…

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How to Become an Ambidextrous Leader

August 12, 2016

Here is a brief except from an article by Theodore Kinni for strategy+business magazine, published by Strategy& (formerly Booz & Company). To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, and sign up for email…

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