Month: September 2016

NOW NEW NEXT: How growth champions create new value

September 16, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Jonathan Gordon, Nils Liedtke, and Bjorn Timelin for the McKinney Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm,…

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How to Beat Procrastination

September 15, 2016

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Caroline Webb 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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How to Create an Exponential Mindset

September 15, 2016

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Mark Bonchek 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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Bracken P. Darrell (C.E.O. of Logitech) in “The Corner Office”

September 14, 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 Bracken P. Darrell, C.E.O. of…

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The surprising truth about which countries lead in digital

September 14, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Jorge Amar, Raffaella Bianchi, and Daniel Svoboda 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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Emotional Agility: A book review by Bob Morris

September 13, 2016

Emotional Agility: Get Unstuck, Embrace Change, and Thrive in Work and Life Susan David Avery Publishing (September 2016) How to loosen up, calm, down and live with more intention amidst all the distractions Long ago I realized that I could…

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When Delegating, Make Accountability Clear

September 13, 2016

The word “accountable” can mean different things to different people. This is why delegation often backfires: The person taking on the task doesn’t know how much authority she has. The next time you delegate something, be explicit about which of…

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Josh Bernoff on “Writing Without Bullshit”

September 12, 2016

There’s good news and bad news. First the bad news: “The tide of bullshit is rising.” I agree with Josh Bernoff, conceding that I have contributed to that elevation, to that tsunami of linguistic dung. However, there is also good…

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Managing in the Gray: A book review by Bob Morris

September 12, 2016

Managing in the Gray: Five Timeless Questions for Resolving Your Toughest Problems at Work Joseph L. Badaracco Harvard Business School Press (September 2016) Here’s what you need when making the most difficult decisions Friedrich Hegel once suggested that many of…

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Pre-Suasion: A book review by Bob Morris

September 11, 2016

Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade Robert Cialdini Simon & Schuster (September 2016) “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln I am among those…

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