Month: December 2016

Innovation Killers: How Financial Tools Destroy Your Capacity to Do New Things

December 20, 2016

Here is an excerpt from a classic article written by Clayton M. Christensen, Stephen P. Kaufman, and Willy C. Shih for Harvard Business Review (2008) and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of…

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BIFOCALs: : An essential perspective from which to observe more and evaluate it better

December 19, 2016

In Look: A Practical Guide for Improving Your Observational Skills, Jim Gilmore identfies and then examines what he characterizes as six “looking glasses” to help people more fully and more richly observe the world around them. I agree with him:…

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Don’t Let One Bad Experience Stop You from Giving Feedback

December 19, 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. * * * It can be tough to get up the nerve…

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Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood on How to Get a Reorganization Right: Part 1 of a n interview by Bob Morris

December 18, 2016

Stephen Heidari-Robinson was a leader in McKinsey & Company’s organization practice, heading the firm’s work on energy-sector reorganizations and on the practicalities of implementing reorganizations across all sectors. Stephen was UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s energy and environment adviser. He…

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Beware the Confirmation Trap When Analyzing Data

December 18, 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. * * * Data analysis can help us sort through complexity and make…

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Thought-provoking observations by Daniel Kahneman

December 17, 2016

Daniel Kahneman is among today’s most influential thought leaders. This is explained in part by the quality of his thoughts, to be sure, but also by their impact on other thought leaders. Here is a representative selection. * * *…

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Straight talk about big data

December 17, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Nicolaus Henke, Ari Libarikian, and Bill Wiseman 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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Why Combine Your Customer and Employee Feedback Systems?

December 16, 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. * * * Most companies ask customers for feedback about their products…

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An incumbent’s guide to digital disruption

December 16, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Chris Bradley and Clayton O’Toole for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription…

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How to Get Some Perspective on Your Stress

December 15, 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. * * * Here’s some good news: You don’t need to get rid…

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