Month: January 2017

The Undoing Project: A book review by Bob Morris

January 6, 2017

The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds Michael Lewis W.W. Norton & Company (2016) A brilliant analysis of how two world-famous psychologists could – and did — “undo” so many misconceptions about human error I have read and…

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Four Ways to Build Inspiration and Engagement in a Workplace Culture

January 6, 2017

In Time, Talent, Energy, Michael Mankins and Eric Garton point out that the more employees in a company can be effectively engaged and inspired, the higher the organization’s productive power becomes. “People who devote more of their individual discretionary energy…

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How to Avoid Micromanaging by Setting Clear Targets for Your Direct Reports

January 5, 2017

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. * * * Micromanagement isn’t a personality flaw; it’s a breakdown in the…

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ROSE-COLORED GLASSES: An essential perspective from which to observe more and evaluate it better

January 5, 2017

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

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10-Year Study Reveals What Great Executives Know and Do

January 4, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Ron Carucci 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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Stephen Heidari-Robinson and Suzanne Heywood on How to Get a Reorganization Right: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

January 4, 2017

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

January 3, 2017

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

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Companies Should Be Transparent About Their Crises

January 3, 2017

  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 company faces a crisis, there’s often a…

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Yuchun Lee (C.E.O. and co-founder of Allego) in “The Corner Office”

January 3, 2017

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 Yuchun Lee, CEO and co-founder…

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Three Ways to Simplify Your Organization’s Operating Model

January 3, 2017

In Time, Talent, Energy, Michael Mankins and Eric Garton assert organizational drag is a crippling illness. “The company suffering from it wastes time, performs unnecessary tasks, and operates inefficiently. Curing the organization of this illness requires the kind of careful,…

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