Month: April 2017

The Importance of Vision to Operational High Performance

April 26, 2017

In State of Readiness, Joseph Paris, Jr. makes an important distinction: “Operations refers to processes, whereas operational refers to deals with systems — even entire enterprises. Accordingly, there must be a difference between excellence in operations, or process excellence, and…

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Mark Nathan (C.E.O. of Zipari) in “The Corner Office”

April 26, 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 Mark Nathan, C.E.O. of Zipari,…

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Life moves on with or without us. The choice is ours.

April 25, 2017

In a recent blog post, Josh Linkner shares this anecdote: Two Zen monks were on a journey when they came to a riverbed. At the edge of the river was an elderly woman who was unable to cross the river…

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The dark side of transparency

April 25, 2017

  Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Julian Birkinshaw and Dan Cable for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain…

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One picture says it all….

April 24, 2017
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“Ten of the best films that most people haven’t seen or even heard of”: One Man’s Opinion

April 23, 2017

  The other day, a friend of mine said he and his wife were Netflix subscribers and “always on the look out for suggestions from film buffs.” He then asked, “Which are the best films that most people haven’t seen…

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What makes a CEO “exceptional”?

April 23, 2017

  Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Michael Birshan, Thomas Meakin, and Kurt Strovink for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the…

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Ascending to the C-suite

April 22, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from the results of a new McKinsey survey, featured by the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. One of the results indicates that executives who move effectively into the C-suite are communicating priorities, valuing…

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Mind+Machine: A book review by Bob Morris

April 22, 2017

Mind+Machine: A Decision Model for Optimizing and Implementing Analytics Marc Vollenweider John Wiley & Sons (November 2016) How the mind can collaborate with machines to achieve high-impact results, and, thereby create new capabilities that did not exist before. One of…

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6 Things Every Mentor Should Do

April 21, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Vineet Chopra, MD, and Sanjay Saint, MD, for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information,…

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