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Month: September 2017

Getting into your competitor’s head

September 20, 2017

To anticipate the moves of your rivals, you must understand how their strategists and decision makers think. Here is a brief excerpt from an article about doing that, written by Hugh Courtney, John T. Horn, and Jayanti Kar for the…

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Organizational health: A fast track to performance improvement

September 19, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Chris Gagnon, Elizabeth John, and Rob Theunissen 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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Jason Fried (chief executive of Basecamp) in “The Corner Office”

September 19, 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 Jason Fried, chief executive of…

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Do Big Things: A book review by Bob Morris

September 18, 2017

Do Big Things: The Simple Steps Teams Can Take to Mobilize Hearts and Minds, and Make an Epic Impact Craig Ross, Angie Paccione, and Victoria Roberts John Wiley & Sons (August 2017) Here is a science-driven system for creating the…

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Sarah Thompson (global and New York chief executive of Droga5) in “The Corner Office”

September 18, 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 Sarah Thompson, global and New…

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David Harder on employee engagement: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

September 17, 2017

In 1990, David Harder founded Inspired Work, dedicated to helping individuals transform their relationship to work. Today, Inspired Work has over 43,000 graduates from all walks of life. Harder has served as a change agent in a wide variety of…

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Valuable lessons from founders of the 10% of startups that succeed

September 17, 2017

In Think Better, Michael Sonnenfeldt offers 40 winning strategies that have achieved extraordinary success for dozens of entrepreneurs that he has studied for more than twenty years. I agree with him: “The primary source of new, sustainable jobs will be…

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What it really takes to capture the value of APIs

September 16, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Keerthi Iyengar, Somesh Khanna, Srinivas Ramadath, and Daniel Stephens for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about…

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How to Create an Agile Organization

September 16, 2017

I am among those in an international group whose members participate in global studies for McKinsey & Company. To read the report in which the most recent is discussed, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription…

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Barriers to activating and then nourishing your emotional intelligence

September 15, 2017

In How to Be Happy at Work, Annie McKee observes that almost anyone can fall prey to old myths and happiness traps that keep them down and prevent them from creating or sustaining their work life they want. She helps…

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