Month: October 2017

Leaders, Don’t Let Your Ideas Overpower Your Team’s

October 25, 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. * * * It’s your job as a leader to create a safe…

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Breaking Bad Habits: A book review by Bob Morris

October 25, 2017

Breaking Bad Habits: Defy Industry Norms and Reinvigorate Your Business Hardcover Freek Vermeulen Harvard Business Review Press (November 2017) “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” I agree with Aristotle’s comment, presuming…

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Gillian Tett: When Involved with Silos, Think Like an Anthropologist

October 24, 2017

In The Silo Effect, Gillian Tett explores “the peril of expertise and the promise of breaking down barriers. ” As she explains, the word originated in ancient Greece and referred to a “corn pit.” Over time, the word has referred…

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7 Tricky Work Situations, and How to Respond to Them

October 24, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Alicia Bassuk 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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Safe enough to try: An interview with Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh

October 23, 2017

Here is a substantial excerpt from an extended interview of Tony Hsieh for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and register…

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Agile transformation: No formula, but common success factors

October 23, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Gayatri Shenai for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and register…

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Tom Hanks: A mini-profile

October 22, 2017

Biography.com is one of the best online sources for biography and general history material. For example: Born on July 9, 1956, in Concord, California, actor Tom Hanks began performing with the Great Lakes Shakespeare Festival in 1977, later moving to…

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What to Focus on When You Don’t Get Feedback from Your Boss

October 22, 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. * * * If you work for a boss who doesn’t provide feedback,…

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The Essential John McCain

October 21, 2017

Over the years, I have relied on a few journalists to help me navigate my way through the forces and events that resemble a fog in everyday life. David Brooks is one of them. His mind reminds me of a…

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Resilience Is About How You Recharge, Not How You Endure

October 21, 2017

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Shawn Achor and Michelle Gielan 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…

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