Month: November 2017

How to break through the gravitational pull of your legacy organization

November 7, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Jürgen Meffert and Anand Swaminathan 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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In a Distracted World, Solitude Is a Competitive Advantage

November 6, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Mike Erwin 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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Bryan Roberts (a partner at Venrock, a venture capital firm) in “The Corner Office”

November 6, 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 Bryan Roberts , a partner…

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James Dyson’s “secret Sauce”

November 5, 2017

Accompanying an article he wrote for FORTUNE magazine, James Dyson provides what is characterized as his “best advice.” It is well worth our careful consideration: PRODUCT IS KING “Whatever your product is, make sure everyone in the company understands the…

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Creating value through sustainable design

November 5, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from a transcript of a podcast 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 to…

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Blue Ocean Shift: A book review by Bob Morris

November 4, 2017

Blue Ocean Shift: Beyond Competing – Proven Steps to Inspire Confidence and Seize New Growth W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne Hatchette Books (September 2017) Here’s a roadmap to “suspend belief in the limits of today so we can see…

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Dion Weisler (chief executive of HP Inc.) in “The Corner Office”

November 4, 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 Dion Weisler, chief executive of…

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A brief conversation with Rosanne J. Thomas

November 3, 2017

Rosanne J. Thomas is the author of Excuse Me: The Survival Guide to Modern Business Etiquette. She is also founder and president of Protocol Advisors, Inc., specialists in providing business etiquette training to professionals at respected organizations from Tiffany &…

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How valuable is brainstorming?

November 3, 2017

In Quirky, Melissa A. Schilling focuses on eight “breakthrough innovators”: Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Elon Musk, Dean Jamen, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, and Steve Jobs. While doing so, she draws upon an abundance of recent research. However different…

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Use Ratings Carefully in Your Performance Reviews

November 2, 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. * * * More and more organizations are ditching ratings and forced distributions…

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