Month: August 2019

Growing your own agility coaches to adopt new ways of working

August 21, 2019

  Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Amit Anand, Sahil Merchant, Arun Sunderraj, and Belkis Vasquez-McCall for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about…

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The 12 Elements of Great Management

August 21, 2019

Peter Drucker once observed, “So much of what we call management is making it very difficult for other people to get work done.” Alas, that is true of many (most?) organizations, whatever their size and nature may be. In It’s…

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The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A book review by Bob Morris

August 20, 2019

The Age of the Democratic Revolution: A Political History of Europe and America, 1760-1800 R.R. Palmer Princeton University Press (2014) A brilliant synthesis of immensely complicated historical issues In his highly informative Foreword, David Armitage quotes Franco Venturi ‘s opinion…

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The Innovator’s DNA

August 20, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from a classic article written (in 2009) by Jeffrey H. Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and Clayton M. Christensen for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of…

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Do You Really Know Why Employees Leave Your Company?

August 19, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Anthony C. Klotz and Mark C. Bolino 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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“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein

August 19, 2019

In Smartcuts, Shane Snow explains thde breakghrough power of lateral thinking: how and why it usually (not always) answers questions and solves problems faster and better than can any other thought process. The concept of thinking outside of a box…

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Igniting the American Revolution: A book review by Bob Morris

August 18, 2019

Igniting the American Revolution Derek W. Beck Source Books (May 2016) Those were indeed the times that “tried men’s souls” I was reminded of that observation by Thomas Paine, as well as another: “Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered;…

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The future of work in America: People and places, today and tomorrow

August 18, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from a special report from the McKinsey Global Institute, written by Susan Lund, James Manyika, Liz Hilton Segel, André Dua, Bryan Hancock, Scott Rutherford, and Brent Macon, and featured in the McKinsey Quarterly, published by…

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Who was Vannevar Bush and why was he so important?

August 17, 2019

In Loonshots, Safi Bacall explains how to nurture the crazy ideas that win wars, cure diseases, and transform industries. Of special interest to me is his extended discussion of Vannevar Bush‘s contributions to the Allies’ defeat of the Axis powers…

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Overlooked No More: Georgia Gilmore, Who Fed and Funded the Montgomery Bus Boycott

August 17, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Klancy Miller. This is a portion of Overlooked, a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. The photo below is of Georgia…

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