Commentaries

When Leading a Change Effort, Get Reluctant Employees On Board First

November 21, 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. * * * Change is hard. Most people have an inherent bias…

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New Leaders: Learn About the Company Before Implementing Your Vision

November 20, 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. * * * A new CEO or senior executive has a 50% chance…

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The First Thanksgiving: Bet You Didn’t Know

November 19, 2017

History.com is one of the best online sources for history material. For example: In 1621, the Plymouth colonists and Wampanoag Indians shared an autumn harvest feast that is acknowledged today as one of the first Thanksgiving celebrations in the colonies.…

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10 Inventions That Shaped the Workplace

November 17, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an article by Kim Lightbody for Fast Company magazine in which she briefly explains how each of ten breakthrough innovations have had a great impact on the workplace. To read the complete article, check out…

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How do geniuses solve problems?

November 17, 2017

Drawing: Frank Cotham for The New Yorker In Quirky, Melissa A. Schilling focuses on eight “breakthrough innovators”: Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Elon Musk, Dean Kamen, Nikola Tesla, Marie Curie, Thomas Edison, and Steve Jobs. While doing so, she draws upon…

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How digital reinventors are pulling away from the pack

November 15, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article 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 receive email alerts,…

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How to Give Feedback People Can Actually Use

November 15, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jennifer Porter 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, please…

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Daydreaming (With a Purpose) Can Recharge Your Mind

November 14, 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. * * * Resisting distractions seems like an intuitive way to be more…

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Rethinking the workplace: Flexibility, fairness, and enlightened automation

November 13, 2017

“People aren’t powerless in the face of new technologies; the future of work is up to us.” Here is a brief excerpt from a transcript of a lively conversation during which James Manyika and Matthew Taylor discuss that subject for…

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The eight essentials of innovation

November 11, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Marc de Jong, Nathan Marston, and Erik Roth 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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