Commentaries

The power of team diversity in the workplace

February 20, 2018

  Here is a brief, thoughtful commentary provided by BNY Mellon Wealth Management that focuses on three separate but related — and substantial — benefits of team diversity in the workplace. It is important to keep in mind that the…

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How to Get Through to a Bad Listener

February 19, 2018

  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 frustrating to work with someone who…

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Consider Fairness Before Granting a Flexible Work Schedule

February 18, 2018

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. . To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email alerts, please click here. *     *  …

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Hidden Figures, Part 2: The Film

February 14, 2018

With regard to the film based on Hidden Figures, these points provided by IMBDatabase are of special interest to me: o While John Glenn did specifically request that Katherine Johnson review all of the numbers for the Friendship 7 mission…

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Valentine’s Day: Did you already know?

February 14, 2018

In an article written for NPR, Arnie Seipel provides some information that was news to me. * * * Valentine’s Day is a time to celebrate romance and love and kissy-face fealty. But the origins of this festival of candy…

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One of the Greatest Business Decisions: Henry Ford decides to double his workers’ wages (1914)

February 13, 2018

  The material that follows is adapted from The Greatest Business Decisions of All Time: Apple, Ford, IBM, Zappos, and others made radical choices that changed the course of business, by Verne Harnish, CEO of Gazelles, and the editors of…

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How effective goal-setting motivates employees

February 13, 2018

  Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Sabrin Chowdhury and Elizabeth Hioe for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain…

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Hidden Figures, Part 1: The Historical Background

February 11, 2018

Note: The material that follows — presented in the present tense — was gathered from several sources, including Wikipedia and IMBDatabase. In 1961, mathematician Katherine Goble works as a human computer in the segregated division West Area Computers of the…

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Basic Strategies for Renewing Physical Energy

February 9, 2018

In their classic HBR article (January 2001), “The Making of a Corporate Athlete,” Jim Loehr and Tony Schwartz share their thoughts about how to renew energy in order to improve performance. Here is a brief excerpt. * * * Spiritual…

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15 famous business books summarized in one sentence each

February 8, 2018

Looking for an effective way to pick up a useful business book to read? This this was prepared by Max Nisen for Business Insider won’t be a waste of time. Each of the famous and influential business books is described…

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