Commentaries

Take Notes in Your Meeting to Be a Better Listener

September 24, 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. * * * Nothing derails a meeting faster than people speaking just to…

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Five new truths about zero-based budgeting

September 23, 2017

There are five new myths and realities that illustrate how the potential of zero-based budgeting has grown…and improved. Here is a brief excerpt from an article about those myths written by Kyle Hawke, Matt Jochim, Carey Mignerey, and Allison Watson…

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APIs: Leverage For Digital Transformation

September 22, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an excellent article by John Rethans for Forbes magazine. He explains how an API (application programming interface) can help to achieve the success of an organizational transformation. To read the complete article, check out…

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Choose the Right Place to Have a Sensitive Discussion

September 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. * * * When you’re trying to resolve a conflict with a…

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Leading Effectively When You Inherit a Mess

September 21, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Ron Carucci 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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The Wit and Wisdom of Michael Gelb

September 20, 2017

I am grateful to Monique Muhlenkamp (New World Library Publishers) for providing a Q&A in which Michael Gelb shares his thoughts about a remarkably diverse range of subjects. * * * Michael J. Gelb is the author most recently of…

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Getting into your competitor’s head

September 20, 2017

To anticipate the moves of your rivals, you must understand how their strategists and decision makers think. Here is a brief excerpt from an article about doing that, written by Hugh Courtney, John T. Horn, and Jayanti Kar for the…

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Organizational health: A fast track to performance improvement

September 19, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Chris Gagnon, Elizabeth John, and Rob Theunissen 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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Valuable lessons from founders of the 10% of startups that succeed

September 17, 2017

In Think Better, Michael Sonnenfeldt offers 40 winning strategies that have achieved extraordinary success for dozens of entrepreneurs that he has studied for more than twenty years. I agree with him: “The primary source of new, sustainable jobs will be…

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What it really takes to capture the value of APIs

September 16, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Keerthi Iyengar, Somesh Khanna, Srinivas Ramadath, and Daniel Stephens for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about…

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