Commentaries

When Churchill Dissed America

January 15, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Andrew Powers and featured in the Smithsonian magazine, based on Powers’ recently published biography of Winston Churchill. According to the magazine’s editors, “Our exclusive first look at the diaries of King…

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Mentors & Coaches

January 14, 2019

In his Foreword to Trillion Dollar Coach, Adam Grant notes some significant differences between business mentors and business coaches: “Whereas mentors dole out words of wisdom, coaches roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. They don’t just believe…

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Improve Your Emotional Intelligence with a Specific, Feedback-Based Plan

January 13, 2019

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 not always obvious how to improve your emotional intelligence…

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Africa’s Business Revolution: Innovation Practices

January 10, 2019

In Africa’s Business Revolution, Acha Leke, Mutsa Chironga, and Georges Desvaux point out that the African continent will account for one-fifth of humanity by 2025 and will see its population double by the middle of this century.  That will make…

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When Companies Should Invest in Training Their Employees — and When They Shouldn’t

January 10, 2019

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, please click here.…

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How to Be More Resilient

January 9, 2019

Some people are just genetically tougher. But you can train your brain to better handle stress. Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Richard A. Friedman for The New York Times. To read the complete article, check out…

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How Senior Executives Find Time to Be Creative

January 9, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Emma Seppälä 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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Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling

January 8, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Paul J. Zak 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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Are You Really Busy? Look for Simple Solutions to Recurring Problems

January 8, 2019

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 chronically busy and stressed, it’s easy to react…

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Leonardo da Vinci: An Early Design Thinker

January 7, 2019

In Unlocking Creativity, Michael Roberto explains how to solve any problem and make the best decisions by shifting creative mindsets. Leaders at all levels “should not focus simply on finding ‘better’ people, but instead remove the obstacles that impede the creativity…

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