Commentaries

Don’t Give Up on a Great Idea Just Because It Seems Obvious

January 6, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Andrew Forman 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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Charles Duhigg on Encouraging Innovation

January 5, 2019

In Smarter Faster Better, Charles Duhigg observes, “Productivity is the name we give our attempts to figure out the best uses of our energy, intellect, and time as we try to seize the most meaningful rewards with the least wasted…

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Why you need a digital data architecture to build a sustainable digital business

January 5, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written byBy Sven Blumberg, Oliver Bossert, Hagen Grabenhorst, and Henning Soller for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the…

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Managers, Are You Delegating Too Much?

January 4, 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 managers delegate too often, their employees feel abandoned…

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4 Ways to Pressure-Test Strategic Decisions, Inspired by the U.S. Military

January 4, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rick Lynch and Jay Galeota 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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Unlocking success in digital transformations

January 3, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from the results of a survey conducted by McKinsey & Company, featured in the McKinsey Quarterly. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and register to…

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Your B Players Deserve Your Attention, Too

January 3, 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. * * * Every manager would love to have a team of…

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Thomas Lockwood and Edgar Papke on five tenets of design thinking

January 2, 2019

In Innovation by Design, Thomas Lockwood and Edgar Papke explain how any organization can leverage design thinking to produce change, drive new ideas, and deliver meaningful solutions. They observe, “The collective imagination is humankind’s greatest genius. Throughout pour human history, as…

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New Year Reflections: “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

January 2, 2019

A 12th century French monk, Bernard of Chartres, once observed that he “stood on the shoulders of giants.” Since 1999, I have reviewed about 3,600 business books (for Amazon US, UK, and Canada) and interviewed about 650 thought leaders. Those…

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Resilience (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series): A book review by Bob Morris

December 23, 2018

Bend and adjust or be broken. HBR Press offers a series of anthologies (nine volumes thus far) of articles in which contributors share proven research that explains how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people…

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