Commentaries

Decision making in uncertain times

November 27, 2022

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Andrea Alexander, Aaron De Smet, and Leigh Weiss for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign up…

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The real business of business

November 23, 2022

Here is an excerpt from another “classic” article, written by Marc Goedhart, Tim Koller, and David Wessels for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company (March 1, 2015). To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the…

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Who was Charles Kettering and why is he significant?

November 22, 2022

I am again in debt to Wikipedia for the information that follows. How fortunate we all are to have this invaluable resource. Please support it generously. Charles Franklin Kettering (August 29, 1876 – November 25, 1958) sometimes known as Charles Fredrick Kettering…

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When things get rocky, practice deliberate calm

November 21, 2022

Here is an excerpt from the transcript of a podcast in which Jacqueline Brassey and Aaron De Smet participated, joined by Roberta Fusaro and Lucia Rahilly. The podcast is sponsored by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others,…

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Adm. Hyman G. Rickover on “Doing a Job”

November 20, 2022

Quite by accident, I discovered the transcript of a speech by Admiral Hyman Rickover (1900-1986) at GovLeader.org, a website developed “by and for government managers who believe that having great leadership at all levels is critical to the effectiveness of…

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Redefining capitalism

November 19, 2022

Here is an excerpt from a classic article written by Eric Beinhocker and Nick Hanauer for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company (September 1, 2014). To read it, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign…

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Good Leadership Is About Asking Good Questions

November 18, 2022

Here is a brief but substantial article written by John Hagel III 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…

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That Discomfort You’re Feeling Is Grief

November 17, 2022

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Scott Berinato 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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Every Company Needs a Political Strategy Today

November 17, 2022

Here is an excerpt from an article by Blair Levin and Larry Downes for the MIT Sloan Management Review. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. Credit: Alex Nabaum/theispot.com * * *…

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Collaborate Smarter, Not Harder

November 16, 2022

Here is an excerpt from an article by Rob Cross, Thomas H. Davenport, and Peter Gray for the MIT Sloan Management Review. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. Credit: Image courtesy…

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