Commentaries

Differences between two authors: Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama

June 16, 2020

In Author in Chief, one of the most interesting books I have read in recent years, Craig Fehrman “tells the story of how, when, and why America’s presidents began writing books — and why Americans have been been so consistently…

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Digital Transformation Comes Down to Talent in 4 Key Areas

June 15, 2020

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Thomas H. Davenport and Thomas C. Redman for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information,…

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Want to Be More Productive? Try Doing Less.

June 14, 2020

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Kate Northrup 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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John F. Kennedy and his “authorship” of Profiles in Courage

June 14, 2020

In Author in Chief, one of the most interesting books I have read in recent years, Craig Fehrman “tells the story of how, when, and why America’s presidents began writing books — and why Americans have been been so consistenty…

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How do we manage the change journey?

June 13, 2020

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Scott Keller and Bill Schaninger for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign up for…

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Theodore Roosevelt’s personal transformation

June 12, 2020

In Leadership in Turbulent Times, Doris Kearns Goodwin focuses on four U.S. presidents: Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, FDR, and LBJ. Three of them are of special interest because they of them struggled with deep depression while becoming without doubt among the…

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Personalizing change management in the smartphone era

June 12, 2020

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Alexander DiLeonardo, David Mendelsohn, Nikil Selvam, and Alexandra Wood for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the…

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Adapt Your Leadership Style to the Situation at Hand

June 11, 2020

  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. *     *     * There isn’t a uniform leadership style that works…

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The Greatest Insults in History

June 11, 2020

Here are Bob Larkin‘s favorite insults. o “He’s a sheep in sheep’s clothing.” Winston Churchill’s opinion of Neville Chamberlain, his predecessor as Prime Minister. o “She ran the whole gamut of the emotions, from A to B.” Dorothy Parker on…

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Personality Traits That Most Geniuses Have In Common

June 10, 2020

Here is an excerpt from an article by Regi George Jenarius that caught my eye. To read the complete article, please click here. Illustration credit:  spectator.co.uk * * * While all geniuses were not made equal, they all share with…

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