Commentaries

Vince Lombardi’s Motivation “Secrets”: Love, Loyalty and Commitment

February 21, 2011

Here is an article written by William C. Taylor for BNET (February 14, 2011), The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters,…

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What all great leaders have in common: “a high degree of emotional intelligence”

February 21, 2011

In an article written for Harvard Business Review (“What Makes a Leader?” June 1996), Daniel Goleman observes: “I have found that that the most effective leaders are alike in one crucial way: They all have a high degree of what…

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Help Employees Listen When They Don’t Want to Hear

February 21, 2011

Here is an article written by John Baldoni for BNET (February 17, 2011) , The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters,…

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You know you are competing on analytics when….

February 21, 2011

In an article that appeared in Harvard Business Review (January 2006), Thomas H. Davenport explains how to become an analytics competitor: champion analytics from the top, create a single analytics initiative, focus on your analytics efforts, establish an analytics culture,…

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Why Face-to-Face Meetings Make All the Difference

February 20, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Stephen Greer for the Harvard Business Review blog (February 18, 2011). To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard…

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The U.S.A.: Empire at the End of Decadence (?)

February 19, 2011

One of the most upsetting articles I have read in recent years was written by Charles M. Blow and appears in the Saturday, February 19, 2011, edition of The New York Times. Whatever (if any) bias you may ascribe to…

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“Every company is running for office. To win, give the voters what they want.”

February 19, 2011

The title of this post is one of the 52 “truths for winning at business” that Alan M. Webber discusses in Rules of Thumb, published by HarperCollins (2009). Here is a composite of brief excerpts from the book. *     *    …

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Dan Ariely on irrationality in the workplace

February 19, 2011

Thanks to McKinsey & Company and its Quarterly, those of us who admire Dan Ariley and his work have access to an especially enlightening interview (February 2011). To see it, please click here. *     *     * The behavioral economist explains…

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Secrets of Positive Feedback

February 18, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Douglas R. Conant for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s…

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The Greatest Marketing Geniuses of All Time

February 17, 2011

Here is an article written by Geoffrey James for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click here. *    …

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