Commentaries

Derisking machine learning and artificial intelligence

March 29, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Bernhard Babel, Kevin Buehler, Adam Pivonka, Bryan Richardson, and Derek Waldron for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn…

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The essential components of a successful L&D strategy

March 28, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Jacqueline Brassey, Lisa Christensen, and Nick van Dam 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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Seven essential elements of a lifelong-learning mind-set

March 27, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Jacqueline Brassey, Nick van Dam, and Katie Coates 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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Improv ing the Management of complex business partnerships

March 26, 2019

  Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Ruth De Backer and Eileen Kelly Rinaudo 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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What Most People Get Wrong About Men and Women

March 26, 2019

  Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Catherine H. Tinsley and Robin J. Ely for Harvard Business Review. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email…

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Strategy under uncertainty

March 26, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Hugh G. Courtney, Jane Kirkland, and S. Patrick Viguerie for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about…

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Thomas Merton on “the richness and necessity of leisure time in all its freedoms and complexities”

March 25, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article, “The Contemplative Life,” edited by Naomi Burton, Brother Patrick Hart, and James Laughlin in The Asian Journal of Thomas Merton, published by New Directions (1975). If you feel that earning a living…

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How to Make Sure a New Hire Feels Included from Day One

March 25, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Sabina Nawaz 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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Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic on six data-driven lessons in leadership

March 24, 2019

Last year, U.S. companies spent about $20-BILLION on leadership development programs that involve earning business degrees, onsite classrooms and workshops, and self-directed instruction. The meager ROI is in large measure explained by what James O’Toole so aptly characterizes as “the…

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Ed Catmull on “Ugly Babies”

March 23, 2019

In Longshots, Safi Bahcall explains how great leaders “nurture the crazy ideas that win wars, cure diseases, and transform industries.” That is, “widely dismissed ideas whose champions are often written off as crazy.” For example, Pixar’s Ed Catmull (right) refers…

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