Commentaries

Preparing for and managing through a downturn

May 8, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from the transctipt of a podcast conversation involving Tim Dickson and Sven Smit, featured in the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about…

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Your Workforce Is More Adaptable Than You May Think

May 7, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Joseph B. Fuller, Judith K. Wallenstein, Manjari Raman, and Alice de Chalendar for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free…

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4 Reasons Good Employees Lose Their Motivation

May 6, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Richard E. Clark and Bror Saxberg 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…

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3 Questions to Keep You Focused in a New Job

May 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. *     *     * Your first few months in a job have a…

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Scissors Paper Rock: HOW TO COMPETE AGAINST ANY SIZE COMPANY AND WIN

May 3, 2019

Here is a portion of a revised excerpt from ZAG, one of Marty Neumeier‘s brilliant books. In fact, it was named one of the “100 Best Business Books of All Time.” He explains how to slay both Davids and Goliaths in…

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Anders Ericsson on Deliberate Practice

May 3, 2019

Much has been said and written about the so-called “10,000 Hours” concept and why, with rare exception, no one can achieve performance without practicing for at least 10,000 hours. Malcolm Gladwell discusses this in Outliers and shares some of the…

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Turning Around Employee Turnover

May 3, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from a classic essay from Jennifer Robison, featured in the Gallup Business Journal. No other firm has gathered more and better information about workplace realities. Gallup’s wide and deep research initiatives continue, with results shared in…

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Your Approach to Hiring Is All Wrong

May 2, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Peter Cappelli 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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When Work Gets Really Hectic, Here Are Some Things to Try

May 1, 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 our jobs are at their most hectic, our…

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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Design Team

April 30, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Leah Buley 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 click…

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