Commentaries

If Your Star Employee Decides to Leave, Support Them

June 5, 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. *     *     * No manager wants to lose a valued employee, but…

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Automation in logistics: Big opportunity, bigger uncertainty

June 4, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Ashutosh Dekhne, Greg Hastings, John Murnane, and Florian Neuhaus for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about…

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Want to Get That One Project Off Your Plate? Try This

June 3, 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. *     *     * All of us have tasks we don’t want to…

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David McCullough’s Idealistic Settlers

June 3, 2019

 A depiction of boats off Marietta by Charles Sullivan, circa 1840. Credit: Ohio History Connection Here is a brief excerpt from a review of David McCullough‘s latest book, The Pioneers: The Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American…

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America’s loneliness epidemic: A hidden systemic risk to organizations

June 2, 2019

Credit: Sasha Freemind/Unsplash Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Michael Lee Stallard. I am grateful to him for making it available after first posting it at the SmartBrief website. * * * Much has been written about…

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Staying Productive When Not Much Is Happening at Work

June 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. *     *     * It’s hard to stay productive when work is…

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Managers, Know When to Stop Talking and Start Listening

May 31, 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. *     *     * As a manager, you probably have to talk a…

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What Good Feedback Really Looks Like

May 30, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Craig Chappelow and Cindy McCaule 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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Great Leaders Build Their Emotional Courage

May 29, 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. *     *     * Part of being a leader is doing things that…

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A transformation in store

May 29, 2019

  Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Praveen Adhi, Tiffany Burns, Andrew Davis, Shruti Lal, and Bill Mutell for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn…

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