Commentaries

The Error at the Heart of Corporate Leadership

April 3, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Joseph L. Bower and Lynn S. Paine for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription…

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Women Rising: The Unseen Barriers

April 2, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Herminia Ibarra, Robin J. Ely, Deborah M. Kolb for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription…

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Reimagining mobility: A CEO’s guide

April 2, 2019

  Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Kersten Heineke, Asutosh Padhi, Dickon Pinner, and Andreas Tschiesner for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more…

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The defining characteristics of a “best team”

April 1, 2019

In an appendix to Nine Lies About Work, Roanne Bisby Davis and Ashley Goodall explain, “Four years ago, the human resources team at Cisco set out to measure the world of work as carefully and reliably as possible. Since then,…

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Stop Eliminating Perfectly Good Candidates by Asking Them the Wrong Questions

March 30, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Nilofer Merchant 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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Frank Wilczek on the unity of intelligence

March 30, 2019

In Possible Minds, Frank Wilczek is one of 25 thought leaders who address the promise and peril of AI. Here are three of his most influential observations: 1. “Francis Crick called it ‘the Astonishing Hypothesis’: That consciousness, also known as…

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Brilliant Heteronyms

March 29, 2019

A family member sent this material to me.  Neither of us knows the original source. (Do you? If so, please let me know.) Briefly, a heteronym consists of two or more words which are spelled identically but have different sounds…

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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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