Six steps for leaders to develop their integrative awareness

July 5, 2020

  Here is an excerpt from an article Written by Jacqueline Brassey and Michiel Kruyt for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign up…

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Why “we have to use radiation and chemotherapy to kill the host to kill the cancer.”

June 25, 2020

This election “is no longer about Donald Trump’s tweeting and whining,” conservative historian Victor Davis Hanson told Fox News host Tucker Carlson the other night. Nor is it about “a lockdown, the virus, the economy, [or] foreign policy. It’s an…

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Navigating to the next normal: The first 100 key insights

June 23, 2020

For those executives now trying to decide how to prepare their organizations for “the next normal,”  here is direct access to 100 articles that have appeared in The McKInsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. The firm now makes them…

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Keep Your Reader Front of Mind in Your Writing

June 16, 2020

  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. *     *     * Strong professional writing is an essential skill for…

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The wisdom of Confucius

June 9, 2020

Over several decades, I have accumulated quotations from hundreds of sources and Confucius (551 BC-479 BC) is one of my personal favorites. Confucius, also known as Kong Qui or K’ung Fu-tzu, was a Chinese philosopher, teacher and political figure. His…

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Books by and about a great president: Harry Truman and David McCullough

June 5, 2020

In Author in Chief, one of the most interesting books I have read in recent years, Craig Fehrman “tells the story of how, when, and why America’s presidents began writing books — and why Americans have been been so consistenty drawn…

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Doris Kearns Goodwin on Turnaround Leadership

June 3, 2020

In Chapter Eleven of Leadership in Turbulent Times, Doris Kearns Goodwin explains how Franklin Delano Roosevelt began the first of his four terms as president of the United States in 1932. During the first 100 days, he focused on the…

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Eugène Atget’s Paris: Then and Now

June 3, 2020

Here is a remarkable collection of Eugène Atget‘s photographs of Paris 100 years ago juxtaposed with photographs of the same scenes in Paris today. Quite lovely. Perhaps you will enjoy them as much as I do. They are featured in…

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Tony Kushner: Larry Kramer Spoke the Truths We Needed to Hear

May 30, 2020

Larry Kramer (above) Credit…Todd Heisler/The New York Times “He showed us that liberation from oppression was a matter of life and death.” With the brevity and precision for which he is deservedly renowned, Tony Kushner makes an important point when…

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7 Tips for Watching Birds During the Spring Lockdown

May 29, 2020

Here are some principles you can apply to any form of nature study. They are provided by David Sibley. A birder and artist, he is author of What It’s Like to Be a Bird, from which this is adapted. Credit…Illustrations…

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