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The building blocks of behavioral strategy

September 22, 2020

Here is an excerpt from another “classic” article written by Dan Lovallo and Olivier Sibony 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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“Don’t be the villain”: Niall Ferguson looks forward and back at capitalism in crisis

September 21, 2020

McK           Here is an excerpt from an article written by Niall Ferguson for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and…

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Ruthless Consistency: A book review by Bob Morris

September 21, 2020

Ruthless Consistency: How Committed Leaders Execute Strategy, Implement Change, and Build Organizations That Win Michael Canic McGraw-Hill (September 2020) How to avoid “the unintended, unrecognized, and unforgivable consequences of failure” I agree with Michael Canic: “The tragedy of repeated failures…

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Standing on the shoulders of giants

September 20, 2020

Standing on the shoulders of giants is a metaphor which means “Using the understanding gained by major thinkers who have gone before in order to make intellectual progress.” It is a metaphor of dwarfs standing on the shoulders of giants…

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From there to here: 50 years of thinking on the social responsibility of business

September 18, 2020

  Milton Friedman’s pathbreaking essay on corporate purpose was published on September 13, 1970. How much has management thinking evolved? Check out one response in this excerpt from an article written for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company.…

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Margaret Heffernan on the power of experimentation

September 18, 2020

In Uncharted: How to Navigate the Future, Margaret Hefferman suggests that experiments is how we learn everything.  “We try to stand up, fall over, recalibrate, and next time find we can  teeter for a second or two. Keep at it…

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Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail

September 17, 2020

Here is an excerpt from another “classic” article written by John P. Kotter 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…

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Philanthropy Revolution: A book review by Bob Morris

September 17, 2020

Philanthropy Revolution: How to inspire donors, build relationships, and make a difference Lisa Greer & Larissa Kostoff HarperCollins (September 2020) How and why minor adjustments cannot accommodate major changes in the world of philanthropy In this volume, written in collaboration…

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Where Companies Go Wrong with Learning and Development

September 16, 2020

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Steve Glaveski 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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The Grit Factor: A book review by Bob Morris

September 16, 2020

The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World Shannon Huffman Polson Harvard Business Review Press (September 2010) How to find “the place where the world needs you most,” where you can be the…

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