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HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2018: A book review by Bob Morris

December 7, 2017

HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2018: The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review Various contributors and HBR Editors Harvard Business Review Press (October 2017) Another annual harvest of timeless and timely business wisdom This is the latest…

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Shift Ahead: A book review by Bob Morris

December 6, 2017

Shift Ahead: How the Best Companies Stay Relevant in a Fast-Changing World Allen Adamson and Joel Steckel AMACOM (November 2017) What it takes for individuals as well as for organizations to stay relevant in a fast-changing society Here’s an unorthodox…

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Many Strategies Fail Because They’re Not Actually Strategies

December 6, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Freek Vermeulen 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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Smart Leaders Focus on Execution First and Strategy Second

December 5, 2017

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rosabeth Moss Kanter 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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In search of a better stretch target

December 5, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Ryan Davies, Hugues Lavandier, and Ken Schwartz for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm,…

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The Fake President is winning

December 4, 2017

According to Politifact, since 2015,  there have been (thus far) three hundred and twenty-nine public statements by Trump that it judges to be mostly or entirely false. In contrast, its count of such misstatements by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell…

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Joseph Paris on State of Readiness: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris 

December 4, 2017

Joseph F. Paris Jr. is a thought leader on the subject of operational excellence, a prolific writer, and a sought-after speaker around the world. Although he is an expert in the more granular facets of the discipline, he places a special emphasis on the keystone…

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Forged in Crisis: A book review by Bob Morris

December 4, 2017

Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Uncertain Times Nancy Koehn Scribner/An imprint of Simon & Schuster (October 2017) Five otherwise ordinary people who “led from their humanity” when achieving greatness Nancy Koehn spent at least ten years…

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Jennifer Riel and Roger Martin on integrative thinking: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

December 3, 2017

Jennifer Riel is an adjunct professor at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, specializing in creative problem solving. Her focus is on helping everyone, from undergraduate students to business executives, to create better choices, more of the time.…

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Why you need a digital data architecture to build a sustainable digital business

December 3, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Sven Blumberg, Oliver Bossert, Hagen Grabenhorst, and Henning Soller for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about…

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