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Giving Feedback to an Underperformer in the Family Business

August 9, 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. *     *     * Not everyone in a family business is a…

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Vas Narasimhan of Novartis: ‘We Are Not at All Prepared for a Pandemic’

August 8, 2019

Here is an excerpt from David Gelles’ interview of Vas Narasimhan for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here. Credit: Erik Tanner for The New York Times * * *…

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How Often Do You Give Employees Feedback?

August 8, 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. *     *     * Despite how important feedback is for employees’ development, some…

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Leonard Marcus and Eric J. McNulty on leadership when it matters most: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

August 7, 2019

Leonard Marcus is a trailblazer in leadership studies and teaching. Shortly after 9/11, the federal government asked him and the Kennedy School’s David Gergen to establish the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative (NPLI) at Harvard University. The purpose: to study critical…

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When to Stop Deliberating and Just Make a Decision

August 7, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Thomas H. Davenport 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…

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Making Creativity Predictable (Instead of a Welcome Surprise)

August 6, 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. We may never know exactly where creativity comes from, but you can create the…

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EDNA: Argumentation

August 6, 2019

Many years ago when I began to teach English at the Kent School in Connecticut, I devised an acronym for my students based on two primary sources: Aristotle’s Rhetoric (4th century BCE) and Modern Rhetoric (1949) co-authored by Cleanth Brooks…

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Asia’s future is now

August 5, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Oliver Tonby, Jonathan Woetzel, Wonsik Choi, Jeongmin Seong, and Patti Wang for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn…

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When Giving Negative Feedback, Stick to the Facts

August 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. *     *     * Everyone needs feedback to grow. But if you deliver…

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Try Not to Take Small Annoyances at Work Personally

August 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. *     *     * Sometimes the smallest action, or inaction, can have…

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