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Howard Gardner on “Beyond Wit and Grit: Rethinking the Keys to Success”

August 8, 2017

Howard Gardner is the John H. and Elisabeth A. Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at Harvard University and senior director of its Harvard Project Zero.…

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Howard Gardner’s Theory of Multiple Intelligences

July 31, 2017

Howard Gardner and his associates at Harvard and elsewhere have devoted decades to the rigorous study of various types of human intelligence. Their research has identified nine: 1. Spatial Intelligence (“Picture Smart”): The ability to think in three dimensions. Core…

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When to change how you lead

June 19, 2017

It’s fashionable to say we live in fast-changing times. Does that mean leadership itself must change? Here is a brief excerpt from a transcript of a group discussion of these issues in another “classic” article for the McKinsey Quarterly, published…

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The Single Greatest Witch Hunt in American History, For Real

June 3, 2017

The current President and members of his administration continue to accuse federal agencies as well as congressional committees of conducting a “witch hunt.” Here is an excerpt from an article by Stacy Schiff for The New Yorker. To read the…

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The Lords of Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

May 26, 2017

The Lords of Strategy: The Secret Intellectual History of the New Corporate World Walter Kiechel III Harvard Business Press (2010) A unique aristocracy of iconoclasts Kiechel suggests that understanding what he calls the “strategy revolution” requires getting beyond three common…

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Symptoms of a Misaligned Organization

May 12, 2017

In a new edition of Total Alignment, Riaz Khadem and Linda Khadem provide an abundance of tools and tactics to streamline almost any organization, whatever its size and nature may be. They have identified these symptoms of root causes of…

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An Extraordinary Mind: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

January 29, 2017

In Extraordinary Minds, Howard Gardner provides portraits of four “exceptional individuals and an examination of our own extraordinariness.” More specifically, he shares his thoughts about Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Sigmund Freud, Virginia Woolf, and Mohandas Ghandi. He suggests three lessons to…

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Five “Key Myths” About a Comfort Zone

January 28, 2017

Some of the most valuable material in Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence is provided in the Chapter Nine when Andy Molinsky shares his thoughts about what…

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James Stone on “Five Easy Theses”: An interview by Bob Morris

October 13, 2016

Jim Stone is the founder, Chairman and CEO of the Plymouth Rock group of companies. Jim began his career by teaching as a Lecturer in Economics at Harvard, after earning a BA (with highest honor), MA, and Ph.D. in economics…

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Here are the questions you need to answer when solving an especially serious problem

September 3, 2016

In his latest book, Managing in the Gray: Five Timeless Questions for Resolving Your Toughest Problems at Work, Joseph Badaracco observes, “The soundest guidance for grappling with hard, complex, uncertain practical problems is a set of five questions that men…

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