• Managing Multiparty Innovation
    HBR - Oct 26
    On an October morning in 2015, inside an aging beer factory in the Tempelhof neighborhood of Berlin, a group of people assembled amid idle machinery in the hope of transforming their respective industries with a novel... Read »
    11 minutes ago
  • Organizations Can’t Change If Leaders...
    HBR - Oct 25
    When it comes to organizational change, failure continues to be more common than success. In a survey of nearly 3,000 executives about the success of their enterprise transformation efforts, McKinsey discovered the failure... Read »
    23 hours ago
  • Why Visionary CEOs Never Have Visionary Successors
    HBR - Oct 24
    Microsoft entered the 21st century as the dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a computing device. Sixteen years later, that dominance is looking threadbare. The reason is failed leadership, and Apple... Read »
    1 day ago
  • The Two Biggest Communication Blunders During A Reorg
    HBR - Oct 21
    Leaders of reorgs typically fall into one of two traps when communicating with their employees. We’ll call the first one wait and seeand the second ivory-tower idealism. Perhaps you have seen one, or both, in your own... Read »
    4 days ago
  • What A Real Apology Requires
    HBR - Oct 20
    Most of what has been written about apologies is fundamentally manipulative, because the focus is on technique — on applying psychology to extract forgiveness from others, as in: “What do I need to say in order to get my... Read »
    5 days ago
  • When Big Firms Are Most Likely To Innovate
    HBR - Oct 20
    Large, established companies get a bad rap for failing to be innovative. Conventional wisdom suggests that these firms are less likely to create path-breaking new technologies. Some argue this is because established firms... Read »
    5 days ago
  • Is Your Employee Ready To Be A Manager?
    HBR - Oct 19
    You have an ambitious team member who’s asking to be promoted to manager. He’s great at his job, but is he really ready to lead? How do you judge his skills and experience? What’s the best way to measure his potential? Read »
    6 days ago
  • Start Networking With People Outside Your Industry
    HBR - Oct 15
    Most professionals build their network over time through proximity — people from your business school study group, or colleagues from your current company or past jobs. You may have a few outliers in the mix, but unless... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Do You Understand What Accountability Really Means?
    HBR - Oct 13
    Every leader I’ve ever met sees accountability as a foundational ingredient in a healthy and sustainable culture. The problem is, as is often the case with leadership and management ideas, we use the word without really... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Getting Reorgs Right
    HBR - Oct 13
    Chances are you’ve experienced at least one and possibly several company reorganizations. Reorgs can be a great way to unlock value: Two-thirds of them deliver at least some performance improvement, and with change in the... Read »
    1 week ago
  • How To Make Sure Millennials Don’t Feel Like...
    CEO.com - Oct 12
    Millennials, more often than not, have been singled out as a generation with its own values about work — unlike any other group. But are the stereotypes true? Many studies say no. Millennials are often categorized as... Read »
    1 week ago
  • Everyone’s Network Should Provide Two Things
    HBR - Oct 7
    When I interviewed people for a university research project 23 years ago about networking, many people weren’t familiar with the term. I explained it as “multiperson mentoring.” Evoking the millennia-old concept of... Read »
    2 weeks ago
  • Is Your Company Innovating, Or Are You Only Seeing...
    CEO.com - Oct 4
    When it comes to developing products in today’s tech-driven world, it feels like the sky is the limit. Who doesn’t enjoy sitting down and thinking about all the possibilities, perhaps even creating stunning digital... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • The Case Against Pay Transparency
    HBR - Oct 3
    Calls for pay transparency as a cure for pay discrimination are abundant. As the argument goes, if everyone knows everyone else’s pay level, patterns of discrimination will be broadcast, so pressure to remedy them will... Read »
    3 weeks ago
  • Top-Down Management Structures Are Crumbling–...
    CEO.com - Sep 30
    Not long ago, employees succeeded in the workplace by producing consistent, high-quality work as specifically directed by their managers. Once promoted into middle management, however, their measure of success became the... Read »
    3 weeks ago