Rita Gunther McGrath, a professor at Columbia Business School, writes about how to set up intelligent trials and learn from inevitable errors.
The characteristics that enable a company to grow revenues by at least 5 percent year after year.
In this issue: "The Power of Positive Surveying" by the Editors of Harvard Business Review; "Curing the Addiction to Growth" by Marshall Fisher, Vishal Gaur, and Herb Kleinberger; "Are You Solving the Right Problems?" by Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg; "The Neuroscience of Trust" by Paul J. Zak; and "Kick-Ass Customer Service" by Matthew Dixon, Lara Ponomareff, Scott Turner, and Rick DeLisi.
Increasing your energy capacity is the best way to get more work done faster and better. From the October 2007 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Peter F. Drucker, author of Management Challenges for the 21st Century, explains that success in the knowledge economy comes to those who know themselves - their strengths, their values, and how they best perform.
Robert G. Barrett is a master of political incorrectness. For more than a decade now, Robert G. Barrett has been entertaining Australians with the cocky Queenslander Les Norton and his outrageous exploits. In this collection, as well as more great Les Norton stories, Robert G. Barrett offers his views on getting published, getting famous, getting the dole and getting a date. Rider on the Storm and Other Bits is Les Norton at his worst and Robert G. Barrett at his best.
One of the secrets to maintaining a thriving business � being able to recognize when it needs a fundamental change.
The CEO and president of IDEO writes that when designers are involved from the very beginning of the innovation process, startling new ideas can result - as a U.S. health care provider, a Japanese bicycle components manufacturer, and a system of Indian eye hospitals learned.
Why smart companies are matching their risk management to the nature of the threats they face.
The complexities of deal making and how what happens away from the bargaining table can be critical to success.
Alex Rawson and Ewan Duncan, partners in McKinsey’s Seattle office, and Conor Jones, a partner in its Dublin office, write about why it’s the customer’s end-to-end journey that is most important – not touchpoints.
Integrate work, home, community and self to become a more productive leader and a more fulfilled person. From the April 2008 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Karan Girotra, a professor of technology and operations management at INSEAD, and Serguei Netessine, a professor of Global Technology and Innovation at INSEAD, write about how the secret to success lies in who makes what decisions when and why.
Michael Useem, a professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, writes about how the military helps students internalize essential leadership precepts.
A new system allows the traditional hierarchy to operate in concert with a companywide “strategy network” that holds the key to nimble change.
Businesses hoping to survive over the long term will have to remake themselves into better competitors at least once along the way. These efforts have gone under many banners: total quality management, reengineering, rightsizing, restructuring, cultural change, and turnarounds, to name a few. In almost every case, the goal has been to cope with a new, more challenging market by changing the way business is conducted. In this article, John Kotter outlines the eight largest errors that can doom these efforts.
When some managers take over a new job, they hit the ground running. They learn the ropes, get along with their bosses and subordinates, gain credibility, and ultimately master the situation. Others, however, don't do so well. What accounts for the difference? In this article, first published in 1985, Harvard Business School professor John J. Gabarro relates the findings of two sets of field studies he conducted, covering 14 management successions.
Roger Martin looks beyond the actions of great leaders. He says the lessons we really need to learn come from what goes on in their heads - particularly the way they creatively build on the tensions among conflicting ideas.
Financial and economic historian, Niall Ferguson, writes about how the United States financial system will be a shadow of its former self once the economic crisis ends but America will be stronger than ever.
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In this issue: "What's Next for American Prisons and Criminal Justice Reform?": Five activists, including singer John Legend, debate what's next for criminal justice reform and the role that tech and data can play. "Cisco's Affordable Spark Board Wants to Change How You Conduct Meetings": This plug-and-play wireless screen works as a wireless presentation display, digital whiteboard, and video conferencing tool.