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.
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.
An extensive study of the world's best service companies reveals the principles on which they're built. From the April 2008 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Adam Grant, a professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, writes about how your organization’s success depends on the generosity of your employees.
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.
Among the tests of a leader, few are more challenging and more painful than recovering from a career catastrophe. Most fallen leaders, in fact, don't recover. Still, two decades of consulting experience, scholarly research, and their own personal experiences have convinced the authors that leaders can triumph over tragedy if they do so deliberately.
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.
How cognitive limitations obstruct us from dreaming up truly innovative ways of doing business – and how we can overcome them....
The acting president and CEO of Harvard Management Company writes that fulfillment doesn�t come from clearing hurdles others set for you; it comes from clearing those you set for yourself.
You'll hear how a CEO must be the steward of a living strategy that defines what the firm is and what it will become. From the January 2008 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Today's overachieving professionals labor longer, take on more responsibility, and earn more than the workaholics of yore. They hold what the authors call "extreme jobs", which entail workweeks of 60 or more hours and have at least five of 10 characteristics, such as tight deadlines and lots of travel. The authors consider the shape and scope of these jobs in relation to increasing competitive pressures, vastly improved communication technology, cultural shifts, and other sweeping changes.
In this issue: "The Case against Long-Term Incentive Plans" by the Editors of Harvard Business Review. "Noise" by Daniel Kahneman, Andrew M. Rosenfield, Linnea Gandhi, and Tom Blaser. "The Ecosystem of Shared Value" by Mark R. Kramer and Marc W. Pfitzer. "The Transformative Business Model" by Stelios Kavadias, Kostas Ladas, and Christoph Loch.
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.
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In this issue: "Why People Quit Their Jobs" by the Editors of Harvard Business Review; "Why Your Company Needs a Foreign Policy" by John Chipman; "How to Make the Other Side Play Fair" by Max H. Bazerman and Daniel Kahneman; and "Putting Products into Services" by Mohanbir Sawhney.
Douglas A. Ready of the London Business School, Jay A. Conger of Claremont McKenna College, and Linda A. Hill of the Harvard Business School, explain how you can be the up-and-comer corporate leaders are looking for.
To really win customer's loyalty, forget the bells and whistles and just solve their problems.
Morten T. Hansen, a professor of management at the University of California, Berkeley, Herminia Ibarra, a professor of Leadership and Learning and Organizational Behavior at Insead in France, and Urs Peyer, an associate professor of finance at Insead, take a look at one-hundred chief executives who truly delivered the goods to shareholders.
"The Science of Sensory Marketing". "Reaching the Rich World’s Poorest Consumers" by Muhammad Yumus, Frederic Dalsace, David Menasce, and Benedicte Faivre-Tavignot. "Leadership Summits that Work" by Bob Frisch and Cary Greene. "Corporate Governance 2.0" by Guhan Subramanian.
In an economy driven by ideas and intellectual know-how, top executives recognize the importance of employing smart, highly creative people. But if clever people have one defining characteristic, it's that they do not want to be led. So what is a leader to do?
From the March 2007 issue of Harvard Business Review.
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