• HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015
    [2010] Even for Companies, the U.S. Is Split Between Haves and Have-Nots
    Economywide ROIC has trended downward since the 1980s, falling from above 6% in the mid-1960s to 5% in 1980, then to 3% in 1990, and to only a bit more than 1% by 2010. The worldwide trend of rising economic inequality applies not only to individuals. Consider what’s happening among corporations. firms. Sound familiar? There are many.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26, 2015
    [2010] The Reason Smart People Sometimes Struggle with “Aha” Moments
    As the researchers write, “These findings are consistent with a growing body of research demonstrating that lower WMC is advantageous to tasks relying on more associative or procedural processes (DeCaro & Beilock, 2010). How nice that must be! How freeing! But not all problems benefit from that approach. The 59th day.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
    [2010] Data-Driven Management Can Also Be Compassionate
    Amazon should explicitly measure for the care, compassion, and kindness that Bezos justly celebrated in his 2010 Princeton commencement address. HBR STAFF. Should he desire, Jeff Bezos has a simple, powerful and culturally-compatible way to combat accusations that Amazon is a soulless, dystopian workplace: double down on being data-driven.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 24, 2015
    [2010] CEOs Can’t Give Feedback Only to Their Direct Reports
    Over the next decade, I made it my mission to champion superior engagement at Campbell—and when Gallup did the same engagement survey of our Global Leadership Team 10 years later, in 2010, the engagement ratio had skyrocketed to 77:1, among the best Gallup had ever seen in the Fortune 500. Steven Moore for HBR. How did we do it? 12.95.
  • TERRY STARBUCKER  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 23, 2015
    [2010] A Love Song In 1,000 Verses: My Ode To Leadership….And Life
    On December 25, 2005, it started this way : Hello blogland, starbucker here – I figured that Christmas Day was the best time as ever to start doing this. Yes, I always tend to look at the glass as “half full” – call me an eternal optimist, call me a fool, but I find it’s the best way to live one’s life with the least amount of angst. hate angst.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015
    [2010] The Female Soldiers Who’ve Already Joined Special Ops Teams
    The shift began in 2010. Nine years into a war that was not going well, all anyone wanted was solutions provided and problems solved – and so in 2010, Admiral William McRaven, then leading the Joint Special Operations Command, officially requested that women soldiers join Army Rangers on combat missions. military.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 2015
    [2010] Use Your Customers as Ethnographers
    At C Space, we’ve conducted more than 800 mobile journaling and ethnography projects on behalf of over 240 clients since 2010, and have seen the power of bringing consumer experience to life for our clients. Several of the great success stories of corporate ethnography have 3M engineer Richard Drew as their protagonist. Why use them?
  • TERRY STARBUCKER  |  SUNDAY, AUGUST 16, 2015
    [2010] Leaders Should Be (More) Human Too: In Praise of Touchy-Feely
    This is the last in a series of my 3 favorite posts over the past 9+ years, in anticipation of my 1,000th (!) It all boiled over onto this post, proclaiming my “freedom to be human” The Big (and Hard) Lessons. My first executive leadership opportunity came very early for me – at age 27. vividly remember the first time I tried. Marie.
  • DEMING INSTITUTE  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015
    [2010] Myth: If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It
    wrote a post on my Curious Cat Management Improvement blog about how to manage what you can’t measure (in 2010). It is wrong to suppose that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it – a costly myth. W. Edwards Deming, The New Economics , page 35. Edwards Deming in our quote web site. Edwards Deming it seems sensible that he said it.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 13, 2015
    [2010] The Gig Economy Is Real If You Know Where to Look
    First, there are clear growth surges in nonemployer firms in each of the two industries associated with passenger ground transit between 2010 ( when Uber launched in San Francisco) and 2013, and in the two industries linked with traveler accommodation from 2009 ( the year AirBnB opened ). Uber) and traveler lodging (e.g. AirBnB) industries.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2015
    [2010] Clinton’s Proposals on Stock Buybacks Don’t Go Far Enough
    Clinton advocates full implementation of the executive-pay disclosure directives of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. HBR STAFF. The debate over how to reverse ever-increasing income inequality has moved front and center in the Democratic presidential campaign. So let’s change that.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2015
    [2010] What Companies Can Learn from Military Teams
    Since his retirement in 2010 — brought about by intemperate remarks about Obama officials made by McChrystal and his aides in a Rolling Stone article — the former general has taught leadership at Yale University. When Gen. Stanley McCrystal took charge of the U.S. soldiers to work cohesively. This is the idea of scaling teams.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2015
    [2010] Want Better Performance? Clear the Path!
    Psychometrics Canada’s 2010 Engagement study surveyed HR professionals in over 360 organizations. I’m a working musician on the side. I’ve been playing music professionally since the early ’70’s. It is difficult to make a living in music, as much today as it was forty years ago. The band I’m in here in Denver has been together since 2006.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, AUGUST 3, 2015
    [2010] The Pace of Scientific Research Is Picking Up
    Here we see that of all articles published in 2010, only 20% had been cited six months later. study in the journal PloS from 2013 showed that the rate of open access articles doubled from 2006 to 2010, from 26.3% to 50.2%. What’s really going on in science? For centuries there was no real way of knowing. What happened?
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2015
    [2010] Jon Stewart, Superboss
    This past February, when Jon Stewart announced his impending retirement from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show after sixteen years, the collective mourning began almost immediately. “I have this irrational feeling of sadness, bordering on hurt,” a commentator for Entertainment Weekly said. “I feel wounded.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, JULY 27, 2015
    [2010] Greece’s Problem Is More Complicated than Austerity
    Back in 2010, before the haircut, when Greece ran out of money, all of its debt was private and issued under Greek law. Effectively, between 2010 and 2012, Greece borrowed from the IMF, ECB, and EU in order to pay the banks that should have assumed the losses. The reality, though, is more complicated. Business as usual?
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2015
    [2010] Simple Steps to Embrace Ambiguity and Lead Significant Change
    2010 ACHE study of more than 42 organizations found that top performing leadership teams spent more time in project implementation than they did on project analysis. “Let’s wait until we know the outcome of the executive meeting in two weeks.”. This is a common and logical statement many leaders make when considering actions and decisions.
  • TERRY STARBUCKER  |  SUNDAY, JULY 19, 2015
    [2010] How I Discovered My Leadership Secret Weapon
    Epilogue: We eventually got our NPS north of 60%, which was at the top of our industry, before the company was sold in 2010. Note: This is the 4rd installment of excerpts from my book manuscript of “More Human: A Journey To The Heart Of Great Leadership”.  . Failing the Supermarket Test. That image really hit me hard. Wow.”. There it was.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, JULY 17, 2015
    [2010] Know When to Kill Your Brand
    The brand died a slow death, beginning when Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy in 2010 and then ultimately when its acquirer, Dish Network, decided to shut down all video rental operations in 2013. Killing off brands is not a popular or pleasant thought, but we should consider it more often than we do. Profitability isn’t a useful metric.
  • QASPIRE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2015
    [2010] Sketch Note: 9 Roles of a Great Leader
    In 2010, I wrote a post titled “ Nine Roles of Great Leadership ”. Here is a sketch note version with visual representation of the ideas. Thanks to Abhijit Bhaduri for inspiring me to use sketch notes as a way to learn, understand and share! Sketch Notes
  • TERRY STARBUCKER  |  SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015
    [2010] 15 Steps To Great Leadership (The More Human Way)
    It was May of 2010.   We had just finished a review of one of our operating centers in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Frank sat back, shook his head, and looked me straight in the eyes.   “How did you do this? mean, to get from where you started to where you ended up must have been a hell of a story.”. It wasn’t easy to get here. But boy it felt great.
  • COACHING TIP  |  FRIDAY, JULY 3, 2015
    [2010] Training the Mind
    2010 Harvard study about mind-wandering stated, "Forty-seven percent of our life is lost in thought.  " Meditation " is hard to define, because the word can apply to so many things.  In the broadest sense, it is any method used to train the mind or to achieve a special state of consciousness. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (M.B.S.R.)
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2015
    [2010] How Local Context Shapes Digital Business Abroad
    based Hotel Tonight , a last-minute online-booking service founded in 2010. One of the most enticing global entrepreneurial opportunities these days is taking a digital business model that works in the U.S. and transplanting it somewhere else, particularly in a developing country. What do I mean by nondigital components? Insight Center.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 2015
    [2010] What Makes FC Barcelona Such a Successful Business
    When Barça won the 2011 UEFA Champions League, seven of its starters were La Masia products as were eight members of the Spanish team that won the FIFA World Cup in 2010 – unprecedented in the soccer world. “Blue and claret blowing in the wind. One valiant cry. That serves two purposes. Finally, we must win.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10, 2015
    [2010] Your Company’s Networks Might Matter More than Its Strategy
    Antioco was fired, late fees were reinstated, investment in the digital platform was all but eliminated and the company went bankrupt in 2010, three years later. In a classic Harvard Business Review article , Abraham Zaleznick contrasted two very different styles of authority. Every organization needs both. He was also innovative.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, JUNE 8, 2015
    [2010] Improve Your Ability to Learn
    In a 2010 study with Cornell University, we showed that our assessment grades predict performance, as measured not only by revenue and EBITDA but also by boss ratings (often issued by the Board). On the surface, John looked like the perfect up-and-coming executive to lead BFC’s Asia expansion plans. He went to an Ivy League B-school.
  • TERRY STARBUCKER  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2015
    [2010] Why You Should Bring a Startup Founder Mindset To Your Leadership
    When I moved here to Portland in 2010 I wasn’t really looking for those folks – I had just gotten out of a long-time corporate career, mostly in the Cable TV business, and was looking to settle into a nice business/leadership consulting practice whilst I kept writing my blog and my book. Startup founders. Lead well! Marie.
  • MICHAEL LEE STALLARD  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 7, 2015
    [2010] LeBron James vs. Stephen Curry: NBA’s David-Goliath Showdown
    LeBron broke the hearts of Cleveland fans when he chose to leave in 2010 to play for the Miami Heat. The NBA Finals are proving to be an epic battle. On the surface, the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers match-up appears to be a showdown between Stephen Curry and LeBron James. David and Goliath, anyone? Beyond David and Goliath.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015
    [2010] The U.S. Can’t Count on Technology to Revive the Job Market
    For example there is still a demand for nurses being filled by foreign sources, though the influx has slowed since 2010. Job recovery after the 2007 recession is happening, but slowly, and wage growth is still anemic. The declines in manufacturing jobs during the downturns of 2001 and 2007, which totaled over 5.8 history. economy. The U.S.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 4, 2015
    [2010] Making Appointments Fast and Easy Must Be Health Care’s Top Priority
    By the time O’Neill left Alcoa in 2000 to become Treasury Secretary the company’s market cap had increased by $27 billion and by 2010 not a single employee day was lost to workplace injury at 82% of Alcoa locations. ” This is health care’s “ Triple Aim ” and it is definitely trending.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, JUNE 1, 2015
    [2010] When a Mid-Career Move Falls Flat: The Story of Stripedshirt
    ” So in 2010, after a successful 18-year-career in high-tech PR, she quit her job to launch Stripedshirt , a company selling fashionable, feminine shirts in team colors. In the early 1990s, Laura Beck was a college student living in Boston who regularly attended Red Sox games. “I didn’t want to wear a jersey.”
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, MAY 25, 2015
    [2010] Why Today’s Teens Are More Entrepreneurial than Their Parents
    Or Adora Svitak, an American writer, speaker and advocate who was introduced to the world at the age of six and whose 2010 TED talk “What Adults Can Learn From Kids” has over 3 million views. My teenage daughter is going to Korea for two weeks this summer. Which meant she needed to earn nearly $3,000. Generational issues
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 2015
    [2010] 4 Business Models for the Data Age
    The strategy appears quite profitable — some years ago Wired magazine predicted that, by 2010, half the value in the delivery of a shipping container, from half-way around the world, would lie in the data associated with the contents. Data has enabled strategy, but, with few exceptions, neither driven strategy nor sat at its heart.
  • TANVEER NASEER  |  TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2015
    [2010] What’s The Truth About Your Leadership?
    In my previous piece, I looked at an underlying theme found among the numerous issues leaders in every industry face today and what this tells us about how we can be more successful in bringing out the best in those we lead. The enthusiastic reaction to the ideas I shared in that article got me thinking about the other piece of this puzzle.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [2010] “Competitive Intelligence” Shouldn’t Just Be About Your Competitors
    In April 2010, Mars, one of the world’s largest privately owned businesses, embarked on a breakthrough initiative. These simulations were not some computer-based hypothetical games. They were intense, intelligence-based, role-playing immersion workshops that got leaders to see the market from a different and unfamiliar perspectives.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, MAY 18, 2015
    [2010] What CEOs Have Learned About Social Media
    The results, published in “ Socializing Your CEO: From Marginal to Mainstream ,” show that CEO sociability has more than doubled since we began tracking the social activities of chief executives in 2010, when only 36% of CEOs were social. Companies don’t want to be left behind. NextGreatLeader. Over 1.7 Develop a thick skin.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [2010] What Makes a Great Chief Strategy Officer
    In a 2010 survey, executives around the world told us their companies were creating, by their own admission, substandard strategies. Creating good strategy is more important (and more challenging) than ever. Here are three ways CSOs and organizations can craft flexible, comprehensive strategies for today. 1. Move beyond strategic planning.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, MAY 14, 2015
    [2010] McDonald’s Has to Do More than Manipulate Its Stock Price
    million in 2010, when (dominated by the gains from exercising stock options) stock-based compensation accounted for 70% of total compensation. million in 2012, with the proportion of these totals derived from gains from stock-based compensation ranging from 37% in 2006 to 77% in 2010. ” In 2014, McDonald’s expended $3.2
  • CURIOUS CAT  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 13, 2015
    [2010] The Aim Should be the Best Life – Not Work v. Life Balance
    My father had the most job satisfaction of anyone I have known. He had no separation between work and life. We toured factories on vacation. visited Davidson College in North Carolina because he was consulting with a client in Charlotte before we went up to Duke and North Carolina for visits and asked the CEO what school I should visit. The work v.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, MAY 5, 2015
    [2010] The Internet Is Finally Forcing Management to Care About People
    ” As Ranjay Gulati notes in Reorganize for Resilience (2010), this means orienting everyone to the goal of delivering more value to customers sooner, and aligning all decision-making with this goal. Even humanist change initiatives that were objectively dramatically successful have often been discarded by the firms that introduced them.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, MAY 4, 2015
    [2010] Simple Online Tools to Make Hiring Easier
    An extensively cited 2010 study found that 42% of hires happened at companies that didn’t report a vacancy. Nicholas Blechman. No wonder so many managers choose to avoid advertizing openings. But hiring like this, by word of mouth, is a mistake. Utilize multiple channels to advertize your call. Here’s an example. Hiring
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015
    [2010] Retirement Planning Needs a Better UX
    Research by Maya Shaton at the University of Chicago shows that after the Israeli government instituted a similar reform for all retirement funds in early 2010, the improvement was immediate, with investors trading less and taking smarter risks with their savings. Such a debate is unavoidable. This probably seems like a trivial design change.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, MAY 1, 2015
    [2010] 3 Steps to Break Out in a Tired Industry
    In both 2010 and 2011, TripAdvisor voted citizenM “The Trendiest Hotel in the World.” Michael Levie, a seasoned hotel executive, and Rattan Chadha, a successful retail entrepreneur, were having dinner. The topic of conversation was the hotel industry. ” They two men were plotting to change that. Insight Center. Good luck!
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2015
    [2010] The 4 Types of Small Businesses, and Why Each One Matters
    2010 poll by The Pew Research Center found that the public had a more positive view of them than any other institution in the country – they beat out both churches and universities, for instance, as well as tech companies. America loves small businesses. There’s some truth to that, but it’s misleading as well. from offshore.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2015
    [2010] What to Do When Your Future Strategy Clashes with Your Present
    billion in 2010 to $4.9 From time to time, the basis of competition in an industry shifts so dramatically that shifting with it requires a new long-term vision that calls for the organization to do things it never would have done in the past. Wagner. Insight Center. The New Ways to Compete. Sponsored by Accenture. The innovation portfolio.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2015
    [2010] How Emotional Intelligence Became a Key Leadership Skill
    Anyone trying to come up to speed on emotional intelligence would have a pretty easy time of it since the concept is remarkably recent, and its application to business newer still. The term was coined in 1990 in a research paper by two psychology professors, John D. Mayer of UNH and Peter Salovey of Yale. Self-regulation. Empathy for others. 24.95.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2015
    [2010] How Women Are Faring at Business Schools Worldwide
    It also takes an in-depth look at the top 12 business schools and how they have evolved since 2010. Key findings: Better MBA balance : Most of the Top 100 business schools show some improvement in the gender balance of the MBA student body since 2010. It ain’t happening. Female faculty are in even shorter supply. No wonder.
  • QASPIRE BLOG  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 23, 2015
    [2010] Lessons from 9 Years of Blogging
    In 2010, I experimented with writing three posts each week. QAspire blog completes 9 years this month and here is how I feel at the moment. They say and I agree that time flies when you are having fun. 2006 was a year when I had just transitioned into my first leadership role. Blogging strengthened my faith in humanity. every single time.”.
  • RON EDMONDSON  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22, 2015
    [2010] The Power of Tenacity By Samuel R. Chand
    Gina Kolata, “How to Push Past the Pain, as the Champions Do,” New York Times, October 18, 2010, www.nytimes.com/2010/10/19/health/nutrition/19best.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0. The statistics on the longevity of pastors isn’t encouraging. Leadership is a magnet for pain, and sometimes our capacity to endure is severely challenged. Chand.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  MONDAY, APRIL 20, 2015
    [2010] How To Lead With Purpose
    It also includes the results of an exclusive 2010 leadership survey conducted for the American Management Association (AMA) by NFI Research. “Purpose is the why behind everything within an organization,” says author John Baldoni, of the book, Lead With Purpose. To define an organization’s purpose, you must ask three questions: 1.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 2015
    [2010] A Workplace Volunteer Program Builds Teamwork, Motivates Employees And Attracts New Hires
    And, if you are a leader in the workforce, take note of the 2010 research that VolunteerMatch.org and United Healthcare published. National Volunteer Week is April 12 - 18. It is dedicated to inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. So, encourage employees to volunteer.
  • ENGAGING LEADER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 7, 2015
    [2010] GC29: GamifiKaizen: Using gamification for continuous improvement | with Gal Rimon of GamEffective
    In 2010, Gilon-Synergy was acquired for $20 million by Ness Technologies (NASDAQ:NSTC) and Gal went on to serve as Senior VP at Ness, and was member of its executive management. Longtime listeners of Game Changer know that gamification isn’t about rewards and competition. That makes a huge difference in helping more people discover it.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, MARCH 30, 2015
    [2010] The Internet Has Been a Colossal Economic Disappointment
    million in 2010. The Internet is one of humanity’s greatest technical advances. Yet compared to great technological inventions of the past, it is also a colossal economic disappointment. I’m talking about jobs. Yes, young programmers are getting jobs straight out of college at salaries in the six figures. trillion.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2015
    [2010] How Life Insurers Can Bring Their Business into the 21st Century
    million – between 1990 and 2010. Only 44% of households had any life insurance in 2010, which is a 50-year low. Life insurance is – or should be – a central element in most households’ financial planning. Yet life insurance sales have been on a steady decline for years. dropped 45% – from 17.7 years.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015
    [2010] Personality Tests Can Help Balance a Team
    well-known example is the disintegration of the French national football team at the 2010 World Cup. It’s just plain hard to get people working together the way you’d like. That’s because, left to our own devices, we are often too greedy and self-centered to collaborate, preferring instead to compete as individuals.
  • TANVEER NASEER  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015
    [2010] Speak To The Heart To Lead Change
    Chestek, “Judging by the Numbers: An Empirical Study of the Power of Story,” Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors 7 (Fall 2010), 1–35. But you’re right. As I think back about the various client deals, I can see that. definitely can see that. Another case in point. Their interpretation of the data? The results?
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 12, 2015
    [2010] The Challenges Facing E-Commerce Start-ups in Africa
    In 2010, my company created an app store. Africa’s recent economic growth rates and rising youth population have meant more and more entrepreneurs are looking there for potential business opportunities. The typical strategy is to introduce new companies by recreating foreign business models on the continent. Look at my own experience.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2015
    [2010] GM’s Stock Buyback Is Bad for America and the Company
    In 2010 the “New GM” did one of the largest initial public offerings in history, with share sales to the public of $23.1 billion from 2010 through 2013), it would probably still be bankrupt but for the booming Chinese market. The investors’ leader, Harry J. Wilson, called the deal a ”win-win outcome.”
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
    [2010] Tackle Bias in Your Company Without Making People Defensive
    Barely a blip on Google’s radar in 2010, a Google trends search shows how much the term has now gone mainstream. Unconscious bias is all the rage. This is progress. Williams , and others. And at our firm, we’re seeing a sudden surge in interest for sessions on unconscious bias to address gender imbalances. It starts with branding.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, MARCH 6, 2015
    [2010] 7 Traits of Companies on the Fast Track to International Growth
    Similarly, more than 40% of the 2010 Fortune 500 companies were founded by foreign-born immigrants or first-generation Americans, according to a study by The Partnership for a New American Economy. More than half of Google’s revenue (57%) now comes from outside the United States. They have an innate global bias. They favor the web.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2015
    [2010] What Greece Has to Do Now: Fix Its Economy
    As for its official debt to the EU, the ECB, and the IMF, it consisted largely of payments that were made to pass through to EU financial institutions, between 2010 and 2012, so that the Eurozone banks and insurance companies would not be imperiled. And although it has been given a temporary lifeline, little has been resolved.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2015
    [2010] How Singapore Became an Entrepreneurial Hub
    If you had asked Singaporeans in 2010 to identify a successful local start-up, they might have paused for a few minutes before mentioning Creative Labs. With the cautionary notes in mind, I arrived in Singapore in March 2010. “You are crazy.” The conversations all went pretty much the same. “Why Singapore?
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2015
    [2010] How to Know If a Spin-Off Will Succeed
    2010 meta-analysis detailed many of the different issues that make divestiture so hard to evaluate consistently. An oft-cited 1992 study found that, on average, the performance of divested units after the spin-off does not improve—and is just as likely to decline—compared with the three years before divestment.
  • QASPIRE BLOG  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2015
    [2010] Commitment and Power of Daily Practice
    In 2010, one of my goals was to publish on this blog thrice a week – on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. By committing completely to this schedule, I eliminated the self-discretion associated with it. I did not have to think if I should write on a particular day, because I had to show up and write. What did I learn from this experience?
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2015
    [2010] Where the Digital Economy Is Moving the Fastest
    The Dutch government’s austerity measures beginning in late 2010 reduced investment into elements of the digital ecosystem. The transition to a global digital economy in 2014 was sporadic – brisk in some countries, choppy in others. The opportunities to serve the e-consumer were growing – if you knew where to look.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2015
    [2010] Improving Innovation in Africa
    As of 2010, only 3% of Africa’s population attended post-secondary education (PDF). Opportunity is on the rise in Africa. Young Africans are unleashing entrepreneurial energies as governments continue to enact reforms that improve business environments. dollars. Investors subsequently have a difficult time calculating their valuations.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015
    [2010] Financial Rewards Make People Suggest Fewer but Better Ideas
    In 2010, one large Asian information technology services company decided to run an experiment to see if rewards could actually improve and encourage employee ideas. Employees have proven to be a valuable source for innovative ideas. Offering financial incentives has, for a long time, been one way to do this. Motivating people Innovation
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2015
    [2010] Making (a Little) Progress on CEO Pay
    — public companies, mutual funds, investment advisers, transfer agencies, and broker dealers — are required by the Dodd-Frank Act (passed by Congress in 2010) to conduct shareholder advisory votes at least once every three years on compensation for board members and the highest-paid executives. SEC registrants in the U.S.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2015
    [2010] What Chinese Companies Want from International Deals
    In 2010 no one was interested in the Swedish car maker Volvo—except Geely, a low-end Chinese car maker that realized it could enter the middle and higher-end markets and increase its margins by acquiring Volvo’s technology and brand (renowned for safety). They’re focusing on three things these days: Resources. Technology.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2015
    [2010] How America’s Wealthiest Black Families Invest Money
    According to data from the Federal Reserve Board’s Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF), white Americans’ median incomes were 70% higher than black Americans’ in 2010. The gaps in wealth and income between white and black Americans are stark – and haven’t narrowed significantly in 50 years. Overall net worth was 7.9
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 2015
    [2010] Most HR Data Is Bad Data
    The first large study was published in 1998 in Personnel Psychology; there was a second study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology in 2000; and a third confirmatory analysis appeared in 2010, again in Personnel Psychology. How good a rater do you think you are? The same applies to the widespread use of 360 degree surveys.
  • CROSSDERRY BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [2010] How effective organizations build staff capabilities — Insight from McKinsey
    ” The survey refreshes data from a 2010 study, and found that: … the responses to our latest survey on the topic suggest that organizations, to perform at their best, now focus on a different set of capabilities and different groups of employees to develop. In other words, the best performers did personnel development differently.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2015
    [2010] McDonald’s and the Challenges of a Modern Supply Chain
    In 2010, I wrote an HBR article predicting increased interest in supply-chain transparency: firms needed to develop strategies for knowing and explaining where stuff comes from. Recently, McDonald’s, the world’s iconic largest food service provider, has been (forgive the cliché) through the grinder. Answer: Appalling.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015
    [2010] Ethical Consumerism Isn’t Dead, It Just Needs Better Marketing
    An often-quoted 2010 Wall Street Journal article, “ The Case Against Corporate Social Responsibility ,” laid out the argument clearly: “the fact is that while companies sometimes can do well by doing good, more often they can’t. This pessimistic stance stems primarily from the lower sales of ethical brands.
  • EXECUPUNDIT  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015
    [2010] Remember Molly Norris
    In September of 2010, Seattle Weekly announced that its cartoonist, Molly Norris, had "gone ghost." Well, here''s my story. It''s not specifically about Yale''s cowardice , but close enough. The FBI had said that it could not protect her from all the threats she was receiving. Read all of Mark Hemingway''s essay
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2015
    [2010] When a Public Mistake Requires an Old-Fashioned Apology
    Tony Hayward , the former CEO of British Petroleum, famously complained that he “wanted his life back” in the midst of the 2010 oil spill. (He later apologized to the families of the workers who had died in the tragedy, as well as the thousands of people whose lives were totally disrupted.) Everyone makes mistakes. Karen Dillon.
  • CURIOUS CAT  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2015
    [2010] 10 Most Popular Posts on the Curious Cat Management Blog in 2014
    The posts were published in 2010 (4 posts), 2013 (2), 2014 (2), 2005 (1) and 2012 (1). The Toyota Way – Two Pillars (2010). No True Lean Thinking or Agile Software Development (2010). Why Don’t Football Players Just Thrown the Ball Out of Bounds to Stop the Clock (2010). The Purpose of an Organization (2005).
  • YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME  |  SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 2015
    [2010] You Gotta Know When to Fold ‘em…
    She is also CEO of 3PlusInternational, an online company she founded together with Dr Anne Perschel in 2010. Dear Readers, I’ve attempted to write this post a number of times but somehow always became stuck. Perhaps I wasn’t ready then. think I am now. have been writing this blog since 2009. But, here’s the thing. It’s been fun. Who knows?
  • RON EDMONDSON  |  WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2014
    [2010] Five Personal Reflection Questions to Evaluate Your Year and Start the New Year Right
    Planning For A Better Year In 2010. I’m a reflective person. This time of year — when we start to see all the “best of” reflections online and in the news, I like to do my own personal reflection. How was the year? What can we learn from it? How can I do better next year? Perhaps you need a little help getting started.
  • LEADERCOMMUNICATOR  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014
    [2010] Management by Walking Around, a.k.a. Leadership
    This post originally ran in May 2010. --. If you want to know what’s going on with your team, ask. Schedule time to walk around and ask questions. It’s been called Management By Walking Around (MBWA); I prefer to think about it as Knowing What the Heck Is Really Going On (KWHIRGO). Not to mention the myth of time: “I don’t have time to do it.”
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2014
    [2010] Working Too Hard Makes Leading More Difficult
    2010 study looked at what happens when employees are unable to psychologically detach from work during off-hours. In 2007, the same day Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone and the same year Twitter debuted at SXSW, executive coach Marshall Goldsmith published a book called What Got You Here Won’t Get You There. Failing to disconnect.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 29, 2014
    [2010] Make Your Work Resolutions Stick
    When Susan Hertzberg arrived as president and CEO of Boston Heart Diagnostics in 2010, it was losing money and had fewer than 40 employees. Many people have resolutions on the brain during this time of year. What are the right kinds of resolutions to make? How do you stay motivated? How do you turn your intentions into reality? Be realistic.
  • RON EDMONDSON  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2014
    [2010] A Guaranteed Way to Have the Best New Year Ever
    Related posts: Planning For A Better Year In 2010. Do you want to guarantee your success in the new year? If you could figure out a way, that’d be worth it, right? Here’s a Biblical example of how to have the best year ever. The Lord said to Abram: Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house.
  • LEADERCOMMUNICATOR  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 2014
    [2010] Influencers Can Help Implement Change and Make It Stick
    This post originally ran in August 2010. We''ve all been there. You''ve spent months--or even years--developing a new program, strategy or initiative. It''s based on solid research, best practices, company goals, and employee needs. Logically, you cannot think of a single reason your new program should fail. And yet. What can you do?
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014
    [2010] When a Private Message Ends Up in the Wrong Place
    Mark Zuckerberg’s early instant messages were revealed in 2010, in which he mocked early Facebook users for trusting him with their data. When Alan* heard the email “ping” from his new boss’s nearby desk, his quiet laughter turned to a sinking feeling in his stomach. But the machine was locked. Own it.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2014
    [2010] How U.S. Businesses Can Succeed in India in 2015
    billion in 2010, predicting it would grow at 20% a year for a decade. On January 26, 2015, President Obama will become the first sitting U.S. President to visit India twice. Ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Washington last September, the U.S.-India The U.S.-India Until now. David Mulford, U.S.
  • LEADERCOMMUNICATOR  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2014
    [2010] Standing Tall: Ways to Improve Your Body Language and Communicate Better
    This post originally ran in August 2010. --. It’s a truism – how you say something often trumps what you say. Research shows that 93% of communication is based on two factors: Body language (55%) and tone of voice (38%). The rest is about your words (7%). What’s more, your personal presence speaks volumes about who you are. David Grossman.
  • LEADERCOMMUNICATOR  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [2010] The Four Fs of Feedback
    This post originally ran in May 2010. If you were to give yourself a grade for how effective you are at giving feedback, what grade would you choose? Many of the executives I work with are brutally honest and give themselves an F. They don’t make giving feedback a standard part of meetings and discussions; they give general (“good job!”)
  • LEADERCOMMUNICATOR  |  TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2014
    [2010] The Four F's of Feedback
    This post originally ran in May 2010. If you were to give yourself a grade for how effective you are at giving feedback, what grade would you choose? Many of the executives I work with are brutally honest and give themselves an F. They don’t make giving feedback a standard part of meetings and discussions; they give general (“good job!”)
  • TERRY STARBUCKER  |  SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2014
    [2010] My Dad, The Trucker Hat and The Value of Work
    He was wearing a hat I had given him from my cable company, and telling everyone within earshot, with great pride, about his son’s business accomplishments. (He was so good at holding court at this restaurant that after he passed away in 2010, they put a plaque honoring his memory at his usual seat at the counter). Marie. Leadership
  • STRATEGY DRIVEN  |  THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2014
    [2010] Professional Women Still Marginalized
    In the two decades from 1990 to 2010, our country fell from having the sixth-highest rate of female labor-force participation among 22 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, countries to 17th on the list. Especially when one considers these frightening female factoids: Although women are 50.8 percent of the U.S.
  • LEADING BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [2010] Learn or Die
    Ray Dalio and Bridgewater got onto Hess’ radar after Dalio published his Principles in 2010. (It is a 123 page compendium of Dalio’s beliefs and processes that he believes will lead to a successful life and business that is well worth the read.). More than ever, it truly is learn or die. Hess writes that “The U.S. We learn from each other.
  • GREAT LEADERSHIP BY DAN  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2014
    [2010] "I'd Like My Life Back" -- a lesson for CEOs in building an organization that listens to warnings
    Guest post by Dave Yarin: It was April 2010, and a Fortune 500 CEO would utter one of the most ill advised yet memorable lines in corporate history. NPR.org – "Before Gulf Spill, BP CEO Tony Hayward Won Praise" – by Jim Zarroli – June 17, 2010 2. Oddly however, the picture of Hayward prior to the oil spill was decidedly different.
  • YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2014
    [2010] Listen Here!
    Note: this is a refreshed version of a post originally written in 2010. “Pardon?” I say. “I didn’t hear you.”. Well,” he says. That’s because you weren’t listening.”. expect that, for most of us, this is a pretty common conversation. So why are we not better at doing it? However, while hearing may come naturally, listening certainly does not.
  • YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2014
    [2010] Listen Here!
    Note: this is a refreshed version of a post originally written in 2010. “Pardon?” I say. “I didn’t hear you.”. Well,” he says. That’s because you weren’t listening.”. expect that, for most of us, this is a pretty common conversation. So why are we not better at doing it? However, while hearing may come naturally, listening certainly does not.
  • YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
    [2010] Patience in Leadership ~ More Discipline Than Virtue
    Note: this post was originally published in 2010. Ben Franklin once said, “ He that can have patience, can have what he will”. He was probably right. But, in a world where technology demands speed and the pressure to produce immediate results is all around us, disciplining ourselves to be patient is tough. Patience can help us manage stress.
  • YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2014
    [2010] Patience in Leadership ~ More Discipline Than Virtue
    Note: this post was originally published in 2010. Ben Franklin once said, “ He that can have patience, can have what he will”. He was probably right. But, in a world where technology demands speed and the pressure to produce immediate results is all around us, disciplining ourselves to be patient is tough. Patience can help us manage stress.
  • COACHING TIP  |  WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2014
    [2010] Leadership in the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association
      . RVIA Membership Directory. Special Award. Presented to an individual within the RV industry who has made extraordinary contributions to the industry''s overall success. Norm Jacobson. Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. Sid Johnson. Jayco, Inc. The RV Financing Community. Pete Liegl. Forest River, Inc. Wade Thompson. Thor Industries. Jim Sheldon.
  • COACHING TIP  |  TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2014
    [2010] Hello Deflation
    The CPI increase was its lowest since 2010. Deflation Rearing its Ugly Head in Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Ways Around the Globe. By Steve Hochberg and Pete Kendall, Elliott Wave  International. Follow this link for the complete article. According to the latest figures, deflation is now perched on  China''s doorstep. Prechter Jr.,
  • YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME  |  SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2014
    [2010] Unlocking the Energy…Yet Another Job for Leaders
    Note: This post was originally published in April, 2010. Frances Hesselbein once said, “the Leader’s job, after all, is not to provide energy but to release it from others”. Admittedly, the initial image that popped into my head, on reading that quote, was a bit bizarre. (I’ll spare you the details). But then I wondered. What about you?
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