• COACHING TIP  |  THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014
    [2010] Many Aren't Concerned Regarding Work/Life Balance
    By comparison, 55% of 800 senior executives surveyed worldwide in 2010 by BlueSteps said they didn''t believe their work/life balance was satisfactory. 'Can you work long hours without sacrificing your personal life? More senior executives think that is possible.  Global executives work an average of 58.5 John G. Related articles.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [2010] Should Couples Go into Business Together?
    Using a sample of 1,069 Danish couples that established a joint enterprise between 2001 and 2010, the study revealed that couples often establish a business together because one spouse (usually the female) has limited outside opportunities in the labor market. It’s been estimated that 3 million of the 22 million U.S. There is no easy answer.
  • STRATEGY DRIVEN  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014
    [2010] 5 Ways Women in the Private Sector Can Turn the Economy Around
    Catalyst’s 2010 statistics conclude that companies with a significant percentage of women on their boards performed better than those with no women on their boards—by 84% return on sales, 60% return on invested capital, and 46% return on equity. 'Women are making a powerful difference in business, in today’s economy, and in family life.
  • YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME  |  SUNDAY, JULY 20, 2014
    [2010] When the Grasshopper Teaches the Master
    Note: originally posted in January 2010. 'There is a lot to be said for learning from younger people. While we veterans can teach the invaluable lessons of the past, they can teach us the path to the future. And that is worth paying attention to. Others of us are hard pressed to know how to turn on our computers, if indeed we even own one.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, JULY 18, 2014
    [2010] The Case for Listening to the Maniacs
    It’s all in the way you think about them: "A 2010 study published in the Journal of Marketing Research found that amusement park guests who focused on the number of people behind them in line expressed more excitement about the ride they were going on, and were more likely to enjoy it, than those who focused on the number of people in front of them."
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
    [2010] The Authenticity Trap for Workers Who Are Not Straight, White Men
    For example, at Standard Chartered in India, one female executive drove the transformation of two bank branches in Kolkata and New Delhi into all-women branches, a move which increased net sales at these branches by an impressive 127% and 75%, respectively, from 2009 to 2010. It’s a case of the invisible man,” he explains.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, JULY 17, 2014
    [2010] How Big Data Brings Marketing and Finance Together
    Consider Intel, which began eyeing Big Data’s potential to quantify marketing’s contribution to revenue in about 2010. 'When Raja Rajamannar became CMO of MasterCard Worldwide in 2013, he moved quickly to transform how the credit card giant measures marketing. His artillery: Advanced Big Data analytics. Rajamannar involved finance early.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 16, 2014
    [2010] In China, the Right Political Ties Count
    Another way of explaining this difference comes from a 2010 HBR article on doing business in China by Lynn Paine: Executives often believe that obtaining government support for big business deals is just a matter of forging high-level connections or lining the right pockets. China Global business Government
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2014
    [2010] Why Marketing Needs More Introverts
    The authors of a  2010 HBR article shared two test situations with introverted or extroverted leaders and tested how they reacted to proactive suggestions from employees.  'Susan Cain’s book “Quiet”  has provided wonderful insight to me, because I am an introvert. Introverts prefer less stimulation and quiet concentration.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, JULY 9, 2014
    [2010] 7 Reasons Your Company Can’t Hire
    For instance, mobile traffic accounted for just a few percentage points of CareerBuilder’s web traffic in 2010. 'Since the beginning of the recession, hiring managers are taking much longer to fill open positions. We recently surveyed more than 2,000 hiring managers about their recruiting behaviors and tactics. and around the world. Hiring
  • EXECUPUNDIT  |  TUESDAY, JULY 8, 2014
    [2010] Fighting Procrastination
    Read all of the 2010 David McRaney essay here 'You weigh yourself. You buy a workout DVD. You order a set of weights. One day you have the choice between running around the block or watching a movie, and you choose the movie. Another day you are out with friends and can choose a cheeseburger or a salad. You choose the cheeseburger.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014
    [2010] Insurance Isn’t Safe from Digital Upheaval
    online carrier that uses telematics to collect its customers’ driving information and reward them for driving safely, acquired 200,000 clients within three years after its launch in 2010. 'Today, almost every industry is vulnerable to the effects of digitization and to what Accenture calls “Big Bang Disruption.” Google bought U.K.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, JULY 4, 2014
    [2010] Insurance Isn’t Safe from Digital Upheaval
    online carrier that uses telematics to collect its customers’ driving information and reward them for driving safely, acquired 200,000 clients within three years after its launch in 2010. 'Today, almost every industry is vulnerable to the effects of digitization and to what Accenture calls “Big Bang Disruption.” Google bought U.K.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [2010] Before You Start a Business, Listen to Your Ego
    This one insight was central in my creating a company whose valuation had topped $100 million when it was bought in 2010. 'When I meet entrepreneurs I always ask them why they started their companies and they almost always say something like “because I had a great idea the world needed.” He was miserable. His investors fired him. 
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, JULY 3, 2014
    [2010] Before You Start a Business, Listen to Your Ego
    This one insight was central in my creating a company whose valuation had topped $100 million when it was bought in 2010. 'When I meet entrepreneurs I always ask them why they started their companies and they almost always say something like “because I had a great idea the world needed.” He was miserable. His investors fired him. 
  • CHANGE STARTS HERE  |  TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014
    [2010] A Declaration of Independence from the Status Quo
    'I originally published this post on July 4, 2010.  I think you’ll find it bears reposting. Have you ever read the U.S. Declaration of Independence? It is as much an official document to the King of England as it is a case for change to the rest of the fledgling country it created. Click the image to the right to read the full text.).
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, JULY 1, 2014
    [2010] Elon Musk’s Patent Decision Reflects Three Strategic Truths
    In 2010, the company began to experiment with a new “foundry” business model , entering into contracts that granted other chip companies – even some who were associated with competitors – access to Intel’s underutilized manufacturing facilities. The Internet’s response was to ask a collective “Why?” Patents are already in the public record).
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, JUNE 30, 2014
    [2010] The Hobby Lobby Decision Could Affect a Majority of U.S. Workers
    Supreme Court today ruled that the government cannot force “closely held” corporations to offer insurance coverage that provides birth control to employees, a stipulation of the Affordable Care Act passed by Congress in 2010. 'The U.S. companies, and even to a narrow majority of workers. Government Health
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [2010] The Hidden Costs of Cash
    Such government safety net programs kept some 25 million people out of poverty in 2010. 'Cash – by which I mean paper currency and coins — has many benefits. It’s safe from hackers. It doesn’t require any special hardware or software. It’s accepted almost everywhere and it offers anonymity. And yet cash does carry costs. The U.S.
  • TERRY STARBUCKER  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 2014
    [2010] Why Leaders Need To Think Like Plumbers (Minus the Wrench)
    Note: This is another in a series of “best of” posts that feature my favorite lessons- this one goes back to January 2010). 'Sometimes a leader needs to think like a plumber. Yep, a plumber. How so?   Think about pressure for a minute.  A plumber deals with pressure all the time – in their case, water pressure. Lead well!
  • KEVIN EIKENBERRY  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014
    [2010] How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination
    'By Sally Hogshead In 2010 Sally Hogshead wrote a book called Fascinate: Your 7 Triggers to Persuasion and Captivation. It focused on using her research into what she then called the Fascination Triggers and using them to market products and services. was a fan of that book, and was one of the first to […].
  • MARSHALL GOLDSMITH  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014
    [2010] ‘Managers as Mentors’ Celebrates Publication Anniversary
    ” Mike Krzyzewski, head men’s basketball coach at Duke University and the 2010 NCAA champs, calls it “a practical yet powerful book.” 'The origin of the word mentor goes back to ancient Greece–specifically, to the character of Mentor in Homer’s epic poem “The Odyssey.” Life is good. Marshall.  .
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014
    [2010] CEOs Sometimes Need Outside Help
    By contrast, consider the 2010 Chilean mining disaster, which resulted in the triumphant rescue of 33 miners trapped underground. 'We know we want leaders who are smart, decisive, transformative, and possessed of a singular vision. Outside the organization? Collaboration and coordination eventually improved , but still faltered at times.
  • FIRST FRIDAY BOOK SYNOPSIS  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014
    [2010] Scott D. Anthony: An interview by Bob Morris
    Based in the firm’s Singapore offices since 2010, he has led Innosight’s expansion into the Asia-Pacific region as well as its venture capital activities (Innosight Ventures). 'Scott D. Anthony is the managing partner of Innosight, a global strategic innovation consulting and investment firm.
  • LEADERCOMMUNICATOR  |  TUESDAY, JUNE 17, 2014
    [2010] Take A Seat For Better Communication
    This led me to a University of Kansas Hospital study , conducted in 2010. 'I recently had my annual physical with a fantastic doctor who sits down with me and asks thorough questions. always leave feeling confident that my doctor not only does his job well, but cares about me personally. David Grossman. _.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 2014
    [2010] Keep Learning Once You Hit the C-Suite
    We talked to the 32 consultants in 2010, but the findings are consistent with everything we hear today. 'What skills do companies prize in C-level executives ? To answer these questions, we surveyed 32 senior search consultants at a top global executive-placement firm. The terms “flexible,” “adaptable,” and “curious” came up frequently.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, JUNE 5, 2014
    [2010] What the EPA’s Clean Power Plan Looks Like in Practice
    Attitudes have changed since 2010, the last time Washington debated serious climate action, and not only because most of us have connected the dots between climate change and the extreme weather events that ravage our communities. In Colorado, the state renewable energy mandate was bumped up from 20% to 30% in 2010. And the U.S.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4, 2014
    [2010] The Industries Apple Could Disrupt Next
    The market looks more than big enough for Apple, and it has made several acquisitions that edge onto the market, including Quattro Wireless (a platform for mobile advertising) for $250 million in 2010. 'After an unprecedented decade of growth, analysts wrote off 2013 as a year to forget for Apple. for three years. When Innovation Is Strategy.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, JUNE 2, 2014
    [2010] How Xiaomi Beats Apple at Product Launches
    Founded in 2010,  Xiaomi is one of the biggest Chinese smartphone companies. 'The iPhone 6 is due in September. The build-up to its launch will almost certainly follow the Steve Jobs M.O. Device specifications will remain a closely guarded secret until the launch date (unless an employee forgets his phone at a bar). Apple Innovation
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
    [2010] The CEO of Coca-Cola on Using the Company’s Scale for Good
    In 2010 we joined forces to improve access to critical medicines. 'Recent research shows spending money on corporate social responsibility is no longer seen as a detriment to a company’s profitability. Stock analysts now view such expenditures as essential to a company’s long-term brand and value. Consider PlantBottle.
  • TERRY STARBUCKER  |  THURSDAY, MAY 29, 2014
    [2010] Brilliant Boutique: 10 Keys To Lasting Small Business Success
    'It wasn’t hard to like Sarah Young as soon as we walked into her downtown store back in 2010, when we first moved to Portland.   It was a welcoming place, full of what I’d soon know as “super cute” women’s clothing and accessories from independent makers from Portland and around the world. Marie. SmallBizProud
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, MAY 27, 2014
    [2010] Why Germany Dominates the U.S. in Innovation
    by 66%, manufacturing in Germany employed 22% of the workforce and contributed 21% of GDP in 2010. In 2010, just under 11% of the workforce was employed in manufacturing, and manufacturing contributed 13% of GDP. or China should get the gold medal. The truth is: Germany wins hands down. True, Americans do well at inventing. The U.S.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, MAY 15, 2014
    [2010] How Samsung Gets Innovations to Market
    It details how in 2010, Samsung set up a small consumer-focused innovation team in London, headed by Luke Mansfield. 'Let’s say you’re working in a new market, far away from headquarters, and you need to get approval for an initiative that is somewhat outside the company’s current strategy. What do you do? An HBR Insight Center.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, MAY 14, 2014
    [2010] Alibaba Looks More Like GE than Google
    As the 2010 case describes: By his own admission, Ma was a fan of Jack Welch, so it was only natural that his organization came to resemble that of GE in some regards. 'Alibaba, the Chinese internet titan that filed for an IPO in the U.S. last week, could be the largest tech IPO in history. Instead, it operates more like GE.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014
    [2010] Will China Bring Your Firm New Owners, Partners, or Competitors?
    In 2010, Chinese firm AVIC Automotive purchased Nexteer for $465 million. 'Consumers in the United States are used to buying products that are made in China. American multinational firms are accustomed to selling to Chinese customers within China. But what happens when China goes West? and other developed markets? in a big way. supplier.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, MAY 12, 2014
    [2010] Understanding the New Battle Over Net Neutrality
    Court of Appeals (with Clinton appointee David Tatel writing the majority opinion there, too) ruled in 2010 that the FCC had failed to offer adequate justification in the law for its actions — it had basically just cited some vague exhortations from the Communications Act of 1934. The judges did it. Circuit of the U.S. Or something. Why not?
  • MICHAEL LEE STALLARD  |  SUNDAY, MAY 11, 2014
    [2010] 3 Ways to Tap Into the Power of Community
    Started in 2010, Tough Mudder creates events where over one million participants have completed 10- to 12-mile physically challenging obstacle courses.  'As seen on SmartBlog on Leadership. Smart leaders are developing a competitive advantage by creating a sense of connection and community among employees and customers. connection) each day.
  • EXECUPUNDIT  |  MONDAY, MAY 5, 2014
    [2010] Miscellaneous and Fast
    2010) George Will on Obamacare and the origination clause. 'Wally Bock : Leadership reading to start your week. Maggie''s Farm has a great picture of a deer stand. The Telegraph : A tribute to Kubrick''s Paths of Glory. Media vegan Joseph Epstein discusses his reading habits. Micah Mattix on the letters of Robert Frost. Watch it to the end
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, APRIL 30, 2014
    [2010] Data Alone Won’t Get You a Standing Ovation
    Consider the following examples: In December 2010, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg took to the TED stage to talk about “Why we have too few women leaders.” 'A few years ago, Dr. Brené Brown delivered a presentation on “The power of vulnerability” at TEDx Houston. ” And I thought, “Well, what’s the struggle?”
  • ENGAGING LEADER  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014
    [2010] WHE08: Boosting Health Engagement with Gamification | with Josh Stevens from Keas
    Back in 2010, Keas realized it was failing to make an impact, and so it revamped its entire program with a gamification approach. 'One of today’s hottest trends in workforce health engagement is gamification. Gamification is the use of tactics inspired by games — especially video games — to engage people.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
    [2010] Marketers Need to Think More Like Publishers
    'In 2010, Pepsi pulled its Super Bowl ads and invested $20 million into its Refresh project , which employed crowdsourcing to support good causes. It was an astounding social media success, with more than 87 million votes cast. For all of the hype and hoopla on social media, sales suffered dearly. Here’s what you need to do: 1.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
    [2010] Midsized Companies Can’t Afford Operational Glitches
    In October 2010, when its founders launched their website to the world, 25,000 web viewers overwhelmed the site. 'Many midsized companies dream of joining the Fortune 500 someday or of becoming the next General Electric, Microsoft, or Amazon. As a result, most are singularly unprepared to deal with them. Later that year, Dave’s got $2.1
  • STRATEGY DRIVEN  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 25, 2014
    [2010] The New Economic Revolution
    In 2010, he was named one of Business Insider ‘s Silicon Valley 100 and in 2011, as one of BusinessWeek ’s 30 under 30 Best Tech Entrepreneurs. 'There’s a revolution in full swing that is changing the way ordinary Americans make a living. From internet commerce technology has sprung forth the Bottom-Up Economic Revolution. Need capital?
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
    [2010] What Makes the Best Infographics So Convincing
    In 2010, as we’re told in the introduction, New York City added the equivalent of 54 million metric tons of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. 'A great infographic is an instant revelation. It can compress time and space. Good gosh – Usain Bolt is that much faster than all the other 100-meter gold medalists who’ve ever competed?) Seriously?).
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, APRIL 22, 2014
    [2010] How Midsized Companies Can Avoid Fatal Acquisitions
    But in 2010 (at $13 million in revenue), management decided that to grow, the firm needed to buy other companies. After a first deal fell through in late 2010, EORM acquired a Southern California firm in 2011. CEOs of midsized companies I’ve come to know over the last 30 years share the same dream. And plenty do. The San Jose, Calif.-based
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014
    [2010] To Create Change, Leadership Is More Important Than Authority
    Blockbuster filed for bankruptcy in 2010. 'Aspiring junior executives dream of climbing the ladder to gain more authority. Then they can make things happen and create the change that they believe in. Senior executives, on the other hand, are often frustrated by how little power they actually have. Things ended poorly for both men.
  • YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 13, 2014
    [2010] When Empathy Leaves the Room
    Note: This is a refreshed version of the original post written in 2010. 'Empathy is a word being highlighted as an essential part of successful 21st Century organizations and a key element of good leadership. think it is safe to say that we wouldn’t get too many arguments about that. You may ask,  why is it important to go deeper?
  • YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME  |  SUNDAY, APRIL 6, 2014
    [2010] The Language of Leadership in the 21st Century
    Note: This post was originally published in October 2010. 'I’ve always loved language. Admittedly, my facility in it is sadly limited to English, a few French words and phrases, body language (on a good day) and oh yes, a little pig Latin. In organizations, language also has the power to determine what matters. So I stop.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, APRIL 4, 2014
    [2010] Tinkering with Strategy Can Derail Midsize Companies
    By the end of 2010, they found that incentive bonuses did have a minor impact on growth but that as soon as they were discontinued, sales dropped again. Sales rose 300% in Georgia by the fall of 2010 and rose even more the following year. And they love to pursue them, deadline commitments or old strategies be damned.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, APRIL 3, 2014
    [2010] How Old Are Silicon Valley’s Top Founders? Here’s the Data
    in 2010. 'Last week, The New Republic published a lengthy exploration of ageism in Silicon Valley , the idea that venture capitalists discriminate against older entrepreneurs and that start-ups discriminate against older job applicants. The challenge with measuring age is that the data is relatively hard to find. So what can we say?
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, MARCH 31, 2014
    [2010] The Ultimate Productivity Hack Will Be Robot Assistants
    and by 2010 was acquired by Apple and launched as part of the iPhone operating system in October 2011. There is another seemingly mundane but profoundly important application of this technology: to better managers ourselves and our time. The future of productivity is coming, and it will rely on Artificial Intelligence.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  SATURDAY, MARCH 29, 2014
    [2010] April Is National Volunteer Month
    And, if you are a leader in the workforce, take note of the 2010 research that VolunteerMatch.org and United Healthcare published. And, a growing number of businesses are rewarding employees who volunteer by giving them extra vacation time and other incentives. And, April is National Volunteer Month ! So, encourage employees to volunteer.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [2010] 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.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [2010] CEOs: Own the Crisis or It Will Own You
    In 2010, I coauthored a study with the Center for Talent Innovation that aimed to quantify the intangibles of leadership: the ways in which individuals demonstrate their leadership and inspire others through some universal principles including gravitas, communications, and appearance. 'The terrible press for GM keeps coming.
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26, 2014
    [2010] The Most Challenging Leadership Skill of All
    Derek sold his last company for $100 million, in 2010. 'Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win one of twenty-five copies of, “STARTUP LEADERSHIP,” by Derek Lidow.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, MARCH 24, 2014
    [2010] Rigid Gender Roles Can Take a Toll on Women’s Quality of Life
    In Spain, for example, women’s work at home (housework and child care) declined by only 6 hours per week as their workplace labor increased by 8 hours per week from 2002 through 2010, say Jose Ignacio Gimenez-Nadal of the University of Zaragoza in Spain and Almudena Sevilla of Queen Mary University of London in the UK. Gender
  • THREE STAR LEADERSHIP  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
    [2010] 3/23/14: Leadership Reading to Start Your Week
    percent were still in business sixteen years later in 2010.". 'Subscribe to the Three Star Leadership Blog. Working Supervisor''s Support Kit A collection of tools and information that will help you do a better job as a boss. Contact Wally. about coaching, consulting, or speaking to your group. Be sure to look for dots that you can connect.
  • MICHAEL LEE STALLARD  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
    [2010] 3 Lessons from the Life and Leadership of Coach Wooden
    On June 5, 2010, Coach Wooden died.  'As seen on SmartBlog on Leadership. Most people know the legendary basketball coach for the ten college basketball championships (including four perfect seasons) his UCLA Bruins Men’s Basketball Team won while he was head coach from 1948 until 1975. Caring Coach. Once again the coach declined.
  • YOU'RE NOT THE BOSS OF ME  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 23, 2014
    [2010] Successful Leadership ~ The Story of a Man
    'I wrote this post in 2010. Being part of this retirement celebration reminded me that when it comes right down to it, it is our humanity and what we do with it that makes the difference between success and failure. Nothing else really seems to matter that much. ==. The other evening I attended a retirement celebration for a former colleague. 
  • N2GROWTH BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [2010] Organizational Health Care with N2Growth: When was your Last Check-up?
    Vital signs: awareness and treatment of uncontrolled hypertension among adults—United States, 2003–2010). 'By Damian “Skipper” Pitts. Chair, Organizational Development, N2Growth. IT’S TIME TO TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR ORGANIZATION’S HEALTH! determine what health services and screenings are best for you and your team.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, 2014
    [2010] Sales of Saint Joseph Statuettes Reflect the Real Estate Market, in Reverse
    For instance, from 2009 to 2010, when local home prices were stagnant, sales of the figurines slightly more than doubled ; when prices began to rise, sales of the saint’s image declined. In 2013, statuette sales were down 10.6% from the previous year, a period in which the median U.S. existing-home sale price rose 11%. Economy
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 18, 2014
    [2010] The Seven Skills You Need to Thrive in the C-Suite
    To find out, I surveyed senior consultants in 2010 at a top-five global executive-search firm. One consultant predicted that firms in 2020 will seek the “same [attributes as in 2010] but with an even greater appreciation for the intangibles of leadership and [for experience] having led a business through tough times.”. Integrity.
  • FIRST FRIDAY BOOK SYNOPSIS  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 16, 2014
    [2010] The Genesis of March Madness in Seth Davis’ Account
    Martin’s Press, 2010), was about […]. 'With this week’s first and second round games in the NCAA basketball tournament, I am reminded of a book I read three years ago by Seth Davis, who is a Sports Illustrated columnist and CBS studio participant. Martins Press Times Books When March Went Mad
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014
    [2010] Should Big Companies Give Up on Innovation?
    In 2010, Embrace entered into a partnership with General Electric to help scale the technology around the globe. '“Why bother?”. It’s a common question thrown at me by entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, or the more cynically minded corporate leaders. give them three reasons. First, timing matters. People lose their jobs. That’s a tragedy.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, MARCH 10, 2014
    [2010] Entrepreneurship Always Leads to Inequality
    The Boston Innovation District’s meteoric real estate prices are pushing the very entrepreneurs who made the district sexy towards neighboring districts where rents have not tripled since 2010. '“Inequality is bad.” Inequality is dangerous.” Our system is at risk due to increasing inequality.”. What should we do? Economy Entrepreneurship
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [2010] How GE Gives Leaders Time to Mentor and Reflect
    Launched in 2010, the Leader in Residence program is emblematic of a broader shift from prescriptive to collaborative learning taking place at Crotonville and elsewhere. 'It is 6:00 a.m. Their run is companionable; their discussion, candid. It is a serendipitous moment of connection that the three will always share. Thriving at the Top.
  • ENGAGING LEADER  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [2010] 079: How to Engage Cynical Employees | with Bob Kelleher, author of Employee Engagement for Dummies
    Bob Kelleher''s first book, Louder Than Words: 10 Practical Employee Engagement Steps that Drive Results, has been one of the world''s bestselling employee engagement books since its release in 2010. 'How do you engage employees who are cynical or jaded? Bob Kelleher’s […]. How do you engage employees who are cynical or jaded?
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, MARCH 6, 2014
    [2010] When Research Should Come with a Warning Label
    As the expert panel commissioned to come up with the 2010 dietary guidelines for the US Department of Agriculture noted, the scientific evidence for something you would think would be critical to our understanding of obesity, was “ disappointing.”. Where should all this go in our minds?”. But only if the PLoS study is itself true. It’s not.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, MARCH 5, 2014
    [2010] Health Care Reforms That Work
    In 2010, provision for bundled care was included both in the Patient protection and Affordable Care Act and in the Affordable Health Care for America Act. 'Diseases like diabetes, heart disease, cancer, chronic kidney disease, and stroke are on the rise in both the developed and the developing world, and they have a few things in common.
  • THREE STAR LEADERSHIP  |  SUNDAY, MARCH 2, 2014
    [2010] 3/2/14: Leadership Reading to Start Your Week
    Business Leaders report highlights findings from Gallup''s ongoing study of the American workplace from 2010 through 2012. workplace covering 2008 through 2010. 'Subscribe to the Three Star Leadership Blog. Working Supervisor''s Support Kit A collection of tools and information that will help you do a better job as a boss. My mother.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2014
    [2010] European Businesses Wake Up to the Value of an MBA Degree
    but by 2010 the number had declined to 6. 'At the beginning of the 2000s, the salary bump from getting an MBA in the U.S. One consequence has been a rise by non-U.S. institutions in business-school rankings, which are heavily dependent on post-MBA salaries. Business education
  • TANVEER NASEER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014
    [2010] 3 Olympic Stories That Inspire Us To Become Better Leaders
    As many Canadians remember from Alexandre’s gold medal win at the Vancouver Olympic Games in 2010, Frederic has been a big inspiration for Alexandre in large part because Frederic suffers from cerebral palsy, a congenital physical disability that impairs physical movement. Giving up your spot is unprecedented.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014
    [2010] Understand the Sacrifices Before Launching a Start-Up
    But the needs of my company became the top priority during these vacations, and I spent the entire weekend of our trip in 2010 in the hotel room closing our first round of funding – and was unable to let my friends know what was going on because some worked in venture capital. In doing both, you’ll need to make sacrifices. It’s not easy.
  • LEADERSHIP FREAK  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2014
    [2010] How to Eliminate Traditional Job Descriptions
    'February 26, 2010, I wrote, “Traditional job descriptions are a relic of a past age when jobs didn’t evolve and people were more inclined to do what they were told.” Yesterday, Stan Endicott, partner at Slingshot Group, got me fired up when he said, “Job descriptions are, most of the time, not a good way […].
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2014
    [2010] Gloominess About the US Economy is a Choice
    Yet, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 4 million people earned their living working with computers in 2010. 'All this talk about permanent unemployment in the United States is making people nervous. The arguments are familiar. The United States will create jobs with all the dynamism of a parked car. just don’t buy it.
  • LEAD CHANGE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2014
    [2010] 3 Nations, 4 Years, 15 People
    'On February 19-21 2010, the Lead Change Group came to life. On those days in 2010, we launched our own little corner of a global movement. LeaderPalooza 2010 Leadership Development Character-based Leadership Gratitude impact LeaderPalooza Leadership Revolution Revolutionary Impact Boot Camp Real life. Fifteen people drove [.]
  • ENGAGING LEADER  |  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014
    [2010] GC24: Killer Gamification: Engaging for Impact
    'The term “gamification” gained popularity in 2010; by the end of 2012, it had reached mega-trend status. The term “gamification” gained popularity in 2010; by the end of 2012, it had reached mega-trend status. For decades, video games had demonstrated phenomenal power in engaging the focus of people of all ages. Game Changer
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2014
    [2010] Russia’s Business Future Lies With the Boys (and Girls) in Batman T-Shirts
    Those questions led me to Pekka Viljakainen , a veteran Finnish tech entrepreneur and executive who has spent the last two years advising the Skolkovo Foundation , founded in 2010 by current prime minister (and former president) Dmitry Medvedev to promote tech entrepreneurship in Russia. So … what have you learned? am 41. PV: Without a doubt.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2014
    [2010] When a Vacation Reduces Stress — And When It Doesn’t
    In 2010, the journal of Applied Research in Quality of Life published a study where researchers in the Netherlands found most people were not happier after a vacation. 'I thought it was simple: Vacations are fun, Americans are stressed, and happiness raises productivity and sales. Therefore, people should take more vacations, right?
  • LEAD ON PURPOSE  |  SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2014
    [2010] How do you reduce the customer churn rate?
    2010 Harvard Business School case study explored churn rate in depth and identified the clients that businesses should seek to retain. 'Guest post by Ryan Harrison. SaaS (software as a service) sales teams often focus on bringing in new clients; however, they often miss the key fact that existing clients pay more dividends in the long run.
  • LEADERCOMMUNICATOR  |  THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2014
    [2010] Guest Blogger Julie Freeman: The Trustworthy Leader
    It’s a common sense notion that is also supported by work of the International Association of Business Communicators Research Foundation in its 2000 research study on measuring organizational trust and confirmed in Building the High Trust Organization, published in 2010. 'We live in a skeptical world. How can a leader earn trust?
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [2010] Study: Green Advertising Helped BP Recover from the Deepwater Horizon Spill
    In the paper, economists from the University of Maryland, University of Michigan, and Brown set out to measure the influence of BP’s pre-spill green advertising campaign on the company’s performance following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. history. The result was a 4.2% decline in sales, by the researchers’ measure.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2014
    [2010] Microsoft and the Case for the Insider CEO
    More recent research published in 2010 by HBR found more mixed results, with insiders and outsiders performing roughly the same. 'Yesterday’s announcement by Microsoft that insider Satya Nadella would take over as CEO hardly seemed to inspire investors. But does that imply that an outsider CEO would be better for Microsoft?
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014
    [2010] For a Booming Economy, Bet on High Growth Firms, Not Small Businesses
    President Barack Obama , August 17, 2010. '“Small business is the backbone of our economy.” New businesses are the lifeblood of a healthy… economy.” PM David Cameron , November 20, 2013. These two statements have something in common: they are wrong — or at best, misleading. High growth firms are older than we think.
  • C-LEVEL STRATEGIES  |  MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2014
    [2010] The Sign of a True Leader: A Tribute to Judy Martin
    The sign of a true leader.   ~Judy Martin, in a comment on this blog, September, 2010. We “sort of” met at the #SOBCon Conference in April of 2010. 'There’s an inner well of wisdom that contains a juicy elixir that we often ignore. In the silence can emerge great creativity. She is now with the angels; heaven is blessed.
  • THREE STAR LEADERSHIP  |  SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2014
    [2010] 2/2/14: Leadership Reading to Start Your Week
    former executive at Hewlett-Packard, he joined Rovio in 2010, and has helped to steer the company from its Finnish roots to become a global brand with more than two billion downloads for its Angry Birds games. 'Subscribe to the Three Star Leadership Blog. Contact Wally. about coaching, consulting, or speaking to your group. Last year, Ms.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014
    [2010] Research Shows Which TV Ads Are Likely to Make Multitaskers Buy
    To come to these, and other, conclusions, we constructed a massive dataset of television advertising in 2010 ( the year tablet sales skyrocketed ). 'Over the last few years, consumers have increased , not decreased, the time they spend watching television content. 2011 Nielsen Co. We also focused on five industries that represented $4.2
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 2014
    [2010] The Social Disparity Behind America’s Growing Obesity Gap
    Between 2003 and 2010, obesity rates among teens whose parents have no more than a high-school education rose from about 20% to 25%. 'America is bursting at the seams. Two-thirds of adults and more than one third of kids and teenagers are overweight or obese. Some experts were cautiously optimistic , while others outright cheered.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 28, 2014
    [2010] To Cut Health Costs, Focus on the First Minutes of Care
    'In medicine, timing is everything. Consider the harrowing events after the crash-landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 last July 6th 2013. The injured streamed into San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center by the dozens.  Together, they immediately considered the most important questions—Is there a fracture? Are there internal injuries? 
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 27, 2014
    [2010] Whatever Happened to the $300 House?
    'The idea to design and build a $300 house first appeared here on the HBR site in August 2010, in a post by me (Vijay Govindarajan) and Christian Sarkar, and then again as one of several ideas in the HBR Agenda 2011. What might a house-for-the-poor look like? How could the poor afford to buy this house? Urban Housing Design Prototype.
  • THREE STAR LEADERSHIP  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [2010] 1/21/14: By and About Leaders
    Prior to joining American Express in 2010, Schulman was CEO of Virgin Mobile and Priceline.". 'Subscribe to the Three Star Leadership Blog. Working Supervisor''s Support Kit A collection of tools and information that will help you do a better job as a boss. Contact Wally. about coaching, consulting, or speaking to your group.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 2014
    [2010] An Activist Investor Lands in Your Boardroom — Now What?
    From the inception of Motorola Solutions stock at the end of 2010, its price rose by some 90 percent over the next three years, roughly twice the rise of the S&P 500 benchmark. 'Activist investors, though neither barbarians at the gates nor corporate raiders, can still seem very unwelcome. partner with ValueAct, Bradley E.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 20, 2014
    [2010] How an American Express Executive Drives Growth
    Prior to joining American Express in 2010, Schulman was CEO of Virgin Mobile and Priceline. 'As group president of enterprise growth at American Express, Dan Schulman is trying to expand the brand to serve non-affluent customers who he says are paying too much for existing financial services. Excerpts: HBR: Why did you decide to come to Amex?
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 14, 2014
    [2010] Mary Barra Brings Teaming to General Motors
    When Dan Akerson became CEO in 2010, he brought a bit of daylight into the hallowed halls, breaking down siloes to urge collaboration between departments that had long stopped talking to each other — engineering and parts buyers, product development and purchasing, to name some especially critical relationships. They play well as a team.
  • ERIC JACOBSON  |  MONDAY, JANUARY 13, 2014
    [2010] 40 Timeless Lessons From Southwest Airlines
    By 2010, Southwest.com boasted more unique visitors than any other airline, and ranked as the second largest travel site. 'A few years ago, Southwest Airlines celebrated its 40th year and was kind enough to share in its in-flight magazine 40 lessons it learned since 1971. The lessons provide good tips for business leaders. Get Green.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  FRIDAY, JANUARY 10, 2014
    [2010] Stop Basing Pay on Performance Reviews
    In 2010, we replaced annual performance reviews with quarterly sessions in which employees talk to their supervisors about their past and future work, with a focus on gaining new skills and mitigating weaknesses. 'If your company is like most, it tries to drive high performance by dangling money in front of employees’ noses.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014
    [2010] Red Lobster and the Brand Envy Dilemma
    Check out my 2010 case study of the brand for more background.). 'Last month the Darden Group announced the spinoff of its $2.6 billion Red Lobster chain. Darden also owns Olive Garden together with more up and coming brands such as Capital Grille and Longhorn Steakhouse. And it’s working. Average check size was up 2.4% Why, God, why?”
  • QASPIRE BLOG  |  WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2014
    [2010] Management Improvement Carnival – 2013 Edition
    Related Posts: People Focus – 2010 Management Improvement Carnival. 'I have been hosting the annual management improvement carnival (organized by John Hunter ) for last 3 years and I am glad to be continuing that streak. This year, I am reviewing three blogs and featuring their best 3 posts that I enjoyed reading. Jesse Lyn Stoner’s Blog.
  • HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW  |  TUESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2014
    [2010] What Alan Greenspan Has Learned Since 2008
    Greenspan asked me to check that, and the actual line from the article was pretty close:  “Asked in 2010 about those who warned that housing prices would crash, he responded, ‘Right. 'Not long after Alan Greenspan stepped down as Federal Reserve chairman in 2006, global financial markets began to unravel. But even that’s not the end of it.
  • THREE STAR LEADERSHIP  |  SUNDAY, JANUARY 5, 2014
    [2010] 1/5/14: Leadership Reading to Start Your Week
    In 2008, the French national railway company SNCF was facing a huge challenge: European passenger railways were about to be liberalized in 2010, and the company’s monopoly on the French—and European—market was about to end. 'Subscribe to the Three Star Leadership Blog. Contact Wally. about coaching, consulting, or speaking to your group.
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