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MILLS SCOFIELD Innovation in Complex Civic Environments
| FRIDAY, MAY 17, 2013
The Strive Partnership in Greater Cincinnati uses data to influence both programmatic and community-wide progress on specific education goals. As Michael Porter has said, “Innovation is the central issue in economic prosperity.” You can, and should, read his blog. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Corporate Reporting Needs a Reboot
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 2013
'There is a clamor of voices demanding the rebooting of capitalism, from academics (such as Michael Porter) and politicians (like Al Gore) to investors (such as CalPERS) and Occupy''s street activists. However, the new framework gets us closer to that goal. Corporate reporting today emphasizes compliance, boilerplate and legalese.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Why President Kagame Runs Rwanda Like a Business
| THURSDAY, APRIL 4, 2013
So when Harvard Business School Professor Michael Porter invited HBR last month to attend a class where Kagame was the guest speaker, and talk to him and Kagame afterwards, I was curious but also a little worried about being enlisted as a Kagame salesman. To Porter] How did you hook up with this guy? Porter: Or have a good job.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Doing the Right Thing or Making a Profit - Which Comes First?
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013
Harvard Business School professors Michael Porter and Rosabeth Moss Kanter are among those who have asserted that companies should care about their impact on employees, communities, and the planet as they pursue profit. There has been much talk about creating social or shared value in recent years. Does it matter? Tyson was provocative.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW What Capitalism Can't Fix
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2013
In health care, for example, research indicates a decline in quality when non-profit hospitals switched to become profit making, as Eduardo Porter explained this month in the New York Times. I'd suggest three practical questions to ask in sorting through how to achieve important social goals. Enron?). have an M.B.A.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW The Marketing of a President
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
However, in politics, pundits bemoan the cynicism and absence of inspiring goals from our politicians. Where will we find another Big Goal that a president can rally all Americans behind — such as John F. Kennedy's goal to land a man on the moon ? Tackle big goals: Yes we can. How inspiring are their ideas? Bush).
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Why Management Matters: Welcome to the HBR Insight Center
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2012
Consistent with our original purpose, our goal today is to acquire and publish the world's best ideas for improving the practice of management. There certainly is no shortage of candidates from our nine decades of publishing — from Ted Levitt's "Marketing Myopia" to Michael Porter's "How Competitive Forces Shape Strategy.".
LEADING BLOG The Strategy Book
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
Strategy involves completion of goals, and the risk is the difference between those goals and the ability of the organization to achieve them.” “Strategy is about shaping the future,” writes Max McKeown. There are five basic questions that strategy tries to answer: Where are we? Where do we want to go? What changes have to be made?
LDRLB Top Professors on Twitter
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012
These professors consistently build upon the body of knowledge and further the goal of evidence-based leadership. Michael Porter. At LDRLB ( @LDRLB ), we draw much of our content from the research and writings of the world’s top professors. We thought it’d be worthwhile to share with you the people we learn the most from.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Why Go it Alone in Community Development?
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012
The term was coined by Michael Porter and Mark Kramer , and reflects the view that business and community interests can be in sync. In particular, Porter and Kramer argue that businesses should search for those opportunities where value can be created for business by improving community well-being. This is a major change.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Can the U.S. Become a Base for Serving the Global Economy?
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
These concerns can be heard in many places: the sobering survey by Michael Porter and Jan Rivkin in HBR's special March issue on U.S. If this goal is not achieved, those who will ultimately suffer most from a less competitive United States will be its workers and their families. During the 2000s, however, a worrisome trend appeared.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Rules For the Social Era
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
Many organizations still operate by Porter's Value Chain model , where Z follows Y, which follows X. Collaborating with people through shared purpose creates advantage because it allows everyone to work towards a shared goal. "This business model is right for a company selling Purina Dog Chow, circa 1970.". They get it. They live it.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW The Changing Role of Global Leaders
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2012
The company would double the size of its business, he said, by channeling its efforts toward achieving eight ambitious goals by 2020 — among them, doubling the proportion of Unilever's portfolio that meets the highest nutritional standards, and halving the water associated with the consumer use of its products.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Retail Revolution: We Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 27, 2012
With six to eight boutiques opening every day, at prices 50 percent below retail, Mack says the goal is to make every day "Black Friday" — without selling out too fast given the 72-hour lifetime of each boutique. Last week, I moderated a "Super Session" at this year's annual National Retail Federation " Big Show." and "Why buy now?"
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Is the Next Karl Marx a Management Consultant?
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2012
brief sampling: Michael Porter and Mark Kramer's " Creating Shared Value ;" Christoper Meyer and Julia Kirby's " Runaway Capitalism ;" Dominic Barton's " Capitalism for the Long Term ;" the collected works of Umair Haque. And in that he sounds a lot like Michael Porter, Dominic Barton, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, etc. Note to U.S.
THREE STAR LEADERSHIP 12/31/11: Wally's Writing on Leadership and Talent Development
| SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2011
way to inspire loyalty, examining Michael Porter's work, improving processes. week, I'm pointing you to posts on leadership gifts, creating a vision for 2012, finding the future, development goals for 2012, and the January Effect. Subscribe to the Three Star Leadership Blog. Working Supervisor's Support. Contact Wally. group. Looking.
THREE STAR LEADERSHIP 12/28/11: A Midweek Look at the Independent Business Blogs
| WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2011
This week, I'm pointing you to posts on leadership gifts, creating a vision for 2012, finding the future, development goals for 2012, and the January Effect. From Dan McCarthy: 10 BIG Development Goals for Leaders for 2012. That includes individual development goals.". Subscribe to the Three Star Leadership Blog. Contact Wally.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Strategy Essentials You Ignore at Your Peril
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 2011
Michael Porter, the world's leading authority on competition and strategy, is sometimes the victim of his own success. My premise in writing Understanding Michael Porter was very simply that clear strategic thinking is essential for any manager in any setting, and Porter's work lays out the basic principles and frameworks you need to master.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Five Common Strategy Mistakes
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011
I just finished a two-year project looking at Michael Porter's most important insights for managers. Understanding Porter's strategy fundamentals will help you to avoid them. Too often the goal is chosen because it sounds good, whether or not the economics of the business support the logic. It's not the goal (e.g., Wrong.
FIRST FRIDAY BOOK SYNOPSIS Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2011
Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters Richard Rumelt Crown Business (2011) How and why a good strategy “acknowledges the challenges being faced and provides an approach to overcome them” As the title of this review correctly indicates, Richard Rumelt is convinced (and I agree) that a good strategy can provides both a [.].
FIRST FRIDAY BOOK SYNOPSIS Deep Dive: A book review by Bob Morris
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 20, 2011
Deep Dive: The Proven Method for Building Strategy, Focusing Your Resources, and Taking Smart Action Rich Horwath Greenleaf Book Group Press (2009) Attitude and preparation determine altitude…and also depth There are business situations in which the goal is to ascend (e.g.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW The $300 House: A Hands-On Approach to a Wicked Problem
| TUESDAY, JUNE 7, 2011
Our goal is to increase demand for local trades, not drive them away. The rising tide of New Capitalism, what Michael Porter calls " shared value " and what Umair Haque calls " thick value ," is perhaps the most important reaction to the corruption and greed that spurred the most recent global economic crisis. Triple the U.S.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Three Unexpected Ways to Help with Disaster Recovery
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2011
It's an approach we call creating shared value ( my coauthor Mark Kramer and FSG cofounder Michael Porter wrote about this in Harvard Business Review ). Seeing an opportunity to blend its business and public benefit goals, Cisco established a Networking Academy to address this key business challenge. Leverage your know-how. Take Cisco.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Shared Value vs. Don't Be Evil
| TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 2011
Michael Porter and Mark Kramer's article in January's HBR tries to advance our world's shared values by arguing that doing right is the best long-term business strategy. But first, let's praise Porter and Kramer. Their article puts Porter's reputational weight behind an idea that in itself has, well, shared value.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW The Coming Age of Corporate Paternalism
| MONDAY, APRIL 11, 2011
The challenge for executives is likely to come not now, but several years down the road when citizens start to wonder what they've gained by relying on business to accomplish their economic goals. This is where Michael Porter and Mark Kramer's recent HBR article on adding social value fits nicely. Welfare capitalism met a sudden end.
LEADING BLOG LeadershipNow 140: March 2011 Compilation
| THURSDAY, MARCH 31, 2011
Forbes: Porter or Mintzberg – Whose View of Strategy is the most Relevant Today? donhornsby: Good leadership never forgets that its long-term goal is not to create follower but more leaders. Here are a selection of tweets from March 2011: To lead by example is difficult when you're a follower of fear. Sachs Design by @the_folklore.
- HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris
Bob's blog entries Audacious Goals Aid Long-Term Vision” “A Decision-Making Primer” “A snapshot of blue ocean creation” “business nuggets” “Finding New Positions: The Entrepreneurial Edge” “Big Hairy “Translation vision and strategy: four perspectives” and “Managing strategy: four processes” Clayton M. Christensen David P. Collins James L.
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Social Progress = Economic Success: Social Innovation at Work
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2011
This cover story, by Michael Porter, suggests that companies and government need to get outside an outdated approach to value creation. Today, Porter says, companies must reconnect company success with social progress, not as philanthropy, but as a way to achieve economic success. Those issues require much more than "regulation.".
SIX DISCIPLINES Your Stop List - Deciding What NOT To Do
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2011
According the Harvard strategy expert, Michael Porter: "The essence of strategy is deciding what NOT to do.". One way to test how committed your organization is to your top goals is to get agreement on the projects and priorities in the organization that can be stopped. They need to learn what to stop.”
HARVARD BUSINESS REVIEW Michael Porter Tries to Set Davos Man on a New Path
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 28, 2011
Well, if you're Michael Porter it isn't quite enough: I ran into him yesterday here at Davos and the first thing he said was something along the lines of, "You need more copies of HBR here." The idea that business has to set goals other than maximizing shareholder value has been discussed by many others over the past few years.
LEADERS. BETTER. BRIGHTER. Leaders. Better. Brighter.™ · Leadership From The Inside-Out!
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2011
Read more from this author 3 comments Comments feed for this article Trackback link: [link] Karla Porter on January 27, 2011 at 8:36 am “Snoopervisors LOL I love it… One of the best examples of leadership I can think of comes from the Chilean mine disaster. Leaders. Better. Brighter.™ Today we all need to be leaders! Better.
NEXT LEVEL BLOG Four Steps for Making Better Decisions
| MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011
Main | What Leaders Can Learn About Speaking from Martin Luther King » January 17, 2011 Four Steps for Making Better Decisions A friend recently gave me a copy of a new book that’s out now, The Price of Everything by Eduardo Porter. I found Porter’s book to be a fun and thought provoking read. Easy to say, harder to do.
KEVIN EIKENBERRY What is the Price?
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2011
Five Keys to Better Decision Making in Meetings Nine Steps for Creating and Maintaining Team Ownership of Ideas and Goals Blogs I Like Get Uncomfortable! Consulting Speaking Training Products KevinEikenberry.com About Blog Home Blogs I Like Leadership Learning Subscribe What is the Price? Shopping? The cost of an iPad, new shoes or a dress?
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