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Mello Here's a link to a post I run each year at this time to make sure that I never forget the tragedy and heroism that took place on September 11, 2001. I appreciate your post and using your influence in such a meaningful way.

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3 Reasons to Kill Influencer Marketing

Harvard Business Review

A recent study of 1300 marketers found that 74% of them planned to invest in influencer marketing over the next 12 months. So before you embark on another influencer campaign, consider that these three reasons why it’s a waste of time and money. Malcolm Gladwell is probably the person most responsible for the massive interest in influencer marketing. We’ve seen how they’ve influenced us, so it seems plausible that they play a role in spreading ideas.

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Research: Business School Really Does Influence How Students Make Decisions Later On

Harvard Business Review

But how well schools meet this goal, and to what extent their teaching influences their students’ leadership, is an open question. This changed after Peter Dolan (Dartmouth, 1980) took the helm in 2001. Although some academics deplore how little influence management theory has on business practices and society, our study demonstrates that it does seem to have an impact in the long run. Andy Roberts/Getty Images.

Research: How Investors’ Reading Habits Influence Stock Prices

Harvard Business Review

In 2001 professors Gur Huberman and Tomer Regev of Columbia University drew attention to a peculiar sequence of market reactions to news regarding a cancer research breakthrough licensed by biotech firm EntreMed. A cornerstone of efficient and transparent markets is freely available information. Information drives financial activity, and ensuring equitable access to that information is seen as critical to a well-functioning marketplace.

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The Manager as Change Agent: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Whittle Basic Books (2001) Your Own Yellow Brick Road Awaits Don’t be deterred by the publication date. The Manager as Change Agent: A Practical Guide to Developing High-Performance People and Organizations Jerry Gilley, Scott Quatro, Erik Hoekstra, Doug Whittle, Ann Maycunich, Scott A. Quatro, Jerry W. Gilley, and Doug D. This book really does offer [.]. Bob's blog entries The Wizard of Oz John Kotter Basic Books Scott Quatro Erik Hoekstra Doug Whittle Ann Maycunich Scott A.

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WHE17: The Cost of Medical Errors: Educating Employees about Patient Safety | with Leah Binder from The Leapfrog Group

Engaging Leader

How can you educate your employees about patient safety and influence them to choose the hospitals with a better track record in terms of safety, quality, and value? All hospitals are not the same!

6 Defining Values of a Leadership Culture

N2Growth Blog

in 2001, I worked for a boutique strategy consulting firm out of Princeton, NJ that developed and delivered high-cost elaborate strategic plans. That means you ask for opinions and give others an opportunity to influence. Twelve years after launching culture change consulting services, I am finally sitting down to write about six defining values of a leadership culture. These are factors I’ve learned that define whether an organization can improve their Culture or not.

Logistics For Your Business

Strategy Driven

Fast Company, March 2001. Speed and cost will influence each other, and your customers too – what matters more? It can become somewhat of a conundrum. Working out how to get your products from the manufacturers, to the storage, and then from that warehouse to the customer.

Will Aetna CEO Transform Healthcare (and CEO Leadership While He’s at it)?

Michael Lee Stallard

In 2001, Bertolini’s son was diagnosed with incurable lymphoma. This mindset has also influenced how he leads people who work at Aetna.

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Revealing Leadership Insights From Thinkers50

Tanveer Naseer

The ideas which inspire and influence business practitioners often have their origins in the ideas and work of the thinkers celebrated in the Thinkers50 , the biennial ranking of business thinkers. Think of Peter Drucker who topped the first Thinkers50 ranking in 2001.

Americans Struggling with Stress and Loneliness

Michael Lee Stallard

between the ages of 16-30 years old in 2001, it found more than 90 percent of those surveyed rated “connection and community” as their greatest need. The media is abuzz about the declining life span of middle-aged, white adults in the U.S.

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Health of the Business Landscape in the U.S.

Coaching Tip

The study explores net growth in private-sector business establishments from 2001 to 2012, ranking the best and worst states for new establishments post-recession and shedding light on national trends. CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.

Leading With Character: Gratitude

Michael Lee Stallard

Only recently, however, have scientists come to appreciate the positive influence gratitude has on human and organizational performance. . Definition of Gratitude. Gratitude is being aware of and thankful for the good things that happen; taking time to express thanks. Why Gratitude Matters.

Is Leadership Development the Answer to Low Employee Engagement? (Yes.)

N2Growth Blog

A 2001 study by the Hay Group indicated a 2.5x They represent one axis of leadership development: coaching, problem-solving, decision-making, influencing, planning, delegating, financial analyzing, presenting, giving feedback, listening, inquiring, team managing, negotiating, visioning, strategic thinking, organizing, collaborating—the list goes on and on.

The Art of the Elevator Pitch

Harvard Business Review

To influence the people who can turn your idea into a reality, you need to deliver your pitch in an exciting and straightforward way. In 2001 it was that the original iPod allowed you to carry “1,000 songs in your pocket.” Stuart McCall/Getty Images.

What I Wish I Knew as a CEO That I Learned Later in HR

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

In 2001, when I had actually decided to retire from “corporate life”, my company asked me to consider a change in direction, rather than a departure, by taking the role of Global Head of HR.

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Women in Power: Leadership Differences By Gender

Women on Business

Women exceeded men on three transformational scales: the attributes version of idealized influence, inspirational motivation, and individualized consideration. 2001, December). Guest post by Allie Freeland (learn more about Allie at the end of this post). As women progressively enter leadership roles and management positions in organizations that traditionally used to be held by men, many pose questions about leadership styles and gender.

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Developing a Leadership Training Program for High Potentials: A Case Study

Great Leadership By Dan

Influencing skills. The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership-Powered Company , Authors: Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, James Noel; Publisher: Jossey-Bass, 2001. Here's a guest post by Gina Abudi , who I've had the pleasure of meeting a couple times here in New England.

What U2 and the US Navy Have in Common: Connecting with Core Employees

Michael Lee Stallard

Stars typically feel connected to the organization because they have power or influence. Within a matter of hours following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, aircraft carriers, Aegis destroyers and cruisers were in position to protect America’s shores.

Make 2010 Your Best Year by Expanding Your Self-Image

Your Voice of Encouragement

An updated version, The New Psycho-Cybernetics , was published in 2001, with new examples, material and editing by one of my marketing mentors, Dan Kennedy. Assume responsibility for your own life and emotional needs.Give yourself your own gold stars.You must be able to admire your own good work and recognize your own acheivements.The refusal to blame ourselves or others or to accept a problem as beyond our influence gives us resiliency in the face of adversity."

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Agile – a leaner, stronger, faster, smarter way to work (for everyone)

Ask Atma

Consider this statement of values from the original authors of the agile manifesto (Beedle, et al; 2001): I. The result of the testing or evaluating then influences the next sprint. Setting up an Agile based environment for any work group or business.

6 Q Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

They can influence and inspire. People like Goleman , Boyatzis , and Spencer (2001) all report that this skill set is often missing. Excerpt from “The ROI on People- The 7 Vectors of Research Robert W. Eichenger and Michael Lombardo According to Day and Lord (1986), differences in the quality of executive leadership explain as much as 45 percent of an organization’s performance.

The Big Picture of Business – Business Lessons to be Learned from the Enron Scandal

Strategy Driven

The Enron scandals of 2001 and 2002 focused only upon cooked books audit committees and deal making. The company was quite active in the Houston community for many of the right reasons…but took its controls and influence too far.

A Framework for Strategists Assessing Emerging Markets

Harvard Business Review

For instance, ever since Goldman Sachs coined the term BRIC, China and India have pulled ahead of Brazil and Russia, whose growth fell below the group average between 2001 and 2013. Steven Moore.

When Change Hits “Upside the Head”

You're Not the Boss of Me

In 2001, Jeffery W.

Research: Opposition to Federal Spending Is Driven by Racial Resentment

Harvard Business Review

We began by calculating each state’s ratio of spending to taxes, dividing the average amount of federal money received by each state per year from 2001 to 2010 by the average taxes paid by each state per year over that decade. We tackled this puzzle by first analyzing noneconomic influences on individuals’ fiscal attitudes. Its influence exceeded even that of party identification, which is notable in our era of hyperpartisanship.

Price Gouging and the Dangerous New Breed of Pharma Companies

Harvard Business Review

I met Tony in 2001 when he was sent to me with severe muscle weakness. In 2001 Questcor bought the rights to Acthar Gel, which is used to treat infantile spasms, a rare form of childhood epilepsy. The federal government must be empowered to have a larger influence in this process.

How Mobile Technologies Are Shaping a New Generation

Harvard Business Review

Technology, of course, has also been a powerful influence on the Re-Generation, so much so that Bill Gates proposed that we call this next wave Generation I, for Internet. The World Wide Web, the advancement that more than any other popularized the Internet, started in 1993, just as the oldest Y's were turning 13, in their prime stage of influence. In November 2001, U.S. The cohort I like to call the "Re-Generation" began to take shape around 2008.

What Sales Teams Should Do to Prepare for the Next Recession

Harvard Business Review

In the 2001 recession, total sales for the S&P 500 declined by 9% from its pre-recession peak to its trough 18 months later—almost a year after the recession officially ended. Photographer is my life./Getty Getty Images.

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The Factors That Lead to High CEO Pay

Harvard Business Review

Using data from the IMD World Competitiveness Yearbook from 2001, 2005, and 2009 for 54 countries, he also configured a model featuring power structures he expected to influence compensation, based on prior research of determinants of executive pay.

Consumer Warning Labels Aren’t Working

Harvard Business Review

Most are accompanied by other restrictions, such as taxes and smoking bans in the case of cigarettes, which means it is difficult to disentangle the effects of warnings from other factors that influence behavior. In 2001 the U.S. Second, keep in mind that when orchestrated correctly, warnings influence producers as well as consumers. Warning labels are everywhere.

Morning Advantage: What You're Really Using Facebook For

Harvard Business Review

Since you can’t game people’s e-mail, he maintains, the only way to optimize the influence of your social networking messaging is through the compelling nature of the content itself. Others, like 2001 physiology or medicine winner Tim Hunt, feel uncomfortable being singled out for work they did in the course of their day jobs.

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Rethinking Your Supply Chain in an Era of Protectionism

Harvard Business Review

Yet whether and how such a policy will be implemented remains uncertain; so does its impact on exchange rates and a large number of other policies that could influence trade economics. supply base: The United States suffered a net loss of nearly 19,000 manufacturing firms between 2001 and 2015, according to our analysis of U.S. Most U.S.

March Madness and Productivity: The Real Story

Harvard Business Review

After that first week, the tournament continued to influence the number of articles researchers viewed, but only at universities that had teams still playing in the tournament. That's not counting the occasional student uprising, such as the post-game melee in College Park, Maryland after their team lost in the NCAA semifinals in March 2001. Big-time college sports leaves a giant footprint, and the influence of March Madness on patterns of work is just one example.

The Problem with Rewarding Individual Performers

Harvard Business Review

But by 2001, the once-dominant Buckeyes had slipped into mediocrity. Even more striking, research in our labs has found that the simple act of joining a group can produce a dramatic influence on brain function and behavior. In 1968, The Ohio State Buckeyes football team started one of the most cherished traditions in American sports. According to team legend, a member of the coaching staff proposed an idea to motivate the players.

Where Trump Does (and Doesn’t) Have Leverage with China

Harvard Business Review

Recent research suggests that Chinese imports, over the 12 years after the country’s WTO entry in 2001, took in excess of an estimated two million jobs out of U.S. He has two levels to operate on: first, directly influencing corporate investment and buying decisions, and second, diplomatic engagement with trading partners. First, he needs to string together enough Carrier-type deals, especially among large factory complexes that influence the wider supply chain.

How Investors React When Companies Announce They’re Moving to a SaaS Business Model

Harvard Business Review

To understand how traditional software vendors can move to the SaaS model while managing the transformation’s challenges, we studied how the stock market reacted to publicly listed firms announcing they wanted to introduce a new SaaS offering from 2001 until the end of 2015. We further took into account so-called confounding events, that is, other events that would happen around our event window that would influence stock market reaction on top of the SaaS announcements.

What Happens If Apple Starts Making Cars

Harvard Business Review

” when Ron Johnson began rolling out Apple Stores in 2001. Apple dramatically influenced even its indirect competitors.

Who Rules the Web Now?

Harvard Business Review

Wired reported late last year, "The top 10 Web sites accounted for 31% of US page views in 2001, 40% in 2006, and 75% in 2010." The login systems for Facebook and iTunes give Facebook and Apple the ability to influence users through ad services downstream. Hence locking in lesser players into "spheres of influence," whether it's Groupon (for which Google bid $6 billion, before a week later it was worth $15 billion), Twitter, LinkedIn, or Netflix.

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Learn to Adjust Your Focus

Harvard Business Review

When the product was launched in 2001 , it aimed to revolutionize personal transportation , touted as a unique way for people to travel short distances. With abstract and specific thinking, it's easy to influence the way you conceptualize a situation. When you think about any situation, you can focus your thinking on abstract aspects or specific details.

How NASA Uses Telemedicine to Care for Astronauts in Space

Harvard Business Review

Since the Expedition One launch to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2001 — the first long-duration stay on the orbital construction site — NASA’s Human Health and Performance team has been developing expertise in the planning and provision of medical support to crews staying in our world’s most remote environment.

The Growing Conflict-of-Interest Problem in the U.S. Congress

Harvard Business Review

While roughly 20% of lawmakers owned stock in 2001, that number had more than doubled by 2013. It’s also possible that members of Congress use their influence to benefit the firms in which they invest. Thus, companies that have congressional stockholders no longer need to spend as much money on lobbying to influence opinion. The bottom line is that companies are good at influencing lawmakers, and our research highlights that they are getting more strategic about it.

IKEA’s Success Can’t Be Attributed to One Charismatic Leader

Harvard Business Review

However, this complex set of company arrangements would protect IKEA from corporate raiders and undue external influence, and provide long-term protection and continuity. Findings about the clear link between CEOs and organizational outcomes are unclear or mixed ( Cannella, Park & Lee, 2008 ; Hambrick, Humphrey & Gupta, 2015 ; Pitcher & Smith, 2001 ). During my conversations with CEOs, it always comes to a point where they say: “I want to leave a legacy.”