Six Paradoxes Women Leaders Face in 2013

Harvard Business Review

Easing into the New Year, one big hope we have for 2013 is that women continue to bridge the gender gap in terms of pay equality and access to leadership positions. What this means for 2013 is that women have a huge opportunity to convert their connections into career advancement.

Amazon Turned a Flaw into Gold with Advanced Problem-Solving

Harvard Business Review

Several years ago, Amazon was struggling with scaling its e-commerce infrastructure and realizing that many of its internal software projects took too long to implement, a major pain point from a competitive standpoint. For each new project, a team would have to reinvent the wheel.

Redefining the Patient Experience with Collaborative Care

Harvard Business Review

It began its lean journey in 2003 and has made considerable progress. By 2013, all eight medical-surgical units in the two hospitals had been converted to the collaborative-care model.

Even Cement Can Be Special

Harvard Business Review

Behind each partnership with an archistar, there is always a commissioned landmark project. Commissioned by the Vatican in 1998 and inaugurated in 2003, this project sealed Italcementi''s partnership with the American architect Richard Meier. This project called for cement walls able to filter light. Through the co-innovation process, architects get an essential raw material tailored to the needs of their projects.

If You Want Innovation, You Have to Invest in People

Harvard Business Review

I’ve often thought that this was why, in the first three years of pitching NineSigma to a wide range of companies (from 2000 to 2003), only one management team, Procter & Gamble’s, quickly grasped its value proposition and integrated it into its innovation strategy (which it called Connect & Develop).

Customer Intimacy, Meet Operational Excellence

Harvard Business Review

But in 2003 ThedaCare leaders decided to focus on designing processes that consistently work better, reduce waste, and enable staff to better meet the needs of patients. There are typically five of these projects running every week.

IT Doesn't Matter (to CEOs)

Harvard Business Review

Even after more than 20 years of implementations, a study by Panorama shows that 53% of ERP projects still run over budget, 61% take longer to complete than anticipated, and more than 27% fail to produce the positive ROI expected.

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Why the World Needs Tri-Sector Leaders

Harvard Business Review

Since joining Coca-Cola in 2003, Seabright has helped facilitate hundreds of community water projects across the world.

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Managing Digital Teams

Harvard Business Review

Incorporate some aspects of design thinking into your digital projects — starting from a solution is a good way for everyone to envision themselves in the final outcome, rather than focus on their piece through to handoff. Successful teams will likely use a flavor of collaboration software, whether that’s an explicit project tool like Apollo or a Google doc structure.

What Google Glass Reveals About Privacy Fears

Harvard Business Review

Spam e-mails were made illegal by a 2003 federal law, but all that law has done is to provide lifetime employment for lawyers at the Federal Trade Commission.

Research: Arab Inventors Make the U.S. More Innovative

Harvard Business Review

In the five-year period from 2009 to 2013, there were 8,786 U.S. the main home of Arab inventors, but the number of Arab patents increased 62% over 10 years, from 1,826 patent applications from 1999–2003 to 2,962 from 2009–2013. In 2013 there were approximately 1.02 The management of R&D projects will become more difficult and less efficient as the movement of personnel between firms’ U.S.

Why IBM Gives Top Employees a Month to Do Service Abroad

Harvard Business Review

So far, IBMers have completed over 1,000 projects. The IBM Corporate Service Corps is an example of how IBM is incorporating service into leadership development as a result of the success of another IBM program, IBM’s On Demand Community , which was launched in 2003 as an online marketplace to connect nonprofits with employees and retirees, as well as a portal offering resources to nonprofits of all kinds. Diane Statkus, an IBM project manager in Boston, echoes Ruiz’s sentiments.

Why IBM Gives Top Employees a Month to Do Service Abroad

Harvard Business Review

So far, IBMers have completed over 1,000 projects. The IBM Corporate Service Corps is an example of how IBM is incorporating service into leadership development as a result of the success of another IBM program, IBM’s On Demand Community , which was launched in 2003 as an online marketplace to connect nonprofits with employees and retirees, as well as a portal offering resources to nonprofits of all kinds. Diane Statkus, an IBM project manager in Boston, echoes Ruiz’s sentiments.

What’s That You’re Calling a Bubble?

Harvard Business Review

In an essay that was never formally published but became something of a cult favorite among finance professors and some finance practitioners, Asness looked at Cisco Systems and concluded that even if the most optimistic projections about its future growth came true, it was still priced to disappoint current investors. The actual outcome for Cisco turned out to be a 156% increase in net income from fiscal 2000 through fiscal 2013.

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