Robert Steven Kaplan: An interview by Bob Morris

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Robert Steven Kaplan is the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice and Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School. He is also and co-chairman of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm. Prior to joining Harvard Business School in September 2005, Rob served as Vice Chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. with […].

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 6/24/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure Tim Harford Lifehacker: The Guide to Working Smarter, Faster, and BetterAdam Pash and Gina Trapani Negotiation Brian Tracy What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures Malcolm Gladwell Managers as […].

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Why Innovation is not "Invented Here"

Coaching Tip

That''s why on Amazon every management book with the word "surprise" in its title is about how to avoid or prevent the phenomena. In LEAPFROGGING , author Soren Kaplan reveals why this command-and-control mindset is exactly what stymies innovation.

How to Use Uncertainty and Surprise for Breakthroughs

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Some companies and leaders have experienced the inherent value of uncertainty and surprise, and actually use it to out-innovate the competition: Intuit’s flagship product was Quicken, the leading software program for managing home finances. Most leaders are taught to avoid uncertainty.

Five Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation

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I put the word profit in quotes because New York-based Housing Works, which manages to do everything I just described, is technically a charity operation. Innovation business model innovation kaplan nonprofit Nonprofits face a fundamental “business” challenge: they’re “nonprofits.”

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 5/20/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Breaking Out: How to Build Influence in a World of Competing Ideas John Butman What You’re Really Meant to Do: A Roadmap for Reaching Your Unique Potential Robert Steven Kaplan The UnStoppables: Tapping Your Entrepreneurial […].

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 1/21/13)

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Chaney Josh Linkner Karen Firestone Krish Krishnakanthan LinkedIn Making internal collaboration work: An interview with Don Tapscott Management Tip of the Day Maria Konnikova Mastermind Mel Brooks: “Unhinged” and Loving It Nationa Geographic Society NPR PBS Ram Charan Renee Montagne Rik Kirkland Robert S.

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Weekly Round-Up: Leadership Obstacles, CEO Authenticity & more

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By: Elle Kaplan via Inc As the CEO of a mission-driven, socially-conscious firm, I’ll be the first to tell you that vision and values are crucial, but it takes more than big-picture thinking…. Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts.

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How to Create a Culture of Innovation

LDRLB

It became one of the Magazine’s most popular articles of 2013. The 300 HR managers in the audience raised their hands in agreement when they were asked if “the soft stuff” was their company’s biggest barrier to innovation.

Four Competencies Required To Create Sustainable Inclusion In The Workplace

Eric Jacobson

After 20 years of working with corporations to build a more diverse and inclusive culture, authors Mark Kaplan and Mason Donovan wrote, The Inclusion Dividend. Examine Your Talent Acquisitions and Talent Management Systems – Reduce unintended bias in formal systems and processes.

How To Create Sustainable Inclusion In Your Organization

Eric Jacobson

After 20 years of working with corporations to build a more diverse and inclusive culture, authors Mark Kaplan and Mason Donovan wrote, The Inclusion Dividend. Examine Your Talent Acquisitions and Talent Management Systems – Reduce unintended bias in formal systems and processes.

Find Success Your Own Way

Harvard Business Review

Robert Steven Kaplan , author of What You''re Really Meant to Do , explains how to reach your unique potential. Leadership Managing yourself Personal effectiveness

Pain VS Gain: How to Best Motivate Buyers to Buy

The Empowered Buisness

It’s a bad story: “The last guy who managed our money lost 40% of our portfolio. Dan is also the author of 5 books, including the #1 business best-seller, Sales Autopsy (Kaplan, 2006). Guest Article by Dan Seidman.

Intelligent Redesign of Health Care

Harvard Business Review

As we move forward we need to be mindful of two principles that must be at the heart of any fundamental health care reform: “no margin, no mission” and “if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.” Kaplan and Michael E.

New Books from HBR Press for May

Harvard Business Review

By Robert Steven Kaplan. In fact, most agree that moving into a new role is the biggest challenge a manager will face. Managing yourself Check out these new and forthcoming books from HBR Press: What You''re Really Meant to Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential. How do you create your own definition of success — and reach your unique potential? Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes courage and hard work.

Reflecting on David Garvin’s Imprint on Management

Harvard Business Review

Garvin was a generalist more than a specialist, perhaps because he came of age at HBS during the 1980s, when the school’s primary focus was the development of skilled general managers. Kaplan’s balanced scorecard or Clayton Christensen’s disruptive innovation. But he gave us something just as important, I think: curiosity about — and great insight into — the gnarly, complicated work that general managers do.

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Don't Wait for Change

Harvard Business Review

Offering not much more than the chance to make a difference (and travel expenses) his line up eventually included Fast-Company Founder Bill Taylor ; Saul Kaplan , who runs the Business Innovation Factory in Providence; Whitney Johnson , founding partner of Rose Park Advisors; Lara Lee, the Chief Innovation and Operating Officer of Continuum; and a dozen others (including me). Change management InnovationYou probably can think of something in your company that should change.

Here's What the Internet Is Up To

Harvard Business Review

People are OK at assessing others but really bad at seeing themselves in their own unvarnished, self-centered, sometimes ethically challenged glory, as psychologist David Dunning writes (Robert Stephen Kaplan says we don''t know our own strengths either ). If you should be so fortunate as to have a hiring manager follow you, make sure you send intelligent tweets that show you''re involved in and knowledgeable about online conversations relevant to the company.