2021: What Will Your Legacy Be?

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Guest post by Bill Jensen The next five years are likely to be the most crucial in your entire career. If I’m not careful in how I pose the question, when I ask leaders about their legacy, I might get … Continue reading → Innovation Leadership Learning future leaders legacy passions priorities progress strategy transformative disruption Uber

Do You Ask Enough Questions?

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” Watch out Corporate America in 2021. Recently, while looking for a document on an archive drive, I stumbled across an unfinished draft from 2001. It features a “23-month-old son,” who today is almost 17. Ahhhh, the lessons we learn from little ones… “Wha’zat?

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10 Shocking Statistics About Employee Engagement

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Why Target’s Canadian Expansion Failed

Harvard Business Review

Target CEO Brian Cornell decided to close the stores after determining that they would not become profitable until at least 2021. It was a brief stint for Target in Canada. Less than two years after opening there, Target announced last week that it would close its 133 Canadian stores.

You Can Make Your Sales Data a Lot Better with a Little Discipline

Harvard Business Review

billion industry by 2021, but its solutions are only as good as the data behind it. Vincent Tsui for HBR. Business intelligence is projected to grow to a nearly $26.9 IBM determined that inaccurate data took a $3.1 trillion bite out of the U.S. economy in 2016. That’s why decision makers require spot-on data and efficient, streamlined systems to maintain it.

The Deficit Dilemma

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trillion by 2021, the President got no love from Congress. Guest post by Lena Rizkallah (learn more about Lena at the end of this post). Valentine’s Day was two weeks ago. It was also the day that President Obama released his 2012 Budget, but despite all the proposed tax and spending cuts that would reduce the deficit by $1.1

How to Set More-Realistic Growth Targets

Harvard Business Review

Note that the table implicitly projects limited investment and a slow start to the new growth initiatives, with no new revenues in 2017, modest new revenues in 2018, and significant new revenues really only beginning in 2020 and 2021. Many executives are fond of promising to deliver growth, but far fewer realize those ambitions. This is because many fundamentally mismanage the growth gap, which is the difference between their growth goals and what their base businesses can deliver.

A Business-Friendly Climate Agenda for Obama's Second Term

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A carbon tax starting at $20 per metric and rising at 6% a year could raise $154 billion by 2021, according to HSBC analyst Nick Robins. President Obama has some unfinished business to attend to, and taking care of it will require help and support from corporate leaders across the country.

The Sequestration Cuts that Are Harming Health Care

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Unless repealed or replaced, sequestration requires $109 billion annually in new federal cuts each year through fiscal year 2021. Between October 1 and 17, the federal government ceased all nonessential operations because of a partisan stalemate over Obamacare. Although it is premature to declare this the greatest example of misgovernance in modern U.S. Congressional history, this impasse ranks highly.

Value-Based Health Care Is Inevitable and That’s Good

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The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services predicts that without major change, it will account for more than 20% of GDP by 2021, up from 5.2% Vaccines. Anesthesia. Penicillin. Bypass surgery. Decoding the human genome. Unquestionably, all are life-saving medical breakthroughs.