Add Women, Get Smarter: What’s the Deal with Social Sensitivity?

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Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share experiences, and plan networking, your career and your life.” Harvard Business Review Jean Lipman-Blumen Jim Champy Linda L. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business.

Stop Using the Excuse “Organizational Change Is Hard”

Harvard Business

For example, when participants in one of the studies were presented with a season’s worth of statistics for a star athlete who had logged worse numbers than usual, the participants were quick to conclude that the player’s career had begun an irreversible downward spiral. ” From that point on, Hammer and Champy’s “unscientific estimate” took on a life of its own.

Should You Gamble on Your Company's Leadership?

Harvard Business Review

This motto is vastly more ambitious than the previous one — to educate leaders who "make a decent profit — decently" — and ambition, as Nitin Nohria (now HBS's Dean) and James Champy wrote in The Arc of Ambition , is usually a valuable quality. But earlier in his career he made mistake after mistake, and these missteps discredited him so thoroughly his prescient warnings against Hitler were ignored during the 1930s.