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7 Steps to Bulletproof Problem Solving

Leading Blog

McKinsey alums Charles Conn and Rob McLean teach us how to be bulletproof problem solvers using a simple 7-steps approach. This process is not just applicable to business but is useful in finding solutions for personal problems as well. and “Should we go to court?”

As Work Changes, Leadership Development Has to Keep Up

Harvard Business Review

As work itself is changing, some of the basic tenets of leadership development are being challenged. Work is being disaggregated into tasks that can be dispersed inside and outside of the organization — the “uberization” of work. Consider how IBM has tackled new ways of work distribution as described in Lead The Work: Navigating a World Beyond Employment , a book which one of us, Ravin, co-authored. How talent management is changing.

The Best Investment You'll Ever Make

Harvard Business Review

With nervous, but mostly eager, anticipation I walked up to the C-suite floor to meet with a senior manager at Merrill Lynch. When I'd initially met him two years earlier, he'd seemed quite supportive of my career as a sell-side analyst. And now that I was Institutional Investor double-ranked, I decided to reach out to him, and confide in him my long-term dream of moving into senior management. I hoped he would offer to sponsor me on my five-to-ten year quest.