A Moment of Reflection on 50 Years

The Center For Leadership Studies

By 1983, there was certainly awareness and interest in developing leaders, but comparatively few organizations were ready to dive in, make it a priority and commit serious resources to the cause. In the fall of 1983, Tom Peters and Bob Waterman published “ In Search of Excellence.” While still focused in the arena of organizational behavior and leadership development, the value proposition of PI was roughly 180 degrees from that of CLS.

5 Core Values For The Workplace

Tim Milburn

Bob Waterman has written a penetrating little book, Adhocracy: The Power to Change. The developers of the ulcer drug at C. Now, Xerox is reviving its copying business by focusing on the value added by advanced technologies and color copying. This is a guest post by Robert L. Dilenschneider, author of A Briefing for Leaders: Communication As the Ultimate Exercise of Power. There are many fine values, such as courtesy, confidence, ingenuity, thrift, and so on.

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Guest Post: Dilenschneider on Workplace Core Values

Eric Jacobson

Bob Waterman has written a penetrating little book, Adhocracy: The Power to Change. PERSEVERANCE The developers of the ulcer drug at C. Now, Xerox is reviving its copying business by focusing on the value added by advanced technologies and color copying. Today, I welcome the following guest post: 5 Core Values for the Workplace By Robert L.

Basecamp’s Strategy Offers a Useful Reminder: Less Is More

Harvard Business Review

37signals has developed a dozen different products and services since its founding in 1999. Similarly, Peters and Waterman’s 1982 classic, In Search of Excellence , reported that successful companies were those that could “stick to their knitting” and not get sidetracked. Instead of focusing on doing a few things well, they try to go after too many customer segments, too many adjacencies, and too many new technologies.

Category Creation Is the Ultimate Growth Strategy

Harvard Business Review

Having grown up in Hawaii, I have the utmost respect for Laird as a waterman. Much of Keurig's success comes from its superior brewer technology and wide variety of K-Cups. Corporate development groups may have to accept that EBITDA multiple valuations may not be appropriate when buying a category creator. This post is part of the HBR Insight Center Growing the Top Line. Laird Hamilton is my hero.

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How GE Applies Lean Startup Practices

Harvard Business Review

The Lean Startup is an approach to developing new products that came out of “Agile” software development, with “sprints” (quick deliverables) and fast learning. But as Kevin Nolan, vice president of technology, said, “With FastWorks we’re learning that speed is our competitive advantage. The new product team knew they needed to engage their suppliers sooner in the product development process, and also in a more continuously ongoing way.

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