Jeffrey M. Stibel: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

He is the Chairman and CEO of The Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation and Chairman of BrainGate, as well as serves on boards for U.S.C., Jeff publishes articles and books about networks and how […]. Jeff Stibel writes about the intersection of science, technology and the complex networks that influence people’s lives. Brown, and Tufts University.

How to Build Business Credit Speedily in 14 Painless Steps

Miles Anthony Smith

How to Build Business Credit Fast in 14 Painless Steps in 2019 & Beyond Note: This post was written in collaboration with Nathan Grant, a Credit Industry Analyst from Credit Card Insider. Click "READ MORE" to know the secrets of establishing a good business credit!

Finding the courage to shrink

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bill Huyett and Tim Koller acknowledge that spinning off businesses can have real advantages in creating value—if executives understand how. To read the complete article, check out other resources, sign up for email alerts, and obtain [.]. Does scale matter to capital markets?” Here is an excerpt from another excellent article featured online by The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company.

Why Leadership Development and Talent Programs Fall Short

N2Growth Blog

Why are so many leadership development and high potential talent programs continuing to fail, or at the very least, not producing what we hope for? I will throw some analogies at you to help make the point. There is a cognitive bias trait called the Dunning-Kruger effect.

Why Leadership Development and Talent Programs Fall Short

N2Growth Blog

Why are so many leadership development and high potential talent programs continuing to fail, or at the very least, not producing what we hope for? I will throw some analogies at you to help make the point. There is a cognitive bias trait called the Dunning-Kruger effect.

How to Manage Biased People

Harvard Business Review

Bearing this in mind, it is imperative that strategy-setters make explicit allowance for just how cognitively fragile their employees might be – or else they risk not fully understanding why their “perfectly rational” strategies don’t work. Take the recent case of JC Penney, which hired and abruptly fired its CEO, Ron Johnson , after the major changes he instituted took the company from bad to worse.

When the Leader Needs Help

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Bobby Martin : There comes a time for every founder of a rapidly growing entrepreneurial business when you have to decide if you can be the one to both lead and manage into and through this growth stage. But when are you going to find the time?

0507 | Denise Brosseau: Full Transcript

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How do you multiply your influence? How do you get a seat at the table? And really, how do you leave a legacy, so for a lot of my older clients and folks that I work with that have been in their world for a long time, it’s what are they going to leave behind?

To Achieve a Major Goal, First Tackle a Few Small Ones

Harvard Business Review

One of the difficulties with achieving great things is knowing how to get there. Every concert you attend involves musicians who can play well enough to be onstage. You can see the final product, but you can’t see all of the steps required to get there. A lot of discussions about how to achieve significant goals focus on grit, that combination of resilience and persistence that is required to stick with a big goal and see it to completion.

Here's What the Internet Is Up To

Harvard Business Review

Consider slide 5, which highlights just how much advertising opportunity there is on mobile devices ( if only we could figure out how to do that ). But Bloomberg Businessweek''s Sheelah Kolhatkar delves into the male view of the issue by profiling a group of high-level men who meet as part of a program called "Deloitte Dads," who are trying to navigate work and family (often while their wives are doing the exact same thing). BONUS BITS: How Things Work (or Don''t).

Pig Wings: Creating Demand in a New Category

Harvard Business Review

Bacon is so beloved it is being added to everything from vodka to ice cream. Anatomical problems aside, this question was posed to my colleagues and me by Mike Brown, President of Farmland Foods, a division of Smithfield Foods. And you often need to create it.

“Leadership Qualities” vs. Competence: Which Matters More?

Harvard Business Review

In a forthcoming Journal of Applied Psychology article, researchers from Stanford and Erasmus University explore which set of qualities matters most to team performance. The paper also looks at when power differences contribute to team success, and when they damage it.

C'mon, IT Leaders. Take a Chance!

Harvard Business Review

Businesses mostly seek to avoid risk. Leaders equate risk with potential failure, so organizations have morphed into hierarchical, fixed systems to constrain variability within an acceptable range that has become progressively narrower. It requires us to weigh all the potential bene?ts

Is How You Deliver Feedback Doing More Harm than Good?

Harvard Business Review

Feedback is key to improving performance. The goal of giving feedback is not just to get Tim to turn his work in on time, or Sally to stop being so defensive. Thus there is often a gap between how we view ourselves and how others see us.

Courtside Seats to the Best (And Worst) C-Suites

Harvard Business Review

As a management consultant, I often have a courtside seat to the senior team discussions of many companies. To me, these apparent bad manners are a sign of silo behavior. Executives bring their specific business or functional interests to the meeting. Often these situations are accompanied by unwritten peer-to-peer contracts that basically say, "I won't challenge your plans, as long as you don't challenge mine. 4) Be prepared to declare "amnesty for the past."

Let's Abolish Self-Appraisal

Harvard Business Review

Asking an employee to write a self-appraisal using the company's appraisal form is a common performance management practice. It previews what to expect when the two sit down to discuss the manager's performance appraisal. It's a bad idea and needs to be stomped out. Asking an employee to write a self-appraisal creates a false impression of what "performance appraisal" is. And nothing needs to be said about any problems or shortcomings or improvement needs.

Talking to Computers, Not Just Through Computers

Harvard Business Review

The idea that new technology transforms the way we communicate is not a new one — telephones, e-mails, text messages and tweets have all brought changes to how we express ourselves, how we gather information about others, even to how we think. We already talk through technology; inevitably, we'll be talking to technology. There is already more science than science fiction to this statement. More recently, the New York Times reported how J.C.

What a Big-Data Business Model Looks Like

Harvard Business Review

The first focuses on using data to create differentiated offerings. The third is about building networks to deliver data where it's needed, when it's needed. Google's AdSense delivers advertising that's actually related to what users are looking for. Online retailers are able to offer — via FedEx, UPS, and even the U.S. Postal Service — up to the minute tracking of where your packages are. and now Apple provide information linked to where you are.