Preparing for a new era of work

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article featured in The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, in which Susan Lund, James Manyika, and Sree Ramaswamy [.]. Bob's blog entries changing demographics emerging skill shortages global competition James Manyika McKinsey & Company McKinsey Global Institute Preparing for a new era of work Sree Ramaswamy Susan Lund The McKinsey Quarterly

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 1/28/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK/CD REVIEWS Executive Toughness: The Mental-Training Program to Increase Your Leadership Performance Jason Selk The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield Leadership: [.]. Bob's blog entries "How To Make Your Employees Happier" 10 Creative Block Breakers That Actually Work a fine line Adam Bryant Adam Savage Andrew St.

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Doing Both: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Doing Both: Capturing Today’s Profit and Driving Tomorrow’s Growth Inder Sidhu FT Press/Pearson Organizational transformation is not — repeat not – a zero-sum game One of the most self-defeating mindsets is suggested by the admonition, “You can’t have your cake and eat it too.&# Obviously there are situations when there are two options that are [.].

Stop Selling And Start Leading

Eric Jacobson

Prahalad and Venkat Ramaswamy who wrote "We're entering a 'bottom-up' economy in which consumers will migrate to businesses that allow them to be participants in the process of creating what they want." “Today’s savvy buyers are impatient with old-school selling tactics and stereotypical sales behaviors,” explain the authors of the new book, Stop Selling And Start Leading: How to Make Extraordinary Sales Happen.

Morning Advantage: How Bosses Do Harm

Harvard Business Review

As Kannan Ramaswamy and Bill Youngdahl point out in this excellent Thunderbird research blog, they chuckle along with everyone else when they read Dilbert cartoons about the Pointy-Haired Boss. This is harsh. When participants from a high-performing division of a Fortune 100 company were polled during a Thunderbird webinar, fully 60% said their division was successful despite their leaders. And 35% of respondents in a broader study of all high-performing companies said the same thing.

CEOs Should Activate Their Company's Stakeholders

Harvard Business Review

Triggering this process of collective engagement — Venkat Ramaswamy and I call it co-creation — is what is missing in the agenda of many CEOs today (to say nothing of our political leaders). This blog post is part of the HBR Online Forum The CEO's Role in Fixing the System. Large companies have millions of people in the form of suppliers, employees, distributors, customers, customers' customers, and other stakeholders. Together, they are a microcosm of the global economy.

LVMH, Hermès, and the Danger of Going 'A Little Bit Public'

Harvard Business Review

Professor Michael Moffett is Continental Grain Professor of Finance, and Professor Kannan Ramaswamy holds the William D. The recent headlines about John Galliano's tirade at a Parisian restaurant has brought the not so recent attempt by Bernard Arnault to gain influence and potential control of Hermès International into the limelight. This is much more than a fight between luxury goods organizations.

A New Framework for Customer Segmentation

Harvard Business Review

Clients and students questioned it increasingly: here we were, advocating a rigid methodology that carves out the market because "we can''t be all things to all people," while preaching the gospel of co-creation at firms, such as Lego and Starbucks, that enter into a dialogue with their customers, giving them more access, sharing risk, and advocating transparency ( see Prahalad & Ramaswamy''s book The Future of Competition ).