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3 Rules for Making Your Writing Clear

First Friday Book Synopsis

HBR newsletters How to Succeed in Business Writing: Don't Be Dickens" by David Silverman Management Tip of the DayHere is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. In business writing, you get points for clarity, not style. Instead of trying to wax poetic about your division’s plans for the next 60 days, just make your [.].

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HBR’s Most Popular Blog Posts of 2011

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "Great People Are Overrated" Bill Taylor Dan Pallotta David Silverman Four Destructive Myths Most Companies Still Live By Groupon Doomed by Too Much of a Good Thing Harvard Business Review blog HBR email alerts HBR Group HBR's Most Popular Blog Posts of 2011 Heidi Grant Halvorson I Don't Understand What Anyone Is Saying Anymore Katherine Bell Nine Things Successful People Do Differently Rob Wheeler The Best Cover Letter I Ever Received Tony Schwartz Was Marx Right?

HBR’s Most Popular Blog Posts of 2011

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries "Great People Are Overrated" Bill Taylor Dan Pallotta David Silverman Four Destructive Myths Most Companies Still Live By Groupon Doomed by Too Much of a Good Thing Harvard Business Review blog HBR email alerts HBR Group HBR's Most Popular Blog Posts of 2011 Heidi Grant Halvorson I Don't Understand What Anyone Is Saying Anymore Katherine Bell Nine Things Successful People Do Differently Rob Wheeler The Best Cover Letter I Ever Received Tony Schwartz Was Marx Right?

Here are My Lessons & Takeaways from Team of Teams by General Stanley McChrystal – (with a nod to “Alphabet,” the new “Google”)

First Friday Book Synopsis

It’s interesting… Just after I presented my synopsis of Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal, (with Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and Chris Fussell) at our monthly First Friday Book Synopsis, Google announced it’s reorganization into a “Company of Companies.”

First Look: Leadership Books for May 2015

Leading Blog

Team of Teams : New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World by General Stanley McChrystal with Tantum Collins, David Silverman and Chris Fussell. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in May. Connection Culture : The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work by Michael Lee Stallard with Jason Pankau and Katharine P Stallard. The Hard Hat : 21 Ways to Be a Great Teammate by Jon Gordon.

Q&A With Best Selling Author And Expert Storyteller, Paul Smith

Eric Jacobson

It’s one that started in the early 1990s with authors like David Armstrong and Peg Neuhauser, and continued in the 2000s by authors like Annette Simmons, Evelyn Clark, Lori Silverman, and Stephen Denning among many others.

095: 3 Things Leaders Should Learn from Rock-Orchestra Superstars

Engaging Leader

Hey, check this out,” Tracy Silverman told the class, and showed them a funky new sound from a “strum bowing” technique. “At first, we didn’t believe him, that this highly accomplished star in our field was interested in not just teaching us but in learning from us,” my wife Erin said.

Murder in the Liberal Arts Building

Execupundit

and a student next to me, named Martha Silverman, joined him, in French, and together, in unison, the two of them chanted the poem to its conclusion. Writing in The Weekly Standard, the marvelous Joseph Epstein examines who killed the liberal arts. An excerpt: Some among these University of Chicago students had an impressive acquaintance with books. One morning in Elder Olson’s class in modern poetry, Olson began quoting Baudelaire (mon semblable,—mon frère!)

The Essential Guide to Crafting a Work Email

Harvard Business Review

Generally speaking, the number of recipients dictates how many revisions you should do, according to author David Silverman : 1 to 5 recipients = 2 to 4 revisions. You, like me, probably rattle off emails quickly, all day ( and sometimes all night ) long.

What Companies Can Learn from Military Teams

Harvard Business Review

The book is co-authored by his colleagues Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and Chris Fussell.). When Gen. Stanley McCrystal took charge of the U.S. Joint Special Operations Task Force in 2003, he recognized that traditional tactics of warfare were failing in Iraq.

HBR's Most Popular Blog Posts of 2011

Harvard Business Review

by David Silverman. Silverman's basic philosophy on cover letters? As 2011 comes to a close, the editors of HBR.org are taking a look back at the most popular blog posts of the year to find out what most preoccupied you, our readers. These 11 posts all hit a common nerve and went viral; it's no surprise that most of them contain advice about how to succeed and be happy at work.

Yes, College Essays Are Ruining Our Economy

Harvard Business Review

Silverman tells us to write shorter." Silverman is awesome!" Some view it as a scandal that the CEO of J.P. Morgan "knew" about the risky trades long ago. Or that the Bush administration knew " Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S."

Workers, Take Off Your Headphones

Harvard Business Review

As Rachel Silverman and Robin Sidel reported in their piece on the officeless office, GlaxoSmithKline, which has saved $10 million in annual real estate costs by shifting 1,200 employees at one New Jersey site to unassigned seating, found that decision-making among their staff had risen by 25% primarily because e-mail exchanges had been replaced by good old-fashioned face-to-face conversations — conversations that never would've happened had all their employees been wearing headphones.

Leadership & The Value Of An Inquiring Mind

You're Not the Boss of Me

Reply Harris Silverman - Business Coach July 29, 2010 at 12:39 pm Inquiring minds are not just for leaders. Harris Silverman [link] Reply Gwyn Teatro July 29, 2010 at 11:27 pm You make an excellent point, Harris.

Becoming a leader…Shifting the Balance of Power. | You're Not the.

You're Not the Boss of Me

Harris Silverman [link] Reply Gwyn Teatro August 5, 2010 at 5:28 pm Hi Harris, Yes, you make a good point.

Women Behaving Badly (And Resetting the Playing Field)

Harvard Business Review

The women of Dallas , Sarah in The Sarah Conner Chronicles , Samantha in Sex and the City , Christine in Old Christine , Sarah Silverman, Chelsea Handler, Whitney Cummings. We have seen several TV comedies that feature men behaving badly. The UK's Fawlty Towers started in 1975 and features John Cleese as Basil Fawlty, a character who proved that men could behave very badly indeed.

Morning Advantage: Ben Stiller's Search for Digital Gold

Harvard Business Review

As comedians like Ben Stiller, Sarah Silverman, and Michael Cera start production companies to develop and sell original content to digital distributors like Yahoo!, Will Holllywood figure out how to use the Internet to generate the big bucks? You have to go way, way down this Fast Company article to find much revenue to speak of.

Morning Advantage: Ben Stiller's Search for Digital Gold

Harvard Business Review

As comedians like Ben Stiller, Sarah Silverman, and Michael Cera start production companies to develop and sell original content to digital distributors like Yahoo!, Will Holllywood figure out how to use the Internet to generate the big bucks? You have to go way, way down this Fast Company article to find much revenue to speak of.

The Top 10 HBR Blog Posts of 2010

Harvard Business Review

Although David Silverman published this with us in 2009, it remained extremely timely this year. We think more about quality than quantity here on the HBR blog network , but we do pay close attention to what our readers are paying attention to. In that spirit, we offer our 10 most popular posts of 2010, as measured by that most inarguable of website metrics, pageviews: 12 Things Good Bosses Believe. Robert Sutton, author of Good Boss, Bad Boss , ponders what makes some bosses great.

How to Succeed in Business Writing: Don't Be Dickens

Harvard Business Review

David Silverman has had ten careers so far, including entrepreneur, executive, and business writing professor. I believe in diversity of opinion. It makes the world great. It brings us Elvis Presley and Jascha Heifetz. It also puts pineapple on pizzas. The lesson for business communication here is that whatever you write, however you write it, is okay — as long as you accept that your audience will be reduced for every slice of yellow fruit you add to your tomato sauce.