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  • December 3, 2010

    How Learning Leads to Results

    Matthew E. May, author of The Shibumi Strategy: A Powerful Way to Create Meaningful Change, introduces a passage on the critical role of a learning focus in innovation from The Other Side of Innovation: Solving the Execution Challenge, by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble.
  • November 23, 2010

    Family matters

    Marshall Goldsmith, author of Mojo, introduces a passage on the difficulties of balancing work and family, from You Can’t Predict a Hero, by Joseph J. Grano Jr.
  • October 29, 2010

    Beer, Brats, and Butterfat

    Regina E. Herzlinger, author of Who Killed Health Care? America’s $2 Trillion Medical Problem — and the Consumer-Driven Cure, introduces a passage on how businesses can lower healthcare costs and improve employee health from The Company That Solved Health Care: How Serigraph Dramatically Reduced Skyrocketing Costs While Providing Better Care, and How Every Company Can Do the Same, by John Torinus Jr.
  • October 1, 2010

    Donning a Leader’s Garb

    James O’Toole, coeditor of Good Business: Exercising Effective and Ethical Leadership, introduces a passage on how the role shapes the leader from Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership, by Warren Bennis with Patricia Ward Biederman.
  • September 2, 2010

    It Is about You

    Jon R. Katzenbach, coauthor of Leading Outside the Lines: How to Mobilize the (in)Formal Organization, Energize Your Team, and Get Better Results, introduces a passage on the importance of self-awareness from Good Boss, Bad Boss: How to Be the Best…and Learn from the Worst, by Robert I. Sutton.
  • August 24, 2010

    Bill Gore’s Formula for Failure

    Rich Teerlink, author, with Lee Ozley, of More Than a Motorcycle, introduces a passage on how managers can empower their workforce, from Freedom, Inc., by Brian M. Carney and Isaac Getz.
  • July 30, 2010

    Where Were the Women?

    Harriet Rubin, author of The Princessa: Machiavelli for Women, introduces a passage on the urgent need for a more inclusive approach to leadership from The Female Vision: Women’s Real Power at Work, by Sally Helgesen and Julie Johnson.
  • July 1, 2010

    Putting the WOW in Service

    Ken Blanchard, coauthor of Raving Fans: A Revolutionary Approach to Customer Service, introduces a passage about how great customer service builds brands and loyalty from Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose, by Tony Hsieh.
  • May 27, 2010

    Akbank Goes Mobile

    Edward Landry, coauthor of The Four Pillars of Profit-Driven Marketing: How to Maximize Creativity, Accountability, and ROI, introduces a passage on how analytics create competitive advantage from The Deciding Factor: The Power of Analytics to Make Every Decision a Winner, by Larry Rosenberger and John Nash, with Ann Graham.
  • May 25, 2010

    Three Degrees of Influence

    Keith Ferrazzi introduces a passage on the influential power of smaller social networks.
  • April 30, 2010

    Getting Back on Track

    Tony Hsieh, CEO of and author of Delivering Happiness: A Path to Profits, Passion, and Purpose, introduces a lesson on how to rally employees around a unified plan from Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard, by Chip Heath and Dan Heath.
  • April 2, 2010

    The Uncommon Practice of Common Purpose

    James H. Gilmore, coauthor of Authenticity: What Consumers Really Want, introduces a tale of learning from unusual places found in Common Purpose: How Great Leaders Get Organizations to Achieve the Extraordinary, by Joel Kurtzman.
  • February 26, 2010

    Don’t Ignore the Transparency Imperative

    Nell Minow, coauthor of Corporate Governance, introduces a lesson in corporate transparency from The Responsibility Revolution: How the Next Generation of Businesses Will Win, by Jeffrey Hollender and Bill Breen.
  • February 23, 2010

    Goldman’s “We”-Conscious Culture

    Greg Farrell, author of Corporate Crooks: How Rogue Executives Ripped Off Americans...and Congress Helped Them Do It!, highlights the cohesive corporate culture at Goldman Sachs that is on view in The Partnership: The Making of Goldman Sachs, by Charles D. Ellis. 
  • February 3, 2010

    Charles Darwin, Management Guru

    Seth Godin, author of Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?, introduces a lesson on the role of diversity in business success from Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business without Losing Your Self, by Alan M. Webber.
  • January 6, 2010

    Performance Reviews on Steroids

    Art Kleiner, author of The Age of Heretics: A History of the Radical Thinkers Who Reinvented Corporate Management, uncovers an effective and ongoing way to create employee alignment and accountability in Just Ask Leadership: Why Great Managers Always Ask the Right Questions, by Gary B. Cohen.