Powerful people often hold others to high standards, but break the rules themselves.
- A review of How the Mighty Fall and Why Some Companies Never Give In, by Jim Collins.February 23, 2010 by David K. Hurst
- A review of The Management Myth: Why the Experts Keep Getting It Wrong, by Matthew Stewart.February 23, 2010 by David K. Hurst
- The cost incurred by a firm's marketing practices, once revealed by authorities, can extend far beyond the monetary amount of a fine.
- People who juggle several tasks at once are less efficient at accomplishing their goals.
- Executives should seek to remove barriers to firm-wide collaboration and help general managers work together.
- Retirees who transition into temporary employment have better everyday health and experience fewer major illnesses than those who quit work entirely.
- Aggressive or vindictive managers often feel inadequate — and take it out on their employees.
- Emotions can get in the way of rational decision making. Anger, in particular, can make employees increase their commitment to a failing plan.
- After disasters, broker organizations can help corporations act quickly by matching corporate dollars to humanitarian need.
- In industries that offer necessary but often undesirable services, managers must strive to understand how their services affect the stress levels of their customers.
- Companies should deliberately disrupt the normal flow of work at multiple levels, because it can lead to breakthroughs for the organization.
- When presented with options that evoke a measure of self-control, consumers may behave in a way that contradicts their goals.
- Unconventional LivesNovember 24, 2009 by James O'Toole
- Disruption 2.0November 24, 2009 by Steven Levy
- Means to a Greater EndNovember 24, 2009 by Charles Handy
- A Wealth of ExplanationsNovember 24, 2009 by Clive Crook
- November 24, 2009 by Theodore Kinni
- Why the impact of this preeminent, farsighted management writer is still so difficult to gauge.November 9, 2009 by James O'Toole
- Frances Hesselbein, author of Hesselbein on Leadership, introduces a lesson on one of the many pitfalls that leaders must avoid as they prepare to hand over the reins from Succession, by Marshall Goldsmith.November 4, 2009
- Uncovering why a growing number of women are leaving the corporate workplace.
- A winning product launch requires differentiation, positioning, personality, vision, and added value.
- How telecommuting policies affect productivity and work-family conflict.
- Consumers process only the most useful and appealing information presented in advertisements.
- Team leaders who foster informal social ties with their subordinates are more likely to boost performance, reduce turnover, and keep team members happy.
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