The Strategy Lessons of a Long Hike

“The brightness of big goals has a way of blinding their owners to the realities of great strategy.”  Ken Favaro, the lead principal of act2, shares his insights in this article published in Strategy & Business.  http://www.strategy-business.com/blog/The-Strategy-Lessons-of-a-Long-Hike?gko=d5b62&utm_source=itw&utm_medium=20161101&utm_campaign=respA

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Clayton Christensen: The Theory of Jobs To Be Done

Clayton M. Christensen‘s The Innovator’s Dilemma was a classic text on how companies fail. In a new book, Competing Against Luck, Christensen tackles the opposite challenge: how companies succeed. First lesson, discover what job consumers are hiring your product to do. http://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/clay-christensen-the-theory-of-jobs-to-be-done?cid=spmailing-13556370-WK%20Newsletter%2010-05-2016%20(1)-October%2005,%202016

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Rise of the Strategy Machines

Technology continues to move at a pace unseen and not thought of just 20 years ago.  It seems like everyday we learn of new functions capable of being transitioned to an artificial means. Thomas H. Davenport, President’s Distinguished Professor of Information Technology and Management at Babson College shares his insight on not becoming to complacent….

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Panic Management: Keep Your Eyes on the Road

“Many of us respond with a knee-jerk reaction when adversity hits, but a more considered approach is better for a successful resolution. Joshua Margolis discusses the resilience regimen.”  Dina Gerdeman, a senior writer for Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, shares Dr. Margolis’ useful counsel and a tool kit for dealing with difficult situations. http://Panic Management: Keep Your Eyes on…

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The Exceptional Employee

Excellent article by @jeff_haden in Inc. on identifying the traits of the exceptional employee.  Taking a page from Jack Welch, most organizations usually contain about 10% of their workforce performing at the exceptional level.  Identifying these individuals in the hiring process is key to increasing your share!     http://www.inc.com/jeff-haden/8-signs-an-employee-is-exceptional-that-never-appear-on-performance-evaluations.html

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