Issue 57 - Published April 9, 2009
Hit the Ground Running Hit the Ground Running
By Jason Jennings

Published April 9, 2009 4:02 a.m. - “Taking charge has never been easy. New leaders are expected to diagnose correctly, land on a brilliant strategy, pull together a powerful team, and inspire everyone to execute. Unfortunately, long lead times are gone. The months that leaders used to get for pondering, debating, or hiring outside consultants has shrunk to days. New leaders are expected s ...
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Calling All Corporate Couch Potatoes: <br>Put Down the Doritos and Get Moving! Or, How Managers Can Succeed in Uncertain Times Calling All Corporate Couch Potatoes:
Put Down the Doritos and Get Moving! Or, How Managers Can Succeed in Uncertain Times

By Jeanne Liedtka

Published April 9, 2009 3:47 a.m. - "I am convinced that a good many of the 'survival strategies' that organizations are adopting are just wrong. Tragically wrong. For more than three years, my colleagues and I have been studying a set of managers who successfully grew their businesses in the fac ...
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Righteous Anger: “Mad as Hell” at “Greed is Good” Righteous Anger: “Mad as Hell” at “Greed is Good”
By Robert J. Bies & Thomas M. Tripp

Published April 9, 2009 3:40 a.m. - “It is easy to wallow in the magnitude of the current catastrophe. But to prevent the next catastrophe, we must examine how and why the fall occurred. After all, the best solution is not to pad the ground, but to prevent the slip—more accurately, to prevent the many slips that culminate in the final slip be ...
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Built To Fade: The Advent of the Biodegradable Brand Built To Fade: The Advent of the Biodegradable Brand
By John Dumbrille

Published April 9, 2009 3:19 a.m. - "I might feel good about myself as I sip on a mouthful of 'green' this or that, but this sanctimoniousness should be seen as more than an innocuous behavioral tic. The diversion of attention into a me-brand-good pseudo experience, the holy grail of brand building, is actually part of the problem. When green brands manage to nurture ...
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The Recognition Microscope: Fuel for Human Acceleration The Recognition Microscope: Fuel for Human Acceleration
By Adrian Gostick & Chester Elton

Published April 9, 2009 2:56 a.m. - “Can recognition be analyzed under a microscope? Categorized here as a business manifesto, you might assume that recognition ROI—what we call the return on 'Carrots'—would be the first order of conversation. In other words, how purpose-based recognition can boost your bottom line, motivate employees to ac ...
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The Corporate Guy <font size=2>and His Quest for Success</font> The Corporate Guy and His Quest for Success
By Steven Mark Stone

Published April 9, 2009 2:20 a.m. - For the first time in history, the lives of hundreds of millions of people around the world are tethered securely to one big honkin' global economic engine. But, do we really want a life strapped to a high octane go-fast engine? Or is it something else entirely that we're after? "The Corporate Guy" takes an honest look ...
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