Issue 156

Moving Beyond Competing
Sept. 20, 2017 - By: W. Chan Kim & Renee Mauborgne
156 “Competition exists, and win-lose scenarios abound, but they weren’t what captured our imaginations, nor what we believed our world needed more of. Blue oceans are less about disruption and more about nondisruptive creation, where one’s gain doesn’t have to come at the expense of others.”


Ding Dong the Witch is Dead! The Fall of Homo Economicus and the Rise of Design Thinking
Sept. 20, 2017 - By: Jeanne Liedtka
156 “It is hard to think of a more flawed theory that has had as much of an impact on organizational life as that of the ‘rational man’ of neoclassical economics: an unfeeling automaton, driven by analytic assessments of economic utility and the pursuit of self-interest.”


Why You Should Hire a Futurist
Sept. 20, 2017 - By: Rebecca D. Costa
156 “A quiet revolution is underway. It is as unanticipated and stealth as the internet and social media once were and just as ubiquitous. Every day our knowledge about the future grows more precise, and this is transforming how modern leaders lead.”


How to Move from Just Making Money to Making a Difference
Sept. 20, 2017 - By: Dean Niewolny
156 “If we make the transition successfully into our second half, we emerge with a clear purpose, plan, and focus that will allow us to finish well and live a life of true significance.”


Relationship Capital Unplugged
Sept. 20, 2017 - By: John Hope Bryant
156 “What if I told you there was a reason that you were not as successful as you thought you should be, and it had little to nothing to do with whether you were smart, or competent, or whether you qualified for the job or post you applied for?”



Issue 155

The Art of Inclusion: Why Service Beats Selfies When it Comes to Business
July 26, 2017 - By: Cara Alwill Leyba
155 “Here’s the thing about business. It’s not about you. Or me. People create businesses to solve problems. To help their clients get from Point A to Point B. And while many entrepreneurs are the face of their business, there’s a thin veil between injecting some personality into your work, and completely overriding your services by being self-serving.”


Your Enterprise as Living System: Success Starts with Knowing the Kind of Business You're Really In
July 26, 2017 - By: William E. Schneider
155 “Profit and non-profit enterprises are living people systems. Embracing this belief will significantly change your leadership for the better. Customers, employees and leaders are not commodities and they are not separate from one another. They are different, but they are not separate.”


How to Be Number One in Your Field
July 26, 2017 - By: Daniel Milstein
155 “Everybody has a goal and while you can’t do everything (some people can’t sing or draw or downhill ski) most of your dreams, like finding a job you love and making a living doing it—are realistic goals that you can attain. I believe you can do what you set your mind out to do.”


"Dangerous" Woman: Three Entrepreneurs Who Paved the Road of Women’s Business Leadership
July 26, 2017 - By: Edith Sparks
155 “The idea that a ‘boss lady’ at work was dangerous tells us a great deal about the historical context in which female business executives led and the obstacles they faced in the mid-twentieth century.”


Doing Good Work and Doing Good
July 26, 2017 - By: David Gatchell
155 “From childhood I have had it drummed into me by my parents, my life experiences, and my own work: You can do good work and you can do good. I’ve learned that life is not a zero-sum game that requires that we take everything and leave nothing in order to succeed. I subscribe to the concept that through innovation and creativity we can all add to the global pool of resources.”




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