Issue 121

Work As We Know It Is Dead
Sept. 24, 2014 - By: Jacob Morgan
121 “The idea that ‘work sucks’ is engrained in almost every aspect of our professional lives. Employees aren't cogs, work should not be drudgery, and managers can no longer be slave-drivers. This isn’t a manifesto about following your passions or being happy, it’s a call to action to change and evolve our organizations to reflect the world they operate in.”


The Humble Pulpit: Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis
Sept. 24, 2014 - By: Jeffrey A. Krames
121 “Since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis in March of 2012, he has shown the world a new way to lead. Not with bluster or bravado, but with humility and humanity. He has, without a doubt, emerged as the most humble leader on the world stage. There isn’t even a close second.”


Working Across Cultures and Knowing When to Shut Up
Sept. 24, 2014 - By: Erin Meyer
121 “Today, we are all part of a global network where success requires navigating through wildly different cultural realities. Unless we know how to decode other cultures and avoid easy-to-fall-into cultural traps, we are easy prey to misunderstanding, needless conflict, and deals that fall apart.”


Watch Your F#*k%^g Language!: Why the Analogies We Embrace Drive Success and Failure, and How to Choose Better Ones
Sept. 24, 2014 - By: John Pollack
121 “Bad analogies can deceive and distort, even without ill intent by those who make them. Good analogies can reveal fresh insights, leading to breakthroughs in understanding. The challenge is telling one from the other at the very outset.”


The Quest for True Value: An Investor’s Manifesto to Turn On, Tune In, Get High.
Sept. 24, 2014 - By: Guy Spier
121 “Our careers and financial security are a very serious and important part of our lives, but if we worry about them for every hour of our waking day our lives will be filled with much unnecessary misery. This was the first lesson that I learned when I sat down for lunch with Warren Buffett in 2008.”



Issue 120

Creating a Coaching Culture: A Playbook to Build Winning Business Teams
Aug. 20, 2014 - By: Nathan Jamail
120 “In business, most of our employees are not as good as they could be—not because of our love for them or our desire to make their lives better than ours, but ... because most of the time we think they are not worth the effort to really coach them.”


Beyond Keeping Afloat: How Established Business Can Get Breakthroughs
Aug. 20, 2014 - By: Tony Davila & Marc J. Epstein
120 “What can be done to avoid the seemingly inevitable drought of innovation that comes along with building and cementing the apparatus of an established organization? How, as an established organization, do we maintain, and perhaps even build on the successes we have achieved?”


Generation We: Why Me Doesn’t Work for One and Everyone, and What We Can Do to Change It
Aug. 20, 2014 - By: Steven Smith & David Marcum
120 “Why does society tend to work in opposition to WE if WE is clearly a superior strategy? Why don’t human beings make stronger moves to get past ME ... ”


Harvesting the Low-Hanging Fruit: The Easy Road to Higher Earnings
Aug. 20, 2014 - By: Jeremy Eden & Terri Long
120 “The blinding rate of innovation over the past few decades has turned yesterday’s ‘impossible’ into today’s ‘of course.’ But one area has experienced a near complete lack of innovation over that same time period: the ways executives manage ... ”


Improvise Your Way to Success
Aug. 20, 2014 - By: Steve Yastrow
120 “The bottom line is that no one wants to be assaulted by one-way communication (a sales pitch). Rather, customers need to be invited into two-way conversations where we can be heard and understood.”




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