Issue 118

The Accelerating Organization: In a Faster Moving World, We Need Speed and Agility to Keep Up
June 11, 2014 - By: John P. Kotter
118 “Organizations everywhere are struggling to keep up with the accelerating pace of change—let alone get ahead of it. The stakes—the financial, social, environmental, and political consequences—are rising in a similar exponential way.”


Seven Steps to World Domination
June 11, 2014 - By: Lori Ann LaRocco
118 “You don't have to be a billionaire in order to be at the top of your game. In fact, you have more in common with the world’s most successful business leaders than you may think—you are probably already using some of the strategies they use without being aware of it.”


The Nature of Investing
June 11, 2014 - By: Katherine Collins
118 “We are all investors. We invest our time, our energy, our money. We invest every single day, as citizens, as consumers, as businesspeople. […] We need to reengage with investing in its essential, connected form—to reintegrate our professions with the real world, instead of the world on the screen. But how?”


How to Unlock Employee Ideas to Power Your Organization
June 11, 2014 - By: Alan G. Robinson & Dean M. Schroeder
118 “It is time to change the way we run our organizations. Today, a growing number of organizations are becoming very good at promoting front-line ideas, and as a result are reaching extraordinary levels of performance.”


Against the Odds: Startups that Make It
June 11, 2014 - By: Derek Lidow
118 “It is one of our saddest economic statistics: More than half small businesses fail within a few years of startup. ... I think that the solution is deceptively simple: entrepreneurs should stop thinking so much about the idea behind the business and focus instead on how to lead it.”



Issue 117

The Magic Triangle of Company and Career Health
May 14, 2014 - By: Rich Karlgaard
117 “The soft edge of business is the side of deeper human longings and values. ... Not surprisingly, the soft edge is the most underestimated and oft-neglected side of the triangle. But do not dismiss the soft edge. It is the source of enduring strength.”


Flowing to the River of Ultimate Performance: The Science of Productivity
May 14, 2014 - By: Steven Kotler
117 “In flow, we are so focused on the task at hand that everything else falls away. Action and awareness merge. Time flies. Self vanishes. All aspects of performance—mental and physical—go through the roof. ... It’s high-speed problem solving; it’s being swept away by the river of ultimate performance.”


Make Your Company Smarter
May 14, 2014 - By: Geoffrey James
117 “Corporate culture is like the banks of a river and the behaviors in the corporation are like water that flows inside those banks. Over time, these behaviors dig the channel deeper, reinforcing the culture, which in turn reinforces the behaviors. The deeper the channel, the harder it is to change behaviors ... ”


12 Myths that Lead to a Busy, Unfulfilling Life
May 14, 2014 - By: Greg McKeown
117 “15 years ago, I quit law school to pursue one overarching question: ‘Why do capable people fail to breakthrough to the next level?’ The answer to the question, to my great surprise, is success. ... In other words, I found that success can be a catalyst for failure.”


The 3 Stoic Disciplines: How to Turn Your Trials Into Triumphs
May 14, 2014 - By: Ryan Holiday
117 “Great individuals, like great companies, find a way to transform weakness into strength. It’s a rather amazing and even touching feat. They took what should have held them back—what in fact might be holding you back right this very second—and used it to move forward.”




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