Issue 160

People Have Power. Don’t Take It Away.
Published Jan. 17, 2018 - By Patty McCord

“The first step in culture transformation is embracing a management mind-set that overturns conventional wisdom. The elaborate, cumbersome system for managing people that was developed over the course of the twentieth century is just not up to the challenges companies face in the twenty-first."

We Should All Be Serial Achievers (and That Definitely Includes Your Employees)
Published Jan. 17, 2018 - By Jeff Haden

“To most people ‘specialization’ indicates accomplishment and success, when in fact the opposite is true. You, me, all of us... we’re too good to specialize.”

The Truth About Entrepreneurship
Published Jan. 17, 2018 - By Derek Lidow

“Every industry is undergoing change, every industry has weak players, and every industry has disgruntled or unsatisfied customers ripe for the picking. The openings for startups are almost infinite.”

How Brilliant Careers are Made (and Unmade)
Published Jan. 17, 2018 - By Carter Cast

“Research has shown that one-half to two-thirds of the careers of managers and leaders will derail. At some point, over half of us will get fired or demoted—or our careers will flat-line and we won’t reach our innate potential.”

Accelerating into Fearless Growth: Seven Questions That Can Change Your Future
Published Jan. 17, 2018 - By Amanda Setili

“Though the accelerating pace of market change has made achieving growth goals more risky and perilous, it has never been more critical than it is now. There are several reasons why.”

Issue 159

Image Is Substance
Published Dec. 20, 2017 - By Andy Cunningham

“I discovered early on that the answer is authenticity … When companies promote themselves authentically, they get more customers and sell more stuff. It’s as simple as that, and I built my entire career on that premise.”

A Call to Lead with Courage, Authenticity and Service
Published Dec. 20, 2017 - By Kevin Cashman

“Is focusing on external results the sole source of greater accomplishment? Could it be that our single-minded focus on external results is causing us to miss the underlying dynamics supporting sustainable peak performance?”

A Values-Based Culture
Published Dec. 20, 2017 - By Robert Spector & breAnne O. Reeves

“If ‘vision’ embodies the head of your organization, and ‘mission’ personifies the heart, then ‘values” symbolize the soul. Every organization can cite its vision and mission statements, but few recognize the existential value of values.”

Work/Life Balance Is Hurting Us: A Manifesto for a Better Life Because of Work, Not Despite It
Published Dec. 20, 2017 - By Jennifer Moss

“It makes us believe that work is hard and horrible—that life is fun and work is tolerated. Too many of us cling to the weekend after just ‘getting by’ every other day of the week. Life shouldn’t begin on Friday and end on Sunday.”

The Good and Bad of Grit
Published Dec. 20, 2017 - By Caroline Adams Miller

“In order to make it easier to understand the differences between good grit and bad grit, I’ve divided up the types of positive Authentic Grit that I see in the world, along with examples to help flesh out their significance and meaning.”

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