Issue 131

Transforming Business—Successfully
Published July 8, 2015 - By Satish P. Subramanian

“Enterprises need to constantly innovate business models, products, services, processes, and systems to maintain a strong competitive position in the market-place. [But] Enterprises everywhere are experiencing the ‘business outcome gap’ … the difference between desired business outcomes and realized business outcomes.”

Issue 130

AIWATT and the Empty Boat
Published June 10, 2015 - By Marshall Goldsmith

“I have a first principle for becoming the person you want to be. Follow it and it will dramatically shrink your daily volume of stress, conflict, unpleasant debate, and wasted time. It is phrased in the form of a question you should be asking yourself in any situation where you must choose to either engage or 'let it go.'”

How to Have it All: A Career, Kids, Free Time, and a Full Night's Sleep.
Published June 10, 2015 - By Laura Vanderkam

"Women with big careers have far more balanced lives than the popular narrative conveys. That’s good news for anyone wondering if it’s possible to have a career, kids, free time, and even a full night’s sleep. It is possible to have it all, not just in theory, but in how we live our day-to-day lives.”

#notarule: winning at business and life by breaking rules that don't exist
Published June 10, 2015 - By Jason Kotecki

“Blessed are the rule breakers. They shalt inherit the Future. One thing all great titans of industry have in common is this: they were able to identify rules that don’t exist and had the courage to break them.”

Leadership Muscles For The New Multi-Polar World
Published June 10, 2015 - By Gurnek Bains

“The leadership teams of many multi-nationals were often literally a pale reflection of the international community, but slowly increasing diversity is evident in boardrooms and senior teams. But how do you deepen this diversity and make it work productively?”

Acceptable Loss: A Formula For How to Fail Quickly and Cheaply, and Ultimately Succeed
Published June 10, 2015 - By Paul B. Brown

“When successful entrepreneurs head off into the unknown—and there is nothing more unknown than starting a new company—they … reduce it to a formula. They: Act. Learn. Build (off that learning.) And Repeat.”

The Fix: A How-to Guide for Breaking Bad Habits That May Well Wind Up Killing Your Business.
Published June 10, 2015 - By Chris Kneeland

“Brand leaders across North America  resort to bribery just to get people to buy. And the proliferation of incentives and advertising has become so bad that many businesses are now overdosing on these short-term stimulants.”

Issue 129

The Simplicity Cycle Manifesto
Published May 13, 2015 - By Dan Ward

“When our additions get out of control, the new pieces do not simply add less than the previous pieces—they actually diminish the value of the whole. Fortunately, there is an alternative … With a little attention and focus, we can prevent complexity from reducing the design’s goodness.”

Earth Shakers: The Art and Craft of the Global Change Agent
Published May 13, 2015 - By Dean Williams

“Earth shakers figuratively shake the ground on which we work and live. … We need earth shakers because globalization presents a whole new set of challenges for which traditional forms of leadership cannot resolve.”

10 Lessons on Art and Strategy
Published May 13, 2015 - By Jessica Hagy

“War is just a metaphor for every problem you’ve ever had in your life. Without problems, you’ve got no plot, and without a plot, your character can’t develop. So don’t just choose your battles. Embrace them.”

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