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  • Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders

    HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review » Vineet Nayar
    Vineet Nayar
    2 Aug 2013 | 8:01 am
    A young manager accosted me the other day. “I’ve been reading all about leadership, have implemented several ideas, and think I’m doing a good job at leading my team. How will I know when I’ve crossed over from being a manager to a leader?” he wanted to know. I didn’t have a ready answer and it’s a complicated issue, so we decided to talk the next day. I thought long and hard, and came up with three tests that will help you decide if you’ve made the shift from managing people to leading them. Counting value vs Creating value. You’re…
  • Why Middle Managers Are So Unhappy

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    Jack Zenger
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    The problem is often their bosses.
  • 437: Learning What Wiser Workers Know

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    Harvard Business Review
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Dorothy Leonard, author of "Critical Knowledge Transfer" ​and Harvard Business School professor, on retaining organizational expertise.
  • Why Middle Managers Are So Unhappy

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    Jack Zenger
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:37 am
    The problem is often their bosses.
  • 3 Traps That Block Corporate Transformation

    HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review » Vineet Nayar
    Vineet Nayar
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The need for transformation has never before been more keenly felt in the corporate world.  Digital-first companies, such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Twitter, are amassing market share and capitalization, but only a few brick-and-mortar corporations (think Apple, Nissan, and HCL Technologies) have been able to change fast enough to catch up with their rivals.  Why do companies that lose their relevance find it so tough to recover? For decades, the success of a business depended on three key pillars: Innovative Ideas + Cheaper/Faster/Better Execution + Powerful Leadership. Ideas were…
 
 
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    HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review » Vineet Nayar

  • 3 Traps That Block Corporate Transformation

    Vineet Nayar
    5 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    The need for transformation has never before been more keenly felt in the corporate world.  Digital-first companies, such as Amazon, Facebook, Google, and Twitter, are amassing market share and capitalization, but only a few brick-and-mortar corporations (think Apple, Nissan, and HCL Technologies) have been able to change fast enough to catch up with their rivals.  Why do companies that lose their relevance find it so tough to recover? For decades, the success of a business depended on three key pillars: Innovative Ideas + Cheaper/Faster/Better Execution + Powerful Leadership. Ideas were…
  • A Shared Purpose Drives Collaboration

    Vineet Nayar
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Imagine coming back home from work, calling the family into the living room, and urging everyone to collaborate more. Sounds odd, doesn’t it? Ever wondered what makes collaboration seem so natural at home but unnatural at work? The answer: Purpose. Purpose is collaboration’s most unacknowledged determinant.  While it can be taken for granted within families, that’s not true of most organizations. “If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up people to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work but rather, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea,”…
  • Increase the Odds of Your Start-Up’s Success

    Vineet Nayar
    12 Dec 2013 | 7:00 am
    While traveling between India and the U.S. these past few months, I spent some of the long hours in the air looking back at my professional life and the lessons I learned along the way.  Each phase of my career offered different challenges, successes, and lessons, but my most exhilarating moments were undoubtedly during the start-up phases. As some of you will remember, I headed a start-up called HCL Comnet in 1993, which incubated the idea of remote infrastructure management services.  It’s a $1.4 billion business today, with 20,000 employees, and boasts some of the best people…
  • Three Differences Between Managers and Leaders

    Vineet Nayar
    2 Aug 2013 | 8:01 am
    A young manager accosted me the other day. “I’ve been reading all about leadership, have implemented several ideas, and think I’m doing a good job at leading my team. How will I know when I’ve crossed over from being a manager to a leader?” he wanted to know. I didn’t have a ready answer and it’s a complicated issue, so we decided to talk the next day. I thought long and hard, and came up with three tests that will help you decide if you’ve made the shift from managing people to leading them. Counting value vs Creating value. You’re…
  • Listening to Your Inner Voice Makes You a Better Manager

    Vineet Nayar
    13 May 2013 | 12:00 pm
    Some of the best advice we have all got — be it while making big personal decisions or making critical business decisions — is the same: Follow your inner voice. Most of us have heeded that counsel, yet if we were asked to list the elements that enable better decision-making, we would cite experience, research, data, even polls — but never our inner voices. Logic precedes sixth sense because the known outnumber the unknown. When the reverse was true, people counted on extra-sensory cues to lead their lives. As our world enters an age of uncertainty, with economics, politics,…
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  • The Small Personal Risks That Actually Change Behavior

    Peter Bregman
    21 Nov 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Showing courage is one of your most important jobs as a leader.
  • It’s Your Job to Tell the Hard Truths

    Peter Bregman
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Rashid,* the CEO of a high-tech company and a client of mine for nearly a decade, called to tell me we had a major issue with some of the newer members of his leadership team. What comes to mind when you think of what might constitute a “major issue” with some senior leaders? Maybe they’re in a fight? Maybe they’re making poor strategic decisions? Perhaps they’re not following through on commitments they made about the business? Maybe they’re being abusive to their employees? Maybe they’re stealing? I’ve seen all of those problems in the past at various companies. But none of…
  • What to Do When Anger Takes Hold

    Peter Bregman
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    I had just sat down to look over my calendar and plan my day when the phone rang. It was my contractor. Several of his workers were at my apartment ready to finish some work, but the building management company refused to let them in. This news made me furious. We have been renovating our small apartment, and it’s painfully over budget and six months overdue. During that time, the building management company’s mismanagement has cost me a tremendous amount of money and made an already difficult process even more agonizing. Now they were needlessly delaying the project again, this time…
  • Prevent Your Strategy Offsite from Being Meaningless

    Peter Bregman
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I was facilitating the two-day executive offsite of a mid-sized technology company. The goal of the meeting was to solve major issues and identify potential opportunities that would guide their efforts, as a company, for the next year. We were halfway through the first day and, while everything was going according to plan, I couldn’t shake this nagging feeling that something wasn’t right. I struggled to put my finger on it. I took in the scene. The CEO and all his direct reports were sitting around the board room table and everyone was engaged. People were being respectful, listening to…
  • What to Do on Your First Day Back from Vacation

    Peter Bregman
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    You come back from vacation and start your game of catch-up. This is an especially challenging game if you’re a senior leader. You have hundreds, maybe thousands of emails, a backlog of voicemails, and a to-do list that doubled or tripled in length while you were away. You need to respond to the pent-up needs of clients, managers, colleagues, employees, and vendors. You need to fight fires. You need to regain control. So you do your best to work through the pileup, handling the most urgent items first, and within a few days, you’re caught up and ready to move forward. You’re back in…
 
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    Shoes Count

  • THEATER REVIEW | “Irving Berlin’s White Christmas” woos at the Orpheum … – Twin Cities Daily Planet

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Twin Cities Daily Planet THEATER REVIEW | "Irving Berlin's White Christmas" woos at the Orpheum …Twin Cities Daily PlanetPhil and Judy devise a plan to head north to a ski resort Vermont for Christmas (“Snow”), and come to find out that not only is it 80 degrees there but Phil and Bob's well-respected commanding officer General Waverly is running the debt-ridden resort …and more »
  • DSW, Brown Shoe Beat The Street, Raise Full-Year Outlooks DSW BSW – Investor’s Business Daily

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:37 pm
    Women’s Wear Daily DSW, Brown Shoe Beat The Street, Raise Full-Year Outlooks DSW BSWInvestor’s Business DailyThe operator of Famous Footwear and Naturalizer shoe stores raised its full-year EPS outlook to $ 1.65 to $ 1.69 from $ 1.50 to $ 1.60. Analysts are expecting $ 1.58. The Retail/Apparel/Shoes/Accessories group is ranked No. 36 out of the 197 industry groups …Brown Shoe's (BWS) CEO Diane Sullivan on Q3 2014 Results – Earnings Call …Seeking Alphaall 51 news articles »
  • Restoring Lost Names, Recapturing Lost Dignity – New York Times

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:31 pm
    New York Times Restoring Lost Names, Recapturing Lost DignityNew York TimesBut the State Office of Mental Health, which oversees some two dozen hospital cemeteries tucked in upstate corners and along busy Long Island highways, has consistently denied her request. Its officials say that a generations-old state law protects the …
  • Inside Read: A legend in his twilight, what’s next for Va. Tech’s Beamer? – SI.com

    27 Nov 2014 | 5:32 pm
    SI.com Inside Read: A legend in his twilight, what's next for Va. Tech's Beamer?SI.comStrong has pulled it off despite losing starting quarterback David Ash to career-ending concussions after his team's season-opening win, dismissing nine players and having a patchwork offensive line. And Tyrone Swoopes, his new starting quarterback …and more »
  • ML man allegedly leaves shoes at house he burglarized – Columbia Basin Herald

    26 Nov 2014 | 9:34 pm
    ML man allegedly leaves shoes at house he burglarizedColumbia Basin HeraldThe woman came into her house through her garage and spotted the unfamiliar pair of shoes near the interior door of her house. The woman entered her house and found a man hiding underneath a home office desk. The woman ran from her house and …and more »
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