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  • There Are Still Only Two Ways to Compete

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    Roger Martin
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:17 pm
    Though there are many ways to be competitive.
  • Is Working Remotely Sapping Your Creativity?

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    Jamie Hodari
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Proponents of virtual work certainly make a great pitch: no traffic, no hassles, no shoes. And the trend is certainly taking hold. The number of people telecommuting rose 79% between 2005 and 2012. But while life without a commute or dress code sounds appealing, are we forfeiting our ability to be creative for a few superficial benefits? A creative work life requires social relationships and serendipitous interactions. It requires contending with ideas you don’t agree with. It requires getting up and moving around. As a result, it’s becoming increasingly clear that for many…
  • 461: Brian Grazer on the Power of Curiosity

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    23 Apr 2015 | 10:40 am
    The Oscar-winning producer explains why a passion for learning--about other people and pursuits--has been the key to his success.
  • Why “Company Culture” Is a Misleading Term

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    John Traphagan
    24 Apr 2015 | 3:19 pm
    There’s a lot more going on.
  • Managing the Critical Voices Inside Your Head

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    Peter Bregman
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:49 am
    Know when to listen and when to ignore.
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  • Is Working Remotely Sapping Your Creativity?

    Jamie Hodari
    27 Apr 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Proponents of virtual work certainly make a great pitch: no traffic, no hassles, no shoes. And the trend is certainly taking hold. The number of people telecommuting rose 79% between 2005 and 2012. But while life without a commute or dress code sounds appealing, are we forfeiting our ability to be creative for a few superficial benefits? A creative work life requires social relationships and serendipitous interactions. It requires contending with ideas you don’t agree with. It requires getting up and moving around. As a result, it’s becoming increasingly clear that for many…
  • A 10-Minute Meditation to Help You Solve Conflicts at Work

    Monique Valcour
    27 Apr 2015 | 11:00 am
    There are few things at work as stressful as feeling that you can’t communicate with someone who has an impact on how well you do your job and on the quality of your experience at work. How many times have you thought carefully about something you want to communicate to your boss, a colleague, or subordinate, only to find yourself leaving the conversation feeling angry or frustrated by how it went? Karen (not her real name), a program officer for a nonprofit organization, had an experience like this when she first tried to convince her boss, Maria, to let her work from home three…
  • 50 Companies That Get Twitter – and 50 That Don’t

    Belinda Parmar
    27 Apr 2015 | 10:00 am
    Corporate tweeters need to know that they aren’t just promoting a brand or solving a problem: they are performing for an audience, supporting customers throughout their journey, and even, subtly, selling. The best, like American Airlines, make it feel natural. They have given their social media staff a clear mission and a great deal of autonomy; the account’s managers chat with customers, offer up front to solve problems, and empathize with frustrated travelers. But the worst have exported their old tricks to new media. Entirely devoid of empathy, their accounts might as well be…
  • Strategy Is About Both Resources and Positioning

    Roger L. Martin
    27 Apr 2015 | 9:00 am
    Anyone taking the time to delve into the literature of strategy quickly realizes that there are two fiercely opposed camps. In the red corner we have the “positioning school” (TPS) and in the white we have the “resource-based view of the firm” (RBV). Michael Porter is credited with (or more often accused of) creating TPS in 1980—positing that a firm should think about positioning itself in its industry in a way that enables it to achieve competitive advantage. Insight Center The New Ways to Compete Sponsored by Accenture Strategies for staying ahead. The RBV…
  • The 5 Requirements of a Truly Innovative Company

    Gary Hamel
    27 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Can you think of any business topic that’s been hotter for longer than innovation? Trouble is, it’s hard to think of any business challenge where real pro­gress has been harder to come by. By now, your company probably has a new busi­ness incubator, an idea wiki, a disciplined process for mining customer insights, an awards program for successful innovators, and maybe even an outpost in Silicon Valley—all fine ideas—and yet, most likely, it still struggles to meet its growth goals and seldom thrills its customers. And it’s not just your company. In a…
 
 
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  • Managing the Critical Voices Inside Your Head

    Peter Bregman
    10 Apr 2015 | 9:49 am
    Know when to listen and when to ignore.
  • 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…
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  • Through the lens Sunday – theday.com

    27 Apr 2015 | 5:36 am
    Through the lens Sundaytheday.comVictor hugo Toledo shovels volcanic ash from the eruption of the Calbuco volcano, away from the entrance of his home home in Puerto Varas, Chile, Sunday, April 26, 2015. The Calbuco volcano, which had been dormant for more than four decades, had two …
  • Rescuers struggle to reach remote Nepal areas as toll rises – Sacramento Bee

    27 Apr 2015 | 3:39 am
    Sacramento Bee Rescuers struggle to reach remote Nepal areas as toll risesSacramento Bee… sites, volunteers and rescue workers carefully shifted broken concrete slabs and crumbled bricks mixed together with humble household items: pots and pans; a purple notebook decorated with butterflies; a framed poster of a bodybuilder; so many shoes.and more »
  • Swift: So-called fashion faux pas for women in 30s are cringeworthy – INFORUM

    26 Apr 2015 | 11:40 am
    INFORUM Swift: So-called fashion faux pas for women in 30s are cringeworthyINFORUMA loosely belted garment bag with wool tights and orthopedic shoes? An Amish grandmother/Mother Superior mashup? … Leopard print: Apparently, Kallie has never heard of Zsa Zsa Gabor. • Oversized sunglasses: Because that frumpmeister Jackie …
  • Trusty Horses; Tools, Pizza and Shoes: Jim Cramer’s Best Blogs – TheStreet.com

    25 Apr 2015 | 5:43 pm
    Trusty Horses; Tools, Pizza and Shoes: Jim Cramer's Best BlogsTheStreet.comI don't even know where to begin with Skechers, the surprise is so gigantic. Domestic shoe stores gave you an 8.3% comparable-sales number, international gave you 14.8%. Holy cow. The wholesale business, hugely important, gave you double-digit growth.and more »
  • Public voting opens for Vans custom sneaker contest – Los Angeles Times

    25 Apr 2015 | 4:33 pm
    Los Angeles Times Public voting opens for Vans custom sneaker contestLos Angeles TimesImagine a pair of Vans shoes designed to look like a surfer catching a wave. Or a pair with a bespectacled face staring up at the wearer. These were just two of the entries in last year's Custom Culture competition sponsored by Vans to stoke creativity …Vans reveals top 50 high schools in the 2015 Vans Custom Culture competitionShop-Eat-Surf.comNHS students design shoes in hopes of raising money for school's art departmentSouthernminn.comThese custom Vans are for your feetSarasota…
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