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21st-Century Talent Spotting

A few years ago, I was asked to help find a new CEO for a family-owned electronics retailer that wanted to professionalize its management and expand its operations. I worked closely with the outgoing chief executive and the board to pinpoint the relevant competencies for the job and then seek out …

Clayton Christensen: Do We Need A Revolution In Management?

“Do we need a revolution?” ask Clayton Christensen and Derek van Bever in the June 2014 Harvard Business Review (HBR). “The orthodoxies governing finance are so entrenched that we almost need a modern-day Martin Luther to articulate the need for change.”<p>When “the world’s most influential business …

5 Strategies For Discovering The Next Big Thing In Your Business

Every leader is looking for the next big thing in their business. More than ever, leaders are looking for answers that represent minimal risk, optimal financial benefit and immediate marketplace impact. Unfortunately, many leaders don’t know where the answers lie, as they are being challenged to …

How To Succeed At Real-Time Talent Alignment

Everyone talks about employee turnover, but does anyone know the real size of the problem? According to a very comprehensive survey from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), nearly 50 percent of hires at a senior level from outside an organization leave within 18 months. That’s a …

Do You Play to Win—or to Not Lose?

In what kinds of situations are you most effective? What factors strengthen—or undermine—your motivation? People answer these questions in very different ways, and that’s the challenge at the heart of good management—whether you’re managing your own performance or someone else’s. One-size-fits-all …

Telling Stories with Visual Data: A Glimpse into the Future of Narrative

<i>Editor’s note: We’ve asked contributors to the Visualizing Data Insight Center to show us some of their favorite examples of dataviz with short explanations of what makes those visualizations so effective. Today, Jer Thorp shares one of his favorites.</i><p>Below is a screen grab of a masterful …

Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

Why have you been so successful in reaching some of your goals, but not others? If you aren’t sure, you are far from alone in your confusion. It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — …

Give Workers the Power to Choose: Cave or Commons

Not so long ago occupying the “corner office” was a sign that managers had reached the pinnacle of status in their organizations. However, the spare bedroom in one’s house has quietly usurped the corner office when it comes to the alpha position in organizations, as increased working from home (or …