Wade Keenan

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In Search of Excellence Summary: Thomas Peters and Robert Waterman

In Search of Excellence Summary provides a free book summary, key takeaways, review, top quotes, author biography and other key points of Thomas J. …

Science says people decide these 9 things within seconds of meeting you

Jason Merritt / Getty<p>Psychologists call it "thin slicing."<p>Within moments of meeting people, you decide all sorts of things about them, from status to …

Leadership training is a farce. Blow it up. Redo it from the jump.

Leadership training — which admittedly barely exists at many companies — needs a rather large overhaul. I could theoretically write 10 million words …

The Resume Is Dead. Here's What Innovative Companies (Including Tesla) Are Using to Hire Instead

Need top talent? Then you need this.<p>In 1998, a study was done that found that previous work experience is actually one of the weakest indicators of future job success. So why do we still rely on it as the primary tool when it comes to hiring?<p>It makes no sense.<p>What does make sense is aggressively …

Ten Agile Axioms That Make Managers Anxious

<i>“If at first an idea is not absurd, there is no hope for it.”</i> —Albert Einstein<p>In June 2018, a time when “Agile at Scale” is emblazoned on the front cover of Harvard Business Review, the management journal with quasi-papal status, the era when managers could confidently ridicule agile management …

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Experts predict when AI will exceed human performance

Rightly or wrongly, one industry after another is falling under its spell, even though few have benefited significantly so far.<p>And that raises an interesting question: when will artificial intelligence exceed human performance? More specifically, when will a machine do your job better than …

How Elon Musk learns faster and better than everyone else

How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)?<p>To explain Musk’s success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set …

How to Create A Handbook Employees Actually Read

Forget the tome that gets tossed into a drawer the first day on the job–create a culture book instead.<p>Employee handbooks are meant to be helpful, but too often they sit in a desk drawer or computer folder and never see the light of day. If you want to deliver a manual that will be read, consider …

Why Leadership Development Isn’t Developing Leaders

Too many business leaders today are out of touch with the employees they lead. Edelman estimates that one in three employees doesn’t trust their employer — despite the fact that billions are spent every year on leadership development. Part of the problem: Our primary method of developing leaders is …

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The Future of Performance Reviews

When Brian Jensen told his audience of HR executives that Colorcon wasn’t bothering with annual reviews anymore, they were appalled. This was in 2002, during his tenure as the drugmaker’s head of global human resources. In his presentation at the Wharton School, Jensen explained that Colorcon had …

Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Agree—This Factor Was Most Important for their Success

Focus is one of the most important traits of successful people.<p>Warren Buffett, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates have all attributed their success to one …

What Really Happens When Companies Nix Performance Ratings

The move away from conventional, ratings-based performance management continues to gain momentum. By November this year, at least 52 large companies had shifted from the practice of once-yearly performance appraisals; estimates are that hundreds of other companies are considering following suit. A …

Good People Make Good Leaders

Fred Kiel, author of <i>Return on Character: The Real Reason Leaders and Their Companies Win</i>, conducted a seven-year study of more than 100 CEOs, their companies and 8,500 of their employees. What he found was that leaders of strong character achieved up to five times the return on assets as did …

Why You Need Lunatics, Experts, and Connectors on Every Team

Secrets of Innovation Teams in Established Companies: Lunatics, Experts, and Connectors<p><i>(Coauthored with Ken Gray, Director of Innovation, Caterpillar, Inc.)</i><p>The startup world has started to recognize that entrepreneurial teams based on the corporate divisional structure work poorly. Rather than …

The Secret to an Ideal Work Culture

What’s the secret sauce to an enviable workplace culture? About 90% of business leaders believe that culture is their first or second most critical …