Tandi Muharam

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Four Trends that Make Blue Ocean Strategy Indispensable

What increasingly demanding consumers mean for organizations<i>By W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne</i>YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, smart phones. …

Innovation

Sales Teams Need More (and Better) Coaching

On the ride back from Redwood City to San Francisco, my manager John and I hardly said a word to each other. We’d just left the headquarters of Oracle, and one of my worst sales calls ever. During the meeting, I had done my best to identify specific objectives the company might have that would …

What to Do If You’re Smarter than Your Boss

You want to work for a great boss — someone you can respect and learn from. But what if your manager isn’t good at his job? What if you’re more competent or have greater skills? Should you be raising a ruckus or keeping your head down? And how do you get what you need without making your boss look …

Today's management tip: Make giving feedback easier http://t.co/GPm1myvGpl

Tip: Establish Credibility in a New Job

<b>Michael Watkins</b>, author of <i>The First 90 Days</i>, explains how to secure early wins during a transition.

Signs That You’re a Micromanager

Absolutely no one likes to be micromanaged. It’s frustrating, demoralizing, and demotivating. Yet, some managers can’t seem to help themselves. Dealing with a controlling boss who doesn’t trust you is tough, but what if you’re the one doing the micromanaging?<p>If you’re like most micromanagers, you …

Our management tip of the day: Train employees on working with problem customers http://t.co/ydtZF3fwqB

Our management tip of the day: Make the most of your time between meetings http://t.co/YChLn9VSsk

How to Make Better Decisions

<b>John Beshears</b> and <b>Francesca Gino</b> of Harvard Business School offer a five-step process for mitigating the effects of cognitive biases and low motivation on decision making.

Today's management tip: Learn to use visuals in your presentations http://t.co/t8gitMQb44

Your Team May Have Too Many Prioritizers and Planners

More than 46,000 of you have completed this assessment to identify your personal productivity style. The questions sought to help users understand how they think, learn, and communicate best. In analyzing the data, I’ve noticed some interesting trends.<p>So far, most of the people taking the test have …

CEOs Need to Pay Attention to Employer Branding

As the global economy picks up, there is growing concern among CEOs about finding and keeping the best talent to achieve their growth ambitions. Different surveys show that in 2014, 36% of global employers reported talent shortages, the highest percentage since 2007, and in a more recent 2015 …

Lean Doesn’t Always Create the Best Products

Our current silver bullet is Lean. The Lean movement began in manufacturing, then took the startup world by storm, and now the methodology has crept into companies of all kinds and sizes, both in practice and in jargon. Plenty has been said and written praising the benefits of the Lean approach. …

Managing Performance When It’s Hard to Measure

Organizations of all kinds have long struggled to accurately measure the performance of individual members. The typical approach is to assess an individual’s performance against a metric usually tied to whether or not they performed a task and the amount of output they generated by doing so. …

What Makes a Great Chief Strategy Officer

Creating good strategy is more important (and more challenging) than ever. Powerful global forces—game-changing technologies, unprecedented growth in emerging markets, and rapidly aging populations, to name a few—are transforming the world economy, and with it, the way companies plan for and …

Sometimes the Best Ideas Come from Outside Your Industry

It’s a strange thought, but the solution to your business’s innovation problem may be walking around in the head of someone who applies theatrical makeup for a living.<p>Or plays robot soccer. Or installs heavy machinery in mines. Or does something else that’s apparently unrelated to the problem …

Are Most CEOs Too Old to Innovate?

The youngest executive on HBR’s list of the 100 Best-Performing CEOs is Simon Wolfson of Next, at age 46. According to research on age and innovation, even he may be beyond his creative peak.<p>As Ezekiel Emanuel summarized in The Atlantic earlier this year:<p>Dean Keith Simonton, at the University of …

Case Study: Should You Sell That Product?

On her morning jogs through Golden Gate Park, Olivia Torres usually tried not to think about work, but today she couldn’t help herself. As the head of marketing and new product development at Chartoff Publishing, she had just proposed a line of e-books, the El Diablo series, to the company’s …

Iranian Women Make A Push For Greater Opportunities

Iran is starting to see a re-launch of activist groups following the election last year of President Hassan Rouhani. Social movements were scarce after the government crushed public protests known as the Green Movement following the 2009 elections. After the decisive vote for Rouhani, a surge of …

Make Your Best Customers Even Better

Just over a year ago, managers at Kraft believed that their Velveeta brand had only moderate growth prospects. With the consumer migration toward natural and organic products, sales of Velveeta—a processed, unrefrigerated “cheese food”—had languished. The customers who did buy it typically used it …

Four Reasons to Believe in a Second American Century

Despite evidence to the contrary, Americans like to think our nation is about to be eclipsed. When I was a boy, people worried the Soviet Union would bury us. (How’d that work out?) Early in my career, a lot of commentators were sure Japan was on its way to becoming number one. Now it’s China’s …

The Art of Crafting a 15-Word Strategy Statement

In the January issue of HBR, Roger Martin sets out some rules for avoiding common mistakes in strategy making. As he writes in “The Big Lie of Strategic Planning“, the first rule is “keep the strategy statement simple.” Rather than a long, often vague document, the company’s strategy should …