Daniel Topping

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The Re-Education of Jim Collins

The author of "Good to Great" went to West Point to teach leadership. Instead, he was the one who got schooled.<p>It was a warm, late summer afternoon on the banks of the Hudson River, and a large contingent of cadets had gathered in the Hayes Gymnasium on the campus of the United States Military …

Who's Holding Your Company Back?

A hard look at your financials can give you some clues.<p>Do you ever hear these thoughts running through your head as you ponder your company's financials?<p><i>"That's a great idea! It will really help us grow. But even with everyone else on the team behind it, we will need to get him on board. We can't</i> …

What Happens When Executives Email Less (Hint: It's a Good Thing)

Limiting email output at the executive level has a trickle down-effect, according to new research.<p>When was the last time you had an empty inbox? Can’t remember? Sounds about right. The endless process of checking, composing and forwarding emails can eat away at an entire day’s work.<p>Good news: A …

Productivity

7 Personal Habits Every CEO Should Have

Balancing health, relationships, and work doesn't have to mean walking a tightrope. Here's how to get focused.<p>Being a CEO is an incredibly lonely experience.<p>You're constantly under pressure and unsure about whom you can trust, which leads to wasted time and riding a roller coaster of uncertainty. …

Family Mission Statement: How and Why to Create One for a Positive Family Culture | The Art of Manliness

Getting married and having kids are some of the biggest events in our lives. And yet we largely slide into these significant turning points. Sure, …

Astral Years

<i>Secondhands is a new column that examines music of the past through a modern lens.</i><p>I am 15 years old and Van Morrison’s <i>Astral Weeks</i> is the worst music I have ever heard in my life. Worse than Jewel, worse than the soundtrack to <i>Cats</i>, even worse than “Brown-Eyed Girl”, a song our local oldies station …

Open Plan Offices: Not All They're Cracked Up to Be

New psychology research claims that the drawbacks of open plan outweigh the benefits. Are walls due for a comeback?<p>The business case for open plan offices is simple: They’re cheaper.<p>Without walls you can stuff more people into less space, saving on real estate costs. In addiiton, open plan …

Create a Strong Company Culture: Step No. 1 | Inc.com

The Five Coolest Production Subarus of All Time – Feature

Subaru—both the name and the company—has been around for decades, but it’s slightly outlasted by its parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, which is celebrating 60 years of business. Created from the pieces of several Japanese companies that survived World War II, Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) …

How to Fix the Bad Employee Syndrome

We’ve all wanted to please the boss. And if that sometimes means that we do something we think is stupid or misguided so be it — is it worth spending our social or political capital on making a fuss about just one small thing? Better to shrug and accept it and maybe build up some goodwill for when …

Chromebooks Gain Ground In The Education Market; But A Majority of Educators Still Prefer iPads

Schools around the world are trading in desktop PCs for tablets, netbooks and increasingly Chromebooks, especially in the United States, new research shows.<p>The unexpected popularity of Chromebooks, which were dismissed when they first came out as stripped-down machines with limited appeal, is a …

Tony Hsieh: 'Even If You're a Superstar at Your Job, If You're Bad for Culture, We'll Fire You' | Inc.com

VIDEO • COMPANY CULTURE<p>Tony Hsieh: 'Even If You're a Superstar at Your Job, If You're Bad for Culture, We'll Fire You'<p>Tony Hsieh: 'Even If You're a Superstar at Your Job, If You're Bad for Culture, We'll Fire You'<p>The Zappos CEO says he bases 50 percent of performance reviews on whether employees …

CIOs Must Lead Outside of IT

The CIO paradox is a set of contradictions that lies at the heart of IT leadership. Be strategic and operational. Stay secure and boost innovation. Adopt emerging technologies, while weighed down by the past. Many CIOs have buckled under the CIO paradox, while others have managed to be effective …

Good Companies Are Storytellers. Great Companies Are Storydoers

Discussions about story and storytelling are pretty fashionable in marketing circles. I have ambivalent feelings about this. On the one hand, as a lifelong advocate for the power of story in business, I find this very encouraging. For all companies, having a story and knowing that story are crucial …