management

My Reading Journal: Morten Hansen’s “Collaboration”

I’ve finished a few books recently but am a bit behind on reviewing them. My kids have started documenting their books in reading journals that help them with reading comprehension. To add a bit of variety (and to make sure I’m not getting lazy), I’m going to use the reading journal format for this week’s reviews.

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Considering the Mind: Mini-reviews of “Buy-ology,” “Free Market Madness,” “Management Rewired”

These three recently-published books take research on cognitive science and behavioral economics and apply it to business and public policy. A common theme – people aren’t particularly logical, and this has huge impacts on how they behave, yet our business practices and government regulations often ignore this.

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Innovation, Strategy and Leadership? It Means Leading with Purpose and Imagination

Innovation, strategy and leadership are so closely interrelated and to succeed you need all those three. Innovation is the ability to different options in the future and develop a set of perspectives to guide them into the future. Strategy is the ability to connect customer needs and wants to the corporation’s core capability. Leadership is the ability to instill a sense of purpose for the organization and to mobilize those to work towards the goal.

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Rules

by: Sigurd Rinde

A flow requires a framework.

Electricity flows through lines directed by switches. No framework, then no boiled egg for breakfast.

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Managing by Mistakes

Management gurus have often suggested that failure should be rewarded (if the individual was trying something new), or at least not punished. We all know the problems that develop when employees become fearful and conservative – creativity is stifled, and performance suffers.

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Stop Managing

by: Sigurd Rinde

If you like the occasional blinding flash of the obvious there's a book out - Management rewired: Why feedback doesn't work and other surprising lessons from the latest brain science by Charles S. Jacobs.

Basically takeaway is that the annual performance review is for the birds, and boss pressure is of dubious value.

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'Clients Realize That to Succeed at Their Own Projects, They Need to Think like Consultants' - according to Consultant News. Not Sure It Is a Good Idea.

by: Idris Mootee

“Clients Realize That to Succeed at Their Own Projects, They Need to Think Like Consultants” is the headline of article from the Consultant News published by Kennedy Consulting Research. Clients shouldn't think like consultants, read on to understand why.

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Less Can Be More: Preparing for the Recovery in Uncertain Times

by: Chris Lawer

Faced with tough decisions that can make or break their company’s future, it is little wonder that innovation managers are seriously fretting over their product portfolios, go-kill decisions, new projects, resource allocations and go-to-market timescales.

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5 CMO Steps to Customer-Centricity

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Two Free Reports on the Brand Agency Disconnect

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