Is Your C-Suite Equipped to Lead a Digital Transformation?

Viewed in Harvard Business Review It is undeniably true that the world’s major economies have been hit hard by the Covid-19 pandemic, which has cost many millions of jobs globally and slowed growth. But that fact is not universally true. Some industries have actually blossomed from it, and technology is certainly one of those. Two… More

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Good Leadership is an Act of Kindness

Viewed in Harvard Business Review What attributes define the successful executive and manager? Hard skills, compassion and kindness It seems like we move through evolutionary periods in business management that emphasize hard skills and metric-driven performance only to later discover that we’ve emphasized them at the expense of soft skills and need to be reminded… More

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How to create a workplace that actually inspires passion

Viewed in Harvard Business Review Companies of the world confront many challenges. None are likely greater than the ongoing question of how they will navigate their way back to normalcy (if that is even possible at all) from the world’s hugely damaging coronavirus pandemic. Yet one additional cost of the pandemic is that it is… More

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How different personality types cope with an always-on culture

Viewed in Harvard Business Review Even before the coronavirus pandemic, technology was weighing heavily on many employees who were increasingly expected to be accessible and engaged online even after work hours. With the pandemic, that expectation seems to have only increased. A Significant Cost There is a significant cost to this “always on” culture, John… More

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Are your company’s leaders and data scientists on the same page?

Viewed in Harvard Business Review. The ascent of data science is increasingly both undeniable and self-evident. To one degree or another, nearly all large companies are engaged in it and see emerging artificial intelligence and other data-related technology tools available to them with great promise. Joel Shapiro, an associate professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School… More

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The CEO life cycle

Viewed in Harvard Business Review When a team of researchers from executive search giant Spencer Stuart set out to assess the world’s best performing CEOs, they assembled a boat load of data on 747 S&P 500 chief executive officers, including shareholder return for each CEO’s company and an abundant amount of demographic and other intriguing… More

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The CEO 100, 2019 Edition

Viewed in Harvard Business Review The business world is comprised on an abundant number of companies. Some are run by very high profile chief executive officers (CEOs) whose names have become synonymous with high-level business performance of iconic businesses with household brand identity. Others, of course, are less known. Yet very few efforts have been… More

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“Feel the force”: Gut instinct, not data, is the thing

Viewed in The Wall Street Journal. With the rapid ascent of data in corporate decision-making, is there any room left for managerial discretion? Absolutely, Wall Street Journal business columnist John D. Stoll writes in this column. At least in part this is because data is valuable but imperfect. Stoll cites Google chief decision scientist Cassie… More

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Are You Ready to Go Freelance?

Viewed in Harvard Business Review. A new Upwork survey reveals some hugely significant statistics about the growth of the American freelance workforce. Over the past five years, its U.S. ranks have grown by 3.7 million workers to now comprise over a third of the total U.S. labor force. The trend now even has a coined… More

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Amazon’s Priorities Over the Years

Viewed in Harvard Business Review. Harvard Business School professor Boris Groysberg, who has partnered with us on several corporate research projects, teamed up with Harvard Business School researcher Tricia Gregg to analyze, with the aid of two technical tools (NVivo 12 Pro and Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC)), Amazon’s annual letters to shareholders over… More

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