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The Difference Between a Mob and a Crowd

09/21/2020

A few years ago, the author Ken Blanchard coined the oft-quoted phrase: “None of us is as smart as all of us.”  In propagating this idea, Blanchard urges us to appreciate that people are most successful when they combine their various talents and their differing perspectives in coming together to accomplish a mission or a goal.

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Breakthrough Innovation and Corporate Antibodies

08/18/2020

Back in 2013, The Harvard Business Review featured several articles on how companies could “put the breakthrough back into innovation.” In one of the articles, authors Regina E. Dugan and Kaigham J. Gabriel highlighted a problem that continues to plague businesses today: most companies have difficulty delivering breakthrough innovation.

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Transforming Leaders from Chess Masters to Gardeners

06/24/2020

What do you do when you are leading the most highly trained and efficient military force in the world and you’re having trouble defeating a weaker enemy that uses speed and adaptability to outmaneuver you? That was the challenge General Stanley McChrystal was facing when he took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq in 2003.

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Transforming Leaders from Chess Masters to Gardeners

06/24/2020

What do you do when you are leading the most highly trained and efficient military force in the world and you’re having trouble defeating a weaker enemy that uses speed and adaptability to outmaneuver you? That was the challenge General Stanley McChrystal was facing when he took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in Iraq in 2003.

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Managing in the Wiki World

05/26/2020

The celebrated management guru Peter Drucker once observed that the invention of Scientific Management was the one American idea that “swept the world,” more influential than either the Constitution or the Federalist papers.

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