Category Archives: Learning

From the “You’re the Boss: The Art of Running a Small Business” series (NY Times)

Tweet May 24, 2011, 7:00 am Owner Sets Goals for the Company and Himself By Paul Downs I was on a plane to Utah in March to look at a sander I was considering buying, and during the flight I

Preparing your organization for growth (McKinsey Quarterly)

Tweet Companies that address their organizational weaknesses as they implement growth strategies give themselves an advantage. MAY 2011 • Martin Dewhurst, Suzanne Heywood, and Kirk Rieckhoff Most senior managers pay close attention to the strategic side of growth—the “wheres,” “whens,”

Fixing the Problem that Business Travelers Hate Most (HBR blogs)

Tweet Fixing the Problem that Business Travelers Hate Most By Michael Scrage. Friday May 13, 2011. There’s an award-winning doctoral dissertation in marketing, hospitality or behavioral economics to be done on why the world’s most luxurious hotels insist on charging

The Right to Management Competence (HBR blogs)…or, what to expect from leaders

Tweet Imagine that you’re conducting a performance appraisal with one of your people. You’re discussing a major project that didn’t turn out as hoped and you’ve just asked him why. “Why did it fail?” he says. “Lots of reasons, but

Four Reasons Any Action Is Better than None (HBR)

Tweet It’s well-known that busy people get the most done. Their secret is simple: They never stop moving. Of course, sitting still can be a good thing if it involves renewal, reflection, and focused attention (or having meals with the