Businesses hoping to survive over the long term will have to remake themselves into better competitors at least once along the way. These efforts have gone under many banners: total quality management, reengineering, rightsizing, restructuring, cultural change, and turnarounds, to name a few. In almost every case, the goal has been to cope with a new, more challenging market by changing the way business is conducted. In this article, John Kotter outlines the eight largest errors that can doom these efforts.
When some managers take over a new job, they hit the ground running. They learn the ropes, get along with their bosses and subordinates, gain credibility, and ultimately master the situation. Others, however, don't do so well. What accounts for the difference? In this article, first published in 1985, Harvard Business School professor John J. Gabarro relates the findings of two sets of field studies he conducted, covering 14 management successions.
It's such a savage thing to lose your memory, but the crazy thing is it doesn't hurt one bit. A blackout doesn't sting or stab or leave a scar when it robs you. Close your eyes and open them again. That's what a blackout feels like. For Sarah Hepola, alcohol was 'the gasoline of all adventure'. She spent her evenings at cocktail parties and dark bars where she proudly stayed till last call. Drinking felt like freedom, part of her birthright as a strong, enlightened 21st-century woman.
Even for the most gifted individuals, the process of becoming a leader is an arduous, albeit rewarding, journey of continuous learning and self-development. The initial test along the path is so fundamental that we often overlook it: becoming a boss for the first time. That's a shame, because the trials involved in this rite of passage have serious consequences for both the individual and the organization. For a decade and a half, the author has studied people making major career transitions to management.
Seth Godin, one of today's most influential business thinkers, writes best-selling books like Purple Cow and All Marketers Are Liars. And in between those annual books, he delivers a daily stream of ideas on one of the world's most popular blogs.
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Donald Trump and Robert Kiyosaki are both concerned. Their concern is that the rich are getting richer, but America is getting poorer. The entitlement mentality is epidemic, creating people who expect their country, employer, or family to take care of them. And like the polar ice caps, the middle class is disappearing. America is becoming a two-class society, and soon you will be either rich or poor. Trump and Kiyosaki want you to be rich.
After sending out hundreds of copies of my résumé to dozens of companies over the last year, I realized that I was getting nowhere because my approach was wrong.
A look at the tenets of disruption theory, its usefulness and limitations, and its evolution over the past 20 years, by the leading experts on the subject.
Employers can choose from lots of tools when they want to encourage employees to work together toward a new corporate goal. One of the rarest managerial skills is the ability to understand which tools will work in a given situation and which will misfire.
Seeing What's Next is a framework for predicting industry winners and losers. Every day, individuals take action based on how they believe innovation will change industries. Yet these beliefs are largely based on guesswork and incomplete data, and can lead to costly errors in judgment. Internationally renowned innovation expert Clayton M. Christensen and his research partners, Scott D. Anthony and Erik A. Roth, present this guide for predicting outcomes in the evolution of any industry.
If you want to know why so many organizations sink into chaos, look no further than their leaders' mouths. Over and over, leaders present grand, overarching - yet fuzzy - notions of where they think the company is going. The result is often sloppy behavior and misalignment that can cost a company dearly. Effective communication is a leader's most critical tool for doing the essential job of leadership.
Best selling author Jack Trout doesn't beat around the bush. He takes marketers to task for taking the easy route too often, employing high-tech razzle-dazzle and sleight of hand when they should be working to discover and market their product's uniquely valuable qualities. He examines successful differentiation initiatives and outlines the many ways you can achieve differentiation.
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There are nine articles in the first part of this double issue: "Testing the Climate", by Elizabeth Kolbert; "Who's Scrooge?", by Lizzie Widdicombe; "A Buyer's Christmas", by James Surowiecki; "The Frog at Forty-Five", by Mimi Sheraton; "Life on Mars", by David Remnick; "Demolition Man", by John Lahr; "Stairway to Here", by Sasha Frere-Jones; "Family Planning", by Hilton Als; and "Settling Scores", by Anthony Lane.
In 1990, IBM had its most profitable year ever. By 1993, the company was on a watch list for extinction, victimized by its own lumbering size, an insular corporate culture, and the PC era IBM had itself helped invent.
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Here's a creative way to make the best use of your morning commute: listen to The Wall Street Journal. Each morning, you'll get the must-hear stories from the Journal's front page, as well as the most popular columns and briefings from Marketplace, Money & Investing, and more. And, every Friday, you'll get a bonus delivery: features, columns, and reviews from the Weekend Journal.
"OPEC's Pricing Leverage Is Weakening" is from the June 01,2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by BENOÎT FAUCON, BILL SPINDLE, SUMMER SAID and narrated by Ken Borgers.
In this endlessly fascinating book, New Yorker columnist James Surowiecki explores a deceptively simple idea that has profound implications: large groups of people are smarter than an elite few, no matter how brilliant. Groups are better at solving problems, fostering innovation, coming to wise decisions, even predicting the future.
"All of us are smarter than any of us"
How companies can benefit from "inconspicuous consumption".
The New Yorker's blend of reporting, commentary, criticism, fiction, and cartoons has garnered 36 National Magazine Awards since its debut in 1925 - more than any other publication. Edited by Pulitzer Prize winner David Remnick, the magazine has had only five editors in its 80-year history. Each week, Audible and the editorial staff of The New Yorker work together to select a variety of the issue's best articles from The Talk of the Town, Fiction, The Critics, and more. Each article is read in its entirety. The New Yorker is available in audio exclusively at audible.com.
"China's Forex Reserves Plunge to More-Than-Three-Year Low" is from the Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Lingling Wei and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"China's Reserves Plunge While Stresses Mount" is from the Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Alex Frangos and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
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"Headlines from Tech" is from The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Alexander Quincy.
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"Twitter Suspended 125,000 ISIS-Related Accounts in Six Months" is from the Tech section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Yoree Koh and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Why a Business-Tax Overhaul Is So Tricky" is from the Economy section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Richard Rubin and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"Turkish Tensions With Syrian Kurdish Fighters Strain Ties With U.S." is from the World section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Dion Nissenbaum and Carol E. Lee and narrated by Alexander Quincy.
It's the perfect listen for your morning commute! In the time it takes you to get to work, you'll hear a digest of the day's top stories, prepared by the editorial staff of The New York Times. Each edition includes articles from the front page, as well as the paper's international, national, business, sports, and editorial sections.
"Syria's Peace of the Grave" is from the Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Alexander Quincy.
"China's Overseas Abductions" is from the Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Paul Ryden .
"The Surprisingly Easy Way to Score a Year of Free Flying" is from the Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Scott McCartney and narrated by Paul Ryden .
"What Gardens Meant to Monet and Other Art Masters" is from the Arts section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Alexis Flynn and narrated by Paul Ryden .
"'Hail Caesar!' Review: An Unappetizing Salad" is from the Arts section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by John Anderson and narrated by Paul Ryden .
"A New Yorker Shares Stories From His 93 Years of Living" is from the Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Lettie Teague and narrated by Paul Ryden .
Turn to Science News for the latest coverage of biology, astronomy, the physical sciences, behavioral sciences, math and computers, chemistry, and earth science. This 75-year-old publication is known for its sharp writing and up-to-date coverage of the latest scientific research. Since its debut in 1922, Science News has been committed to providing reports on scientific and technical developments that the layman would find interesting and easy to digest.
"Short Films Inspired by Scent" is from the Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Marshall Heyman and narrated by Paul Ryden .
"Tech Stocks Swoon as Growth Disappoints" is from the Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Maureen Farrell, Aaron Kuriloff and Don Clark and narrated by Paul Ryden .