Increasing your energy capacity is the best way to get more work done faster and better
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. A few of these endeavors have been very successful.
Bob Frisch, managing partner; and Cary Greene, a partner of the strategic Offsites Group, a Boston-based consultancy, write about how to stop putting your people to sleep.
The knock on most business leaders is that they don't take the long view - that they're fixated on achieving short-term goals to lift they pay. So which global CEOs actually delivered solid results over the long run? Our 2014 list of top performers provides and objective answer.
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.
This is the first book to present innovation and entrepreneurship as a purposeful and systematic discipline. It clearly explains and analyzes the challenges and opportunities of America's new entrepreneurial economy. Peter Drucker, the most influential and widely-read thinker and writer on modern organizations, gives us a superbly practical book that explains what established businesses, public service institutions, and new ventures have to know, have to learn, and have to do in today's economy and marketplace.
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Karan Girotra, a professor of technology and operations management at INSEAD, and Serguei Netessine, a professor of Global Technology and Innovation at INSEAD, write about how the secret to success lies in who makes what decisions when and why.
"Take Me Home", by Ray Bradbury; "Monstro", by Junot Diaz; "The Golden Age", by Ursula K. Le Guin; "The Republic of Empathy", by Sam Lipsyte; "The Spider Women", by Margaret Atwood; and "Black Box", by Jennifer Egan.
Claudio Fernandez-Araoz, a senior adviser at the global executive search firm Egon Zehnder, reports on how business is changing too rapidly to predict what competencies employees will need even a few years out. The question now is not what skills they have; it's whether they have the potential to learn new ones.
This edition features four great business articles. In our first article, we'll find out the difference between having what it takes to be considered for a CEO position, and actually getting it. Also, we'll find out what turns smart, ambitious people into underachievers, as well as how the right autobiographical story can help you in your personal life and your career. Plus, you'll learn how to critically re-assess your priorities before an unforeseen crisis forces you to.
When corporate leaders or the organizations they represent mess up, they face the difficult decision of whether to apologize publicly. A public apology is a risky move. It's highly political, and every word matters. Refusal to apologize can be smart, or it can be suicidal. Readiness to apologize can be seen as a sign of character or one of weakness. Because the stakes are so high, Barbara Kellerman says, leaders should not extend public apologies often or lightly.
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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.
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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Innovation gets rediscovered as a growth enabler every half dozen years. Too often, grand declarations about innovation are followed by mediocre execution that produces anemic results, and innovation groups are quietly disbanded. Each managerial generation embarks on the same enthusiastic quest for the next new thing. And each faces the same challenges to protect existing critical revenue streams while supporting new concepts that may be crucial to future success.
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.
Erik Simanis, a senior extension associate at Cornell University's Johnson School of Management, and Duncan Duke, an assistant professor of management at Ithaca College's School of Business, write about a new framework to help companies earn profits while pursuing socially beneficial ventures in low-income markets.
Brian Tracy reveals the success secrets of millionaires who achieved their dreams. You'll learn how to increase your income, achieve your goals, eliminate your debts, and realize your full potential. Tracy presents motivational ideas and principles that are followed by provocative questions and action exercises to help you apply the secrets to create your own success.
Planning for retirement can be tricky business, but a sound strategy makes all the difference. For the 2015 Retirement Guide, Forbes asked six coaching greats, from Yankees legend Joe Torre to Bears Super Bowl champ Mike Ditka, to share their playbook for staying on top in retirement.
One of the secrets to maintaining a thriving business is being able to recognize when it needs a fundamental change.
"Losing in Iraq Again" is from the May 21,2015 Opinion section of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Headlines from What's News Business and Finance" is from the May 21, 2015 of TheWall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"The Way to a Good Lawn Party: Let Nature Take a Starring Role" is from the May 21,2015 Life section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Cleanup Crews Tackle California Oil Spill as Officials Assess Size" is from the May 21,2015 US section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Tamara Audi and Alison Sider and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Altice's U.S. Foray Jumbles Cable" is from the May 21,2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Thao Hua And Miriam Gottfried and narrated by Ken Borgers.
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.
"Fed Looks Past June for First Rate Rise" is from the May 21,2015 section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Jon Hilsenrath and narrated by Ken Borgers.
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.
"Your Phone Isn't The Only Camera You Need" is from the May 21,2015 Tech section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Geoffrey A. Fowler and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"U.S. Stocks Edge Lower" is from the May 21,2015 Markets section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Saumya Vaishampayan and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Headlines from the Tech Center" is from the May 21, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Headlines from the Tech Center" is from the May 20, 2015 of The Wall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Hillary Clinton's State Department Staff Kept Tight Rein on Records" is from the May 20,2015 US section of The Wall Street Journal. It was written by Laura Meckler and narrated by Ken Borgers.
"Headlines from What's News Business and Finance" is from the May 20, 2015 of TheWall Street Journal. It was narrated by Ken Borgers.