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RESISTANCE

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You have an innovative idea that will streamline the work, double the margin, improve quality and eliminate the headaches. You got sponsorship, budget approval, and a project team. Today you are taking the plan out to your organization in a…

C’MON HBR—QUIT THIS NONSENSE

The Harvard Business Review magazine was on my desk, still in plastic: YOU CAN’T FIX CULTURE JUST FOCUS ON YOUR BUSINESS AND THE REST WILL FOLLOW I’ve been noting the disingenuous headlines that HBR plasters on its covers and its articles…

Two Things Needed to Hire the Right Person: TENACITY AND REFERENCES

“It’s in the EQ/social behavior area where our candidate evaluations repeatedly fall short. It’s almost as if we close our eyes and hope for the best—and then wonder why we didn’t get it.”  (Email from an executive facing the prospect…