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March 26, 2017 by Marshall Goldsmith
Marshall Goldsmith
Editor's Note: This article was originally published by Marshall Goldsmith on his blog, Thinkers50. It has been reposted here with permission. When it comes to changing our behavior, there are two options that people usually try. The first is attempting a new behavior (like running Saturday mornings, or calling our parents...
March 21, 2017 by Editorial Staff
effective exec
In the competitive world of business, ineffectiveness inevitably shows up on the profit and loss statements and balance sheets of any type of institution, be it a business, university, or government agency. The only test of management that matters is performance. Either management performs or it doesn't. More than 30 years ago,...
March 20, 2017 by Editorial Staff
charismatic leaders
Editor's Note: In a 1988 Wall Street Street Journal entitled Leadership: More Doing Than Dash, Peter F. Drucker demolished the notion that effective leadership is linked to charisma.Jean Lipman-Blumen in The Drucker Difference (McGraw-Hill, 2010) penned a beautiful chapter entitled A Pox on Charisma. She provides provocative insights and...
March 19, 2017 by Editorial Staff
copy machine
There are two ways to imitate the innovations of others—namely; (1) developing a "me-too” or copycat offering to compete directly against the originator's innovation and; (2) launching a creative imitation of a rival's success.The difference between a "copycat” and "creative imitation" strategy is straightforward.A "me-too" offering is a...
March 19, 2017 by Editorial Staff
Editor's Note: We live in a business world that increasingly worships innovation. Why? Because it is essential to sustaining long-term growth and profits.But before all our energy and imagination is directed at producing and managing innovation, it's useful in to look at the realities of business life. Most "newness" is not...
March 15, 2017 by Marshall Goldsmith
Stop Sign
Editor's Note: This article was originally published by Marshall Goldsmith on his blog, Thinkers50. It has been reposted here with permission. As a 10-year board member of the Peter Drucker Foundation, I had many opportunities to listen to Peter Drucker, the world’s top authority on management. During this time, Peter taught me some very...
March 9, 2017 by Editorial Staff
effective management
From the moment The Effective Executive hit the bookshelves in 1967, Peter F. Drucker was leading a self-management revolution.Drucker's central thesis? "Knowledge workers must take responsibility for managing themselves."In both The Effective Executive and its superb 2006 sequel The Effective Executive in Action (with Joseph Maciariello),...
This article is adapted from the upcoming Gallup Press book Strengths Based Student. It was originally published on Gallup and has been reposted with permission.Although people change over time and personalities evolve, scientists have discovered that core personality traits are relatively stable throughout adulthood, as are people's...
March 8, 2017 by Editorial Staff
Creativity Versus Innovation
It's true: Many confuse the process of getting ideas with the agonizing realities of putting them to work.Lack of creativity is not the problem in most organizations. Great ideas almost always abound.The real problem is converting an idea, which is just a good intention, into operational reality.Indeed, a powerful new idea can kick around...
February 26, 2017 by Editorial Staff
Learning to Learn
Introduction Many believe the way to improve our school system is finding and hiring the best teachers. Others believe the focus of our school system must be on learning rather than teaching. Unfortunately, it’s a false hope to get “better teachers” in quantity. Superior teachers will always be in short supply.What we need is the proper...
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