How to Break Through a Career Impasse

Many of the successful managers and professionals who come back to business school at mid-career are looking for more than honing their leadership skills. Many are stuck in their careers.  They’re looking for direction and support for the changes they long to make in the near future.  … Read more

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Is Losing Talent Always Bad? Management Lessons from Prada

In a recent post to the Harvard Business Review blog, I wrote that the recent departure of Marc Jacobs from Louis Vuitton might seem like terrible news for the company.  But if you look a little more closely at the fashion industry you’ll find that turning over your talent isn’t always a bad thing.… Read more

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Passion: I like the way you look

How to produce and deliver a winning presentation Part 3: Passion – I like the way you look
So you will have seen through Part 1: Prepared Goals and Part 2: Command Attention, the sequence of events and tasks that help you ensure that your presentation is remembered for all the right reasons, rather than all the wrong reasons.… Read more

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Six Ways to Grow Your Job

In today’s resource-constrained environment, many of us are delivering 120% on the current demands of our job—but devoting little time to developing ourselves further or positioning ourselves for a future move. As one of my executive MBA students recently told me, “I know that I have to carve out more time to think strategically about my business, but all my peers are executing to hilt and I don’t want to fall behind.”
But simply plugging along in our current roles is more dangerous than it might seem. … Read more

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Why Large Companies Struggle With Business Model Innovation

After a brief summer hiatus, we are back and blogging!  As we describe in the recent blog post on HBR Network, innovation success stories are all strikingly similar: a bright idea, supported by a zealot-innovator who sees it through. The windfall of goodies follows. … Read more

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Europe: 8 out of 50

The Economist writes about the 50 most valued companies in the world, where Europe has about 8 (Switzerland and the UK have 4 of those 8). American firms pushed ahead with the recovery: European giants looked good when America slumped but now fall back in the pack.… Read more

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Samsung Beats Blackberry in the Global Alliance Game

To the investors of Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of Blackberry, the recent years have been really disappointing. It lost the fight to Apple and Samsung. There may be several explanations to this failure, but one which particularly stands out is the failure of RIM to build a strong alliance network.… Read more

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How to command attention and deliver a winning presentation

How to produce and deliver a winning presentation Part 2: Command Attention
Firstly, thank you for all your comments on Part 1: Prepared Goals.
It is a great honour to read your inputs and thoughts, please keep them coming.
So, here we go with Part 2 (of 4): Command Attention.… Read more

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