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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.
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In this issue: "How to Live with Risks" by the Editors of Harvard Business Review. "The Employer – Led Health Care Revolution" by Patricia A. McDonald, Robert S. Mecklenburg, MD, and Lindsay A. Martin. "Engineering Reverse Innovations" by Amos Winter and Vijay Govindarajan. "How to Negotiate with Powerful Suppliers" by Petros Paranikas, Grace Puma Whiteford, Bob Tevelson, and Dan Belz.
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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.
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Increasing your energy capacity is the best way to get more work done faster and better. From the October 2007 issue of Harvard Business Review.
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An extensive study of the world's best service companies reveals the principles on which they're built. From the April 2008 issue of Harvard Business Review.
The CEO and president of IDEO writes that when designers are involved from the very beginning of the innovation process, startling new ideas can result - as a U.S. health care provider, a Japanese bicycle components manufacturer, and a system of Indian eye hospitals learned.
Best-selling writer and biographer Walter Isaacson deconstructs the late Apple CEO’s business brilliance
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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.
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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.
Increasing your energy capacity is the best way to get more work done faster and better
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You'll hear why even the largest and most complex teams can work together effectively if the right conditions are in place. From the November 2007 issue of Harvard Business Review.
Roger Martin looks beyond the actions of great leaders. He says the lessons we really need to learn come from what goes on in their heads - particularly the way they creatively build on the tensions among conflicting ideas.
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Best-selling writer and biographer Walter Isaacson deconstructs the late Apple CEO’s business brilliance.
Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries, a professor of Leadership Development and Organizational Change at Insead, reports on how bosses who suffer from narcissism, manic depression, and other serious disorders can make organizations miserable.
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Linda A. Hill, a professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, Greg Brandeau, head of technology at Pixar, Emily Truelove, a researcher and a PhD candidate at the MIT Sloan School of Management, and Kent Lineback, a manager and executive with over 25 years of experience, write about how smart leaders of innovation don’t set a vision and motivate others to follow it; they create a community that is both willing and able to innovate.