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In a short article from "Forethought", Gary Carini and Bill Townsend offer some tips for getting your employees to come forward with strong and specific ideas. Then, Larry Bossidy, the former CEO of AlliedSignal and Honeywell, lays out what he expects of his direct reports and what they can expect from him. Then, James Hackett explains what you need to do to prepare for the perfect product launch, based on his successes and failures as CEO of Steelcase. The third full-length article suggests ways you can do your human due diligence when considering a company for a merger or acquisition. You'll also hear executive summaries of the remaining articles for the April 2007 issue of the Harvard Business Review.
If you'd like to hear more from Larry Bossidy, be sure to check out Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done (Unabridged) or Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right (Unabridged).

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