Monthly Archives: April 2016

The Three Box Solution: A Strategy For Leading Innovation

My colleague and friend Vijay Govindarajan (VG), who is on Dartmouth and Harvard faculties, has just published his book The Three Box Solution: A Strategy For Leading Innovation today. The book is rated #1 New Release on Amazon. The book explains … Continue reading

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The Power of Pay for Performance

How would your work change if your pay was based on your performance rather than howmuch your clients like you or how much time you spend with them? I believe that neither of these (how much I’m liked or the … Continue reading

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What I Learned from a Near-Death Experience

A number of years ago, I was flying to Santa Barbara, California. Suddenly, the plane took an enormous dip. The pilot immediately came on the speaker system and announced, “We have a minor problem. The landing gear isn’t working. We … Continue reading

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#1 Sign Someone Isn’t a Great Leader

A few years ago, former General Mills CEO Steve Sanger told nearly 100 of his colleagues: “As you all know, last year my team told me that I needed to do a better job of coaching my direct reports. I … Continue reading

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Hey HR, Can You Really Be Effective Internal Coaches?

Can internal HR professionals do an effective job of coaching leaders? Definitely. Will most internal HR coaches be effective in coaching leaders? Maybe. My friend, Linda Sharkey, did some outstanding research on internal HR coaching when she was at GE … Continue reading

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