cooperation vs. collaboration

“Collaboration: being fully assertive and fully cooperative – at the same time” – Ambassador Enterprises, LLC One thing I learned at AE was the value of collaboration and that it was often fiery and unpleasant; full of conflict with strong and intelligent people going at it over an idea. But the beautiful thing was that… Read More

“Not Taking Risks Is the Riskiest Career Move of All” – Harvard Business Review

This is an excellent article from Harvard Business Review that illustrates how important it is for you to take responsibility for your career and job security. Here are the first two paragraphs from the article: Mark was a survivor. Until he was fired in 2012, six months shy of his 50thbirthday, he’d done everything right… Read More

internal motivation is more important than external motivators for leaders

Why You Lead Determines How Well You Lead is an excellent article on the Harvard Business Review website. In a study, over 10,000 Army officers were tracked from their entrance into West Point until well into their careers. The findings were surprising. Read the following paragraph from the article:  “As one might predict, we found that… Read More

things are changing in the boardroom

The Harvard Business Review website has an excellent article on Boards, The Boardroom’s Quiet Revolution, that will be well worth your while to read if you are involved with boards. While aimed at for-profit boards, the principles apply to non-profit boards as well in my opinion. Following is the executive summary: In the past 10 years,… Read More

“To Raise Productivity, Let More Employees Work from Home” – Harvard Business Review

“To Raise Productivity, Let More Employees Work from Home” – Harvard Business Review Nicholas Bloom and graduate student James Liang, who is also a cofounder of the Chinese travel website Ctrip, gave the staff at Ctrip’s call center the opportunity to volunteer to work from home for nine months. Half the volunteers were allowed to… Read More