Janice Molloy

Janice Molloy

Author

Janice Molloy is principal of Espira Editorial and former managing editor of The Systems Thinker. In her current role, she provides content development, consulting, and editorial services for clients such as Harvard Business Publishing, MIT’s Sloan Management Review, Safari Books Online, and the Society for Organizational Learning. Over the course of 15 years with Pegasus Communications, Janice served as content director, wrote for and managed the Leverage Points blog, and coordinated programming for the Systems Thinking in Action conference. She earned an M.S in Hispanic Literature and Linguistics from Georgetown University and a B.A. magna cum laude in Anthropology and Spanish from Wellesley College.

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Building Relationships with Respect at the Center

In the introduction to her book, Respect: An Exploration (Perseus Books, 1999), sociologist Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot observes that “We pay more attention to [respect] when …

The Risk of the Cure in Public Health

According to the World Health Organization, vaccines and clean water are the two public-health interventions that have had the greatest impact on the world’s …

Beyond Carrots and Sticks: Three Keys for Motivating Performance

Daniel H. Pink’s latest book, Drive: The SurprisingTruth AboutWhat Motivates Us (Riverhead Books, 2009), couldn’t come at a more apt time. As the …

Ford and Firestone Hit a Pothole

Every partnership occasionally runs into rocky roads, but the relationship between U.S. auto giant Ford Motor Company and Japanese tire maker Bridgestone/Firestone Inc.recently hit …

Moving Beyond the E-Vent Level

We all need to vent once in a while, right? Each of us has times in the office when we’re pushed beyond the bounds …

Stormy Weather for U.S. Airline Industry

Did you travel by air in the United States this past summer? If so, were you one of the hundreds of thousands of vacationers …

Looping Home on the Range

Examples of feedback loops in action crop up in the most unlikely places. In Disney’s last handdrawn animated motion picture, the recently released Home …

Compounding Interest in the U.S. Economy

TEAM TIP When your team or organization seems trapped in a vicious cycle, work together to be sure that your interventions aren’t compounding the …

Removing Barriers to Success at Caterpillar

In most enterprises, it isn’t enough to achieve success; the key challenge is to sustain it. At this year’s Pegasus Conference, keynote speaker Cristiano …

How Does Malcolm Gladwell Spell Success?

Acclaimed author Malcolm Gladwell’s new book, Outliers, The Story of Success (Little, Brown and Company, 2008), is all about patterns and how they can …