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A or B?

Sometimes, you simply have to choose. Do I send my child to this day care or that one? Do I buy this new car …

Relieving the Stress of Others

Here’s a story from the Harvard Business Review about helping other people manager stress (“Leading in Times of Trauma” by Jane E. Dutton et …

The Practice of Managing

Maverick business professor Henry Mintzberg’s new book, Managing (Berrett-Koehler, 2009), is a must read for those serious about management. He bases his book on …

Turning a Tragedy into a Triumph of the Commons?

Recently, the New England Fishery Management Council adopted promising new rules for regulating threatened regional fish stocks. The new rules will over time shift …

The Tools We Need

As a long-time admirer of Donella Meadows’s work, and knowing that she died much too young in 2001, I was surprised and enormously gladdened …

Systems Thinking Provides a Boost to Quality Professionals

The recently published Conference Board Research Report, A Leadership Prescription for the Future of Quality, noted that the quality function and the role of …

Will Obama Walk the Learner’s Path?

These lines, from three American presidential inaugural addresses, are arguably the most famous from the 56 such speeches given since 1789. At the start …

Moving from Knower to Learner

Contrary to popular opinion, learning is not the process of merely accumulating more information. You have “learned” something only when you can produce a …

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 …

Resolving to Stop Re-Solving

Have you resolved to make any changes in 2010? According to RichardWiseman, a psychologist at the University of Hertfordshire, most of us won’t achieve …