A lot of companies are good. But there’s a big difference between good and great—and many people are unsure about how to effect the transformation. In the aptly titled GOOD TO GREAT, author Jim Collins shows how to transform an average company into an outstanding organization. One piece of advice he offers is to always be honest about […]
Negotiation is a skill that requires patience and deep psychological insight. To get the deal of your dreams, you need to be aware of all the variables that may impact the process. Learn how to build better relationships, calculate the best position, and exceed other people’s expectations with our Instaread on BARGAINING FOR ADVANTAGE.
The Toyota company’s leadership and culture has been a game changer in the world of business management. For more than 50 years, Toyota’s guiding principles have promoted high efficiency, strong leadership, and self-reliance in its workforce. For insight into how the company has nurtured strong core values while remaining nimble enough to respond to new […]
Want to banish burnout and achieve peak productivity? First you need insight into the inner workings of your brain. A little understanding goes a long way, effectively honing your ability to better manage distractions, collaborate seamlessly, and work faster. Activate optimum efficiency mode with our Instaread on YOUR BRAIN AT WORK.
When Coach Bill Walsh led the San Francisco 49ers to an unexpected championship in the 1970s, he changed the game of American football. Walsh is known for perfecting his team’s plays and promoting team unity instead of focusing on the score, a strategy from which we can all learn. Here are two top insights from our latest […]
Most leaders know how important it is to convey the messages and principles of the organization to everyone in the company, from interns to the executive team. But they might not realize how many times they need to communicate a given message before it is truly absorbed by the workforce. In THE ADVANTAGE, longtime business […]
Finishing a project, or even making progress on one, can sometimes stymie the ability to work from home, especially for someone who is still learning how to manage time independently of office culture. However, as David Allen points out in his 2001 work, GETTING THINGS DONE, there’s usually one of four tasks that can be completed to […]
In the late seventeenth century, Trinity College in Cambridge, England issued an urgent message to its students and faculty: go home, or risk getting sick. At the time, London was being ravaged by an outbreak of the bubonic plague that ultimately killed a quarter of the city’s population. However, the warning sent by that school’s […]
Fun fact: venture capitalism was born in the 18th century, when investors pumped their money into whaling exhibitions. Today, investors largely look for opportunities on land, but the principles remain the same. Want to learn how to transform a local company into a global brand? Our latest Instaread Original “Venture Capital” will show you how to […]
Every leader needs a field guide. But in the military and in the business world, training for the top jobs is often in short supply. In LEADERSHIP STRATEGY AND TACTICS, former Navy SEAL turned corporate consultant Jocko Willink distills everything he knows about how to manage an elite team. Recommit to excellence with our latest Instaread.