Archive: November 2, 2008 - November 8, 2008

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Barack Obama is the new CEO of America. He was elected through brilliant marketing. He is a radical management innovator. U.S. businesses shed another 240,000 jobs last month. Have a nice weekend. It didn't take long for Tuesday's shine to...

By Scott Berinato | November 7, 2008; 1:10 PM ET | Comments (1)

Add Major Innovations to Your Product Portfolio

Incremental innovations (small, safe changes to your firm's offerings) make up 85 to 90 percent of companies' development portfolios. But "little i" projects rarely produce competitive advantage. For that, you need "Big I" innovations--offerings new to your organization or the...

By Editors | November 6, 2008; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)


Well, there it is. History. Set in motion two years ago. Made inevitable last month by financial tremors. I've forgotten a lot from college, but I remember this from PoliSci 104: Americans vote with their wallets. If there's less in...

By Scott Berinato | November 5, 2008; 12:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Make Sure Your Negotiations Deliver as Promised

Why do so many deals that looked great on paper end up in tatters? Negotiators focus too much on closing the deal -- and not enough on ensuring their agreement will work in practice. To avoid this mistake, adopt an...

By Editors | November 5, 2008; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

What Will He Say?

We will have a new president-elect tonight. It's funny how, as the end nears, most of the noise and nonsense has simply slipped off the stage. The Palin Thing barely registers; McCain's spooky appearance on Saturday Night Live came and...

By Scott Berinato | November 4, 2008; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

How to Emerge from Adversity Stronger Than Before

What enables one leader to inspire loyalty and hard work, while others -- with equal vision and intelligence -- stumble? It's how individuals deal with adversity. Extraordinary leaders learn from the most negative events. They emerge from adversity stronger than...

By Editors | November 4, 2008; 8:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Stop Taking on Your Employee's Problems

An employee stops you in the hall and says, "We've got a problem." You can't make an on-the-spot decision, so you say, "Let me think about it." You've just allowed a "monkey" to leap from your subordinate's back to yours....

By Editors | November 3, 2008; 7:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

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