Archive: May 10, 2009 - May 16, 2009

Start Innovation Efforts the Right Way

Do you start innovation efforts by assembling a group of people and telling them, "It's innovation time!"? If so, your vagueness may be setting them up for failure. Instead, begin by establishing a goal for five years from now: Will...

By Editors | May 15, 2009; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

4 Tips for Efficient Succession Planning

Marshall Goldsmith is a world authority in helping successful leaders achieve positive, lasting change in behavior. His blog Ask the Coach can be found at One of the most common leadership development questions that I hear from executives is,...

By Susan Jackson | May 14, 2009; 2:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ask Candidates About Their Failures, Too

When evaluating candidates for important roles in your unit, do you seek a litany of accomplishments demonstrating sound judgment? Do you consider failure radioactive? If so, you're not alone. But you may be making a mistake. Failure, more than success,...

By Editors | May 13, 2009; 9:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Rise of the Chief Performance Officer

Tom Davenport holds the President's Chair in Information Technology and Management at Babson College. His blog The Next Big Thing can be found at You may recall the brief run of publicity for a new role in Washington called...

By Susan Jackson | May 12, 2009; 8:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

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