The View from China's Productivity Frontier

Henrique Boclin Wednesday, January 29, 2014
“Days of Miracles Are Waning.” “Years of Slowing GDP Growth.” As if the headlines weren’t sobering enough, one book advances an especially ...Read More
The View from China's Productivity Frontier The View from China's Productivity Frontier Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Rating: 5

Next-shoring: A CEO’s guide

Henrique Boclin Wednesday, January 29, 2014
When offshoring  entered the popular lexicon, in the 1990s, it became shorthand for efforts to arbitrage labor costs by using lower-wage wo...Read More
Next-shoring: A CEO’s guide Next-shoring: A CEO’s guide Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Rating: 5

Gillette Loses Its Way in Mustache Flap

Henrique Boclin Wednesday, January 29, 2014
“P&G Blames The Mustache.” That was an actual headline in the  Wall Street Journal  last week after Procter & Gamble Chief Financia...Read More
Gillette Loses Its Way in Mustache Flap Gillette Loses Its Way in Mustache Flap Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Rating: 5
What Makes You Happy? It Depends on How Old You (Think) You Are What Makes You Happy? It Depends on How Old You (Think) You Are Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Rating: 5
If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material If You’re Not Helping People Develop, You’re Not Management Material Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Rating: 5

The Four Secrets to Employee Engagement

Henrique Boclin Wednesday, January 29, 2014
How did you feel about coming to work this morning? I’m sure many factors influenced whether you felt like digging right in, but one of t...Read More
The Four Secrets to Employee Engagement The Four Secrets to Employee Engagement Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Rating: 5
A Company Without Job Titles Will Still Have Hierarchies A Company Without Job Titles Will Still Have Hierarchies Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Rating: 5

Why Even Bad Strategy is Worth Doing Well

Henrique Boclin Saturday, January 25, 2014
Good implementation of even a poor strategy can lead to the discovery of better ones. When an assignment to create the first version of A...Read More
Why Even Bad Strategy is Worth Doing Well Why Even Bad Strategy is Worth Doing Well Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Saturday, January 25, 2014 Rating: 5

The Seven Myths of Win-Win Negotiations

Henrique Boclin Saturday, January 25, 2014
It sounds fine on the face of it, but not everyone will get what they want and this is more likely to happen to you if you fail to spot the...Read More
The Seven Myths of Win-Win Negotiations The Seven Myths of Win-Win Negotiations Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Saturday, January 25, 2014 Rating: 5

Making big change in small sizes

Henrique Boclin Saturday, January 25, 2014
Managing change can be a challenge in any organisation, and especially for the SME (small and medium-sized enterprise) with limited resourc...Read More
Making big change in small sizes Making big change in small sizes Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Saturday, January 25, 2014 Rating: 5

Language Wars Divide Global Companies

Henrique Boclin Saturday, January 25, 2014
As global companies increasingly adopt a dominant language, usually English, which all employees must use to simplify communications and in...Read More
Language Wars Divide Global Companies Language Wars Divide Global Companies Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Saturday, January 25, 2014 Rating: 5

How to Maximize the Benefits of Mentoring

Henrique Boclin Saturday, January 25, 2014
I've been mentoring people and seeking mentoring myself for the past 12 years or so, mostly because I've decided that mentoring is ...Read More
How to Maximize the Benefits of Mentoring How to Maximize the Benefits of Mentoring Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Saturday, January 25, 2014 Rating: 5

Say “No” to Innovation-in-General

Henrique Boclin Saturday, January 25, 2014
I had just arrived at a conference on entrepreneurship and the only panel I wanted to see was starting. I looked down at my watch and reali...Read More
Say “No” to Innovation-in-General Say “No” to Innovation-in-General Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Saturday, January 25, 2014 Rating: 5
Five Questions Every Leader Should Ask About Organizational Design Five Questions Every Leader Should Ask About Organizational Design Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Saturday, January 25, 2014 Rating: 5
Risk and responsibility in a hyperconnected world: Implications for enterprises Risk and responsibility in a hyperconnected world: Implications for enterprises Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Monday, January 20, 2014 Rating: 5
Positive Leadership: Success Without Collateral Damage Positive Leadership: Success Without Collateral Damage Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Monday, January 20, 2014 Rating: 5
Fear Factor: Change Can Be Scary (Leaders Take Note) Fear Factor: Change Can Be Scary (Leaders Take Note) Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Monday, January 20, 2014 Rating: 5

Be A Leader In Your Industry: Help Others

Henrique Boclin Monday, January 20, 2014
Think about the qualities that define industry leaders. They are knowledgeable, well-connected, credible, and amiable — among other things....Read More
Be A Leader In Your Industry: Help Others Be A Leader In Your Industry: Help Others Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Monday, January 20, 2014 Rating: 5

You are only as busy as you think you are

Henrique Boclin Monday, January 20, 2014
Years ago when I was first learning how to report a story, an editor shared the journalistic saw that “three anecdotes make a trend.” It’s ...Read More
You are only as busy as you think you are You are only as busy as you think you are Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Monday, January 20, 2014 Rating: 5
Beware the iSmell: 10 Rules for Successful Product Development Beware the iSmell: 10 Rules for Successful Product Development Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Monday, January 20, 2014 Rating: 5
Three Ways Leaders Can Listen with More Empathy Three Ways Leaders Can Listen with More Empathy Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Monday, January 20, 2014 Rating: 5

Why Can’t We Stop Working?

Henrique Boclin Monday, January 20, 2014
I hadn’t seen Jim in two years. When we reconnected recently, I was shocked. The handsome, dapper professional I knew had gained 30 pounds ...Read More
Why Can’t We Stop Working? Why Can’t We Stop Working? Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Monday, January 20, 2014 Rating: 5
What Apple Versus Samsung Means For The Future Of Innovation What Apple Versus Samsung Means For The Future Of Innovation Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Thursday, January 16, 2014 Rating: 5

Change Your Marketing. Change Your Brain

Henrique Boclin Thursday, January 16, 2014
Let's agree to stop the madness. Do a quick search for "the death of marketing and advertising," and the level of discourse...Read More
Change Your Marketing. Change Your Brain Change Your Marketing. Change Your Brain Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Thursday, January 16, 2014 Rating: 5

Why leadership-development programs fail

Henrique Boclin Thursday, January 16, 2014
For years, organizations  have lavished time and money on improving the capabilities of managers and on nurturing new leaders. US companies...Read More
Why leadership-development programs fail Why leadership-development programs fail Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Thursday, January 16, 2014 Rating: 5

The Degree Is Doomed

Henrique Boclin Thursday, January 16, 2014
The credential — the degree or certificate — has long been the quintessential value proposition of higher education.  Americans have embrac...Read More
The Degree Is Doomed The Degree Is Doomed Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Thursday, January 16, 2014 Rating: 5

Motivating People to Perform at Their Peak

Henrique Boclin Thursday, January 16, 2014
Almost all decisions, big and small, are choices between  exploring  new possibilities and  exploiting old ones. When you explore, you sele...Read More
Motivating People to Perform at Their Peak Motivating People to Perform at Their Peak Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Thursday, January 16, 2014 Rating: 5

8 Ways to Become a Better Boss

Henrique Boclin Sunday, January 12, 2014
Some get to be boss by luck and others earn their way into the driver's seat.  Unfortunately, many people become a boss without getting...Read More
8 Ways to Become a Better Boss 8 Ways to Become a Better Boss Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Sunday, January 12, 2014 Rating: 5
How Not to Nip a Crisis in the Bud: Target's Bad News Keeps Coming How Not to Nip a Crisis in the Bud: Target's Bad News Keeps Coming Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Sunday, January 12, 2014 Rating: 5

Tough choices for consumer-goods companies

Henrique Boclin Sunday, January 12, 2014
Over the past half century,  the consumer-packaged-goods (CPG) industry has achieved enviable growth in both revenue and shareholder return...Read More
Tough choices for consumer-goods companies Tough choices for consumer-goods companies Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Sunday, January 12, 2014 Rating: 5

What could happen in China in 2014?

Henrique Boclin Sunday, January 12, 2014
1. Two phrases will be important for 2014: ‘productivity growth’ and ‘technological disruption’ China’s labor costs continue to rise by m...Read More
What could happen in China in 2014? What could happen in China in 2014? Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Sunday, January 12, 2014 Rating: 5

Statistics That Hurt

Henrique Boclin Sunday, January 12, 2014
When confronting the touchy topic of racial discrimination, satirical TV commentator Stephen Colbert often dodges the issue by quipping tha...Read More
Statistics That Hurt Statistics That Hurt Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Sunday, January 12, 2014 Rating: 5
Networking Is About Personal Style, Not Convention Networking Is About Personal Style, Not Convention Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Sunday, January 12, 2014 Rating: 5

We Need To Change How We Think About Talent

Henrique Boclin Sunday, January 12, 2014
Ask anybody who manages a business and they will tell you how important it is to hire the right people.  Top companies recruit at the mos...Read More
We Need To Change How We Think About Talent We Need To Change How We Think About Talent Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Sunday, January 12, 2014 Rating: 5
The Biggest Bet Ever: Soros, Paulson and Cooperman Take On Adelson Over The Future Of Gambling In America The Biggest Bet Ever: Soros, Paulson and Cooperman Take On Adelson Over The Future Of Gambling In America Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Sunday, January 12, 2014 Rating: 5

Strategy Gaga: little monsters big rewards

Henrique Boclin Monday, January 06, 2014
When people think of great business strategists, they might think of MBA educated executives or daring entrepreneurs steering their organis...Read More
Strategy Gaga: little monsters big rewards Strategy Gaga: little monsters big rewards Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Monday, January 06, 2014 Rating: 5

An Emotional Approach to Strategy Execution

Henrique Boclin Monday, January 06, 2014
Leaders who are able to identify and manage patterns of emotions in a collective are better able to make their ambitious strategies a reali...Read More
An Emotional Approach to Strategy Execution An Emotional Approach to Strategy Execution Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Monday, January 06, 2014 Rating: 5
Cyclical Approaches to Innovative Collaborations Cyclical Approaches to Innovative Collaborations Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Monday, January 06, 2014 Rating: 5

Can Chairmen Lead?

Henrique Boclin Monday, January 06, 2014
The characteristics of highly effective chairmen. In June 2013, I helped a large private transportation company to upgrade its governan...Read More
Can Chairmen Lead? Can Chairmen Lead? Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Monday, January 06, 2014 Rating: 5
Technology Re-Emergence: Creating New Value for Old Innovations Technology Re-Emergence: Creating New Value for Old Innovations Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Monday, January 06, 2014 Rating: 5

How Netflix Reinvented HR

Henrique Boclin Monday, January 06, 2014
Sheryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 millio...Read More
How Netflix Reinvented HR How Netflix Reinvented HR Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Monday, January 06, 2014 Rating: 5

Headhunters Reveal What Candidates Want

Henrique Boclin Monday, January 06, 2014
Given the shortage of talented executives, how can companies attract the best and brightest? What do executives look for in new employers? ...Read More
Headhunters Reveal What Candidates Want Headhunters Reveal What Candidates Want Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Monday, January 06, 2014 Rating: 5
Zappos’ CEO on Using Corporate Relocation to Preserve Customer-Led Culture Zappos’ CEO on Using Corporate Relocation to Preserve Customer-Led Culture Reviewed by Henrique Boclin on Monday, January 06, 2014 Rating: 5
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