Tag Archives: Harvard Business Review

Building Dedication

Many executives are surprised not only by the ownership and drive for implementation that comes from high-involvement approaches, but also by the improved quality of the answers that emerge. I found evidence of this from reading management consultant Noel Tichy’s most recent book, “Judgment on the Front Line: How Smart Companies Win By Trusting Their […]

The Passionate Disruptors

Passionate people are often disruptors. In my last blog, I introduced you to Elizabeth Scharpf, who founded Sustainable Health Enterprises to develop a new system of community-based education, business training, manufacturing and distribution jobs from locally sourced banana fiber. She had seen a problem in absenteeism in Mozambique, and witnessed in herself and others what […]

The Wisdom of Learning from Failure

“Never let the fear of striking out get in your way.” ~ Babe Ruth “We are programmed at an early age to think that failure is bad,” wrote Amy Edmondson in a 2011 article in the Harvard Business Review. “That belief prevents organizations from effectively learning from their missteps.” But how do organizations create an […]