June 13, 2012

News & Opinion: ChangeThis: Issue 95

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 6:45 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture

How to Make Change Stick: Kill the Company How to Make Change Stick: Kill the Company by Lisa Bodell

“Innovation is not just about data analysis, plans and processes, and thinking outside the box. More than anything else, innovation is about change. And the truth is that as much as we’d all like to think otherwise, we are all hardwired to resist it.”

A Three Trillion Dollar Reason to Work Together: Public-Private Partnerships Are Here to Stay by Mary Scott Nabers

“Relief won’t come quickly or easily, but one thing is crystal clear: government must reach out to private sector partners for innovative solutions.”

The ROE Manifesto: How to Maximize Your Return On Energy by R. Michael Rose

“It’s easy to measure how much time we have and how much money we have left, but energy is something that is hard to explain, much less tie to business results. Until now.”

Selling, Art or Science? by Jim Holden

“[There] has always been the debate as to whether sales is an art or a science, almost to suggest that for some, sellers are born and not made. The intent of this manifesto is to apply unconventional thinking to the question of art or science.”

The Struggle by Nate St. Pierre

“Most people bear a heavy burden, quietly and alone, so focused on making sure it looks like they have everything under control that they forget they don’t have to have it all under control, and they certainly don’t have to walk their road alone.”

Why Companies Must Reduce Complexity by Neil Smith

“Too often companies look at reducing expenses without even thinking about reducing complexity. These types of programs to increase profitability may be successful in the short term, but unless you look at how things get done, change won’t be sustainable.”