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Management Time: Who’s Got the Monkey?

Some ideas really stand the test of time!

This article, Management Time: Who's Got The Monkey,  was originally published in the November–December 1974 issue of The Harvard Business Review and has been one of the publication’s best-selling reprints ever since.  It's focus?: Why the burdens of subordinates always seem to end up on the manager's back. This article discusses how to get rid of them.

It's a very different way of looking at delegation and time management. I think you'll find this article very useful & insightful.  You can link to it here

Can A Current Strength Become A Future Weakness?

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Sometimes, a business' current success can blind it to the changing world and become a future weakness. Think of Microsoft. It was market dominant on Windows-powered PCs, but got left behind when the new opportunities developed in web search; digital music, social networking and smart phones. 

How can today's business leader plan for the future while protecting the current business? In this video, To Innovate, You Have To Manage The Past, Present & FutureVijay Govindarajan, professor at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, explains how to  take advantage of new business opportunities while  keeping a current, successful one optimized, healthy and profitable?.  You can link to the video interview here.

Getting The Feedback You Need

As executives become more senior, they are less likely to receive the constructive performance and strategic feedback they had on the way up - from coaches and mentors who closely observed your progress, nudged you to expand your talents, and, when necessary, confronted you with criticisms that you didn't want to hear -- but needed to hear in order to develop further.

How do you get the feedback you need now?   This video helps answer that question.
Executives at all levels struggle with the challenges addressed in the above articles and videos. I have helped a great many senior leaders work through the challenges of executive life.  And I can help you. 

Call or email me at the coordinates below. There is no fee for the initial consultation.

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MICHAEL I. STERN - President & CEO
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