Tag Archives: Strategic

Job seekers: Does your resume show you think strategically?

I recently was reminded of the importance of defining where you want to go and who you want to be, looking at the resume of a friend who’s seeking work. The resume is well written and includes lots of examples … Continue reading

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If you want to be negative, you may get subtracted

I am no Pollyanna. I am generally a happy person, an optimist by nature. I see the glass as half full, and possibilities. Earlier this year a Harvard Business Review blog post noted that most people who achieve their goals are realistic optimists, people who believe … Continue reading

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Do we learn the right lessons from our successes?

Do we learn the real lessons that a success can teach us? A new post on the Harvard Business Review blog reminds us there are three common reasons why we may not be getting the most mileage from the things that … Continue reading

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What knowledge should be managed?

A recent Harvard Business Review blog post discusses how strategic relevance should be the yardstick for determing what knowledge assets are  important to retain, protect and share. In most companies I have come across, management files and hard drives are brimming with  information … Continue reading

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Who’s the customer?

In the November 2010 issue of the Harvard Business Review there’s an interesting article about business strategy that discusses the importance of ‘knowing your customer.’ “Who is our real customer?” may seem like a rhetorical question, but Harvard Business School professor Robert … Continue reading

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Marketing pros: Instead of talking down, listen up

The Harvard Business Review’s website is like Scrooge McDuck’s vault: There is something valuable everywhere you look. One new HBR Blog posting (http://blogs.hbr.org/haque/2010/10/marketing_can_do_better.html) discusses the concept of “listening up” as a marketing initiative. Author Umair Haque, Director of the Havas Media Lab, explains, “Listening … Continue reading

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