Fri.Jan 11, 2019

Leadership lessons from Africa’s trailblazers

McKinsey

How five leaders are seizing opportunities and overcoming challenges to build successful organizations in—and a brighter future for—the nations of Africa. Middle East and Africa

Good intentions (how to be on time)

Seth Godin Blog

You probably know people who are late. Often. They don’t want to be late. In fact, their good intentions are probably the reason that they are late. They might try one technique or another, and even apologize for being late, and yet it happens again. There is one reason and one amplifying factor. The amplifying factor is that when they’re late, people wait for them.

‘Lighthouse’ manufacturers lead the way—can the rest of the world keep up?

McKinsey

Manufacturing leaders are sprinting ahead with digital and analytics, and changing the rules of the game. A broad scale-up of innovation across the value chain is needed to ensure more winners share the spoils. Insights on Operations

Do you have a marketing problem?

Seth Godin Blog

It’s pretty easy to tell when you have a plumbing problem. Or when you need a roofer. And if your finances are a mess, you might have an accounting problem. But what are the symptoms that you have a marketing problem? There are people who would benefit from your work who aren’t engaging with you. There’s a change you seek to make in the culture, but it’s not happening. You’re having difficulty persuading other people of your point of view.

How to transform your airline

McKinsey

Airline transformations are often necessary—and always difficult. We lay out five rules for success. Insights on Travel, Transport & Logistics

Why Most Performance Evaluations Are Biased, and How to Fix Them

Harvard Business

Avoid open-ended questions. Assessing performance Talent management Digital Article

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The Strategy Puzzle of Subscription-Based Dating Sites

Harvard Business

If they do their job too well, they might put themselves out of business. Business models Strategy Technology Product development Digital Article

Data Was Supposed to Fix the U.S. Education System. Here’s Why It Hasn’t.

Harvard Business

Better information doesn’t always lead to better teaching. Data Educational Institutions Digital Article