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Entries by Ron Ashkenas from 01/2010

Why You Should Fire Yourself

| Posted 01.04.2010 | Business

Why did it take a virtual purge for GM's executives to realize that it was time for change? Wasn't bankruptcy, a federal bailout, a near-death experience, and embarrassment enough?

Has the Recession Made Your Life Simpler?

| Posted 01.12.2010 | Business

A report in Harvard Business Review suggests that it may be beneficial not only for managers and professionals to spend more time away from work, but also for the organization.

Define Your Personal Brand With Simple Questions

| Posted 01.22.2010 | Business

Cross-posted from Harvard Business Online What's your personal brand? Though I've been writing for The Conversation for several months, this is the ...

Obama's Change Management Report Card

| Posted 01.28.2010 | Politics

Clearly, there's room for improvement in the president's change management approach. Let's hope that he learns from the experience of the first year.