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Entries by Ron Ashkenas from 10/2010

Why We Secretly Love Meetings

| Posted 10.07.2010 | Business

What seems like wasted or unproductive time for many managers is actually fulfilling important personal and organizational needs.

How Leaders Create the Context for Strategy Execution

| Posted 10.15.2010 | Business

Creating context -- on a regular basis -- is a critical part of every manager's job and could be considered a core competency of leadership. Without it, you might find yourself ahead of schedule, but not sure where you are heading.

Obama and the High Cost of High Expectations

| Posted 10.20.2010 | Politics

Cross-posted from Harvard Business Online There's an old saying that putting someone on a pedestal makes it a lot easier to get kicked in the head. ...

When Is Your Midterm Election?

| Posted 10.27.2010 | Business

Like an electoral cycle, corporate rhythms are important for the organization to periodically and regularly push the reset button.