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Entries by Ron Ashkenas from 07/2012

Turning a Problem Into an Opportunity

| Posted 07.03.2012 | Business

Given the uncertainty of the federal government budget and marketplace, we won't know the outcomes for these two companies until sometime next year. In fact it's quite possible that both managers will be forced to hunker down and shrink their company's footprints.

Bring Back the General Manager

| Posted 07.11.2012 | Business

Career paths today are less geared towards filling the few remaining general management positions, and instead focus on functional specialization.

Define What's Optional (and What's Not)

| Posted 07.19.2012 | Business

Managers often have a parental dilemma: they need subordinates to achieve a certain result, but want them to have a choice about how to do it.

Ten Ways to Inhibit Innovation

| Posted 07.27.2012 | Business

Every company is looking for the magic formula that will produce breakthrough products and services. But a better starting point is to think about what gets in the way of innovation.