Jack and Suzy Welch

Jack and Suzy Welch are co-authors of the book, The Real-Life MBA -- Your No-BS Guide to Winning the Game, Building a Team, and Growing Your Career, which debuted as a #1 Wall Street Journal and Washington Post best-seller.
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Leading Geeks, Nerds, and Geniuses: It’s Complicated

April 9, 2016.Communication
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In the course of your career as a leader, chances are you will encounter a few types of employees that are, well, uniquely complicated to manage. Especially if you didn’t come up through the ranks of their functional area. These are individuals whose work you don’t understand, or couldn’t do yourself. They generally dwell in […]

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Five Questions That Make Strategy Real

March 27, 2016.Strategy
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Lots of people – most notably academics and consultants – tend to talk about strategy as if it’s some kind of high-brain scientific methodology. We come from a different school of thought. That strategy is a living, breathing, totally dynamic game. It’s fun – and fast.  And it’s alive. Forget the scenario planning, yearlong studies, and […]

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What Should I Do With My Life? Three Questions to Ask

March 21, 2016.Careers
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Not long ago, we got a call from a bright young man whom we’ve both mentored for years. He’s 28, the graduate of a top-notch university with a degree in economics. His resume includes working at Morgan Stanley, and two years as COO of a Silicon Valley start-up that was sold to an e-commerce site. […]

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How to Break Bad News to Your Boss

February 29, 2016.Business
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Sometimes at work – and actually, more times than you’d ever want – something goes wrong or gets screwed up. A project goes awry; an important client decides to go elsewhere; a new product just doesn’t catch fire the way everyone expected. Business is filled with crises and failures, large and small, and when they […]

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Six Secrets to Success at Work

April 29, 2015.Business
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How many people do you know who are truly happy at work? Are you one of them?  We recently surveyed American professionals throughout the nation and learned that nearly a third feel trapped in their careers and passed over for promotions. Don’t count yourself among them. If you’re feeling stuck, here are six operating principles that […]

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