One of the most over-used but under-realized clichés is to treat employees like assets. In a paper titled “From Capability to Profitability: Realizing the Value of People Management” the Boston Consulting Group concludes that companies “must regard their human capital as an asset worthy of continual investment.” It’s a good mantra but one that [...]
When the going gets tough, cheat. This, apparently, is one of the lessons learned by some Harvard students, recently accused of cheating. The idea that college students would find these actions acceptable dumbfounded me as I glanced at the Middle School Honor Code my daughter signed this week and recalled a pledge I made [...]
It’s a shame business books are so pathetic. The plethora of poorly-written, tedious books will make you want to take up some other more worthy form of education, like watching YouTube.
There’s one book that cannot be lumped into the same category. Stephen M. R. Covey’s “The Speed of Trust: The One Thing [...]