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Reinvent Your Business Before It’s Too Late PDF Print E-mail
Sooner or later, all businesses, even the most successful, run out of room to grow. Faced with this unpleasant reality, they are compelled to reinvent themselves periodically. The ability to pull off this difficult feat—to jump from the maturity stage of one business to the growth stage of the next—is what separates high performers from those whose time at the top is all too brief.
Innovation Versus Complexity: What Is Too Much of a Good Thing? PDF Print E-mail
What's the number of product or service offerings that would optimize both your revenues and your profits? For most firms, it's considerably lower than the number they offer today.

The fact is, companies have strong incentives to be overly innovative in new product development. But continual launches of new products and line extensions add complexity throughout a company's operations, and as the costs of managing that complexity multiply, margins shrink. 
What Your Leader Expects of You PDF Print E-mail
The success of an executive team depends heavily on the relationships the boss has with his or her direct reports. Yet the leadership literature has had little to say about what is expected in those relationships--on either side.

Larry Bossidy, formerly the chairman and CEO of Honeywell, and before that of AlliedSignal, shares what he calls "the CEO compact," detailing the behaviors a leader should look for in subordinates and what they should be able to expect in return. 
Second in Command: The Misunderstood Role of the Chief Operating Officer PDF Print E-mail
 Asking the question, "What makes a great COO?" is akin to asking "What makes a great candidate for U.S. vice-president?" It all depends on the first name on the ticket--the CEO.

New research sheds light on this most contingent, and most mysterious, of C-suite jobs. After in-depth conversations with dozens of executives who have held the position and with CEOs who have worked with COOs, the authors have concluded that different views of the COO role arise from the different motives behind creating the position in the first place. 
Hooked on Tech: How Much Is Too Much? PDF Print E-mail
  What's the difference between being a tech fan and a tech junkie? Should psychiatrists look at Internet addiction on the same level as addiction to drugs or alcohol? And if one's classified as an "Internet addict," are they truly addicted to being online, or is the Web just the medium though which they pursue their real vices like gambling and compulsive shopping?

Having an interest in computers and the Internet Over is one thing, but can going overboard with it qualify you for a deviant behavior diagnosis from a clinical therapists? That may depend on how much time you sit at the keyboard and how much that impacts your job, your family and your other important interests.
Getting Offshoring Right PDF Print E-mail
In the past five years, a rising number of companies in North America and Europe have experimented with offshoring and outsourcing business processes, hoping to reduce costs and gain strategic advantage.

But many businesses have had mixed results. According to several studies, half the organizations that have shifted processes offshore have failed to generate the expected financial benefits. What's more, many of them have faced employee resistance and consumer dissatisfaction.
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