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Boosting Marketing's Role in New Product Development

Boosting Marketing's Role in New Product Development | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Applying specialized skills tied to consumer trends is key to innovation success.    
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The Collaboration Mandate

The Collaboration Mandate | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
In projects, like sports, the most talented players don't guarantee a great team. The best teams are committed to overall - not individual - success. But this type of collaboration doesn't happen on its own.
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Boards Still Don’t See the Value of Digital

Boards Still Don’t See the Value of Digital | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Companies across the world are ramping up their digital initiatives, according to a new survey from McKinsey, with the C-suite increasingly leading the way.
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The Hidden Enemy of Productive Conversations

The Hidden Enemy of Productive Conversations | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
We have our work cut out for us when it comes to navigating complex problems, in large part because we are hard-wired to seek certainty as quickly as possible.
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When Two of Your Coworkers Are Fighting

When Two of Your Coworkers Are Fighting | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
People disagree at work. That’s a given. But what if there’s an all-out war between two of your coworkers? What’s the right way to respond? If the people fighting are your direct reports, you have a duty to intervene, but what if they’re your peers?
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There Are Risks in Having the CEO’s Pals on the Board

There Are Risks in Having the CEO’s Pals on the Board | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Ties of friendship between corporate directors and CEOs can compromise firms’ integrity, but public disclosure of the ties can make the problem worse, according to research in the American Accounting Association’s Accounting Review.
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How to Hire a CEO You Won’t Want to Fire

How to Hire a CEO You Won’t Want to Fire | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
A lot of CEOs are being shown the door lately.
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What's the Secret to Leadership Presence?

What's the Secret to Leadership Presence? | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Be present. Although your mannerisms and dress matter, so does your focus on the person or task at hand.
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How We Transformed Marketing at Electrolux

How We Transformed Marketing at Electrolux | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Marketers are racing to create seamless customer experiences that make it easy for consumers to engage at every touchpoint as they navigate the “decision journey” and beyond.
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The digital tipping point: McKinsey Global Survey results

The digital tipping point: McKinsey Global Survey results | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Organizations’ efforts to go digital—and drive growth through digitization—are picking up steam. But many have more work to do before they can scale their efforts and see material impact.
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Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable

Leadership Is About to Get More Uncomfortable | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Employees used to know just your name, your face, your business reputation.
Now they know your salary, your hometown, your connections on LinkedIn, how much your house is worth.
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No More Working for Peanuts: The State of the Intern

No More Working for Peanuts: The State of the Intern | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Due to recent lawsuits, unpaid internships are under more scrutiny than ever -- but it will take more than litigation to change the system for the better, Wharton experts say.
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The Hardest Roles to Hire For

The Hardest Roles to Hire For | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Not all jobs are equally easy to fill. It’s an obvious point, but one that sometimes gets missed in the debate over whether the American economy is suffering from a “skills gap.” Companies complain that there is a shortage of talent, economists...
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No Problem Project Management

No Problem Project Management | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
A new series kicks off, determined to convince project managers that the problem-solving skills on which they largely build their reputations might be greatly improved by mastering the challenge of problem-selecting instead.
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What Made a Great Leader in 1776

What Made a Great Leader in 1776 | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
The ordinarily decisive George Washington was paralyzed by indecision. It was the summer of 1776, and the Continental Army was being routed by the British in New York.
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The Cost of Continuously Checking Email

The Cost of Continuously Checking Email | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Suppose each time you ran low on an item in your kitchen—olive oil, bananas, napkins—your instinctive response was to drop everything and race to the store. How much time would you lose? How much money would you squander on gas?
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Learning to Speak Up When You’re from a Culture of Deference

Learning to Speak Up When You’re from a Culture of Deference | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Many of us are uncomfortable speaking with people of higher status. We can feel self-conscious, unsure of what to say, and afraid what we’re going to say — or what we’re saying — is the wrong thing.
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Rebalancing your sourcing strategy

Rebalancing your sourcing strategy | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Offshoring is alive and well, but it’s no longer the only answer.
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5 Common Questions Leaders Should Never Ask

5 Common Questions Leaders Should Never Ask | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Questioning is undoubtedly a valuable leadership tool. Asking the right questions can help business leaders to anticipate changes, seize opportunities, and move their organizations in new directions.
But how you question is critical.
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The Power of Meeting Your Employees’ Needs

The Power of Meeting Your Employees’ Needs | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
What stands in the way of our being more satisfied and productive at work?
That’s the fundamental question we sought to answer in a survey we conducted with HBR last fall.
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In Praise of the Invisible Leader

In Praise of the Invisible Leader | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
Author David Zweig discusses the true power of modesty in management.
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Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback

Everything You Need to Know About Giving Negative Feedback | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there on giving corrective feedback. If you really need to criticize someone’s work, how should you do it?
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Leading Across Borders Takes More than a Multicultural Background

Leading Across Borders Takes More than a Multicultural Background | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
I recently had a phone conversation with Cosimo Turroturro, who runs a speakers’ association based in London. Simply on the basis of his name, my assumption before the call was that he was Italian.
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The Content Marketing Revolution

The Content Marketing Revolution | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
We are, at present, in the midst of a historic transformation for brands and companies everywhere — and it centers on content.
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The Kind of Work Humans Still Do Better Than Robots

The Kind of Work Humans Still Do Better Than Robots | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
People and computers are coming together in all kinds of interesting ways these days.
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A Quick Guide to Breakeven Analysis

A Quick Guide to Breakeven Analysis | Jesse Jacoby & Emergent | Organization, People, and Change | Scoop.it
In a world of Excel spreadsheets and online tools, we take a lot of calculations for granted. Take breakeven analysis. You’ve probably heard of it. Maybe even used the term before, or said: “At what point do we break even?
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