Harvard Business Review March/April summary by Frank Olsson

10 April 2019

Harvard Business Review March/April summary by Frank Olsson

This is the second HBR issue of the year. There are a couple of very interesting articles in there about leadership training, performance management, leading a professional firm, and mid-life crisis. I found the article “The Feedback Fallacy” especially insightful as what it says is so obvious and not well understood or practiced by most organizations. Please find below a few notes from this HBR issue.

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Harvard Business Review 2016 summary by Frank Olsson

12 October 2016

Harvard Business Review 2016 summary by Frank Olsson

Our New President, Frank Olsson, has a new website where he shares his thoughts on Humanising Business and regularly writing notes on the Harvard Business Review.

Here is a brief summary of the whole 2016 year in HBR.

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HBR and it's Contribution to Society by Frank Olsson

3 February 2016

HBR and it's Contribution to Society by Frank Olsson

I have been a keen reader of Harvard Business Review over many years and rate it highly. I find the magazine is trying hard in its choice of articles to act responsibly and contribute to build a better approach to business, and to moderate run-away capitalism.

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Harvard Business Review Notes by Frank Olsson

9 October 2015

Harvard Business Review Notes by Frank Olsson

The October 2015 HBR issue comes with the cover message: The new rules for competition; be paranoid, disrupt yourself; go to war for talent. The third point could be changed to ‘finding, recruiting and retaining the best talent’ – or ‘intensify the quest for talent.’ (I think we should avoid war and war analogies - the war on terrorism, the war on drugs and the war on poverty have not been successful. Business is not about war – it is about service and competition – competition originating from Latin competere – to seek together). Please find below a few notes from this issue.

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Harvard Business Review Notes by Frank Olsson

21 July 2015

Harvard Business Review Notes by Frank Olsson

This issue is about HR – “It’s time to blow up HR and build something new. Here’s how!” Some interesting observations even if I feel quite hesitant to the idea of strong central HR as I believe that HR should be the main focus of all senior managers. Developing and maximising the energy and competency within your team must be a direct responsibility of all managers and any suggesting that you can be a manager without such focus and skills is mistaken. The debate will no doubt continue. Please find below a few notes from this issue.

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