Archives: February 2010

Management Lessons from a Triumphant Olympics

Posted by: Nanette Byrnes on February 26

Members of the U.S. Nordic Combined Ski Team won gold and silver yesterday in the sport's final Olympic event. It was the culmination of an amazing winter games for the...

Vulnerability Paves the Way for Healing (by guest blogger John Baldoni)

Posted by: Patricia O'Connell on February 19

I hope no executive in a position of authority accepts Tiger Woods’ prepared statement as a blueprint for how to make a public apology. The words were right, but the...

Tiger Woods: Finally, He Shows His Stripes

Posted by: Patricia O'Connell on February 19

Good for Tiger Woods for including his sponsors (including former ones), his foundation, and his employees in his much-anticipated apology. An abject, ashamed-looking Tiger Woods finally spoke out publicly about--and...

States Face Huge Retiree Medical Shortfall

Posted by: Nanette Byrnes on February 18

Yesterday the Pew Center on the States painted a dismal picture of the pension and retiree healthcare programs operated for State workers. This is bad news for everyone, because as...

Business Coach Returns to Olympic Roots

Posted by: Nanette Byrnes on February 17

(This item updated Feburary 26, 2010 to include subsequent medal wins.) When Tom Steitz took over as Head Coach for the US Olympic Nordic Combined Skiing Team in 1988, it...

Bankers: Control Freaks

Posted by: Bruce Weinstein on February 17

“Are you kidding me?" That’s the yelp we’re hearing around the country as some of the wise elders of finance reveal their real identities: hard-core supporters of more government regulation...

Toyota: Sorry Seems to Be the Easiest Word

Posted by: Bruce Weinstein on February 05

Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota Motor Corporation, has apologized for his company’s debacle surrounding design flaws with various car models. Should we praise someone who does what he or she...

Davos: Recovery, Uncertainty and Governance

Posted by: Mark Spelman on February 02

My initial impressions of Davos 2010 was that the three dominant themes were recovery, uncertainty and governance. The early focus was on the speed and pace of recovery; the uncertainties...

Coming Down from Davos

Posted by: Gib Bulloch on February 02

I’m writing this blog as I come back down from Davos 2010: literally, in terms of the journey back down the mountain to Zurich; metaphorically, in terms of coming down...

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