The Core of Success

Driving Success

Amy Chua’s new theory is that each minority group that rises to the top academically and economically is driven by a trifecta of qualities: feelings of superiority, concurrent feelings of inferiority, and the ability to resist temptation. Is this valid or not?

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The Meaning of Trust: How to Ski 75 MPH Nearly Blind

All of our lives, we are told that achieving milestones, meeting goals, and generally being successful in work and life will lead to happiness, but it turns out that the opposite is true: happiness leads to success.

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Happiness Leads to Success

Happiness at Work

All of our lives, we are told that achieving milestones, meeting goals, and generally being successful in work and life will lead to happiness, but it turns out that the opposite is true: happiness leads to success.

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Most CEOs Want Executive Coaching

Executive Coaching Meritas Partners

Most elite athletes have coaches. Most CEOs do not. Both elite athletes and business executives are expected to perform. But we don’t expect Olympians to successfully compete in Sochi without their coaches having spent many, many hours training, instructing, directing, and providing feedback to them. Why then should CEOs and senior executives be expected to go it alone?

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The 7%-38%-55% Rule

Intrapreneurs can be thought of as individuals behaving like entrepreneurs while working within the framework of an organization. These individuals integrate risk-taking, creativity, and initiative to transform an idea into a profitable venture that will help meet organizational goals. They tend to be persistent in their vision, confident facing adversity, and humble yet self-aware.

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Recognize Intrapreneurs Before They Leave

Intrapreneurs can be thought of as individuals behaving like entrepreneurs while working within the framework of an organization. These individuals integrate risk-taking, creativity, and initiative to transform an idea into a profitable venture that will help meet organizational goals. They tend to be persistent in their vision, confident facing adversity, and humble yet self-aware.

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Changing The Way You Lead Change

Have you heard of Positive Organizational Scholarship (POS)? This approach to studying the interpersonal and structural dynamics of organizations is an emerging alternative to the more traditional framework used to analyze organizations. POS suggests thinking of organizations as living systems in which change is constant and necessary, and managing that change proactively.

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Lessons in Leadership from the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

No organization relishes facing circumstances that cause a significant upheaval to its business. Competent leadership in a time of crisis not only navigates the organization through the event, but also maintains the organization’s reputation and goodwill – all while minimizing economic, political, and legal impacts. Meritas develops leaders who will purposefully examine a crisis and skillfully extract its inherent learning opportunities.

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How to empower an organization at all levels

The strongest organizations are bound together by a core set of operating principles that extend beyond strategy and planning. A clear company “doctrine” guides and shapes decision making, empowering team members at all levels to act rapidly and decisively while moving the organization towards a common goal.

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Firms that internalize public discourse naturally improve diversity

The article “A Company’s Evolving View of Gender Equity” reveals the benefits of tracking public discourse and implementing organizational practices that correspond to shifting societal views of diversity.

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