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Why should anyone bother with open-book management? One reason is simple: open-book management nearly always improves near-term financial results. In our experience, companies register as much as a 30% increase in productivity and profitability in the first year alone. Source: Forbes | The Business Case For...

Managers generally have one of two perspectives regarding their employees. Many years ago a professor named McGregor dubbed these perspectives Theory X and Theory Y. But what about rank-and-file employees in today’s economy? That’s where managers have a choice. It’s a choice that matters—a...

How can you expect people to make smart decisions about their jobs if they don’t know whether they’re helping the company win? How can you expect managers to manage and collaborate if they can’t figure out which numbers matter most? Here’s what we mean by winning. Source:...

Some people just have a positive effect on others—and on the world. Take a guy named Terry Millard, known to all as Moose. Source: Forbes | Remembering A Man Who Made A Difference...

When you get an open-book business running smoothly, the competition better watch out. That’s when you can begin to think about making that Small Giants list yourself. Source: Forbes | So You Want To Be A Forbes Small Giant...

It’s easy to feel outrage over last month’s incident in which security officials dragged a paying passenger off a United Airlines plane. But the unfortunate event reflects an all-too-common management philosophy, one that infects many private companies as well as large corporations like United. Source: Forbes...

Just a few days ago, two events occurred that were seemingly unrelated. In fact the juxtaposition holds a deep lesson for American business. One was the appalling saga of David Dao, the passenger who was forcibly removed from a United Airlines flight from Chicago...

Every company faces a two-part challenge when it comes to marketing. It has to differentiate itself from the competition, and it has to make that differentiation believable to the customer. It’s the “believable” part that usually causes the most heartburn. Source: Forbes | The Ultimate...

Stepping into a new job with greater responsibility? Maybe even the CEO role? Congratulations! But you better think hard about what you’re going to do first. What follows is the advice we give to friends and clients, written in the form of a letter. Source: Forbes...