1% Extra Newsletter 20-01-23

The 1% Podcast – Rita McGrath

Rita McGrath is a best-selling author, sought-after speaker, and longtime professor at Columbia Business School. As one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth, Rita’s work is regularly published in the Harvard Business Review. She is consistently ranked among the Top 10 management thinkers in the world and was ranked #1 for strategy by Thinkers50. Rita is the author of the best-selling ‘The End of Competitive Advantage’ and ‘Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen’.

The value of a culturally diverse board

Rita explains why she would advocate a culturally and age diverse board and speaks about how sponsorship and mentorship is a two way relationship.

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When and why we can rely on intuition

Intuition or gut instinct can be relied upon when you are in familiar territory and even if not Rita believes it is a skill that can be acquired like any other.

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How to spot and benefit from inflection points

Rita delves into what inflection points are, why they are so valuable and how to identify them when they appear in your work or personal life.

2 mins

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Insight of the Week

“My grandfather once told me that there were two kinds of people: those who do the work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was much less competition.”

Indira Gandhi

Crafting: How to increase engagement, performance, and job satisfaction
by Shay Dalton

“Dissatisfaction is likely to come to all workers at some point. Oftentimes it passes, proving itself to be no more than a tough project or bad day at the office. But if the problem is consistent and/or stifling, action may need to be taken. For those who don’t think the job itself is the problem so much as how they’re handling it, a potential solution is work crafting.”

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