Tell It Like It Is
John Kotter on how to ward off an inward focus and start recognizing new opportunities, helping you identify hazards from competitors, customers, or regulatory changes.
John Kotter on how to ward off an inward focus and start recognizing new opportunities, helping you identify hazards from competitors, customers, or regulatory changes. "Usually top management shields people from disquieting news. Then when they try to initiate significant changes, a low sense of urgency within middle management makes execution painfully difficult. The change effort eventually fails or falls far short of top management’s aspirations." "The choice is clear. Do you want to risk short-term problems, or do you want to shield people from relevant external information, allow complacency to remain too high, and ultimately to undermine an organization’s future?"
Scientists have developed new ways of understanding how the biological forces of death drive important life processes.
- Researchers have found new ways on how decomposing plants and animals contribute to the life cycle.
- After a freak mass herd death of 300 reindeer, scientists were able to study a wide range of the decomposition processes.
- Promoting the necrobiome research will open up new areas of inquiry and even commerce.
What do we see from watching birds move across the country?
- A total of eight billion birds migrate across the U.S. in the fall.
- The birds who migrate to the tropics fair better than the birds who winter in the U.S.
- Conservationists can arguably use these numbers to encourage the development of better habitats in the U.S., especially if temperatures begin to vary in the south.
Explore how alcohol affects your brain, from the first sip at the bar to life-long drinking habits.
- Alcohol is the world's most popular drug and has been a part of human culture for at least 9,000 years.
- Alcohol's effects on the brain range from temporarily limiting mental activity to sustained brain damage, depending on levels consumed and frequency of use.
- Understanding how alcohol affects your brain can help you determine what drinking habits are best for you.
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