The Gene Krantz Dictum: “Failure is not an option”

KrantzIn January of 1967, three astronauts — Virgil I. (“Gus”) Grissom, Edward H. White II and Roger B. Chaffee — were incinerated on the ground while conducting some pre-launch tests for what was to have been Apollo 1. In Innovation the NASA … READ MORE

Our Gullible Brains: How our senses influence our thoughts

Our Gullible Brains
Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Sarah Yager for The Atlantic. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here.

Illustration: Rami Niemi

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Perry Evans (chief executive of Closely) in “The Corner Office”

EvansAdam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Perry Evans, chief executive of Closely, a digital marketing firm. … READ MORE

Katty Kay and Claire Shipman on “The Confidence Gap”

Confidence GapHere is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by Katty Kay and Claire Shipman for The Atlanic. In it, they review evidence shows that women are less self-assured than men—and that to succeed, confidence matters as much as competence. They explain why, and … READ MORE

Power Cues: A book review by Bob Morris

Power CuesPower Cues: The Subtle Science of Leading Groups, Persuading Others, and Maximizing Your Personal Impact
Nick Morgan
Harvard Business Review Press (2014)

A rigorous and comprehensive exploration of where and what determine the value of interactions [comma] for better or worse,

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Marty Neumeier on “The Rules of Genius, #9: Approach answers obliquely”

Neumeier 1Marty Neumneier is the Director of Transformation for the Liquid Agency as well as author of several bestselling books in which he explains how almost anyone in almost any organization can help to achieve breakthroughs in creativity and innovation. He has introduced … READ MORE

The Essence of Leadership Engagement

LueneburgerAlthough specific percentages vary, all of the most recent research studies indicate that, on average, less than 30% of employees in an organization are actively, productively engaged; the others are either passively engaged (“mailing it in”) or actively engaged in efforts to undermine the success … READ MORE

Ruth Rathblott (chief executive of the Harlem Educational Activities Fund.) in “The Corner Office”

RathblottAdam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Ruth Rathblott, chief executive of the nonprofit Harlem Educational Activities … READ MORE

MOOCs: A book review by Bob Morris

9781494495886_p0_v1_s114x166MOOCs: Opportunities, Impacts, and Challenges: Massive Open Online Courses in Colleges and Universities
Michael Nanfito
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2013)

How and why MOOCs offer learning opportunities that, for millions of people, would otherwise be unavailable

Early in his narrative, Michael Nanfito observes, … READ MORE

Jac Fitz-enz asks, “What About Culture?”

Fitz-enzHere is an excerpt from an article written by Jac Fitz-enz for Talent Management magazine. To read the complete article, check out all the resources, and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click … READ MORE

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