Archive for November, 2010

14 management dos and don’ts to motivate employees

Martin Zwilling

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Martin Zwilling for Business Insider. To read the complete article and check out out a wealth of valuable resources, please click here.

Up front, I want to acknowledge … READ MORE

Bob Brennan (Iron Mountain) in “The Corner Office”


Bob Brennan

Adam 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 Bob Brennan, president … READ MORE

“Retail is war without blood”: What Foot Locker’s CEO learned in the Army

Ken Hicks

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Katherine Bell for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free … READ MORE

How to Engineer Bridges for Women

Joanne Cleaver

Here is an article written by Joanne Cleaver for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters, please click READ MORE

William Rosen: Part One of an interview by Bob Morris

William Rosen

This is the first of a two-part interview of William Rosen who is an historian and writer as well as the author of the award-winning history Justinian’s Flea: Plague, Empire, and the Birth of Europe and the recently … READ MORE

Saj-nicole Joni: An interview by Bob Morris

Saj-nicole Joni

Saj-nicole Joni is president and CEO of the Cambridge International Group, Ltd. As well as an internationally known business strategist and Third Opinion adviser to senior executives and high-potential leaders, providing insight into high-stakes issues at the intersection … READ MORE

Secrets of making a positive first impression

Obviously, we have only one opportunity to make a positive first impression. Are there any “secrets”? Yes. Expects agree on these:

The impact initial face-to-face contact

Determined by appearance and body language: 40-50%

Tone of voice and eye contact: 30-40%

What is said: remaining %

The most highly-regarded “headhunters” … READ MORE

The Invention of Air: A book review by Bob Morris

The Invention of Air: A Story of Science, Faith, Revolution, and the Birth of America Steven Johnson
Riverhead Books/Penguin Group (2008)

It would be an exaggeration to suggest that Joseph Priestley (1733-1804) is the focal point … READ MORE

Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation: A book review by Bob Morris

Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation
James M. Utterback
Harvard Business Press, Second Edition (1996)

Note: This is one of the books I enjoy re-reading every few years because the material remains relevant despire the inevitable changes in the global marketplace.

Utterback explains “how … READ MORE

Good Ideas! Steven Johnson, Atul Gawande, David Edwards, and Neri Oxman at 2010 Boston Book Festival

Boston Book Festival 2010

The Boston Book Festival, which took place October 16, 2010, put on some exceptional panel discussions. One of the most interesting featured four folks who individually could have taken up all the time on their … READ MORE