Archive for March, 2011

Is your company’s executive education program any good?

In fact, does your company even have an executive education program?

Long ago in response to parents’ protests about a recent tuition increase at Harvard, then president Derek Bok suggested, “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

Here are other questions:

1. What specifically is … READ MORE

Why is Mary Parker Follett important?

Mary Parker Follett

Mary Parker Follett (1868-1933) was an American social worker, business consultant, and author of numerous books on democracy, creative experience, and management. She wrote about the power of the collective that arises from … READ MORE

The Words Many Managers Are Afraid To Say

Linda A. Hill and Kent Lineback

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Linda A. Hill and Kent Lineback for the Harvard Business Review blog (February 23, 2011). To read the complete article, check out … READ MORE

The New Path To the C-Suite

Artwork: Leandro Erlich, The Staircase, 2005,

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Boris Groysberg, L. Kevin Kelly, and Bryan MacDonald for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other … READ MORE

Doreen Lorenzo (Frog Design) in “The Corner Office”

Doreen Lorenzo

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 Doreen … READ MORE

Rethink How You Perceive Risk

Jeff Haden

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jeff Haden for BNET (March 17, 2011) The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or … READ MORE

Are you using your “people data” to create value?

Here is an article written by Nora Gardner, William Wolf, and Devin McGranahan for The McKinsey Quarterly website, published by McKinsey & Company.

Although the thrust of the material is focused on larger organizations, there are some key points relevant to … READ MORE

Deep Change: A book review by Bob Morris

Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within
Robert E. Quinn
Jossey-Bass (1996)

Note: The review that follows was posted more than ten years ago. I recently re-read the book and think more highly of it now than I did then.

By chance rather than … READ MORE

Rules of Thumb: A book review by Bob Morris

Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Yourself
Alan M. Webber
HarperBusiness/HarperCollins (2009)

Entertaining as well as informative results from world-class mulling

Thus book is as difficult to describe as it is easy to appreciate. What we have here is a … READ MORE

“Truths for winning at business without losing yourself….”

Alan Webber

That is the subtitle of a book, Rules of Thumb, written by Alan Webber and published by HarperBusiness in 2009.  What we have here is a series of 52 mini-commentaries, each devoted to an insight … READ MORE