Archive for June, 2011

Direct your own future or someone else will

In Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible, written with John David Mann and published by HarperBusiness (2011),  Daniel Burrus discusses a skill that uses “the data of … READ MORE

The power of “flash foresight”

Dan Burrus

In Flash Foresight: How to See the Invisible and Do the Impossible co-authored with John David Mann and published by Harper Business, Daniel Burrus discusses a skill that uses “the data of your five sense, as … READ MORE

The Power of Nice: A book review by Bob Morris

The Power of Nice: How to Conquer the Business World With Kindness
Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval
Crown Business (2006)

How to strengthen your “niceness muscles”

Frankly, I think it would be ludicrous for anyone to need to read a book about … READ MORE

The Power of Small: A book review by Bob Morris

 

The Power of Small: Why Little Things Make All the Difference
Linda Kaplan Thaler and Robin Koval
Broadway Business (2009)

The great value of Thaler and Koval’s book is derived from their pragmatic … READ MORE

Retaining Your Most Engaged and Talented Employees

Here is an article written by Nisa Chitakasem for Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click READ MORE

Stop Chasing Too Many Priorities

 

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here.

Overloaded … READ MORE

What’s your hedgehog?

In his essay The Hedgehog and the Fox, Isaiah Berlin divides the world ‘s creatures into hedgehogs and foxes, based on an ancient Greek parable: “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.” Jim Collins … READ MORE

Jeffrey Pfeffer: An interview by Bob Morris

Jeffrey Pfeffer

Jeffrey Pfeffer is the Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University where he has taught since 1979. He is the author or co-author of thirteen books including The … READ MORE

The Knowing-Doing Gap: A book review by Bob Morris

The Knowing-Doing Gap: How Smart Companies Turn Knowledge into Action
Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton
Harvard Business School Press (2000)
How wide is yours?

With few exceptions, the most valuable business books are those in which their authors share the results of efforts to answer … READ MORE

Power: A book review by Bob Morris

Power: Why Some People Have It – and Others Don’t
Jeffrey Pfeffer
Harper Business (2010)

Although Pfeffer does not invoke the core metaphor from Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave” in The Republic, I think it is especially relevant to the various misconceptions … READ MORE

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