Archive for August, 2011

What to do if you found yourself riding a dead horse?

According to the tribal wisdom of the Lakota Indians, the best strategy is to dismount. But what do they know?

Few (if … READ MORE

Does the Inclusion of Women in Team Decision Making Actually Increase a Group’s Intelligence?

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Here is a brief article featured by Executive Women’s Networking Blog, sponsored by EpsteinBeckerGreen, in which Frances M. Green discusses some especially interesting revelations provided in a … READ MORE

The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement: A book review by Bob Morris

The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement: Linking Strategy and Operational Excellence to Achieve Superior Performance
Jeffrey K. Liker and James K. Franz
McGraw-Hill (2011)

How and why the Toyota Way principles can achieve excellence in every part of almost any organization all the … READ MORE

Joe’s Journal: Welcome to Global Business 101

Here is the latest post by Joseph A. Maciariello featured in the Joe’s Journal series at the Drucker Exchange (Dx) The Drucker Exchange, a platform for bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership. The Dx is produced by the Drucker Institute, a … READ MORE

A Kick in the Seat of the Pants: A book review by Bob Morris

 A Kick in the Seat of the Pants:
Using Your Explorer, Artist, Judge & Warrior to Be More Creative
Roger von Oech
Harper Paperbacks (1988)

This book should be read in combination with A Whack on the Side of the Head…preferably after you have … READ MORE

Turn Stress into an Asset


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.

Stress is unavoidable, but … READ MORE

Don’t Overlook Social Recruiting Tools

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Ryan Kohler for Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and Chief Learning … READ MORE

3 Ways to Increase Your Team’s Performance

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.

Successfully managing a team is … READ MORE

The Progress Principle: A book review by Bob Morris

The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work
Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer
Harvard Business Review Press (2011)

How to “unravel the mystery of what really affects workplace creativity”

The information, insights, and recommendations that Teresa Amabile and … READ MORE

A Whack on the Side of the Head: A book review by Bob Morris

A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative

Roger von Oech
Business Plus, 25th Anniversary Edition  (2008)

Note: When preparing for some interviews, I re-read several books on the creative process and remain convinced that all are … READ MORE

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