Archive for August, 2011

Are there any really compelling examples of credibility?

Do you have the right leaders for your growth strategies?

It takes a mix of leaders and talent to pursue a variety of growth strategies simultaneously. Few executives can do it all. Here is an excerpt from another outstanding article featured online by McKinsey & Company’s Quarterly magazine, co-authored by Katharina Herrmann, Asmus Komm, and Sven … READ MORE

Lessons to be learned from Steve Jobs

Josh Linkner

Everyone seems to have lots of opinions about Steve Jobs. I never met him or worked for him. I’ve seen videos of … READ MORE

Do we now live in a CliffsNotes world?

There is a mental state far more important than “getting it”….it’s getting what you don’t get.

Over the years, it has been my great pleasure as well as privilege to associate with dozens of men and women who possess superior intelligence. However different they … READ MORE

Six Action Shoes : A book review by Bob Morris

Six Action Shoes
Edward De Bono
Longman Higher Education (1991)

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

Andy Lansing (Levy Restaurants) in “The Corner Office”

Andy Lansing (Photo: Andrea Mohin/NYT)

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The … READ MORE

Harvard Business Review on Finding & Keeping the Best People: A book review by Bob Morris

Harvard Business Review on Finding & Keeping the Best People
Various Contributors
Harvard Business Review Press (2011)

How to recruit, hire, onboard, and retain the workers who possess the character, talent, and skills your company needs

This is one of the volumes in a … READ MORE

12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A book review by Bob Morris

12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor
Gail McMeekin
Conari Press (2001)

Note: I recently re-read this book while formulating questions for an interview of its author, Gail McMeekin. If anything, her insights offer even greater value now than they … READ MORE

For those who’ve complained that Steve Jobs was an autocrat….







“Visionaries usually are. Because some visionaries cannot explain to the rest of us what they see, they have to depend on command.”

–Peter F. Drucker, 1983

Joe’s Journal: On Turning Failure to Success

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