Archive for February, 2012

The Current and Sad Post-Wooden Era at UCLA

Reeves Nelson (right) bullied and sometimes injured his teammates before coach Ben Howland dismissed him from the team in November. (Photo: US Presswire)

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The Three Laws of Performance: A book review by Bob Morris

The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life
Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan
Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2011)

A 21st century version of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave

In his comments in the “Editor’s Note” section that precedes the … READ MORE

8 Things Your Employees Need Most

Here is an excerpt from another excellent article in Jeff Haden‘s “Owner’s Manual” series for Inc. magazine.  To read the complete article, check out other online resources, and … READ MORE

The Catastrophe of Success

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Andreas Kluth for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription … READ MORE

Onboarding: A book review by Bob Morris

Onboarding: How to Get Your New Employees Up to Speed in Half the Time
George Bradt and Mary Vonnegut
John Wiley & Sons (2009)

To the best of my knowledge, there is no better single source for expert guidance on onboarding.

As George Bradt and … READ MORE

Repeatability: A book review by Bob Morris

Repeatability: Build Enduring Businesses for a World of Constant Change
Chris Zook and James Allen
Harvard Business Review Press (2012)

How and why simplifying operations, sharpening focus, and liberating energy can be an antidote to escalating complexity

As Chris Zook and James Allen indicate in … READ MORE

Five Tips to Make Feedback Count

Here is an article written by Deborah Busser for Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by … READ MORE

How to Get Your Colleagues’ Attention


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.

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Entropy: The silent assassin of organizational health

In 1865, a German physicist, Rudolph Clausius (1822-1888), coined the term entropy during his research on heat. The word’s meaning “a turning towards” (in Greek, en+tropein), “content transformative” or “transformative content.” Claudius used the concept to … READ MORE

“The Steve Jobs Diet”: 10 Essential Business Takeaways


Andrea Kates is one of the most original and most influential business thinkers, as the resources at her website clearly indicate. She is also the author of Find Your Next in which she explains how to use the business … READ MORE