Archive for May, 2012

The Productivity Impact of Engaging Your Workforce

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Mike Marker and featured at the Organizational Excellence Journal‘s website. In it, he suggests “nine simple ways to positively affect engagement.” To read the complete … READ MORE

Why I’m a listener: Amgen CEO Kevin Sharer

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Amgen CEO, Kevin Sharer, during which the biotech giant’s chief executive describes the epiphany that made him a better listener and explains why listening is a survival skill for leaders and organizations. What follows is … READ MORE

Just Start: A book review by Bob Morris

Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, and Create the Future
Leonard A. Schlesinger and Charles F. Kiefer with Paul B. Brown
Harvard Business Review Press (2012)

Why and how serial entrepreneurs thrive best in uncertain environments…and what lessons can be learned from them

Although there … READ MORE

Why Is Literary Fame So Unpredictable?

Illustration courtesy of Bettmann/Corbis

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Tom Vanderbilt  and featured in The New Yorker magazine To … READ MORE

Digital disruption: Are you prepared for takeoff?

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Michelle Hernandez and featured online at the Deloitte website.

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Still trying to determine your company’s approach to digital? If … READ MORE

Five Minds for the Future: A book review by Bob Morris

Five Minds for the Future
Howard Gardner
Harvard Business School Press (2009)

On nurturing “potentials that are distinctly human”

I have read and reviewed all of Howard Gardner’s previous books and consider this, his latest, to be the most valuable thus far. In it, he identifies and explains … READ MORE

Peter Jensen: An interview by Bob Morris

An authority on leadership and a renowned innovator, Dr. Peter Jensen is a pioneer in bringing the concepts of coaching and personal high performance to corporations worldwide. Jensen has worked with the best and brightest in Fortune 500 companies … READ MORE

How to Turn Obstacles into Assets


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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Successful people work with … READ MORE

Kyle Zimmer (First Book) in “The Corner Office”

Photo credit: Librado Romero/NYT

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 … READ MORE

The Practicing Mind: A book review by Bob Morris

The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life
Thomas M. Sterner
New World Library (2012)

How and why “focusing on and finding joy in the process of achieving instead of [merely] having a goal…is magical and incredibly empowering”

For almost three decades, K. Anders Ericsson and his associates at Florida … READ MORE