Archive for May, 2012

Lest we forget this weekend….

During its first 100 years of existence, more than 683,000 Americans lost their lives, with the Civil War accounting for 623,026 of that total (91.2%). Comparatively, in the next 100 years, another 626,000 Americans died through two World Wars and several more regional conflicts (World … READ MORE

How to Get the Corporate Antibodies on Your Side

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Mitra Best for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here.

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People often ask me … READ MORE

How to Hire for Passion, Not Just Talent

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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Emotional Equations: A book review by Bob Morfris

Emotional Equations: Simple Truths for Creating Happiness + Success
Chip Conley
Free Press/A Division of Simon & Schuster (2012)

An “operating manual” from an “emotional concierge” for those who seek meaning in life on the other side of complexity

I have read and reviewed Chip Conley’s previous books and with all due … READ MORE

8 Rules For Creating a Passionate Work Culture

Image: Flickr user PurpleMattFish

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Paul Alofs and featured online by Fast Company magazine. To check out all the resources, sign up … READ MORE

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: A book review by Bob Morris

The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
Chris McChesney, Sean Covey, and Jim Huling
Free Press/A Division of Simon & Schuster (2012)

“Vision without execution is hallucination.” Thomas Edison

For whatever reasons, many decision-makers are victims of what Jeff Pfeffer and Bob … READ MORE

Why Teachers Drink


Socrates may have been the first teacher who drank himself to death but he certainly wasn’t the last.

The following questions were sent in from last year’s GED examination. These are genuine answers (from 16 year olds)…………and unfortunately … READ MORE

Why Top Talent Leaves: Top 10 Reasons Boiled Down to 1

Here is an excerpt from another outstanding article featured by Forbes magazine’s website and written by Erika Andersen. To read the complete article, check out other resources, sign up for free email alerts, and obtain subscription information, please click here.

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“Caveat emptor” in the Twilight Zone

The laws have gotten rather strict about providing warning labels in the public’s interest.

That said, you have to wonder about the intelligence (or lack thereof) of those who devised these for consumers in the UK.

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Michael Marquardt, Second Interview, by Bob Morris

Michael Marquardt is Professor of Human Resource Development and International Affairs at George Washington University. Mike also serves as President of the World Institute for Action Learning. He has held a number of senior management, training and marketing positions and has trained … READ MORE