Archive for September, 2012

Jacqueline Novogratz (Acumen Fund) in “The Corner Office”

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 provided during an interview of Jacqueline Novogratz is C.E.O. … READ MORE

Data Scientist: The Sexiest Job of the 21st Century

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Thomas H. Davenport and D.J. Patil for the Harvard Business Review. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a … READ MORE

Think Twice: A book review by Bob Morris

Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition 
Michael J. Mauboussin
Harvard Business School Press (2009)

How to upgrade your mental software and eliminate false beliefs

Michael Mauboussin asserts, “Smart people make poor decisions because they have the same factory settings on their mental software … READ MORE

The 2011/2012 Towers Watson Talent Management and Rewards Study (North America)



Here is the “Overview” of the Towers Watson 2011/2012 Talent Management and Rewards Study (North America). The so-called “war for talent” becomes even more ferocious at a time when the global economy remains vulnerable to … READ MORE

No Excuses: A book review by Bob Morris

No Excuses: Take Responsibility for Your Own Success
David Neenan with Eric Lucas
Morgan James Publishing (2011)

How to avoid becoming a sea squirt

We cannot control or even influence much of what happens to us but we can control how we respond to it. Peak performers respond … READ MORE

How to Apply the Right Kind of Pressure to Innovators


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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Too many managers unintentionally … READ MORE

Practice Perfect: A book review by Bob Morris

Practice Perfect: 42 Rules for Getting Better at Getting Better
Doug Lemov, Erica Woolway, and Katie Yezzi
Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2012)

How and why “practice doesn’t make perfect, practice makes permanent”

For several decades, Anders Ericsson and his associates at Florida State University have been conducting … READ MORE

Organizational health: The ultimate competitive advantage

Here is a brief excerpt from another outstanding article from The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, in which co-authors Scott Keller and Colin Price explain why organizations must build the capacity to learn and keep … READ MORE

How to encourage your people to take the long view

Here is a brief excerpt from another outstanding article from The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company, in which co-authors Toby Gibbs, Suzanne Heywood, and Matthew Pettigrew explain how and why employees and managers … READ MORE