Archive for October, 2012

Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Mike Prokopeak for Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning … READ MORE

Kevin Liles (KWL Enterprises) 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 … READ MORE

Listen up, biz leaders: It’s time to rethink everything

Here is an excerpt from article co-authored by Geoff Colvin that appeared in Fortune magazine. To read the complete article, check out other resources, obtain subscription, and sign up for email … READ MORE

Why Rooster Cogburn would probably get into Harvard

Two Roosters

In one of his novels, True Grit (1968), Charles Portis focuses on a U.S. Marshal named Reuben J. (“Rooster) Cogburn who is described as fearless and tenacious when overcoming … READ MORE

The most valuable lessons that CEOs can learn from the U.S. Navy’s five-star admirals

Many years ago, I read 19 Stars: Study in Military Character & Leadership (1971) in which Edgar F. Puryear rigorously examines four U.S. Army Generals: Eisenhower, Bradley, Marshall, and Patton. The title refers to the total of their stars, with only Patton having … READ MORE

A New Game Plan for Planning 2013

Here is an excerpt from a recent blog post by Andrea Kates in which she explains why the SWOT analysis (of Strengths, Weaknesses/Limitations, Opportunities, and Threats) is inadequate to … READ MORE

David Ogilvy on effective communication

Decades ago, I read Ogilvy on Advertising and then more recently Ken Roman’s biography, The King of Madison Avenue: David Ogilvy and the Making of Modern Advertising. I highly recommend both.

Here are ten memorable … READ MORE

Why Command-and-Control Leadership Is Here to Stay

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Herminia Ibarra 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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Advocacy: A book review by Bob Morris

Advocacy: Championing Ideas and Influencing Others
John Daly
Yale University Press (2011)

How to explain, describe, engage, and convince with maximum power and memorable impact

Aristotle was among the first to develop a concept for what we now refer to as “levels … READ MORE

Jedi Mind Tricks: 17 Lesser Known Ways to Persuade People

Here is an excerpt from an article by Peep Laja featured by the Conversion XL website. To read the complete article, please click here.

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