Archive for November, 2012

Mollie Lombardi on “Expanding the Use of Assessments”

Best-in-class organizations are using assessments not only to understand the skills and traits employees have today, but also their capacity to grow. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Mollie Lombardi for Talent … READ MORE

Seth Kahan on getting change and innovation right

In Getting Change Right: How Leaders Transform Organizations from the Inside Out, Seth Kahan draws upon a wealth of real-world experience from which he learned a number of valuable lessons. … READ MORE

Josh Linkner asks, “What’s your training schedule?”

Here is Josh Linkner‘s most recent blog post and one of his very best. During this holiday season as another New Year approaches, all of us need to consider … READ MORE

How Children Succeed: A conversation with author Paul Tough

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Emily Huizenga during which she discusses Paul Tough’s visit to Snell Library at Northeastern University November 8th to discuss his latest book, How Children Succeed: Grit, … READ MORE

Holly Weeks: A second interview, by Bob Morris

Holly Weeks publishes, teaches, and consults on communications issues. She is Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy teaching the Arts of Communication at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her book Failure to Communicate: How Conversations Go Wrong and What You Can Do to Right Them (Harvard Business Publishing, 2008) emphasizes handling difficult conversations well.


HR Strategic Project Management SPOMP: A book review by Bob Morris

HR Strategic Project Management SPOMP: Implementing Organizational Change Successfully: Five Powerful Strategies to Seduce and Influence Stakeholders, Sell Your Ideas, and Boost Your Career
Leon M. Hielkema … READ MORE

Three Ways to Stop Procrastination


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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Valuable business lessons about talent management to be learned from George Bradt and Mary Vonnegut

Of all the business challenges that await in the New Year, none is most important than getting everyone off to a fast start in January. Some new people will be hired, others will be promoted, and still others will be reassigned to new … READ MORE

A History of the Internet and the Digital Future: A book review by Bob Morris

A History of the Internet and the Digital Future
Johnny Ryan
Reaktion Books Ltd (2010)

How and why the Internet is “a centrifugal force, user-driven, and open”

I read this book when it was first published in 2010 and then re-read Tim … READ MORE