Archive for January, 2013

Emily Bennington asks, “Who says it’s a man’s world?”

Bennington, EmilyEmily Bennington is holding her breath. Well, not literally, but with a new book coming out this month, she’s certainly feeling the “excited energy” as she calls it. Good thing she knows how to thrive under pressure. Actually, Emily’s latest book, Who Says … READ MORE

Lydia Dishman on ” The 5 rules of happy employees”

Dishman, LydiaLydia Dishman notes that, in her book It’s Always Personal: Navigating Emotion in the New Workplace, Anne Kreamer points to recent research from Sigal Barsade of the Wharton School of Business that indicates … READ MORE

Resonant Leadership: A CD review by Bob Morris

51DS6Ag7cfL._SL500_SS130_Resonant Leadership: Inspiring Others Through Emotional Intelligence
Richard Boyatzis
More Than Sound (2009)

How to renew yourself and connect with others through mindfulness, hope, and compassion

As I began to listen to the first of three CDs that comprise this set, I was reminded of observations … READ MORE

The 3 Power Values

3 Power ValuesThe 3 Power Values: How Commitment, Integrity, and Transparency Clear the Roadblocks to Performance
David Gebler
Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2012)

How to meet the challenge of keeping organizational constants and variables in proper alignment

In Leading Change, James O’Toole suggests that most … READ MORE

How simple ideas lead to scientific discoveries

I know of no other single online source that offers more educational videos of superior quality than does TED, a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out … READ MORE

Daniel Goleman on “How to Find Your Flow”

GolemanHere is a brief excerpt from an article written by Daniel Goleman and featured by LinkedIn.

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Where we want to be on the Yerkes-Dodson arc is the zone of optimal performance, known as “flow” in the research of Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi [pronounced cheek-sent-me-high-uh] at … READ MORE

Victoria Ransom (Wildfire) in “The Corner Office”

Ransom, VictoriaAdam 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

The Most Powerful Idea in the World: A book review by Bob Morris

Most Poswerful IdeaThe Most Powerful Idea in the World: A Story of Steam, Industry, and Invention
William Rosen
Random House (2010)

Note: In an article written for the Wall Street Journal (January 26, 2013), Bill Gates explains … READ MORE

Mastermind: A book review by Bob Morris

MastermindMastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes
Maria Konnikova
Viking/The Penguin Group (2013)

How the Science of Deduction and Analysis can make sense of “a pink elephant world”

Frankly, I have never read another book quite like the one Maria Konnikova has written. Almost immediately after … READ MORE

My Favorite Quotations About Women: Part 1

Virginia Woolf

Virginia Woolf

o “A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

o “Women and cats will do as … READ MORE