Archive for June, 2013

New Gallup Study: Most Americans unhappy at work

GallupThe State of the American Workplace: Employee Engagement Insights for U.S. Business Leaders report highlights findings from Gallup’s ongoing study of the American workplace from 2010 through 2012. This is a continuation of Gallup’s … READ MORE

The Imperatives of an Organization Built for Speed

The Imperatives

Here is a brief article written by Vijay Govindarajan and Manish Tangri for he HBR Blog Network. To check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription … READ MORE

Negotiation : A book review by Bob Morris

Brian Tracy
AMACOM (2013)

“Every battle is won or lost before it is fought.” Sun Tzu

I selected one of the insights in The Art if War because I was again reminded of it while sharing Brian Tracy’s thoughts about negotiation, especially what he shares … READ MORE

4 signs you’re a slacker

Lucas, SuzanneHere is a brief excerpt from an article written by Suzanne Lucas for CBS MoneyWatch, the CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription … READ MORE

The neuroscience of sleep: Russell Foster at TEDGlobal 2013

Foster @ TEDGlobalHere is an excerpt from an article posted by Thu-Huong Ha at the TED website. To read the complete article and watch the film of Russell Foster’s TED program, please … READ MORE

Managers as Mentors: A book review by Bob Morris

Managers as MentorsManagers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning
Chip R. Bell and Marshall Goldsmith
Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2013)

Once upon a time, about 3,000 years ago….

According to Homer’s account in The Odyssey, before departing with his troops from his kingdom in Ithaca for Troy, Odysseus retained Mentor … READ MORE

Robert Steven Kaplan: An interview by Bob Morris

Kaplan, RSRobert Steven Kaplan is the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice and Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School. He is also and co-chairman of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm.

Prior to joining Harvard … READ MORE

Helene D. Gayle (CARE) in “The Corner Office”

GayleAdam 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 Helene D. Gayle, … READ MORE

How to Storyboard Your Presentation



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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Before you start creating slides for your next talk, plan what you’re going to say. A … READ MORE

What the Dog Saw: A book review by Bob Morris

What Dog SawWhat the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures
Malcolm Gladwell
Back Bay Books (2009)

Note: I recently re-read this book while preparing for an interview and found the essays even in this volume even more interesting now than I did five years ago.

What Malcolm learned….

One man’s … READ MORE