Archive for July, 2013

Icons and Idiots: A book review by Bob Morris

Icons:IdiotsIcons and Idiots: Straight Talk on Leadership
Robert A. Lutz
Portfolio/Penguin Group

Buckle your seat belt and let Bob Lutz take you on a trip down his memory lane

Those who have read Bob Lutz‘s previous book, Car Guys vs. Bean Counters: The Battle for the Soul of … READ MORE

How to Handle an Abusive Person


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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Some people are demanding; others are downright rude. … READ MORE

Two invaluable tips on making an effective presentation

Wilson, WoodrowThe fundamentals were determined centuries ago:

o Know what you are talking about
o Care deeply about what you are talking about
o Establish and then sustain direct eye contact with your audience
o Limit yourself to the … READ MORE

John Mattone’s 16 Laws of Intelligent Leadership

Intelligent LeadershipNone of John Mattone’s “laws” is a head-snapper but all of them are anchored in a wealth of human experience that can be traced back at least three millennia to the Aecheans’ siege of Troy. In fact, I do not view them as laws; rather, … READ MORE

NUMBERSENSE: A book review by Bob Morris

NUMBERSENSENumbersense: How to Use Big Data to Your Advantage
Kaiser Fung
McGraw-Hill (2013)

How to cope with an information blizzard that has become a data tsunami

I agree with an observation by Mark Twain: “Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in … READ MORE

Rajat Paharia on “The Three Faces of Loyalty”

PahariaIn the first chapter of his recently published book, Loyalty 3.0: How to Revolutionize Customer and Employee Engagement with Big Data and Gamification, Rajat Paharia shares what he characterizes as “The Three Faces of Loyalty.” Here is a … READ MORE

Dan Goleman on “Three Must-Haves for Team Creativity”

Goleman, DanielHere is a brief excerpt from an article written by Dan Goleman and featured by LinkedIn. To read the complete article, please click here.

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What can a … READ MORE

John Mattone: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

Mattone, JohnJohn Mattone is known among leaders of Fortune 500 companies as a cutting-edge thinker in the areas of leadership and talent management. He is recognized by the Thinkers 50 as one of the world’s leading management thinkers … READ MORE

We Are One With the Sun

We Are One

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Josie Glausiusz in which she explains that, during the summer Soltice in England, she realized that we are all one … READ MORE

Breakpoint: A book review by Bob Morris

BreakpointBreakpoint: Why the Web Will Implode, Search will Be Obsolete, and Everything Else You Need to Know about Technology Is in Your Brain
Jeff Stibel
Palgrave Macmillan (2013)

How and why problems associated with too much growth are as relevant to business and economics as they are … READ MORE