Archive for October, 2013

Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information

Open DataHere is an excerpt from the executive summary of a report co-authored by James Manyika, Michael Chui, Diana Farrell, Steve Van Kuiken, Peter Groves, and Elizabeth Almasi Doshi for the McKinsey Global Institute. To check … READ MORE

Brain Food Nuggets (31-40)

Russian Children's LitThe buffet awaits:

o “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.” African proverb

o “Tell me and I forget, teach me … READ MORE

The Practical Drucker: A book review by Bob Morris

Practical DruckerThe Practical Drucker: Applying the Wisdom of the World’s Greatest Management Thinker
William A. Cohen
AMACOM (2014)

A brilliant explanation of how to apply the most valuable lessons to be learned from Peter Drucker (1909 –2005)

The title of this book seems somewhat redundant … READ MORE

Why do writers write?

Why We WriteAs you would expect, the answer depends on which writer is asked. Ernest Hemingway once responded, “to get it out.”

However, you may be interested in what is provided in Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do … READ MORE

Phil Martens (chief executive of Novelis) in “The Corner Office”

MartensAdam 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 Phil Martens, the … READ MORE

Madeleine Albright: “Women Are On The Right Path.”

AlbrightMadeleine Albright, fformer U.S. Secretary of State, delivered a rousing speech at the United Nations that praised the gains of women around the globe. The Beast reprinted the text of the speech … READ MORE

Darnell Lattal on “How to Create a Culture of Succession Readiness”

LattalIs your organization ready to bridge the knowledge gaps retiring baby boomers will leave behind?

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Darnell Lattal for Talent Management magazine. To read the complete article, check out all the resources, and sign up for a free … READ MORE

Ego vs. EQ: A book review by Bob Morris

Ego vs EQEgo vs. EQ: How Top Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps with Emotional Intelligence
Jen Shirkani
bibliomotion books + media (2013)

How to “open the door to identify your own ego traps with some simple actions to remedy them”

As I began to read this book, I … READ MORE

Susan Lucas on “The top reason people leave their jobs”

Top ReaonHere is 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 to one or more of the website’s newsletters, … READ MORE

A Better Way to Assess Employee Personalities

Here is an article by David Gee for Human Capitalist, a new blog covering the (busy) intersection of people and technology in the 21st-century workplace. Founded originally by Jason Corsello and … READ MORE