Archive for November, 2013

How Norman Rockwell Captured the Inner Life of a Nation


Here is a brief excerpt from an article by James Parker for The Atlantic during which he explains why Rockwell’s tableaux of American innocence aren’t as simple as they seem.. To read … READ MORE

Mastering the building blocks of strategy

Mastering BuildingHere is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by Chris Bradley, Angus Dawson, and Antoine Montard for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. In it, they explain how to increase the likelihood of developing effective strategies through an approach that’s thorough, action-oriented, … READ MORE

Jeanne Liedtka on “Some Defining Characteristics of Design Thinking”

LiedtkaIn 1969, Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon noted: “Engineering, medicine, business, architecture, and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent — not with how things are, but with they might be — in short, with … READ MORE

Bob Pittman (chairman and chief executive of Clear Channel Communications) in “The Corner Office”

PittmanAdam 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 Bob Pittman, chairman … READ MORE

3 tips for TED speakers (and other talkers)

TEDHere is a brief article by Daniel Pink for LinkedIn PULSE: The news and insights you need to know in which he offers some observations about TED an then some advice to … READ MORE

John Baldoni: A third interview by Bob Morris

Baldoni_No Jacket IIJohn Baldoni serves as the chair of the leadership development practice at N2growth. He is an internationally-recognized leadership educator, executive coach, speaker, and author. He has authored twelve books on leadership, with … READ MORE

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 11/18/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you:


The Leader’s Guide to Speaking with Presence: How to Project Confidence, Conviction, … READ MORE

The Leader’s Guide to Speaking with Presence: A book review by Bob Morris

Leader's GuideThe Leader’s Guide to Speaking with Presence: How to Project Confidence, Conviction, and Authority
John Baldoni
AMACOM (2013)A primer that offers basic, invaluable advice

Many of John Baldoni’s key points provided in this booklet were discussed in his previously published books, notably, Great … READ MORE

A Q&A with “The Father of the Lean Startup Movement”

BlankHere is an excerpt from an article by John A. Byrne for LinkedIn Pulse during which Steve Blank responds to Qs posed by Lauren Everitt. To read the complete Q&A and check … READ MORE

Surrounded by Geniuses: A book review by Bob Morris

Surrounded bySurrounded by Geniuses: Unlocking the Brilliance in Yourself, Your Colleagues, and Your Organization
Alan S. Gregermnan
Sourcebooks (2010)

How and why winning in today’s competitive markets requires unlocking genius within us and in the world around us

I deeply appreciated all that I learned in Alan Gregerman’s … READ MORE