Archive for October, 2014

Michelle Munson (C.E.O. of Aspera) in “The Corner Office”

MunsonAdam 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 … READ MORE

Robert Sher: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

SherRob Sher is founding principal of CEO to CEO, a consulting firm of former chief executives that improves the leadership infrastructure of midsized companies seeking to accelerate their performance. He has published extensively on the successful leadership traits … READ MORE

Ronald Heifetz on “The harsh realities of effective leadership: when to assert authority and when to lead”

HeifetzThe world is in the throes of perpetual and permanent crisis – political, financial, ethical, health. Leadership, says Harvard University’s Ronald Heifetz, is both the problem and solution. It’s dangerous work and there are no easy answers, but … READ MORE

The Lenovo Way: A book review by Bob Morris

Lenovo WayThe Lenovo Way: Managing a Diverse Global Company for Optimal Performance
Gina Qiao and Yolanda Conyers
McGraw-Hill (2014)

“Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems.” Peter Drucker

Gina Qiao and Yolanda Conyers have played major roles during Lenovo’s rapid but prudent growth, especially … READ MORE

How to Sell a Liberal-Arts Education

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Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of DePauw University’s president, Brian Casey, by Douglas Belkin for The Wall Street Journal. ‘We’ve put boots on the ground in regions that … READ MORE

Six Keys to Being Excellent at Anything

SchwartzHere is an excerpt from an article written by Tony Schwartz for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive … READ MORE

The Reciprocity Advantage: A book review by Bob Morris

Reciprocity AdvantageThe Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth
Bob Johansen and Karl Ronn
Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2014)

How and why the reciprocity advantage will become increasingly profitable in ways and to an extent only now imaginable

As Bob Johansen and Karl Ronn explain, … READ MORE

Brian Chesky (chief executive of Airbnb) in “The Corner Office”

CheskyAdam 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 Brian Chesky, chief … READ MORE

How to Deal with a Mean Colleague

How to Deal

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Amy Gallo for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of … READ MORE

Crazy Is a Compliment: A book review by Bob Morris

Crazy:ComplimentCrazy Is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags
Linda Rottenberg
Portfolio/Penguin

“To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” Tennyson’s Ulysses

Most people are caught up in what James O’Toole so aptly characterizes as “the ideology of comfort and the tyranny … READ MORE

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