Archive for January, 2015

The Scorecard Solution: A book review by Bob Morris

Scorecard SolutionThe Scorecard Solution: Measure What Matters and Drive Sustainable Growth
Dan E. King
AMACOM (2015)

How and why the Organizational Prowess Scorecard produces data that will reveal what to act on and how to prioritize actions

Just about everything I know about the balanced scorecard was learned … READ MORE

Eric Liu on “Why ordinary people need to understand power”

Eric Flag 2Far too many Americans are illiterate in power — what it is, how it operates and why some people have it. As a result, those few who do understand power wield disproportionate influence over … READ MORE

Why diversity matters

Why diversity

Here is a brief excerpt from an executive summary article written by Vivian Hunt, Dennis Layton, and Sara Prince for a report, Diversity Matters, sponsored by McKinsey & Company. The new … READ MORE

Caroline Arnold on “Why Resolutions Fail”

ArnoldLong ago, Aristotle observed, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” After spending another January helping to pave the road to hell, I realize that my habits have again defeated … READ MORE

Insights from Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh on Business Challenges in 2015

chip-berghExtraordinary times require extraordinary solutions. And perhaps no other undertaking gives a window into how visionaries are approaching the business challenges of our era than PricewaterhouseCooper’s annual CEO Survey. With findings launched recently at the READ MORE

Assumptions are NOT certainties

AssumptionsYears ago, a small band called the Crickets from Lubbock was booked to play in NYC at the Apollo Theater, the center of the black entertainment community. When the curtain parted after an introduction, those in the packed house were shocked to see Buddy Holly and … READ MORE

Mitch Rothschild (chief executive of Vitals) in “The Corner Office”

RothschildAdam 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 Mitch Rothschild, chief … READ MORE

Simon Sinek on WHAT great individuals and companies do as well as HOW and WHY they do it


One of the most exciting insights in Simon Sinek‘s business classic, Start with Why, is his concept of “The Golden Circle,” a model that he devised, using three concentric circles to suggest the interdependencies between and … READ MORE

Tips for Telling a Meaningful Story

In Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World, Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler

Kotler and Diamandis

Kotler and Diamandis

provide a wealth of in formation, in sights, and counsel … READ MORE

The “Six Ds of Exponential Development”

Kotler and Diamandis

Kotler and Diamandis

In Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World, Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler have much of value to share on the subject … READ MORE