Archive for September, 2016

Joseph Badaracco on “defining moments”

badaroccoThe philosopher Friedrich Hegel once suggested that the most difficult decisions are not choosing between good and evil; rather, between good and good. This is what Joseph Badaracco has in mind in his book Defining Moments: … READ MORE

Alex Schlepper: Designing the Perfect In-House Partnerships

Here is a brief excerpt from Matt McCue’s interview of Alex Schlepper for 99u within the website network of Bēhance. Airbnb’s VP of Design explains how to establish creative partnerships inside … READ MORE

Servant Leadership and “TouchPoints”

greenleafRobert K. Greenleaf (1904-1990) is generally associated with the concept of servant leadership. Here is a brief excerpt from one of his essays, first published in 1970: “The servant-leader is servant first…It begins with the natural feeling that … READ MORE

Writing Without Bullshit: A book review by Bob Morris

writing-without-bsWriting Without Bullshit: Boost Your Career by Saying What You Mean
Josh Bernoff
HarperBusiness/An imprint of HarperCollins (September 2016)

The power of Lean thinking and writing

One of the greatest benefits of Lean principles is … READ MORE

Don Yaeger on “Great Teams”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

yaeger-donDon Yaeger is a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated and author of 25 books, nine of which have become New York Times best sellers. He began his career at the San Antonio (TX) … READ MORE

The Thoughtful Leader: A book review by Bob Morris

thoughtful-leaderThe Thoughtful Leader: A Model of Integrative Leadership
Jim Fisher
Rotman/University of Toronto Press (July 2016)

How and why integrative thinking is the foundation of great leadership

Obviously, leaders have a great deal to think about before making decisions with varying degree of importance. Smart decisions … READ MORE

Mihály Csíkszentmihályi on “Flow”

Mihály Csíkszentmihályi

Mihály Csíkszentmihályi

In basketball, there were stretches in games (especially during playoff games) when Michael Jordan seems to make every shot he took. In tournament golf, there were stretches during a round (especially … READ MORE

Lessons from Improv #2: Let Ideas Happen


Here is a brief article by Jack Cheng for 99u within the website network of Bēhance. To check out other resources, learn more about 99u, and sign up for email alerts, please click here.


Machiavelli on “virtu”

machiavelli-sNiccolò Machiavelli is among the least understood, therefore least appreciated thinkers in western intellectual history.

For example, consider this passage in his classic, The Prince: “how one lives is so far distant from how one ought to live, that he who neglects what is done for what … READ MORE

Play “Catchball” at Your Next Brainstorming Session



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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Not all brainstorming sessions … READ MORE