Archive for May, 2017

Waste is usually the lowest hanging fruit

Recently, I posted an excerpt from an article by Vinay Couto, Deniz Caglar, and John Plansky for strategy+business magazine, published by PwC Strategy& LLC. In the article, Building Trust While Cutting Costs, … READ MORE

The Guest List: Authors Discuss Their Favorite Works

 

Here is article written by The American Scholar’s editors. They asked their favorite authors to discuss favorite works. Note: Links are embedded in each article. For example:

Ten Tales of Migrations, Long and Short
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Lives of the Philosophers

Here is an article written by Amanda Vaill for The American Scholar in which she focuses on the postwar thinkers who stripped the world of preconceptions To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here.

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Beyond Measure: A book review by Bob Morris

Beyond MeasureBeyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes
Margaret Heffernan
TED Books/Simon & Schuster (2015)

The “paradox of organizational culture”: it makes a big difference although comprised of small actions, habits, and choices.

I have read and reviewed all of Margaret Heffernan’s previously published books and … READ MORE

The Four Lenses of Innovation: A book review by Bob Morris

4 Lenses of Inno

The Four Lenses of Innovation: A Power Tool for Creative Thinking
Rowan Gibson
John Wiley & Sons (2o15)

How to establish a culture within which everyone’s abilities are free to enrich high-impact innovation throughout the enterprise

First of all, I cannot recall a book that … READ MORE

Getting organizational redesign right

Org_redesign_150x84Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Steven Aronowitz, Aaron De Smet, and Deirdre McGinty for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They examine how and why companies will better integrate their people, processes, and structures by following nine golden rules. … READ MORE

Life moves on with us or without us. The choice is ours.

In a recent blog post, Josh Linkner shares this anecdote:

Two Zen monks were on a journey when they came to a riverbed. At the edge of the river was an elderly woman who was unable to cross the … READ MORE

Good bosses master two leadership styles

 

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..

Different work situations call … READ MORE

Quiet Your Mind to Avoid Making Impulsive Decisions

 

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Leaders are … READ MORE

Helping young people to understand “the financial rules of the road”

 

Many years ago while attending South Shore High School in Chicago, I learned about Junior Achievement and joined. After graduation, I attended NAJAC (the national conference) and then served as a counselor for the next six … READ MORE

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