Kara Penn: An interview by Bob Morris

PennKara Penn is cofounder and principal consultant at Mission Spark, a management consulting firm dedicated to organizational change and improvement in complex and often resource-constrained settings. In guiding her clients’ thinking, planning, and action, Kara focuses on best practice and implementation, an approach that puts her … READ MORE

Chip and Dan Heath on “Four principles for making better decisions”

Authors (and brothers) Chip and Dan Heath propose four steps for improving decision making. Below is an overview of that process, whose initials spell “WRAP.” It’s elaborated in their new book, Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Business (Crown Business, March 2013).

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Gretchen Rubin suggests, “To Form Successful Habits, Know What Motivates You”

ToFormSuccessfulHabitsHere is an excerpt from an article written by Gretchen Rubin 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 HBR email alerts, please click here.

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Dan E. King: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

King, Dan EDan is the founder and principal of CloseReach Consulting and has developed a proprietary growth acceleration model designed for business leaders and senior teams striving to outpace the competition. The model consists of and numerically scores … READ MORE

Josh Linkner on “Becoming Irresistible”

LinknerHere is a brief excerpt from a recent post by Josh Linkner at his website. To read the complete article, check out others, and sign up for email alerts, please click here.

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Nancy Dubuc (chief executive of A&E Networks) in “The Corner Office”

22-CORNER-mothAdam 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 Nancy Dubuc, chief executive of A&E Networks, has made her mark … READ MORE

The High-Speed Company: A book review by Bob Morris

High-Speed CompanyThe High-Speed Company: Creating Urgency and Growth in a Nanosecond Culture
Jason Jennings with Laurence Haughton
Portfolio/Penguin Group (March 2015)

How to accelerate personal growth and professional development in almost any organization, whatever its size or nature

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Dorothy Leonard on “How to Prevent Experts from Hoarding Knowledge”

HowtoPreventHere is an excerpt from an article written by Dorothy Leonard 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 HBR email alerts, please click READ MORE

Vivek Gupta (C.E.O. of Zensar Technologies) in “The Corner Office”

GuptaAdam 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 Vivek Gupta, C.E.O. of Zensar Technologies, a global software services company … READ MORE

Do your training efforts drive performance?

Do your trainingHere is a brief excerpt from an article written by Richard Benson-Armer, Silke-Susann Otto, and Nick van Dam for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They observe: “Building organizational capabilities is a top strategic priority, but an inability to measure the impact … READ MORE

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