Adam Grant on “Six secrets to true originality”

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article in which Rik Kirkland interviews Adam Grant for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. Grant shares six tips on generating great ideas, … READ MORE

The four building blocks of change

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Tessa Basford and Bill Schaninger for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about … READ MORE

Deirdre Quinn (chief executive of Lafayette 148 New York) in “The Corner Office”

quinnAdam 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 Deirdre Quinn, chief … READ MORE

Take Time to Discuss Your Company’s Culture

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Company culture can feel hard to control, which is why many leaders … READ MORE

The 12 Powers of a Marketing Leader: A book review by Bob Morris

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Thomas Barta and Patrick Barwise
McGraw-Hill Education (September 2016)

How … READ MORE

Going Out In Style: Famous Last Words Of 19 Greats

churchill-1One of our three sons, Geoffrey, introduced me to an especially interesting website — All That Is Interesting (ati) — at which the resources include Camille Poiré’s “Going Out In Style: Famous Last Words Of 19 Greats.”

For example, … READ MORE

Speed and scale: Unlocking digital value in customer journeys

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Driek Desmet, Shahar Markovitch, and Christopher Paquette for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about … READ MORE

The Relationship Engine: A book review by Bob Morris

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Ed Wallace
AMACOM (October 2016)

How to develop and then enrich “relational fluency”

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what … READ MORE

Arnold Bennett on “the future is up to us”

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2017: A book review by Bob Morris

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Various Contributors
Harvard Business Review Press (November 2016)

Here’s another year’s worth of management wisdom, all in one place.

This is the latest volume in a series of anthologies of articles … READ MORE

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