How to fix a broken school? Lead fearlessly, love hard

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Linda Cliatt-Wayman has spent her career working in low-income, low-performing schools — the same Philly schools she grew up in. She has developed a thick skin and a tough attitude … laced with fierce love for her students. In her TED Talk, How to … READ MORE

What it takes to build your Digital Quotient

images-1Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Tanguy Catlin conducted by McKinsey Digital and Marketing & Sales practices’ Barr Seitz for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain … READ MORE

11 Must-See TED Talks

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What is TED? This primer of 11 classic TED Talks show you the wide range of topics covered — and introduce you to beloved speakers like. Here they are:

Ken Robinson: “Do schools kill creativity?” (19:24)

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and … READ MORE

One Fan’s All-Time MLB All Star Team

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Over the years, I have frequently engaged in rather lively conversations with other MLB fans about who would be on the all-time best team. My choices are limited to those I have seen play in person or on television. Here they are:

1B: Stan Musial
2B: Joe … READ MORE

Engagement, Free Agent Style

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by John Boudreau for Talent Management magazine. Her suggests that, by focusing on only full-time employees, talent managers overlook the talent platforms where workplace advances happen first. To read the complete article, check out all the resources, … READ MORE

John Ferling: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

Ferling1Throughout his long career, historian John Ferling has specialized in the American Revolution. He taught numerous courses on the Revolution, America’s Founders, and U. S. military history. He is the author of thirteen books, the latest of which is READ MORE

David Brooks on “The Robert E. Lee Problem”

Brooks, DavidHere is a brief excerpt from an especially thoughtful article written by David Brooks for The New York Times. To read the complete article, check out other resources, and obtain subscription information, please click here.

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How to Be a Less Autocratic Leader

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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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Incumbents as attackers: Brand-driven innovation

Incumbent_attackers_150x84 Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Jean-Baptiste Coumau, Victor Fabius, and Thomas Meyer for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They explain how and why big companies are finding growth in new markets by harnessing an underused asset—their brands. … READ MORE

Chief Customer Officer 2.0: A book review by Bob Morris

Chief Culture OfficerChief Customer Officer 2.0: How to Build Your Customer-Driven Growth Engine
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John Wiley & Sons (2015)

How to lead a customer-driven business transformation by establishing value for the role of the chief customer officer

This is a sequel to Chief Customer … READ MORE

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