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Research: How One Bad Employee Can Corrupt a Whole Team

August 14, 2020

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Stephen Dimmock and William C. Gerkenfor Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and…

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What’s a “maverick” and who are the most prominent mavericks in U.S. business history?

August 14, 2020

By nature, the most prominent mavericks throughout business history have been pioneers who, at great risk, challenged and in some ways re-defined an entire industry, achieving great success within it. Any list of them must include: Mary Kay Ash (career…

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Rosabeth Moss Kanter on “Five ways to get out of a rut and get moving”

August 14, 2020

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rosabeth Moss Kanter for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business…

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The CEO moment: Leadership for a new era

August 13, 2020

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Carolyn Dewar, Scott Keller, Kevin Sneader, and Kurt Strovink for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm,…

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The Most Powerful You: A book review by Bob Morris

August 13, 2020

The Most Powerful You: 7 Bravery-Boosting Paths to Career Bliss Kathy Caprino HarperCollins Leadership (July 2020) “Others cannot make you feel inferior without your permission.” Eleanor Roosevelt The Roosevelt observation is generally true although there are exceptions. Here’s a personal…

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Why Edmund Burke Still Matters

August 12, 2020

Edmund Burke in Britain’s House of Commons.Credit…Photo12/Universal Images Group, via Getty Images   Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Bret Stephens for The New York Times in which he reminds us it’s hard to respect democratic political…

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What most people don’t understand about goals and deadlines

August 12, 2020

  According to Anthony Robbins, “People tend to overestimate what they can achieve in a year, but underestimate what they can achieve in a decade.” I agree. Some goals take much longer to achieve than do others. Warren Buffett observes:…

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The Smithsonian Istiutution: Do You Already Know?

August 11, 2020

The Smithsonian Institution was established with funds from James Smithson (1765–1829), a British scientist who left his estate to the United States to found “at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion…

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The wisdom of Henry David Thoreau

August 11, 2020

My family and I lived for several years in Sudbury (MA) and my office was in Concord nearby. Our three sons learned to swim in Walden Pond until classes were no longer conducted at this historical site. Henry David Thoreau…

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Kochland: A book review by Bob Morris

August 10, 2020

Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America Christopher Leonard Simon & Schuster (August 2019) One of Charles Koch’s greatest skills: “analyzing and mitigating risk” in order to achieve long-term success Until reading this book, I…

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