Month: February 2011

Want to succeed? Go the extra mile.

February 28, 2011

In 1908, Napoleon Hill was retained by Andrew Carnegie to interview the most famous and successful men at that time, throughout the world. For the next two years, that’s what he did. Those in the U.S. included Thomas Edison, Alexander…

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Marcus Buckingham: An interview by Bob Morris

February 28, 2011

Buckingham was a Senior Researcher at The Gallup Organization who set out to break through the preconceptions about achievement and get to the core of what drives success. The result of his persistence, and arguably the definitive answer to the…

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Warren G. Bennis: An interview by Bob Morris

February 28, 2011

Bennis is University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. He also is the chairman of the board of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy School. He…

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Marti Barletta: An interview by Bob Morris

February 28, 2011

Barletta helps organizations get smart about women. She is the author of the groundbreaking book, Marketing to Women, now available in 15 languages, and co-authored Trends with Tom Peters, who named her MVP/BizGuru of 2005. Her latest book, PrimeTime Women™:…

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Joel Barker: An interview by Bob Morris

February 28, 2011

Barker was the first person to popularize the concept of paradigm shifts for the corporate world. He began his work in 1975 after spending a year on fellowship meeting and working with visionary thinkers in both North America and Europe.…

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Remarkable Hollywood Lives

February 28, 2011

The recent Academy Awards presentations remind us again of the fact that film is among our most valuable as well as entertaining art forms. In an article written for the Wall Street Journal (February 12, 2011), Stefan Kanfer recommends his…

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Start Your Day with the Important Questions

February 28, 2011

        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. *     *     * When you’re working on large goals,…

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How to keep your “bus” off Burn-Out Boulevard

February 27, 2011

Jim Collins evokes a much-discussed metaphor in Good to Great when he suggests that business leaders get the wrong people off their (presumably built-to-last) “bus” and get the right people on it.  He also expects the leaders to chart a…

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How to Quit Your Job

February 27, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jodi Glickman for the Harvard Business Review blog (February 14, 2011). To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard…

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Richard D. Fain (Royal Caribbean Cruises) in “The Corner Office”

February 27, 2011

Adam 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 Richard D. Fain, chairman and…

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