Month: February 2011

How to promote a feeling of connectedness in a workplace?

February 9, 2011

As Edward M. Hallowell explains in his most recent book, Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People, published by Harvard Business Review Press (2011), “Many people need help in getting rid of the obstacles in their…

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Unforgettable moments in films

February 8, 2011

Those who follow my blog posts already know that I am an incurable film buff unable to resist the temptation to compile lists. Here are five of what continue to be, for me, unforgettable moments in film, listed in the…

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Fail Fast and Fail Hard

February 7, 2011

Here’s a recent commentary featured by the Drucker Exchange (DX), sponsored by the Drucker Institute. The Drucker Exchange (the DX) is a platform for bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership. It is produced by the Drucker Institute, a think tank…

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Deepak Chopra: The Two Questions Every Business Leader Has to Ask

February 7, 2011

Here is an except of a conversation with Deepak Shopra that was written by Eric Schurenberg for BNET (January 25, 2011), The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to…

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John Medina’s Brain Rules: A book review by Bob Morris

February 7, 2011

Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School John Medina Pear Press (2008) Note: I read this book as soon as it was published (in 2008) and then reviewed it for Amazon. I recently re-read…

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Hugh MacLeod: Manhattan Memories

February 5, 2011

Hugh MacLeod has written two books (Ignore Everybody and Evil Plans) and also offers one of the most thought-provoking and visually-stimulating websites, Gaping Void, where he demonstrates the power of transparency: He tells you exactly what he thinks and feels; also…

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Design Thinking for Social Innovation

February 4, 2011

Here is an excerpt from a brilliant  article co-authored by Tim Brown and Jocelyn Wyatt for Stanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2010). To read the complete article, check out other valuable resources, obtain subscription information, and sign up for a free…

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High-Impact Performers For Tough Times: 6 Ways to Keep Them Happy

February 4, 2011

Here is an excerpt from article written by Kelly Goldsmith and Marshall Goldsmith for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET…

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Work That Metaphor

February 4, 2011

Bo Burlingham, author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big, introduces a lesson in the power of design from CAD Monkeys, Dinosaur Babies, and T-Shaped People: Inside the World of Design Thinking and How It…

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How Can Teachers Develop Students’ Motivation — and Success?

February 3, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an interview of Carol Dweck by Gary Hopkins, editir-in-chief of Education World magazine. To read the complete interview, please click here. *     *     * What can teachers do to help develop students who will face challenges…

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