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Month: July 2011

Peter Löscher (Siemens) in “The Corner Office”

July 31, 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 Peter Löscher, president and C.E.O.…

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50 Psychology Classics: A book review by Bob Morris

July 30, 2011

50 Psychology Classics: Who We Are, How We Think, What We Do; Insight and Inspiration from 50 Key Books Tom Butler-Bowdon Nicholas Brealey Publishing (2006) An excellent guide to sources that can help us to “make a real difference” in…

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Heidi Grant Halvorson: An interview by Bob Morris

July 30, 2011

Heidi Grant Halvorson, PhD, is a motivational psychologist, researcher, and consultant. She writes about the scientifically-tested strategies we can use to be more effective reaching our goals at work and in our personal lives. Her new book is Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals…

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Joe’s Journal: On Opportunity and Post-it Notes

July 30, 2011

Here is the latest post by Joseph A. Maciariello featured in the Joe’s Journal series at the Drucker Exchange (Dx) sponsored by the Drucker Institute. The Drucker Exchange (the Dx) is a platform for bettering society through effective management and…

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Design-Driven Innovation: A book review by Bob Morris

July 30, 2011

Design-Driven Innovation: Changing the Rules of Competition by Radically Innovating What Things Mean Roberto Verganti Harvard Business Press (2009) Does design drive innovation or does innovation drive design? The answer is “Yes.” The success of each approach depends almost entirely…

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5 Reasons Why Middle Children Make Great Employees

July 30, 2011

Here is an article written by Donna Fenn 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 newsletters, please click here. *     *    …

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Surviving and Thriving in Uncertainty: A book review by Bob Morris

July 30, 2011

Surviving and Thriving in Uncertainty: Creating the Risk Intelligent Enterprise Frederick Funston and Stephen Wagner John Wilkey & Sons, Inc. (2010) Risk unmanaged is risk exacerbated I am among those who find a wealth of excellent advice every time I…

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A Window into Mozart

July 30, 2011

Here’s a recent post by the folks the Drucker Exchange (the Dx) that hosts an ongoing conversation about bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership. It is produced by the Drucker Institute, a think tank and action tank based…

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HR Transformation: A book review by Bob Morris

July 29, 2011

HR Transformation: Building Human Resources From the Outside In Dave Ulrich, Justin Allen, Wayne Brockbank, Jon Younger, and Mark Nym McGraw-Hill (2009) In an uncommonly informative Introduction, the authors assert, “Our point is that HR professionals often focus entirely in…

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10 Old Brands That Manage to Stay Modern

July 29, 2011

Samuel Augustus Maverick (1803-70) was a wealthy land speculator in southwest Texas who cared little about cattle. When someone repaid a debt with 400 head of cattle rather than cash, Maverick’s caretakers allowed them to wander unbranded. Over time, locals…

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