Month: July 2011

Welcome to Marcus Buckingham’s Strengths Campus

July 7, 2011

The following history of the Strengths movement is only one of the resources now available at no cost to those who visit Marcus Buckingham’s Strengths Campus. Please click here to check it out. Although it may seem like a recent…

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Common Purpose: A book review by Bob Morris

July 7, 2011

Common Purpose: How Great Leaders Get Organizations to Achieve the Extraordinary Joel Kurtzman Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons (2010) “Organizations themselves are mindless, so if people don’t repair them, no one will.” Regrettably, the old rules of employment have created in…

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The Real Secret to Personal Productivity

July 6, 2011

Here is an especiallly valuable article written by Steve Tobak 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…

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Doing Both: A book review by Bob Morris

July 6, 2011

Doing Both: Capturing Today’s Profit and Driving Tomorrow’s Growth Inder Sidhu FT Press/Pearson (2010) Organizational transformation is not — repeat not – a zero-sum game One of the most self-defeating mindsets is suggested by the admonition, “You can’t have your…

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Brand Relevance: A book review by Bob Morris

July 6, 2011

Brand Relevance: Making Competitors Irrelevant David A. Aaker Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons (2011) If your “brand” isn’t relevant, neither are you and your company Those who have read any of David Aaker’s previous books already know that he presents information,…

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Just how bad is workplace bullying?

July 5, 2011

The Workplace Bullying Institute wrote a survey and commissioned Zogby International to collect data for the first representative study of all adult Americans on the topic of workplace bullying. The survey was sponsored by a generous gift from the Waitt…

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The Bully-Free Workplace: A book review by Bob Morris

July 5, 2011

The Bully-Free Workplace: Stop Jerks, Weasels, and Snakes From Killing Your Organization Gary Namie and Ruth F. Namie John Wiley & Sons (2011) Tolerance of inappropriate behavior condones it. Over more years than I wish to specify, I have been…

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Make Communication About Them, Not You

July 5, 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 having a difficult conversation, it’s easy to get wrapped up in…

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Open Services Innovation: A book review by Henry Chesbrough

July 4, 2011

Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era Henry Chesbrough Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons (2011) How to grow, compete, and succeed in a services era In his previous articles and books (notably Open Innovation…

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