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Month: August 2011

What to do if you found yourself riding a dead horse?

August 31, 2011

According to the tribal wisdom of the Lakota Indians, the best strategy is to dismount. But what do they know? Few (if any) graduated from Yale, Harvard, or Princeton. Few (if any) then earned an MBA degree. What do they know…

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Does the Inclusion of Women in Team Decision Making Actually Increase a Group’s Intelligence?

August 31, 2011

Here is a brief article featured by Executive Women’s Networking Blog, sponsored by EpsteinBeckerGreen, in which Frances M. Green discusses some especially interesting revelations provided in a recent MIT study. I also located a link to the study. Please click…

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The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement: A book review by Bob Morris

August 31, 2011

The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement: Linking Strategy and Operational Excellence to Achieve Superior Performance Jeffrey K. Liker and James K. Franz McGraw-Hill (2011) How and why the Toyota Way principles can achieve excellence in every part of almost any…

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Joe’s Journal: Welcome to Global Business 101

August 31, 2011

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

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A Kick in the Seat of the Pants: A book review by Bob Morris

August 31, 2011

 A Kick in the Seat of the Pants:
Using Your Explorer, Artist, Judge & Warrior to Be More Creative Roger von Oech Harper Paperbacks (1988) This book should be read in combination with A Whack on the Side of the Head…preferably…

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Turn Stress into an Asset

August 31, 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. Stress is unavoidable, but it doesn’t have to be damaging. When managed correctly,…

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Don’t Overlook Social Recruiting Tools

August 30, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Ryan Kohler for Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please…

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3 Ways to Increase Your Team’s Performance

August 30, 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. Successfully managing a team is a complex undertaking. Increase the odds of reaching…

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The Progress Principle: A book review by Bob Morris

August 30, 2011

The Progress Principle: Using Small Wins to Ignite Joy, Engagement, and Creativity at Work Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer Harvard Business Review Press (2011) How to “unravel the mystery of what really affects workplace creativity” The information, insights, and recommendations…

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A Whack on the Side of the Head: A book review by Bob Morris

August 29, 2011

A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative
 Roger von Oech Business Plus, 25th Anniversary Edition  (2008) Note: When preparing for some interviews, I re-read several books on the creative process and remain convinced…

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