Month: August 2011

Are there any really compelling examples of credibility?

August 29, 2011

One of the best occurred many years ago when Arthur Ashe and Stan Smith competed against each other in the final match of the men’s singles championship at the U.S. Open at lily-white Forest Hills Tennis Club. At that time, players…

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Do you have the right leaders for your growth strategies?

August 29, 2011

It takes a mix of leaders and talent to pursue a variety of growth strategies simultaneously. Few executives can do it all. Here is an excerpt from another outstanding article featured online by McKinsey & Company’s Quarterly magazine, co-authored by Katharina Herrmann, Asmus…

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Lessons to be learned from Steve Jobs

August 29, 2011

Everyone seems to have lots of opinions about Steve Jobs. I never met him or worked for him. I’ve seen videos of him, notably his commencement address at Stanford. Also,  I know people who knew him and worked for him.…

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Do we now live in a CliffsNotes world?

August 28, 2011

There is a mental state far more important than “getting it”….it’s getting what you don’t get. Over the years, it has been my great pleasure as well as privilege to associate with dozens of men and women who possess superior…

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Six Action Shoes : A book review by Bob Morris

August 28, 2011

Six Action Shoes Edward De Bono Longman Higher Education (1991) Note: When preparing for some interviews, I recently re-read several books on the creative process and remain convinced that all are still among the best. For example…. A Shoe for…

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Andy Lansing (Levy Restaurants) in “The Corner Office”

August 28, 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 Andy Lansing who is president and…

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Harvard Business Review on Finding & Keeping the Best People: A book review by Bob Morris

August 27, 2011

Harvard Business Review on Finding & Keeping the Best People Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (2011) How to recruit, hire, onboard, and retain the workers who possess the character, talent, and skills your company needs This is one of…

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12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A book review by Bob Morris

August 27, 2011

12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor Gail McMeekin Conari Press (2001) Note: I recently re-read this book while formulating questions for an interview of its author, Gail McMeekin. If anything, her insights offer even greater value now…

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For those who’ve complained that Steve Jobs was an autocrat….

August 27, 2011

            “Visionaries usually are. Because some visionaries cannot explain to the rest of us what they see, they have to depend on command.” –Peter F. Drucker, 1983

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Joe’s Journal: On Turning Failure to Success

August 27, 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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