Month: November 2011

Places I have, and have not been….

November 16, 2011

I do not know the source of what follows but it reminds me of Andy Rooney. *     *     * I have been in many places, but I’ve never been in Cahoots. Apparently, you can’t go alone.…

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Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen: An interview by Bob Morris

November 16, 2011

Jim Collins is a student and teacher of enduring great companies — how they grow, how they attain superior performance, and how good companies can become great companies.  Having invested nearly a quarter of a century of research into the…

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One Click: A book review by Bob Morris

November 15, 2011

One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com Richard L. Brandt Penguin/Portfolio (2011) “Gradatim Ferociter”  (“Step by Step, Courageously”) This is not a comprehensive biography such as the one of Steve Jobs written by Walter Isaacson. Rather, it is…

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The Zappos Experience: A book review by Bob Morris

November 15, 2011

The Zappos Experience: 5 Principles to Inspire, Engage, and WOW Joseph A. Michelli McGraw-Hill (2011) Happiness should – and CAN – be an experience shared by everyone involved I have read and reviewed all of Joseph A. Michelli’s previous books…

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What Makes a Great Teacher?

November 13, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article that appeared in The Atlantic (January/February 2010) in which Amanda Ripley shares what she learned about recent efforts to improve the effectiveness of teaching and learning in public schools. She also discusses Teach…

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Robert L. Johnson (RLJ Companies) in “The Corner Office”

November 13, 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 with Robert L. Johnson, founder…

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Lead with Purpose: A conversation with John Baldoni

November 12, 2011

John Baldoni is an internationally recognized leadership consultant, coach, author and educator. John has taught what it means to inspire at the top of a mountain in the Canadian Rockies. At sea level in Orlando, Florida, he spoke to nearly one thousand USAF/JAG commissioned and non-commissioned officers on…

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Lead with Purpose: A book review by Bob Morris

November 10, 2011

Lead with Purpose: Giving Your Organization a Reason to Believe in Itself John Baldoni AMACOM (2012) The multi-dimensional “why” of initiative and fulfillment for organizations as well as for individuals I selected my review’s title because, in his latest book,…

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The Three Questions That Lead to Profitable Growth

November 10, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Chris Zook for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please…

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The Coming Jobs War: A book review by Bob Morris

November 10, 2011

The Coming Jobs War: What Every Leader Must Know About the Future of Job Creation Jim Clifton Gallup Press (2011) How and why entrepreneurs can – indeed must – win America’s “next everything war” The war to which the title…

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