Month: November 2011

25 Top Companies for Developing Leaders

November 9, 2011

All of these 25 companies go above and beyond the call of duty when it comes to grooming talent from within. The list was featured by CNNMoney online. Here are the first five. To read the complete article, please click…

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3 Ways to Think Like an Innovator

November 9, 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. Most people struggle to do what innovators excel at: connecting the unconnected.…

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Delivering an Effective Performance Review

November 8, 2011

There are two business topics that seem to bring out the best and 9yes) the worst in executives: 360º feedback and performance reviews. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rebecca Knight for the Harvard Business Review blog. To…

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Leading like La Russa

November 8, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an excellent article written by James Quigley and featured (on October 19, 2011) in The Washington Post’s “On Leadership” roundtable on the best managers in baseball today. To read the complete article and check out…

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The Types of Questions That Every Manager Should Ask

November 6, 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. Asking the right questions is an essential skill of a great boss.…

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Barbara DeBuono (Orbis International) in “The Corner Office”

November 6, 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 Barbara DeBuono, president and C.E.O.…

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Must Watch Video

November 5, 2011

  Whenever the world makes little (if any) sense, I suggest that you watch this brief video. It has been around quite a while…and there are good reasons why. Lighteninginajar  

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Time to Preview Performance

November 4, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an interview of Samuel Culbert by Ladan Nikravan in which he explains why companies should get rid of the performance review, eliminate the intimidation, change the politics, and hold the bosses accountable for making every employee…

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Learning from Steve Jobs: How to lead with purpose

November 4, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by John Baldoni and featured by CNN online. to read the complete article, please click here. *     *     * Leadership is a choice. Pure and simple When you assume a position of…

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Escape Velocity: A book review by Bob Morris

November 4, 2011

Escape Velocity: Free Your Company’s Future from the Pull of the Past Geoffrey A. Moore Harper Business/A HarperCollins Imprint (2011) How to free your organization from “the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom” One especially significant result of…

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