Month: December 2011

How to Get Off to a Fast Start in 2012

December 22, 2011

These are not head-snapping revelations. Everything that follows is simply common sense. These suggestions are provided in the spirit of Benjamin Franklin whom Walter Isaacson characterizes as “America’s first Yuppie.” Here are ten  (10) attitudes, strategies, and initiatives to consider: …

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The Perfectionist’s Handbook: A book review by Bob Morris

December 22, 2011

The Perfectionist’s Handbook: Take Risks, Invite Criticism, and Make the Most of Your Mistakes Jeff  Szymanski John Wiley & Sons  (2011) A brilliant analysis of the differences between healthy and unhealthy perfectionism I agree with Jeff Szymanski that perfection is best…

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Rules of the road: The quick guide to better networking

December 20, 2011

Here is an article written by Tom Searcy for CBS MoneyWatch, 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 here.…

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How to Put an End to Procrastination

December 20, 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. To procrastinate may be human but it’s not very rewarding. If putting…

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Common, potentially valuable anomalies that most executives don’t recognize

December 20, 2011

I agree with Donald Sull that most executives either do not recognize or ignore anomalies and even when they’re pointed out, the same executives underestimate their potential importance. True, they are easy to miss. Sull suggests that “the human mind is…

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Steve Jobs: A book review by Bob Morris

December 19, 2011

Steve Jobs Walter Isaacson Simon & Schuster (2011) Think differently about Think Different In my opinion, this is among the most important business biographies ever written. Given the number of other reviews that have already appeared, there really isn’t much…

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Network Beyond Your Bubble

December 19, 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. It’s no surprise that we instinctively seek out those who share our interests.…

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Anthony J. Mayo: An interview by Bob Morris

December 19, 2011

Tony Mayo is the Thomas S. Murphy Senior Lecturer of Business Administration in the Organizational Behavior Unit of Harvard Business School (HBS).  He currently teaches FIELD, Field Immersion and Experiential Leadership Development, a new required experiential, field-based course in the…

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Five Common Strategy Mistakes

December 19, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Joan Magretta 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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Paul Leinwand & Cesare Mainardi: An interview by Bob Morris

December 19, 2011

Paul Leinwand is a Partner at Booz & Company based in the firm’s Chicago office. He advises organizations on the topic of strategy, growth, and capability building, with a focus on the consumer product and retail sectors. He also serves as chair of the…

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