Month: February 2012

The Current and Sad Post-Wooden Era at UCLA

February 29, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by George Dohrmann and published in Sports Illustrated magazine (March 5, 2012). As I began to read the article, I was reminded of a poem, Ozmandias, written by Percy Bysshe Shelley…

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The Three Laws of Performance: A book review by Bob Morris

February 29, 2012

The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2011) A 21st century version of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave In his comments in the “Editor’s Note”…

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8 Things Your Employees Need Most

February 29, 2012

Here is an excerpt from another excellent article in Jeff Haden‘s “Owner’s Manual” series for Inc. magazine.  To read the complete article, check out other online resources, and obtain information, please click here. *     *     * Forget about raises and…

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The Catastrophe of Success

February 28, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Andreas Kluth 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 click…

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Onboarding: A book review by Bob Morris

February 28, 2012

Onboarding: How to Get Your New Employees Up to Speed in Half the Time George Bradt and Mary Vonnegut John Wiley & Sons (2009) To the best of my knowledge, there is no better single source for expert guidance on…

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Repeatability: A book review by Bob Morris

February 28, 2012

Repeatability: Build Enduring Businesses for a World of Constant Change Chris Zook and James Allen Harvard Business Review Press (2012) How and why simplifying operations, sharpening focus, and liberating energy can be an antidote to escalating complexity As Chris Zook…

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Five Tips to Make Feedback Count

February 28, 2012

Here is an article written by Deborah Busser for Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please click here. *     *    …

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How to Get Your Colleagues’ Attention

February 28, 2012

  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 capture any audience’s attention, you must frame your…

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Entropy: The silent assassin of organizational health

February 27, 2012

In 1865, a German physicist, Rudolph Clausius (1822-1888), coined the term entropy during his research on heat. The word’s meaning “a turning towards” (in Greek, en+tropein), “content transformative” or “transformative content.” Claudius used the concept to establish a mathematical foundation for the second…

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“The Steve Jobs Diet”: 10 Essential Business Takeaways

February 27, 2012

  Andrea Kates is one of the most original and most influential business thinkers, as the resources at her website clearly indicate. She is also the author of Find Your Next in which she explains how to use the business genome approach to find your…

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