Month: February 2012

How Remarkable Women Lead: A book review by Bob Morris

February 19, 2012

How Remarkable Women Lead: The Breakthrough Model for Work and Life Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston with Geoffrey Lewis Crown Business (2009) As I read this book co-authored by Joanna Barsh and Susie Cranston, with substantial assistance provided by Geoffrey…

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Steve Stoute (Translation LLC) in “The Corner Office”

February 19, 2012

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 Steve Stoute, chief executive of…

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The Intuitive Compass: A book review by Bob Morris

February 18, 2012

The Intuitive Compass: Why the Best Decisions Balance Reason and Instinct Francis P. Cholle Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2012) How to “find solutions beyond the boundaries of what we know” “The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind…

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Define How Your Team Will Work: Four Key Considerations

February 18, 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. Most team leaders know to help their team define goals, but the…

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My business epiphany while watching this year’s Westminster Dog Show

February 17, 2012

Over the years, more than a dozen dogs have been members of our family. Currently, we have Molly, a West Highland terrier. And every year, we watch the annual Westminster Dog Show, a contest yet to be won by a…

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The Accidental Creative: A book review by Bob Morris

February 17, 2012

The Accidental Creative: How to Be Brilliant at a Moment’s Notice Todd Henry Portfolio/The Penguin Group (2011) How and why almost anyone can learn to survive and (perhaps) thrive in a create-on-demand world Contrary to what this book’s subtitle suggests,…

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Top Executive Recruiters Agree There Are Only Three True Job Interview Questions

February 17, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an exceptionally valuable article written by George Bradt and published by Forbes magazine. To read the complete article, check out other resources, and obtain subscription information, please click here. *     *     * The only three…

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More Terrific Quotations!

February 16, 2012

One of the several joys of reading a wide variety of books is that their authors share quotations that were previously unfamiliar and are worthy of inclusion with those chestnuts from the usual sources such as Sun Tzu, St. Paul,…

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Grow: A book review by Bob Morris

February 16, 2012

Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World’s Great Companies Jim Stengel Crown Business (2011) How and why “maximum growth and high ideals are not incompatible. They’re inseparable.” Jim Stengel begins the first chapter with two separate but…

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Dave Ulrich: An interview by Bob Morris

February 15, 2012

Dave Ulrich  is Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan where he is on the core faculty of the Executive Program, Co-Director of Michigan’s Human Resource Executive Program, and Advanced Human Resource…

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