Month: February 2012

The Rules of [Employee] Engagement: Sobering Statistics

February 7, 2012

For some organizations, the extent of employee engagement programs is limited to the annual engagement survey. That model, featuring a survey filled with scores of questions and sent out for the entire organization to complete, needs to be updated. Here…

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Sheryl Sandberg: The $1.6 Billion Woman, Staying on Message

February 6, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Nicole Perlroth and Claire Cain Miller about Sheryl Sandberg, featured in The New York Times (February 4, 2012). To read the complete article, please click here. *     *     * Facebook‘s No. 2…

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The Balanced Scorecard: Do’s and Don’ts

February 6, 2012

In a book published in 1996, The Balanced Scorecard: Translating Strategy Into Action, Robert S. Kaplan and David P. Norton developed in much greater depth and detail a concept they introduced previously in an HBR article (January/February, 1992): the balanced…

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Three Ways to Turn Setbacks into Progress

February 6, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Teresa Amabile and Steve Kramer  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…

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Jumping the S-Curve: A book review by Bob Morris

February 5, 2012

Jumping the S-Curve: How to Beat the Growth Cycle, Get on Top, and Stay There Paul Nunes and Tim Breene Harvard Business Review Press (2011) How companies can reach progressively high levels of achievement The title of this book refers…

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Rapid Viz: A book review by Bob Morris

February 5, 2012

Rapid Viz: A New Method for the Rapid Visualization of Ideas Kurt Hanks and Larry Belliston Course Technology/CENGAGE Learning (2006) The power and value of highly-developed visualization The title’s meaning is self-evident but the potential value of what can be…

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Amy Astley (Teen Vogue) in “The Corner Office”

February 5, 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 Amy Astley, editor in chief…

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How to Take the Stress Out of Giving a Performance Review

February 3, 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. Which is worse: receiving a performance review, or giving one? At least…

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Business at the Speed of Now: A book review by Bob Morris

February 3, 2012

Business at the Speed of Now: Fire Up Your People, Thrill your Customers, and Crush Your Competition John M. Bernard John Wiley & Sons (2012) Principles and practices to ensure that organizations move faster as well as be more productive…

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Human Competence: A book review by Bob Morris

February 2, 2012

Human Competence:  Engineering Worthy Performance Thomas F. Gilbert Crown Business (2007) How and why the behavior engineering model “is really an outline of a performance troubleshooting sequence” Note: The comments that follow discuss the “Tribute Edition” (2007) of a book…

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