Month: April 2012

Eight Strategic Talent Levers

April 23, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Paul H. Eccher and Linda D. Sharkey 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…

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Teach the Books, Touch the Heart

April 23, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Claire Needell Hollander, an English teacher at a public middle school in Manhattan. It first appeared in the April 20, 2012, edition of  The New York Times. It attracted my attention…

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4 Secrets of Great Critical Thinkers

April 22, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an excellent article written by Paul J. H. Schoemaker and featured online at the Inc. magazine website. To read the complete article, check out other resources, and obtain deep-discount subscription information, please click here. *…

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Russell Goldsmith (City National Bank in Los Angeles) in “The Corner Office”

April 22, 2012

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Russell Goldsmith, chairman and chief executive of City National Bank in Los Angeles. In its “Story Idol” competition, he says, employees talk about…

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The Power of Habit: A book review by Bob Morris

April 21, 2012

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and in Business Charles Duhigg Random House (2012) A rock-solid framework for “understanding how habits work and a guide for experimenting with how they might change” This is…

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What’s it like to fly through the Grand Canyon…?

April 21, 2012

I’ve often wondered and now I know. Check out this fellow who seems to have a jet engine attached to his back. Actually, he’s offering additional proof of Darwin’s theory. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WgdIE2t8QkM

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Olivia Fox Cabane: An interview by Bob Morris

April 21, 2012

An expert in the fields of charisma, trust, influence and persuasion, Olivia Fox Cabane gives people the skills and the self-confidence that lead to outstanding performance. From a base of thorough behavioral science, she extracts the most practical tools for…

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The Winner’s Brain: A book review by Bob Morris

April 20, 2012

The Winner’s Brain: 8 Strategies Great Minds Use to Achieve Success Jeff Brown and Mark Fenske with Liz Neporent DeCapo Press/Perseus Books Group (2011) How and why your brain can help you to become the best person you can be…

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William Deresiewicz on Toys and Joys

April 20, 2012

Here is a mini-essay in which William Deresiewicz offers a major endorsement of “the joys of the soul.” He has a weekly column, “All Points,” at The American Scholar magazine website. *     *     * In a 2008 essay in…

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How to Get Your Team Thinking Like Entrepreneurs

April 20, 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. *     *     * Teams in large organizations can easily get tangled in bureaucracy. …

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