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Month: May 2012

The Productivity Impact of Engaging Your Workforce

May 31, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Mike Marker and featured at the Organizational Excellence Journal‘s website. In it, he suggests “nine simple ways to positively affect engagement.” To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about…

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Why I’m a listener: Amgen CEO Kevin Sharer

May 31, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Amgen CEO, Kevin Sharer, during which the biotech giant’s chief executive describes the epiphany that made him a better listener and explains why listening is a survival skill for leaders and organizations. What…

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Just Start: A book review by Bob Morris

May 30, 2012

Just Start: Take Action, Embrace Uncertainty, and Create the Future Leonard A. Schlesinger and Charles F. Kiefer with Paul B. Brown Harvard Business Review Press (2012) Why and how serial entrepreneurs thrive best in uncertain environments…and what lessons can be learned…

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Why Is Literary Fame So Unpredictable?

May 29, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Tom Vanderbilt  and featured in The New Yorker magazine To read the complete article, please click here. *     *     * In 1929, the readers of theManchester Guardian were asked to…

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Digital disruption: Are you prepared for takeoff?

May 29, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Michelle Hernandez and featured online at the Deloitte website.  *     *     * Still trying to determine your company’s approach to digital? If so, this infographic is for…

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Five Minds for the Future: A book review by Bob Morris

May 29, 2012

Five Minds for the Future Howard Gardner Harvard Business School Press (2009) On nurturing “potentials that are distinctly human” I have read and reviewed all of Howard Gardner’s previous books and consider this, his latest, to be the most valuable thus far.…

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Peter Jensen: An interview by Bob Morris

May 28, 2012

An authority on leadership and a renowned innovator, Dr. Peter Jensen is a pioneer in bringing the concepts of coaching and personal high performance to corporations worldwide. Jensen has worked with the best and brightest in Fortune 500 companies in eight countries applying his extensive understanding…

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How to Turn Obstacles into Assets

May 27, 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. *     *     * Successful people work with what they have to achieve their goals. …

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Kyle Zimmer (First Book) in “The Corner Office”

May 27, 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 Kyle Zimmer who is president, C.E.O. and co-founder of First Book,…

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The Practicing Mind: A book review by Bob Morris

May 26, 2012

The Practicing Mind: Developing Focus and Discipline in Your Life Thomas M. Sterner New World Library (2012) How and why “focusing on and finding joy in the process of achieving instead of [merely] having a goal…is magical and incredibly empowering” For almost three decades, K. Anders Ericsson and…

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