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Month: May 2012

The Strategist: A book review by Bob Morris

May 16, 2012

The Strategist: Be the Leader Your Business Needs Cynthia A. Montgomery HarperBusiness (2012) How and why to become a strategist “whose time at the helm could have a profound effect on the fortunes of your organization” Most of what I…

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It’s Time to Rethink Continuous Improvement

May 16, 2012

Years ago, Jon Katzenbach told me that the greatest challenge that change agents face is changing their ideas about change. The Japanese term for continuous improvement is kaizen (改善) and was probably introduced when Edgar McVoy convinced Lowell Mellen to join him…

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10 behaviors of the hyper-successful

May 16, 2012

Here is an article written by Michael Hess for CBS MoneyWatch, the CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the website’s newsletters, please click here. *     *     * (MoneyWatch) COMMENTARY Money and…

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Be•Know•Do: A book review by Bob Morris

May 16, 2012

Be•Know•Do: Leadership the Army Way: Adapted from the Official Army Leadership Manual Frances Hesselbein and Eric K. Shinseki (USA Ret.) Jossey-Bass/Leader to Leader Institute, 1st Edition (2004) How to develop leaders who have character, competence, knowledge, and results-driven initiative I…

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The unique and compelling power of illustrating an idea

May 15, 2012

I have just read Toby Lester’s Da Vinci’s Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image. The first of several dozen of passages caught my eye and I immediately thought of Dan Roam. More about him in a…

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Teaming: A book review by Bob Morris

May 15, 2012

Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy Amy C. Edmondson Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2012) Why and how the most valuable organizational learning occurs: through teams Amy Edmondson characterizes “teaming” as “teamwork on the fly.” It could also be termed “informal collaboration on steroids.” Whatever,…

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Don’t Lead Until You Have Earned the Right to Lead in a New Job

May 15, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from a leadership column posted by George Bradt at the Forbes magazine website. To check out a wealth of free materials, learn more about George and his firm, and sign up for email alerts, please…

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Innovative management: A conversation with Gary Hamel and Lowell Bryan

May 14, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from another outstanding interview featured online by The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company and conducted by Joanna Barsh. To read the complete article, check out others, obtain subscription information, and sign up for free email alerts, please click here.…

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The Winning Factor: A book review by Bob Morris

May 14, 2012

The Winning Factor: Secrets from a Veteran Olympic and Corporate Coach Peter Jensen AMACOM (2012) How and why a “development bias” can help you to become very best you can be Opinions vary as to what the decisive factor is for an individual to win or…

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Dare, Dream, Do: A book review by Bob Morris

May 14, 2012

Dare, Dream, Do: Remarkable Things Whappen When  You Dare to Dream Whitney Johnson Bibliomotion (2012) “To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose one’s self.” Søren Kierkegaard In The Disney Way: Harnessing the Management Secrets…

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