Month: May 2012

How to Get What You Want with Indirect Persuasion

May 10, 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. Getting people to do what you want is difficult, especially if you lack authority. When…

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8 Core Beliefs of Extraordinary Bosses

May 9, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Geoffrey James and featured online by Inc. magazine. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. *     *     * The best…

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Breakthrough Problem Solving with Action Learning: A book review by Bob Morris

May 9, 2012

Breakthrough Problem Solving with Action Learning: Concepts and Cases Michael J. Marquardt and Roland K. Yeo Stanford Business Books/Imprint of Stanford University Press (2012) How and why action learning “is truly the most powerful problem-solving tool of the 21st century” Those who have read any of…

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Performance Appraisals: Do’s & Don’ts

May 8, 2012

People deeply dislike performance appraisals – receiving them as well as giving them –and think they are fundamentally flawed, yet they are ingrained management processes in most organizations in one form or another. While many leaders – including those in HR – would like to abandon…

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The necessity of the “Cement Truck” contingency

May 8, 2012

It’s really quite simple. Ask yourself: What if any of our key people got flattened by a cement truck on route back to the office from lunch? Other than shock, denial, grief, and sadness, as well as condolences to family…

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Why You Should Look Beyond the Team: It’s About the Network

May 8, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jon R. Katzenbach 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 email alerts, please click here. *     *     *…

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Mind Wide Open: A book review by Bob Morris

May 8, 2012

Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life Steven Johnson Scribner/Simon & Schuster (2004) How and why the brain sciences can help to “open wide the mind’s caged door” I read this book before Steven Johnson’s later works, The…

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Carmine Gallo on “the Apple experience”: An interview by Bob Morris

May 8, 2012

Carmine Gallo is the communications coach for the world’s most admired brands. A former journalist for CNN and CBS, Gallo works directly with the world’s top business leaders to craft compelling messages, tell inspiring stories and share innovative ideas. Gallo is a popular keynote speaker…

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The Hard Science of Teamwork

May 7, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Alex “Sandy” Pentland 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 email alerts,…

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