Month: May 2012

Michael Marquardt and Roland Yeo on “Systems Thinking and Breakthrough Problem Solving”

May 7, 2012

In his most recent book, Breakthrough Problem Solving with Action Learning, co-authored with Roland Yeo and published by Stanford University Press, Michael Marquardt develops in much greater depth core concepts that he explored in previously published books. One of them, action learning, was introduced almost 75 years…

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Carl Bass (Autodesk Inc.) in “The Corner Office”

May 6, 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  Carl Bass, president and chief executive of Autodesk Inc. ,…

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Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton: An interview by Bob Morris

May 5, 2012

Internationally recognized workplace experts Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton are partners in the consulting firm The Culture Works. Adrian Gostick is the author of several best-selling books on corporate culture, including the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestsellers The Carrot Principle and All In. His research has been called a “must read for…

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How women can contribute more to the US economy

May 5, 2012

Here is an excerpt from another outstanding article featured by The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. It was co-authored by Joanna Barsh and Lareina Yee. Granted, this article appeared in 2008 but what it reveals and explains is, if anything, even more relevant…

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Vijay Govindarajan on How to Reverse the “Curse of Dominant Logic”

May 5, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Vijay (“VG”) Govindarajan 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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The Accidental Mind: A book review by Bob Morris

May 4, 2012

The Accidental Mind: How Brain Evolution Has Given Us Love, Memory, Dreams, and God David J. Linden The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press (2007) A lively explanation of the beneficial neural functions in that “cobbled-together mess” between our ears The mind is what the brain…

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Transparency is the New Leadership Imperative

May 4, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Dorie Clark 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. *     *     * What…

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14 Lessons From Benjamin Franklin About Getting What You Want In Life

May 4, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from an article featured online by Business Insider. To read the complete article, check out others, and sign up for a free subscription, please click here. *     *     * Benjamin Franklin was a man…

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TouchPoints: A book review by Bob Morris

May 3, 2012

TouchPoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest Moments Douglas Conant and Mette Norgaard Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2011) How to prepare for and then embrace the privilege of being of meaningful service to others This volume endorses the principles of servant…

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Why Empathy Is The Most Powerful Leadership Tool

May 3, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from an especially thought-provoking and informative article written  by Ginny Whitelaw and featured online by Fast Company magazine. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. *     *    …

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