Month: July 2012

Whitney L. Johnson: An interview by Bob Morris

July 20, 2012

Whitney L. Johnson dared to dream when she began her Wall Street career as a secretary. With courage and persistence, by her forties she had risen to become an Institutional Investor-ranked sell-side analyst. Whitney is the president and co-founder of Clayton Christensen’s investment firm, Rose…

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CEO Tools: A book review by Bob Morris

July 19, 2012

CEO Tools: The Nuts-n-Bolts of Business for Every Manager’s Success Kraig Kramers Gandy Dancer Press Llc (2002) Welcome to the Kramers Hardware Store where results-driven executives find the tools they need to outperform their competition I first met Kraig Kramers…

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Narcissism: The Difference Between High Achievers and Leaders

July 19, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Justin Menkes 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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Triple Crown Leadership: A book review by Bob Morris

July 11, 2012

Triple Crown Leadership: Building Excellent, Ethical, and Enduring Organizations Bob Vanourek and Gregg Vanourek McGraw-Hill (2012) “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”  Vince Lombardi The Lombardi remarks help to explain why Bob Vanourek…

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Measuring An Employee’s Worth? Consider Influence

July 11, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by E.B. (“Liza”) Boyd for Fast Company magazine. To read the complete article, check out other resources, sign up for free email alerts, and obtain subscription information, please click here. *  …

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Mark Ingwer: An interview by Bob Morris

July 11, 2012

Mark Ingwer, Ph.D, is a consumer psychologist and the managing partner of Insight Consulting Group, a global marketing and strategy consultancy specializing in market research and consumer insights. He has over 25 years experience applying his unique blend of psychology, marketing, and business acumen to helping companies…

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The Rise of the Creative Class, Revisited: A book review by Bob Morris

July 10, 2012

The Rise of the Creative Class, Revisited: 10th Anniversary Edition Richard Florida Basic Books (2012) Those who have read any of Richard Florida’s previously published books know what to expect in each new one: Rock-solid, research-driven content; brilliant analysis; and…

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Mergers & Acquisitions Integration Handbook: A book review by Bob Morris

July 10, 2012

Mergers & Acquisitions Integration Handbook:  Helping Companies Realize the Full Value of Acquisitions Scott C. Whitaker John Wiley & Sons (2012) How to combine, consolidate, and integrate resources effectively Most mergers and acquisitions either fail or fall far short of…

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Donald N. Thompson: An interview by Bob Morris

July 10, 2012

Don Thompson is an economist and professor of marketing at the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. He has taught at Harvard Business School and the London School of Economics. He is author of nine books, including The $12 Million Stuffed Shark:…

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How Effective Leaders Talk (and Listen)

July 9, 2012

  Here is another HBR IdeaCast: A video of an interview with Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind, co-authors of Talk, Inc.: How Trusted Leaders Use Conversation to Power Their Organizations. For more, read the article Leadership Is a Conversation. Register or sign in by clicking here and…

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