Month: December 2012

The Tao of Twitter: A book review by Bob Morris

December 28, 2012

The Tao of Twitter: Changing Your Life and Business 140 Characters at a Time Mark W. Schaefer McGraw-Hill(2012) Achieving atonement 140 characters at a time More than 100 other reviewers have already covered most of the key points I would…

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The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling: A book review by Bob Morris

December 28, 2012

The Leader’s Guide to Storytelling: Mastering the Art and Discipline of Business Narrative (Second Edition) Stephen Denning Jossey-Bass (2011) Certain to Become a “Business Classic” Those who have read Denning’s The Springboard and/or Squirrel Inc. already know that he specializes…

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How and Why Perception Gaps Impede Working Women

December 27, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Kip Kelly for Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please…

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How many of these Qs can you answer?

December 27, 2012

I am greatly indebted to Randy Mayeaux for sharing what follows, provided by Harold Urschel. Please scroll down to obtain the correct answers. 1. How long did the Hundred Years War Last? 2. Which country makes Panama hats? 3. From…

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Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey on “three fertile problems”

December 27, 2012

In Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization published by Harvard Business Press (2009), Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey identify and discuss what they characterize as “three fertile problems” that…

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The “talent myth” revisited

December 26, 2012

The research conducted by Anders Ericsson and his associates at Florida State University has certainly generated a number of bestselling books (e.g. Geoff Colvin’s Talent Is Overrated, Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, and Daniel Coyle’s The Talent Code) as well as hundreds…

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Michael Lewis’ perspectives on the writing process

December 26, 2012

It is by no means an anomaly that two of the best authorities on the writing process, Michael Lewis and Stephen King, are themselves prolific authors of countless bestsellers. The paperbound edition of King’s On Writing is a steal at…

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Lincoln’s Leadership Lessons

December 25, 2012

Here is an excerpt from a brief but enlightening article written by Nancy Koehn for the Harvard Business blog. * * * February is Presidents’ month, and in this frame, it’s a fine time to spend a few hours with…

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Play Makes Us Human V: Why Hunter-Gatherers’ Work is Play

December 25, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written for Psychology Today magazine (7/2/09) in which Peter Gray explains how hunter-gatherers made work play by making it optional. To read the complete article, please click here. * * * Our…

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John A. Daly: An interview by Bob Morris

December 25, 2012

John Daly is the Liddell Professor of Communication and TCB Professor of Management at The University of Texas at Austin. While at the university, he has won every major award given on campus for undergraduate teaching. Daly has been the…

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