Month: December 2012

Michael Bungay Stanier on “Six Great Work Paradoxes”

December 24, 2012

In Do More Great Work published by Workman Publishing (2010), Michael Bungay Stanier explains how to “stop the busywork, and start [and complete] the work that [really] matters.” For example, he identifies and discusses “Six Great Work Paradoxes” that may…

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Tap Dancing to Work: A book review by Bob Morris

December 24, 2012

Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012: A Fortune Magazine Book Carol J. Loomis Portfolio/Penguin Group (2012) “When we own portions of outstanding businesses with outstanding managements, our favorite holding period is forever.” Warren Buffett At last…

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“Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2012”: McKinsey Global Survey results

December 24, 2012

Amid persistent concerns over sluggish demand, executives report a more positive outlook for the global economy and their own companies. Here is a brief excerpt from another McKinsey Global Survey, “Economic Conditions Snapshot, December 2012.” To read the complete study,…

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Immunity to Change: A book review by Bob Morris

December 23, 2012

Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey Harvard Business School Press (2009) An adaptive approach to sustainable improvement of personal and organizational performance There are…

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Carol J. Loomis: My 51 Years (and counting) at Fortune

December 23, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Carol J. Loomis for FORTUNE magazine, published in 2005. She has stood toe-to-toe with imperial CEOs, exposed major frauds, and played some serious bridge with Buffett. Now FORTUNE’s intrepid reporter…

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Robert J. Murray (iProspect) in “The Corner Office”

December 23, 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 Robert J. Murray, global chief…

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Who is Theodore Dalrymple and why is he important?

December 22, 2012

Briefly, Anthony (A.M.) Daniels (born in 1949), who generally uses the pen name Theodore Dalrymple, is a British writer and retired prison doctor and psychiatrist. Before his retirement in 2005, he worked as a doctor and psychiatrist in a hospital…

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Metaskills: A book review by Bob Morris

December 22, 2012

Metaskills: Five Talents for the Robotic Age Marty Neumeier New Riders (2012) How and why metacognition (highly-developed “knowing about knowing”) requires mastery of metaskills J. H. Flavell was probably the first to use the term metacognition when suggesting that it…

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The Dark Side of Charisma

December 21, 2012

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to…

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