Month: April 2013

The Agility Factor

April 30, 2013

A few large companies in every industry show consistently superior profitability relative to their peers, and they all have one thing in common: a highly developed capacity to adapt their business to change. Here is a brief excerpt from an…

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Brian Tracy on “The Role of a Manager”

April 30, 2013

As the bio on his Amazon page explains, “Brian Tracy is Chairman and CEO of Brian Tracy International, a company specializing in the training and development of individuals and organizations. Brian’s goal is to help you achieve your personal and…

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Make Your Next Innovation Jam Work

April 29, 2013

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Alessandro Di Fiore 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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Zig Zag: A book review by Bob Morris

April 29, 2013

Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity Keith Sawyer Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2013) Cutting edge thinking and practical advice on how to follow a path less traveled to breakthrough creativity After introducing eight “powerful, surprisingly simple” steps to creativity,…

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A Corporate Climate of Mutual Help

April 29, 2013

Edgar Schein, MIT’s sage of organizational culture, explains why the quest for accountability should start with interdependence. Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of him conducted by Art Kleiner and Rutger von Post for strategy+business magazine, published by…

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Jen Guzman (Stella & Chewy’s) in “The Corner Office”

April 28, 2013

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 Jen Guzman, C.E.O. of Stella…

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 4/22/13)

April 28, 2013

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS The Power of Why: Breaking Out in a Competitive Marketplace Richard Weylman New Harvest Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create,…

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The Power of Why: A book review by Bob Morris

April 28, 2013

The Power of Why: Breaking Out in a Competitive Marketplace Richard Weylman New Harvest (April 2013) Why you must keep asking “Why?” until you understand why In his book Begin with Why, Simon Sinek asserts — and I agree —…

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Creative Intelligence: A book review by Bob Morris

April 27, 2013

Creative Intelligence: Harnessing the Power to Create, Connect, and Inspire Bruce Nussbaum HarperBusiness (2013) How we can “increase our creative ability by learning from others, collaborating, sharing.” I selected one of Bruce Nussbaum’s observations to serve as the title of…

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Peter Gray: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

April 27, 2013
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