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Month: October 2013

Open data: Unlocking innovation and performance with liquid information

October 31, 2013

Here is an excerpt from the executive summary of a report co-authored by James Manyika, Michael Chui, Diana Farrell, Steve Van Kuiken, Peter Groves, and Elizabeth Almasi Doshi for the McKinsey Global Institute. To check out the report and other…

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Brain Food Nuggets (31-40)

October 31, 2013

The buffet awaits: o “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.” African proverb o “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me and I learn.” Chinese…

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The Practical Drucker: A book review by Bob Morris

October 31, 2013

The Practical Drucker: Applying the Wisdom of the World’s Greatest Management Thinker William A. Cohen AMACOM (2014) A brilliant explanation of how to apply the most valuable lessons to be learned from Peter Drucker (1909 –2005) The title of this…

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Why do writers write?

October 30, 2013

As you would expect, the answer depends on which writer is asked. Ernest Hemingway once responded, “to get it out.” However, you may be interested in what is provided in Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why…

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Phil Martens (chief executive of Novelis) in “The Corner Office”

October 30, 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 Phil Martens, the chief executive…

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Madeleine Albright: “Women Are On The Right Path.”

October 30, 2013

Madeleine Albright, fformer U.S. Secretary of State, delivered a rousing speech at the United Nations that praised the gains of women around the globe. The Beast reprinted the text of the speech on the occasion of her reception of the…

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Darnell Lattal on “How to Create a Culture of Succession Readiness”

October 29, 2013

Is your organization ready to bridge the knowledge gaps retiring baby boomers will leave behind? Here is an excerpt from an article written by Darnell Lattal for Talent Management magazine. To read the complete article, check out all the resources,…

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Ego vs. EQ: A book review by Bob Morris

October 29, 2013

Ego vs. EQ: How Top Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps with Emotional Intelligence Jen Shirkani bibliomotion books + media (2013) How to “open the door to identify your own ego traps with some simple actions to remedy them” As I…

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Susan Lucas on “The top reason people leave their jobs”

October 29, 2013

Here is an article written by Suzanne Lucas for CBS MoneyWatch, the CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the website’s newsletters, please click here.…

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A Better Way to Assess Employee Personalities

October 28, 2013

Here is an article by David Gee for Human Capitalist, a new blog covering the (busy) intersection of people and technology in the 21st-century workplace. Founded originally by Jason Corsello and sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand, Human Capitalist features the insights…

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