Month: November 2013

How Norman Rockwell Captured the Inner Life of a Nation

November 26, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by James Parker for The Atlantic during which he explains why Rockwell’s tableaux of American innocence aren’t as simple as they seem.. To read the complete article, check out a wealth of…

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Mastering the building blocks of strategy

November 26, 2013

Here is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by Chris Bradley, Angus Dawson, and Antoine Montard for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. In it, they explain how to increase the likelihood of developing effective strategies through…

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Jeanne Liedtka on “Some Defining Characteristics of Design Thinking”

November 25, 2013

In 1969, Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon noted: “Engineering, medicine, business, architecture, and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent — not with how things are, but with they might be — in short, with design. Every…

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Bob Pittman (chairman and chief executive of Clear Channel Communications) in “The Corner Office”

November 25, 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 Bob Pittman, chairman and chief…

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3 tips for TED speakers (and other talkers)

November 25, 2013

Here is a brief article by Daniel Pink for LinkedIn PULSE: The news and insights you need to know in which he offers some observations about TED an then some advice to those who aspire to present a TED program.…

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John Baldoni: A third interview by Bob Morris

November 24, 2013

John Baldoni serves as the chair of the leadership development practice at N2growth. He is an internationally-recognized leadership educator, executive coach, speaker, and author. He has authored twelve books on leadership, with three of those books, Lead With Purpose (2011),…

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 11/18/13)

November 24, 2013

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS The Leader’s Guide to Speaking with Presence: How to Project Confidence, Conviction, and Authority John Baldoni Surrounded by Geniuses: Unlocking the…

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The Leader’s Guide to Speaking with Presence: A book review by Bob Morris

November 23, 2013

The Leader’s Guide to Speaking with Presence: How to Project Confidence, Conviction, and Authority John Baldoni AMACOM (2013)A primer that offers basic, invaluable advice Many of John Baldoni’s key points provided in this booklet were discussed in his previously published…

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A Q&A with “The Father of the Lean Startup Movement”

November 23, 2013

Here is an excerpt from an article by John A. Byrne for LinkedIn Pulse during which Steve Blank responds to Qs posed by Lauren Everitt. To read the complete Q&A and check out other articles, please click here. * *…

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Surrounded by Geniuses: A book review by Bob Morris

November 22, 2013

Surrounded by Geniuses: Unlocking the Brilliance in Yourself, Your Colleagues, and Your Organization Alan S. Gregermnan Sourcebooks (2010) How and why winning in today’s competitive markets requires unlocking genius within us and in the world around us I deeply appreciated…

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