Month: February 2014

The Most Undervalued Leadership Traits of Women

February 20, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article by Glenn Llopis for Forbes in which he explains why it’s impossible to respect, value, and admire great leadership if you can’t identify what makes a leader great. Because of this, the identity…

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“Moore’s Law” and the Second Machine Age

February 20, 2014

In The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee explain that their book “is about the second machine age unfolding right now — an inflection point in the history…

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Shafqat Islam (C.E.O. of NewsCred) in “The Corner Office”

February 20, 2014

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 Shafqat Islam, C.E.O. of NewsCred,…

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The “Moneyball” Approach to Hiring CEOs

February 19, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article featured by the Knowledge@Wharton website of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here. * * * It was…

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Why leadership-development programs fail

February 19, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article co-authored by Pierre Gurdjian, Thomas Halbeisen, and Kevin Lane for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. In it, they explain how and why sidestepping four common mistakes can help companies…

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Succeed: A book review by Bob Morris

February 19, 2014

Succeed: How We Can Reach Our Goals Heidi Grant Halvorson Hudson Street Press/Penguin Group (2010) How and why almost anyone can achieve the goals they set IF…. Others have their own reasons for praising this book. Here are five of…

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The Tiger Mother: Fact and Fiction

February 18, 2014

In The Hybrid Tiger: Secrets of the Extraordinary Success of Asian-American Kids, Quanyu Huang shares his thoughts about the relative strengths and weaknesses of education in China and the United States. After a proper and thorough examination of both styles…

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Why Women Are More Effective Leaders Than Men

February 18, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from a three-part series of article by Bob Sherwin for Business Insider, Sherwin, the COO of leadership consultancy Zenger Folkman. He examines women’s leadership effectiveness, representation in corporate America, and solutions for increasing their ranks,…

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Bad to great: The path to scaling up excellence

February 18, 2014

Here is a portion of an excerpt from Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less, co-authored by Robert Sutton and Huggy Rao, featured by the McKinsey Quarterly. Sutton and Rao discuss companies that have scaled up excellence…

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The Triple Package: A book review by Bob Morris

February 17, 2014

The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America Amy Chua and Jed Rubenfeld The Penguin Press (2014) Three motivations that can help make the American Dream a reality in one’s personal…

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