Month: February 2014

Moving mind-sets on gender diversity: McKinsey Global Survey results

February 4, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from a recent report on research conducted by McKinsey & Company. One of its most important findings: To ensure that corporate culture supports — not hinders — the ability of women to reach top management,…

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Talk is (Not!) Cheap: A book review by Bob Morris

February 4, 2014

Talk is (Not!) Cheap: The Art of Conversation Leadership Jim McCann New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2014) A personal and practical discussion of basic communication objectives, strategies, and tactics As I began to read this book, I was again reminded of…

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What Drives Success?

February 4, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article co-authored by Amy Chua and Jedd Rubenfeldjan for The New York Times. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. Image Credit: Ji Lee * *…

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Noreen Beaman (chief executive, Brinker Capital) in “The Corner Office”

February 3, 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 Noreen D. Beaman, chief executive…

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Brain Food Nuggets (61-70)

February 3, 2014

The buffet awaits: o “They know enough who know how to learn.” Henry Adams o “He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils.” Francis Bacon o “It is much easier to obtain forgiveness than it is to…

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Malcolm Gladwell on “Choice, happiness, and spaghetti sauce”

February 3, 2014

Richard Saul Wurman created the TED conference in 1984 as a onetime event. (As you may already know, TED refers to Technology, Education, and Design.) It became a four-day conference six years later. Chris Anderson purchased TED in 2001. Until…

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Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

February 2, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Maria Popova and featured by her website, Brain Pickings. To read the complete article, check out dozens of others, and learn more about Maria and how you can help support her…

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The New Killer Apps: A book review by Bob Morris

February 2, 2014

The New Killer Apps: How Large Companies Can Out-Innovate Start-Ups Chunka Mui and Paul Carroll Cornerloft Press (2013) How your organization can get its share of $36 trillion of “reimagination” As I began to read this book, I was again…

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Tim Brown on “The One Thing You Need to Generate Great Ideas”

February 1, 2014

Here is a brief article by Tim Brown for LinkedIn Pulse during which he explains why a drawing is worth a thousand words. That’s his version of the age-old adage. When it comes to expressing the functional and emotional merits…

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The Four Secrets to Employee Engagement

February 1, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rob Markey 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 HBR…

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