Month: April 2014

Edgar Schein on “A Healthy Culture”

April 30, 2014

Long ago when first involved in efforts to help restore an ailing organization to good health, I realized that an organization is only as healthy as its people are, and, that one’s mental must be measured within four separate but…

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Michelle Peluso (chief executive of Gilt Groupe) in “The Corner Office”

April 30, 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 Michelle Peluso, chief executive of…

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Obliquity: A book review by Bob Morris

April 30, 2014

Obliquity: Why our goals are best achieved indirectly John Kay Penguin Books (2011) “Tell all the truth but tell it slant. Success in circuit lies.”  Emily Dickinson The Dickinson quotation suggests — as does the subtitle of John Kay’s book…

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Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way: A book review by Bob Morris

April 29, 2014

Building Your Business the Right-Brain Way: Sustainable Success for the Creative Entrepreneur Jennifer Lee New World Library (2014) This is a WORK book for those who are willing and able to nourish and make effective use of their right brain.…

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The Failure Myth

April 29, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Aubrey Daniels for Talent Management magazine. To read the complete article, check out all the resources, and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines…

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Innovation the NASA Way: A book review by Bob Morris

April 29, 2014

Innovation the NASA Way: Harnessing the Power of Your Organization for Breakthrough Success Rod Pyle McGraw-Hill (2014) Valuable business lessons to be learned from a truly unique “engine of innovation” Until reading and then re-reading this book, almost everything I…

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When big data goes lean

April 28, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Rajat Dhawan, Kunwar Singh, and Ashish Tuteja for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They are convinced that the combination of advanced analytics and lean management could be…

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Reinventing Organizations: A book re view by Bob Morris

April 28, 2014

Reinventing Organizations: A Guide to Creating Organizations Inspired by the Next Stage of Human Consciousness Frederic Laloux Nelson Parker (2014) How and why to create, develop, and sustain “a more soulful, purposeful, and productive workplace” Recent and extensive research on…

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Rich Kalgaard: A Brief Q&A

April 28, 2014

Here is a brief Q&A that Amazon features in conjunction with Rich Kalgaard‘s book, The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success. * * * The Soft Edge seems to tie into many of the trending themes in business…

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The Six Steps of the Scientific Method

April 28, 2014

As Rich Karlgaard explains in The Soft Edge: Where Great Companies Find Lasting Success, the scientific method consists of six steps: 1. Observe and describe phenomena. 2. Sort them out and organize within categories. 3. Measure correlations and probabilities. 4.…

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