Month: May 2014

Carl Galioto (managing principal of the New York office of HOK) in “The Corner Office”

May 21, 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 Carl Galioto, managing principal of…

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Top Navy SEAL’s life advice: “Make your bed”

May 21, 2014

It was obvious to everyone in the audience when Adm. Bill McRaven spoke at the University of Texas’s commencement address this weekend: Adm. Bill McRaven is a bad-ass — and fount of good advice. Head of the Joint U.S. Special…

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Marty Neumeier on “The Rules of Genius, #12: Design quickly, decide slowly”

May 20, 2014

The first eleven rules were concerned with getting the right idea. The next fourteen are concerned with getting the idea right. This is the work of bending, shaping, and polishing your idea so it aligns with its purpose. This is…

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Michael Marquardt on “How Action Learning Develops Questioning Leaders”

May 20, 2014

According to Michael Marquardt in Leading with Questions: How Leaders Find the Right Solutions by Knowing What to Ask (Second Edition), asking the right questions is one of the most important — and yet most under-appreciated — skills that executives…

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Peter Skarzynski and David Crosswhite: An interview by Bob Morris, Part One

May 19, 2014

Peter Skarzynski is a founder and Managing Partner of ITC Business Group, LLC. He advises large, global organizations on strategy, innovation and organizational change and is recognized as a leading expert in enabling organizational renewal and growth through innovation. His experience cuts across industries and includes technology, consumer products &…

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Six Simple Rules: A book review by Bob Morris

May 19, 2014

Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity without Getting Complicated Yves Morieux and Peter Tollman Harvard Business Review Press (2014) How organizations can create more value with better management of complexity by abandoning both hard and soft approaches I agree…

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Nicholas Kristof asks, “What’s So Scary About Smart Girls?”

May 19, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Nicholas Kristof for The New York Times. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * WHEN terrorists in Nigeria organized a…

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Employee Engagement in Theory and Practice: A book review by Bob Morris

May 18, 2014

Employee Engagement in Theory and Practice Catherine Truss, Rick Delbridge, Kerstin Alfes, Amanda Shantz, and Emma Sloane, Co-Editors Routledge /Taylor & French Group (2014) Diverse perspectives on employee engagement and the practical implications of emerging engagement theories What we have…

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Yvonne Sell and Georg Vielmetter on “A Changing of the Guard”

May 18, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Yvonne Sell and Georg Vielmetter for Talent Management magazine. In it, they explain why a business landscape transformed by today’s global megatrends will require a different kind of leadership. To read…

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John Cox on “Self-Directed Learning”

May 17, 2014

John Cox is president of The Cox Learning Group and a highly-regarded authority on attracting, hiring, and training high-potential workers and then retaining them at a time when competition for talent is greater than ever before. In recent years, he…

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