Month: June 2014

Wharton’s Adam Grant on the key to professional success

June 26, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from a transcript of an interview of Adam Grant by Rik Kirkland for the McKinsey Quarterly in which Grant explains why generosity in the workplace continues to be more effective than selfishness and why it…

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Brian Tracy on Marketing: A book review by Bob Morris

June 26, 2014

Brian Tracy on Marketing Brian Tracy AMACOM (2014) The essentials of how to create or increase demand for what you offer This is one of the volumes in the The Brian Tracy Success Library, all published by AMACOM. Tracy has…

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How to Deal with Difficult Employees and Co-workers

June 25, 2014

Here’s a brief excerpt from an article by Christina Boyes for LinkedIn Pulse. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. Image credit: Graphic Stock * * * You probably hate dandelions. Almost everyone with a…

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Justynn Royal on “3 Reasons Why You Need to Take Care of Your Team”

June 25, 2014

Here’s an excerpt from an article by Justynn Royal for LinkedIn Pulse. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. * * * Not too long ago, an organization that I was a part of suffered…

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Using marketing analytics to drive superior growth

June 25, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Reship Bhandari, Marc Singer, and Hiek van der Scheer for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They suggest what can be learned from companies using marketing analytics to drive…

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John Wayne: A book review by Bob Morris

June 24, 2014

John Wayne: The Life and Legend Scott Eyman Simon & Schuster (2014) The amazing transformation of Marion Mitchell Morrison who became John Wayne If there is a more comprehensive and more reliable biography of the man who became John Wayne…

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Sylvia Ann Hewlett on “How to Deepen Your Gravitas”

June 24, 2014

Those who have read one or more of Sylvia Ann Hewlett‘s previously published books (notably When the Bough Breaks, Off-Ramps and On-Ramps, Winning the War for Talent in Emerging Markets, and Forget a Mentor, Find a Sponsor) already know that…

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Inside Pixar’s Creative Culture

June 24, 2014

Here is a brief article by Martha Mangelsdorf for MIT Sloan Management Review. To check out other articles, obtain subscription information, and sign up for email alerts, please click here. * * * Pixar has an impressive record of producing…

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Forge meaning, build identity: Andrew Solomon at TED2014

June 23, 2014

The extraordinary and eloquent Andrew Solomon closes TED2014 with a talk that brought the theater to its feet. Popular wisdom, begins Solomon, is that we find meaning, that it is an external truth to seek. But after a lifetime as…

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Business Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

June 23, 2014

Business Strategy: Plan, Execute, Win Patrick J. Stroh John Wiley & Sons (2014) How to formulate and then execute strategies that will help you achieve your objectives at work and everywhere else Just as in residential real estate, for every…

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