Month: October 2014

Michelle Munson (C.E.O. of Aspera) in “The Corner Office”

October 31, 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 Munson, C.E.O. of Aspera,…

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Robert Sher: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

October 31, 2014

Rob Sher is founding principal of CEO to CEO, a consulting firm of former chief executives that improves the leadership infrastructure of midsized companies seeking to accelerate their performance. He has published extensively on the successful leadership traits of CEOs…

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Ronald Heifetz on “The harsh realities of effective leadership: when to assert authority and when to lead”

October 31, 2014

The world is in the throes of perpetual and permanent crisis – political, financial, ethical, health. Leadership, says Harvard University’s Ronald Heifetz, is both the problem and solution. It’s dangerous work and there are no easy answers, but it can…

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The Lenovo Way: A book review by Bob Morris

October 30, 2014

The Lenovo Way: Managing a Diverse Global Company for Optimal Performance Gina Qiao and Yolanda Conyers McGraw-Hill (2014) “Results are obtained by exploiting opportunities, not by solving problems.” Peter Drucker Gina Qiao and Yolanda Conyers have played major roles during…

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How to Sell a Liberal-Arts Education

October 30, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of DePauw University’s president, Brian Casey, by Douglas Belkin for The Wall Street Journal. ‘We’ve put boots on the ground in regions that are growing,’ says Mr. Casey. He is convinced that…

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Six Keys to Being Excellent at Anything

October 30, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Tony Schwartz for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email alerts,…

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The Reciprocity Advantage: A book review by Bob Morris

October 29, 2014

The Reciprocity Advantage: A New Way to Partner for Innovation and Growth Bob Johansen and Karl Ronn Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2014) How and why the reciprocity advantage will become increasingly profitable in ways and to an extent only now imaginable As…

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Brian Chesky (chief executive of Airbnb) in “The Corner Office”

October 29, 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 Brian Chesky, chief executive of…

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How to Deal with a Mean Colleague

October 29, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Amy Gallo for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email alerts,…

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Crazy Is a Compliment: A book review by Bob Morris

October 28, 2014

Crazy Is a Compliment: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags Linda Rottenberg Portfolio/Penguin “To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.” Tennyson’s Ulysses Most people are caught up in what James O’Toole so aptly characterizes as…

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