Month: November 2014

Here are 30 of the all-time best comebacks

November 22, 2014

Having a witty comeback to a stupid or embarrassing question or comment is a skill that will help you to always come up on top. Because, let’s face it, no one likes being put down in front of a crowd.…

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Are We Living in the Golden Age of Workplace Stress?

November 22, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Jessica Stillman for Inc. magazine. In it, she suggests that standing on an assembly line was no picnic, but according to various experts, modern office life is the most stressful type…

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Here’s a terrific gift from Harvard Business Review

November 21, 2014

      Every so often the folks at Harvard Business Review offer especially valuable material to non-subscribers. Here is an excellent example: Three articles that discuss Purpose Beyond Profits. o Creating Shared Value (Michael E. Porter and Mark R.…

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Kill the Company: A book review by Bob Morris

November 21, 2014

Kill the Company: End the Status Quo, Start an Innovation Revolution Lisa Bodell Bibliomotion (2012) How to envision the future you want to create, make the necessary connections, and meanwhile engage in assumption reversal Obviously, it would be idiotic to…

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What Warren Buffett would do to end the deficit in 5 minutes.

November 21, 2014

He told told CNBC he could do it. How? “You just pass a law that says that anytime there is a deficit of more than 3% of GDP, all sitting members of Congress are ineligible for re-election. The 26th amendment…

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Signs That You’re a Micromanager

November 20, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Muriel Maignan Wilkins 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…

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Scrum: A book review by Bob Morris

November 20, 2014

Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time Jeff Sutherland Crown Business (2014) Here is a “radical change from the prescriptive, top-down project methodologies of the past” To what does the title of this book refer?…

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Thanksgiving Tips: 9 Great Business Skills Entrepreneurs Can Learn from the Pilgrims

November 20, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Alan E. Hall and published by Forbes magazine. To read the complete article, check out a wealth of free resources, obtain subscription discount information, and sign up for free email…

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Janet Elkin (chief executive of Supplemental Health Care) in “The Corner Office”

November 19, 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 Janet Elkin, chief executive of…

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Daniel Goleman asks, “Do you perform better in high-pressure situations?”

November 19, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Daniel Goleman featured by LinkedIn Pulse. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. * * * People are often pressured in meetings to come up with…

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