Month: November 2014

Shawn Callahan on “How to spot a story – a simple story framework: Infographic”

November 4, 2014

With rare exception, the greatest leaders throughout history were great storytellers. They include a young carpenter from Nazareth and a self-described “country bumpkin” born in Kentucky and raised in Illinois. Here is a recent post by Shawn Callahan at anecdote.com.…

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Clash of the Financial Pundits: A book review by Bob Morris

November 3, 2014

Clash of the Financial Pundits: How the Media Influences Your Investment Decisions for Better or Worse Joshua Brown and Jeff Macke McGrAw-Hill (2014) “Pundits are people, too”…for better or worse Early in the narrative, Joshua Brown and Jeff Macke observe,…

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Toward Better Teachers

November 3, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Frank Bruni to The New York Times. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * More than halfway through Joel Klein’s…

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The Unsubstantial Air: A book review by Bob Morris

November 3, 2014

The Unsubstantial Air: American Fliers in the First World War Samuel Hynes Farrar Straus Giroux (2014) Substantial heroism in the skies above France’s blood-soaked battlefields during World War One As Samuel Hynes explains, “There is a story to be told…

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The Conscience Economy: A book review by Bob Morris

November 2, 2014

The Conscience Economy: How a Mass Movement for Good Is Great for Business Steven Overman Bibliomotion Books + Media (2014) How and why vales-driven free enterprise may well be the modern agent to make life safer, better, and longer for…

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Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini on “Why and how to build a change platform, not a change program”

November 2, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They suggest that it’s not you, it’s your company. Management Innovation eXchange co-founders Hamel and Zanini…

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John F. Dini: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

November 2, 2014

John F. Dini is a consultant and coach to hundreds of business owners, CEOs and Presidents of companies with over 11,000 hours of delivering face-to-face, personal advice to entrepreneurs through The Alternative Board®. Dini is the author of three books…

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Take Command: A book review by Bob Morris

November 1, 2014

Take Command: Lessons in Leadership: How to Be a First Responder in Business Jake Wood Crown Business (2014) The power of high-stakes leadership when it is needed most Long ago in The Art of War, Sun Tzu suggests that every…

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Matthew E. May on “How and Why the Most Engaging Ideas Leave Something Out”

November 1, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Matthew E. May 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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