Month: December 2014

Season’s Greetings 2014

December 22, 2014

Once again, my wife and I will be with our daughter and her family in Princeton to celebrate Christmas, joined by one of our three sons and his family. For me, this has been an especially productive year in terms…

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A Year with Peter Drucker: A book review by Bob Morris

December 21, 2014

A Year with Peter Drucker: 52 Weeks of Coaching for Leadership Effectiveness Joseph A. Maciariello HarperBusiness/An imprint of HarperCollins (2014) How would you like to have Peter Drucker as your personal advisor for the next twelve months? What we have…

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How to Tell a Great Story

December 21, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Carolyn O’Hara 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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500 Greatest Movies

December 20, 2014

Here are the Top Ten of the 500 Greatest Movies according to Empire Online. I depend on this website to remind me of films I may wish to buy, rent, or stream. To check out the complete list and all…

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Carol Dweck on “The power of believing that you can improve”

December 20, 2014

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to…

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Neil S. Parmar on “A Year of Leadership Lessons–in 5 Minutes”

December 20, 2014

Here is a brief article by Neil Parmar for Inc. magazine in which he provides a brilliant summary of several key points in a recently published book that is certain to become a bestseller and then a “classic.” IMAGE: Getty…

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The Google Way of Attacking Problems

December 19, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Greg Satell 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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Noel Tichy’s latest masterpiece, Succession: A book review by Bob

December 19, 2014

Succession: Mastering the Make-or-Break Process of Leadership Transition Noel M. Tichy Portfolio/Penguin (2014) How and why leadership succession at all levels and in all areas is a continuous process to sustain organizational regeneration I know of no one else who…

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Changing companies’ minds about women

December 19, 2014

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Joanna Barsh and Lareina Yee for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription…

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The lifetime learner: A journey through the future of postsecondary education

December 18, 2014

In an article co-authored by John Hagel III, John Seely Brown, Roy Mathew, Maggie Wooll, and Wendy Tsu, they suggest that the increasingly disparate needs and expectations of individual learners are fueling the growth of a rich ecosystem of semi-structured,…

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