Month: January 2015

The Scorecard Solution: A book review by Bob Morris

January 31, 2015

The Scorecard Solution: Measure What Matters and Drive Sustainable Growth Dan E. King AMACOM (2015) How and why the Organizational Prowess Scorecard produces data that will reveal what to act on and how to prioritize actions Just about everything I…

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Eric Liu on “Why ordinary people need to understand power”

January 31, 2015

Far too many Americans are illiterate in power — what it is, how it operates and why some people have it. As a result, those few who do understand power wield disproportionate influence over everyone else. “We need to make…

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Why diversity matters

January 30, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an executive summary article written by Vivian Hunt, Dennis Layton, and Sara Prince for a report, Diversity Matters, sponsored by McKinsey & Company. The new research makes it increasingly clear that companies with more…

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Caroline Arnold on “Why Resolutions Fail”

January 30, 2015

Long ago, Aristotle observed, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.” After spending another January helping to pave the road to hell, I realize that my habits have again defeated my New…

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Insights from Levi Strauss CEO Chip Bergh on Business Challenges in 2015

January 30, 2015

Extraordinary times require extraordinary solutions. And perhaps no other undertaking gives a window into how visionaries are approaching the business challenges of our era than PricewaterhouseCooper’s annual CEO Survey. With findings launched recently at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the…

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Assumptions are NOT certainties

January 29, 2015

Years ago, a small band called the Crickets from Lubbock was booked to play in NYC at the Apollo Theater, the center of the black entertainment community. When the curtain parted after an introduction, those in the packed house were…

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Mitch Rothschild (chief executive of Vitals) in “The Corner Office”

January 29, 2015

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 Mitch Rothschild, chief executive of…

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Simon Sinek on WHAT great individuals and companies do as well as HOW and WHY they do it

January 29, 2015

One of the most exciting insights in Simon Sinek‘s business classic, Start with Why, is his concept of “The Golden Circle,” a model that he devised, using three concentric circles to suggest the interdependencies between and among the WHAT, HOW,…

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Tips for Telling a Meaningful Story

January 29, 2015

In Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World, Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler provide a wealth of in formation, in sights, and counsel that cover a wide range of subjects of greatest interest and value…

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The “Six Ds of Exponential Development”

January 28, 2015

In Bold: How to Go Big, Create Wealth and Impact the World, Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler have much of value to share on the subject of exponential thinking. That is, think in terms of compounding or doubling (1,…

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