Month: January 2015

The Magic of Thinking Big: A book review by Bob Morris

January 24, 2015

The Magic of Thinking Big: Set Your Goals High…and Then Exceed Them David J. Schwartz Fireside/Simon & Schuster (1959) Attitude is altitude: How high is your limit? I read this book when it was first published in 1959 and recently…

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The organization that renews itself: Lasting value from lean management

January 24, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by David Jacquemont for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. He explains how and why applying lean principles to management, rather than just operations, can help large organizations reimagine…

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Mindfulness at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

January 23, 2015

Mindfulness at Work: How to Avoid Stress, Achieve More, and Enjoy Life! Stephen McKenzie Career Press (2014) How and why awareness and acceptance are essential to personal growth and professional development What is mindfulness? Opinions vary. Here is one that…

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Kristin Muhlner (chief executive of NewBrand Analytics) in “The Corner Office”

January 23, 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 Kristin Muhlner, chief executive of…

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Focus on Problem-Solving, Not Innovating

January 23, 2015

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. * * * With everyone rushing to be innovative, it’s easy to lose…

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The Little Book of Thinking Big: A book review by Bob Morris

January 22, 2015

The Little Book of Thinking Big: Aim Higher and Go Further Than You Ever Thought Possible Richard Newton Capstone/A Wiley Brand (December 2014) This book offers a mental journey with the energy, pace, and impact of a Cirque du Soleil…

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Google’s Eight Innovation Principles

January 22, 2015

In an article for thinkwithGoogle, “The Eight Pillars of Innovation,” (July 2011), Susan Wojciki examines the principles that guide and inform Google’s innovation initiatives. They also suggest affirmations of specific values, strategies, and tactics that can be of substantial assistance…

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James Merlino, MD: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

January 22, 2015

James Merlino, MD, has been the Chief Experience Officer of the Cleveland Clinic health system, as well as a practicing staff colorectal surgeon in the Digestive Disease Institute. He is the founder and current president of the Association for Patient…

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Bringing out the best in people

January 21, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Stefan De Raedemaecker, Javier Feijoo, and David Jacquemont for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. As they acknowledge, providing good service has never been easy. Meeting rising customer…

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Top 25 EdTech Books

January 21, 2015

Educational technology (EdTech) is the effective use of technological tools in learning. As a concept, it concerns an array of tools, such as media, machines and networking hardware, as well as considering theoretical perspectives for their effective application. EdTech is…

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