Month: January 2015

Don’t Overlook the Value of Smart Follow-Up Questions

January 6, 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. * * * Whether you’re deciding who to hire, who to trust, or…

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5 Secret Powers of Eye Contact

January 6, 2015

Here is a brief article featured in Psychology Today magazine during which Ronald E. Riggi, M.D., examines surprising reasons why “the eyes always have it” during most (if not all) face-to-face interactions with others. Photo credit: g-stockstudio/Shutterstock * * *…

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What every executive needs to know about design

January 6, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Prashant Agarwal, Mahin Samadani, and Hugo Sarrazin for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They explain how and why meeting ever-increasing consumer expectations requires senior executives to place…

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Why Learning Is the Most Celebrated and Yet Most Neglected Activity in the Workplace

January 5, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Gianpiero Petriglieri 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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Stephen Brumwell’s George Washington: Gentleman Warrior, a book review by Bob Morris

January 5, 2015

George Washington: Gentleman Warrior Stephen Brumwell Quercus (2013) “I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.” Robert Frost George Washington: Gentleman…

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How Your State of Mind Affects Your Performance

January 5, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Alexander Caillet, Jeremy Hirshberg, and Stefano Petti that readers selected as the most popular that appeared in the McKinsey Quarterly during the Fourth Quarter of 2014, published by McKinsey &…

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An American in London: A book review by Bob Morris

January 4, 2015

An American in London: Whistler and the Thames Margaret MacDonald and Patricia de Montford Philip Wilson Publishers (2013) A brilliant examination of a great artist, his major works, and his unique relationships with London and the Thames Until recently, I…

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A Different Kind of C(E)O

January 4, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Matt Palmquist for strategy+business, published by Strategy&, formerly Booz & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and obtain subscription information, please click here.…

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The Core Values of an Exponential Organization

January 3, 2015

The term “gazelle” was coined by the economist David Birch. His identification of gazelle companies followed from his 1979 report titled “The Job Generation Process” (MIT Program on Neighborhood and Regional Change), wherein he identified small companies as the biggest…

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Anne Williams-Isom (chief executive of the Harlem Children’s Zone) in “The Corner Office”

January 3, 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 Anne Williams-Isom, chief executive of…

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