Month: July 2015

Great Motivation Secrets of Great Leaders: A book review by Bob Morris

July 24, 2015

Great Motivation Secrets of Great Leaders John Baldoni McGraw-Hill (2005) “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams Long ago I concluded that one person cannot…

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The Nine Questions That All Breakthrough Innovators Ask

July 24, 2015

Here is a recent blog post by Josh Linkner. I urge you to check out the wealth of valuable resources at his website. * * * From discovering new drug therapies to winning triathlons, the capacity for human achievement is…

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Here’s how to increase and enrich employee engagement in one sentence

July 24, 2015

What would be the advice you would give to an organization to improve employee engagement? What if that advice could only be one sentence? An e-book was created from a forum at the Employee Engagement Network. Please click here to…

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John Kotter on the Major Pitfalls of Organizational Transformation

July 23, 2015

In Leading Change: Why Transformation Efforts Fail (HBR OnPoint 2000), John Kotter identifies and discusses eight “pitfalls” to avoid when embarked upon organizational transformation. Here they are, accompanied by my brief comments: 1. Not establishing a great enough sense of…

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The Emotional Impulses That Poison Healthy Teams

July 23, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Annie McKee 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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Four Imperatives That Every Team Leader Must Recognize

July 23, 2015

In Team Genius, Rich Karlgaard and Michael Malone explain what business leaders can learn from “the new science of high-performing organizations.” For example, in the Introduction, they identify and discuss four imperatives that every team leader must recognize: “First, your…

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Randy Pennington on “Three truths about disruption”

July 22, 2015

Disruptive innovation, a term of art coined by Clayton Christensen, describes a process by which a product or service takes root initially in simple applications at the bottom of a market and then relentlessly moves up market, eventually displacing established…

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Team Genius: A book review by Bob Morris

July 22, 2015

Team Genius: The New Science of High-Performing Organizations Rich Karlgaard and Michael Malone HarperBusiness/An Imprint of HarperCollins (2015) Not all teams can accomplish something great but they can be great One of Rich Karlgaard and Michael Malone’s key insights is…

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A Way to Know If Your Corporate Goals Are Too Aggressive

July 22, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Michael E. Raynor and Derek Pankratz 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…

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How digital marketing operations can transform business

July 21, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by David Edelman and Jason Heller for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They have much of substantial value to say to business leaders who are struggling to keep…

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