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Month: August 2015

Do Your People Know Which Way to Go?

August 31, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Doug Conant, featured by LinkedIn Pulse. To read the complete article, check out others, and sign up to receive email alerts, please click here. * * * The ultimate goal of…

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Reinventing Society in the Wake of Big Data: A Conversation with Alex (“Sandy”) Pentland

August 31, 2015

According to John Brockman, Publisher & Editor, Edge.org, “With Big Data we can now begin to actually look at the details of social interaction and how those play out, and are no longer limited to averages like market indices or…

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Tim Richardson: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

August 30, 2015

Formerly, Tim Richardson headed Leadership and Talent at PWC (2000-2009), where he was the driving force behind the creation of an integrated talent strategy and leadership development. He started his career in financial services. He now focuses on talent and…

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Why People Are Drawn to Narcissists Like Donald Trump

August 30, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Michael Maccoby 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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The 7 Skills of Talent Valuation

August 29, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jac Fitz-enz for Talent Management magazine. He recommends seven skills that can give talent managers the intelligence needed to create competitive advantage in the marketplace. To read the complete article, check…

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High-Impact Human Capital Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

August 29, 2015

High-Impact Human Capital Strategy: Addressing the 12 Major Challenges Today’s Organizations Face Jack J. Phillips and Patricia Pulliam Phillips AMACOM (2015) “It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not…

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Social Physics: A book review by Bob Morris

August 28, 2015

Social Physics: How Social Networks Can Make Us Smarter Alex Pentland Penguin Books (2014) How to increase our understanding of “the dynamics of human society, and hence our ability to plan for the future” Alex (“Sandy”) Pentland is among the…

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The Power of Organizational Judgment

August 28, 2015

In one of Tom Davenport’s recent books, Judgment Calls , he and co-author Brooke Manville offer “an antidote for the Great Man theory of decision making and organizational performance”: organizational judgment. That is, “the collective capacity to make good calls…

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HBR Guide to Leading Teams: A book review by Bob Morris

August 27, 2015

HBR Guide to Leading Teams Mary Shapiro Harvard Business Review Press (2015) “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams Most of the volumes in the…

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Business Bestsellers or Best Business Books?

August 27, 2015

For those self-described “book lovers” who only obsess about business bestsellers, here are the “Top Ten” (thus far) in 2015 according to Amazon US: 1. Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future Ashlee Vance 2. Team…

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