Month: February 2016

The Top 50 Management Thinkers (2015)

February 5, 2016

Here is an excerpt from an article by Jeff Schmitt for Poets & Quants. To read the complete article, check out others, and sign up for a free newsletter, please click here. * * * It wasn’t the “Thrilla in…

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One Simple Idea: A book review by Bob Morris

February 4, 2016

One Simple Idea, Revised and Expanded Edition: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work Stephen Key McGraw Hill Education (2016) From acorns to oak trees This is a revised and expanded edition of a…

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Jeffrey Pfeffer on “Getting beyond the BS of leadership literature”

February 4, 2016

Management books and commentaries often oversimplify, seldom providing useful guidance about the skills and behavior needed to get things done. Here’s a better reading list for leaders, provided in an article written by Jeffrey Pfeffer for the McKinsey Quarterly, published…

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The Disney Recipe

February 3, 2016

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Todd Zenger for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR…

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The defining characteristics of a healthy organization

February 3, 2016

I have been thinking about organizational health and decided to share my list of defining charactertistics. Actually, here is a baker’s dozen of “vital signs,” in no particular order: o The company always “lives within its means.” o Those who…

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Persuadable: A book review by Bob Morris

February 2, 2016

Persuadable: How Great Leaders Change Their Minds to Change the World Al Pittampalli HarperBusiness/Imprint of Haroer Collins (January 2016) Why leaders should demand to know whatever they need to know, especially if it is not what they think Those who…

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Collaborative Overload

February 2, 2016

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rob Cross, Reb Rebele, and Adam Grant for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information,…

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How to create and then nourish a workplace culture in which innovation is driven by diversity

February 1, 2016

In Driven by Difference: How Great Companies Fuel Innovation Through Diversity, David Livermore explains how to establish and then nourish a workplace environment within which culturally intelligent innovation is most likely to thrive. In Part II, he introduces the 5D…

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10 great talks to celebrate Black History Month

February 1, 2016

February is Black History Month. These fascinating TED talks offer fresh perspectives on black identity, and fascinating insights on how to finally defeat racism. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story (18:49) Our lives, our cultures, are composed…

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