Month: July 2016

Great Teams: A book review by Bob

July 26, 2016

Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently Don Yaeger W Publishing Group/An Imprint of Thomas Nelson (July 2016) “If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need.” William L. McKnight (1924) However…

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People analytics reveals three things HR may be getting wrong

July 26, 2016

Companies are learning that the latest data analytics techniques can help them recruit and reward the best personnel. An Asian bank saw a 26 percent increase in branch productivity after overhauling key teams, based on machine-learning analysis. People analytics also…

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The Intelligent Conversationalist: A book review by Bob Morris

July 25, 2016

The Intelligent Conversationalist: 31 Cheat Sheets That Will Show You How to Talk to Anyone About Anything, Anytime Imogen Lloyd Webber St. Martin’s Press Griffin (June 2016) Need advice on how to strengthen your conversation skills and social presence? This…

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Do Managers and Leaders Really Do Different Things?

July 25, 2016

Here is an excerpt from an article written by John O’Leary 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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Bill Steele on “Presentation Skills 201”: An interview by Bob Morris

July 24, 2016

A presentation skills trainer and coach since 1992, Bill Steele has helped thousands of presenters increase their ability to craft strong, persuasive messages and deliver them with an engaging style. He has worked with both individuals and presentation teams in…

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Slow Deciders Make Better Strategists

July 24, 2016

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Mark Chussil 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 Dark Knight

July 23, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from an especially thoughtful article written by David Brooks for The New York Times. To read the complete article, check out other resources, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * Welcome to…

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Daniel S. Glaser (chief executive of the Marsh & McLennan Companies) in “The Corner Office”

July 23, 2016

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 Daniel S. Glaser, the chief…

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David Evans and Dick Schmalensee on “The New Economics of Multisided Platforms”: An interview by Bob Morris

July 22, 2016

David Evans and Dick Schmalensee are among the early pioneers in the research of “multi-sided markets” and the economic principles that inform the unique design of business models, pricing and incentive structures, and product design for these platform-based businesses. David…

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Nine Acceleration Strategies Recommended by Andrew Sobel

July 22, 2016

  According to Andrew Sobel, “Client relationships can take a long time to develop. This is especially true in large corporate environments where you have multiple stakeholders that have to be won over and executives who are cautious about opening…

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