Month: September 2016

4 Steps to Structure Your Team Meetings Better

September 11, 2016

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. * * * Let’s be honest: Most meetings are a waste of time,…

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Life’s Work: An Interview with Ken Burns

September 10, 2016

Here is an excerpt from Daniel McGinn’s interview of Ken Burns for Harvard Business Review. To read the complete interview, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email alerts, please click here. Photo Credit:…

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5 Steps for Creating an Adaptive Performance Management Process

September 10, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Sharlyn Lauby for Halogen Software’s TalentSpace blog. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign up for email alerts, please click here. * *…

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Christa Quarrels (chief executive of Open Table) in “The Corner Office”

September 9, 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 Christa Quarrels, chief executive of…

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The Leader’s Guide to Negotiation: A book review by Bob Morris

September 9, 2016

The Leader’s Guide to Negotiation: How to Use Soft Skills to Get Hard Results Simon Horton FT Financial Times Publishing/Pearson (July 2016) “Letting the other chap have it your way” The last time I checked, Amazon US offers 30,855 books…

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The Marine Corps Way to Win on Wall Street: A book review by Bob Morris

September 8, 2016

The Marine Corps Way to Win on Wall Street: 11 Key Principles from Battlefield to Boardroom Ken Marlin St. Martin’s Press (August 2016) How and why the “Marine Corps Way” can help accelerate personal growth and professional development Peter Drucker…

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“Ask not for whom the bell tolls….”

September 8, 2016

Yesterday, the Dallas Morning News endorsed a Democratic presidential candidate for the first in more than 75 years. Here’s a portion of the announcement: “There is only one serious candidate on the presidential ballot in November. We recommend Hillary Clinton…Donald…

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Stop Spending, Start Managing: A book review by Bob Morris

September 7, 2016

Stop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to Transform Wasteful Habits Hardcover Tanya Menon and Leigh Thompson Harvard Business Review Press (August 2016) To paraphrase Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Frugality, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Tanya…

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“It Don’t Cost Nuthin’ to be Nice” Paul (Bear) Bryant

September 7, 2016

Here is a reprise of a blog post that offers several valuable reminders at a time when civility remains an endangered species in our society. The way I heard it, Coach Bryant told the following story at a Touchdown Club…

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Pricing Done Right: A book review by Bob Morris

September 6, 2016

Pricing Done Right: The Pricing Framework Proven Successful by the World’s Most Profitable Companies Tim J. Smith Bloomberg Financial (July 2016) How the Value-Based Pricing Framework can help almost any organization to establish and strengthen its competitive advantage Leaders in…

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