Month: March 2017

The Three Distinguishing Features of a Third and (Perhaps) Better Way to Innovate

March 21, 2017

In The Power of Little Ideas, written with Kent Lineback, David Robertson introduces a low-risk, high-reward approach to innovation he characterizes as the “Third Way.” In essence, this approach is “neither incremental improvement in current products nor revolutionary [radical] disruption…

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How to Cope with Passive-Aggressive People at Work and Elsewhere

March 20, 2017

In the HBR Guide to Dealing with Conflict, Amy Gallo and 37 “Guest Experts” explain how to ensure that disagreements do not become lose-lose arguments in the workplace…or anywhere else. Here are a few of her observations and suggestions to…

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Radical Candid Criticism at Google and Apple

March 20, 2017

In Radical Candor, Kim Scott explains how almost any organization — whatever its size and nature may be — can “defy the gravitational pull of organizational mediocrity.” The ultimate goal of what she characterizes as Radical Candor “is to achieve…

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Eduardo Braun on “People First Leadership” Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

March 19, 2017

Eduardo Braun is a leadership expert, keynote speaker, and author. For more than 15 years he has traveled the globe and engaged in conversation with world-renowned management leaders, heads of state, and top academics and entrepreneurs, including personalities such as…

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The Leading Brain: A book review by Bob Morris

March 19, 2017

The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance Friederike Fabricius and Hands Hagemann TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House (February 2017). Here are several science-based strategies that can drive peak performance Although by no means an authority in the multiple dimensions…

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Questions to ask when obtaining feedback from an underperforming direct report

March 18, 2017

In Radical Candor, Kim Scott explains how almost any organization — whatever its size and nature may be — can “defy the gravitational pull of organizational mediocrity.” The ultimate goal of what she characterizes as Radical Candor “is to achieve…

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Robert Bruce Shaw on “Extreme Teams”: An interview by Bob Morris

March 18, 2017

Robert Bruce Shaw assists business leaders in building organizations and teams capable of superior performance. His specialty is working closely with senior executives, as individuals and as groups, on organizational and leadership effectiveness. Robert often works with leaders in new…

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The Net and the Butterfly: A book review by Bob Morris

March 17, 2017

The Net and the Butterfly: The Art and Practice of Breakthrough Thinking Olivia Fox Cabane and Judah Pollack Portfolio/Penguin Random House (February 2017) How breakthrough thinking can accelerate personal growth and professional development Olivia Fox Cabane and Judah Pollack make…

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Setting New Leaders Up For Success

March 17, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Nathaniel Plamondon 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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Humility Is the New Smart: A book review by Bob Morris

March 16, 2017

Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age Edward D. Hess and Katherine Ludwig Barrett-Koehler Publishers (January 2017) “NewSmart”: Excellence at the very highest levels of cognition and initiative What will be the percentage of…

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