Month: May 2017

Waste is usually the lowest hanging fruit

May 31, 2017

Recently, I posted an excerpt from an article by Vinay Couto, Deniz Caglar, and John Plansky for strategy+business magazine, published by PwC Strategy& LLC. In the article, Building Trust While Cutting Costs, they discuss how, during a restructuring, rumors spread…

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The Guest List: Authors Discuss Their Favorite Works

May 31, 2017

  Here is article written by The American Scholar’s editors. They asked their favorite authors to discuss favorite works. Note: Links are embedded in each article. For example: Ten Tales of Migrations, Long and Short Paul Salopek From haiku to…

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Lives of the Philosophers

May 30, 2017

Here is an article written by Amanda Vaill for The American Scholar in which she focuses on the postwar thinkers who stripped the world of preconceptions To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. *     *  …

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Beyond Measure: A book review by Bob Morris

May 30, 2017

Beyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes Margaret Heffernan TED Books/Simon & Schuster (2015) The “paradox of organizational culture”: it makes a big difference although comprised of small actions, habits, and choices. I have read and reviewed all of…

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The Four Lenses of Innovation: A book review by Bob Morris

May 29, 2017

The Four Lenses of Innovation: A Power Tool for Creative Thinking Rowan Gibson John Wiley & Sons (2o15) How to establish a culture within which everyone’s abilities are free to enrich high-impact innovation throughout the enterprise First of all, I…

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Getting organizational redesign right

May 29, 2017

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Steven Aronowitz, Aaron De Smet, and Deirdre McGinty for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. They examine how and why companies will better integrate their people, processes, and…

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Life moves on with us or without us. The choice is ours.

May 28, 2017

In a recent blog post, Josh Linkner shares this anecdote: Two Zen monks were on a journey when they came to a riverbed. At the edge of the river was an elderly woman who was unable to cross the river…

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Good bosses master two leadership styles

May 28, 2017

  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.. Different work situations call for different leadership styles, and most managers use…

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Quiet Your Mind to Avoid Making Impulsive Decisions

May 27, 2017

  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. * * * Leaders are lauded for being able to make decisions…

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Helping young people to understand “the financial rules of the road”

May 27, 2017

  Many years ago while attending South Shore High School in Chicago, I learned about Junior Achievement and joined. After graduation, I attended NAJAC (the national conference) and then served as a counselor for the next six summers. JA played…

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