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Month: June 2017

The Magnetic Leader: A book review by Bob Morris

June 20, 2017

The Magnetic Leader: How Irresistible Leaders Attract Employees, Customers, and Profits Roberta Chinsky Matuson Bibliomorion (March 2017) Why some people attract and retain followers but most don’t Opinions are divided about the importance of charisma to effective leadership. My own…

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Simple Ways to Read (a Lot) More Books

June 20, 2017

Books give us new knowledge and broaden our understanding of the world. But how can you fit reading into your already hectic schedule? o Start by publicly committing to reading more. Research shows that telling others you’re going to do…

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When to change how you lead

June 19, 2017

It’s fashionable to say we live in fast-changing times. Does that mean leadership itself must change? Here is a brief excerpt from a transcript of a group discussion of these issues in another “classic” article for the McKinsey Quarterly, published…

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What’s the “secret sauce” for accelerating personal growth and professional development?

June 19, 2017

In their latest collaboration, Learning Leadership: The Five Fundamentals of Becoming an Exemplary Leader, Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner articulate what I characterize as the “secret sauce” for accelerating personal growth and professional development: “You have to aspire to excel. You…

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Cool Down Before Addressing Conflict

June 18, 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. * * * It’s tough to be rational when you’re upset or angry.…

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How to Manage a Team of All-Stars

June 18, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Michael Mankins 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 “commercialization and vulgarization of genius”

June 17, 2017

I recall Hannah Arendt’s phrase whenever someone is described as a “genius.” In fact, their claim to fame is their claim to fame…and nothing else. We have so many celebrities with few (if any) talents except for self-promotion. According to…

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How You Define the Problem Determines Whether or Not You Solve It

June 17, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Art Markman 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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Naked Emperors

June 16, 2017

The Emperor’s New Clothes is one of my favorites among the stories written by Hans Christian Andersen. Two weavers sell an emperor very expensive clothes claiming they are invisible to those who are disloyal or inept. In fact, of course,…

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A Data-Driven Approach to Identifying Future Leaders

June 16, 2017

Rather than just relying on the subjective opinions of executives, some companies are using assessment tools to identify high-potential talent. Here is an excerpt from an article by Stacey Philpot and Kelly Monahan for MIT Sloan Management Review. To read…

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