Month: August 2017

Corporate Sabotage, Infinite Growth, and Emotional Intelligence

August 31, 2017

Simple Sabotage: A Modern Field Manual for Detecting and Rooting Out Everyday Behaviors That Undermine Your Workplace  Robert Galford, Bob Frisch, and Cary Greene HarperOne At the height of World War II the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (the predecessor of…

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Driving Digital: A book review by Bob Morris

August 31, 2017

Driving Digital: The Leader’s Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology Isaac Sacolick AMACOM (August 2017) All organizations need leaders willing and able to “take on the challenges of driving business and digital transformation” In this book, Isaac Sacolick provides an…

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The Delta Model for Building Analytics Capability

August 30, 2017

In the updated and expanded edition of Competing on Analytics (first published in 2007), Tom Davenport and Jeanne Harris focus on an important lesson: “Extracting value from information is not primarily a matter of how much data you have or…

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Seven Things Successful Work-Seekers Do

August 30, 2017

Bruce Hazen is the co-author of the recently published book, Business Models for Teams: See How Your Organization Really Works and How Each Person Fits In, published by Portfolio/Penguin Random House (June 2017). Here are the dos and don’ts he…

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Jonathan Swift: A book review by Bob Morris

August 29, 2017

Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel John Stubbs W.W. Norton (February 2017) A “reluctant rebel” who was “large,” who “contained multitudes” There is no shortage of biographical material about Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) so for most people, what Robert DeMaria, Jr. provides…

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Breakthrough Non-Conformity, Collaborative Intelligence, and Open-Book Management

August 29, 2017

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World Adam M. Grant Viking The 18th century economist Richard Cantillon coined the word entrepreneur, which means literally “bearer of risks.” Wharton professor Adam Grant wouldn’t question that entrepreneurs accept more risk than most. But in his new book, Originals, he challenges the conventional…

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Good Leaders Are Good Learners

August 29, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Peter Heslin, Susan J. Ashford, and Lauren Keating for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription…

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Silicon Valley legend Bill Campbell has died — here is some of his best leadership advice

August 28, 2017

Here is an excerpt from an especially interesting article by Richard Feloni for Business Insider in which he discusses one of the most influential as well as highly respected people in modern technology. Steve Jobs revered him. In fact, Campbell…

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Check Your Mindset Before a Difficult Conversation

August 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. * * * If you’re preparing yourself for a conversation that you’ve…

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The roots of organic growth

August 27, 2017

  There are many paths to growth, and high performers take more than one—supported by reinforcing capabilities such as advanced analytics and digital customer-experience management. Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Kabir Ahuja, Liz Hilton Segel,…

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