Month: March 2018

Alive at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

March 26, 2018

Alive at Work: The Neuroscience of Helping Your People to Love What They Do Daniel Cable Harvard Business Review Press (March 2018) “I wonder what my soul does all day when I’m at work.” — Graffiti in London Recent research…

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Mrs. Malaprop’s influence is alive and well.

March 26, 2018

  Mrs. Malaprop is a character in Richard Sheridan’s 1775 play, The Rivals. She mangles the English language with unrestrained enthusiasm. The play is somewhat dated but Mrs. Malaprop’s influence is apparently alive and well. Here are some modern-day examples…

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Oxymoronica: A book review by Bob Morris

March 25, 2018

Oxymoronica: Paradoxical Wit & Wisdom From History’s Greatest Wordsmiths Mardy Grothe Collins/An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers (2004) The Wit and Wisdom of Incongruity One of my best friends had an aunt — her name was Ginny — who, like Yogi…

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25 Strange Facts From History You Probably Didn’t Learn In School

March 25, 2018

25 Strange Facts From History You Probably Didn’t Learn In School Source: List25 25 Officially, the longest war in history was between the Netherlands and the Isles of Scilly, which lasted from 1651 to 1986. There were no casualties. 24…

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Who is Bill Joy and why is he significant?

March 24, 2018

In a book published by Little, Brown & Company ten years ago, Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell has this to say about Bill Joy: “After graduating from Berkeley [with a PhD degree in computer programming], Joy cofounded the…

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Create a Growth Culture, Not a Performance-Obsessed One

March 24, 2018

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Tony Schwartz 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, please here.…

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Still looking for room at the top: Ten years of research on women in the workplace

March 23, 2018

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Sandrine Devillard, Vivian Hunt, and Lareina Yee for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm,…

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The Mind of the Leader: A book review by Bob Morris

March 23, 2018

The Mind of the Leader: How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter Harvard Business Review Press (March 2018) “We have no neurological alarm system for slow change.” So what? A…

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An agenda for the talent-first CEO

March 22, 2018

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Dominic Barton, Dennis Carey, and Ram Charan for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm,…

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When Empowering Employees Works, and When It Doesn’t

March 22, 2018

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Allan Lee, Sara Willis, and Amy Wei Tian 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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