Month: December 2018

Best wishes and warmest regards….

December 25, 2018

  I hope you and your loved ones have a blessed and joyous holiday season. Blogging on Business will resume in the New Year.  Meanwhile,  please accept my best wishes and warmest regards.

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Questions Are the Answer: A book review by Bob Morris

December 24, 2018

Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life Hal Gregersen Harper Business (November 2018) If you want better answers, you must ask better questions In his predictably brilliant Foreword, Ed Catmull asks:…

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Resilience (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series): A book review by Bob Morris

December 23, 2018

Bend and adjust or be broken. HBR Press offers a series of anthologies (nine volumes thus far) of articles in which contributors share proven research that explains how our emotions impact our work lives, practical advice for managing difficult people…

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A lovely holiday card

December 23, 2018

This is one of my favorite paintings by Anna Mary Robertson (American, 1860–1961), better known as “Grandma Moses.” I first saw it on exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. According to information provided by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in…

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Charles Duhigg on Goal-Setting

December 22, 2018

In Smarter Faster Better, Charles Duhigg observes, “Productivity is the name we give our attempts to figure out the best uses of our energy, intellect, and time as we try to seize the most meaningful rewards with the least wasted…

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Five enterprise-architecture practices that add value to digital transformations

December 22, 2018

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Sven Blumberg, Oliver Bossert, and Jan Sokalski 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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An Antidote to Idiocy in “Churchill”

December 21, 2018

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Bret Stephens for The New York Times. He recommends, in this season of giving, that we get (and give) Andrew Roberts’s brilliant new biography. To read the complete article, check out…

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Learn Something New to Relieve Some Stress

December 20, 2018

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. * * * Many people handle work stress by buckling down and powering…

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Convinced! A book review by Bob Morris

December 20, 2018

Convinced!: How to Prove Your Competence & Win People Over Jack Nasher Berrett-Koehler Publishers (November 2018) How and why perceived competence “gives you the power to convince, influence, and lead others” Perceptions are realities but are not necessarily “real.” What…

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Mindfulness (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series): A book review by Bob Morris

December 19, 2018

How much are you missing because you’re not paying attention? Probably a great deal. HBR Press offers a series of anthologies (nine volumes thus far) of articles in which contributors share proven research that explains how our emotions impact our…

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