Commentaries

How can we get employees to show up at work passionate, whole and energized?

February 10, 2011

Here is an article written by Jacqueline M. Walters for Talent Management magazine (January 2011). To check out other resources and sign up for a free online and/or print subscription to Talent Management and Chief Learning Officer magazines published by…

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Hugh MacLeod on The Human Condition

February 10, 2011

Here is a post by Hugh MacLeod at his Gaping Void website. To check out a wealth of his brilliant material, please click here. *     *     * Window dressing aside, are men and women the same? We could argue the…

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Strategic Bets: When, How, and Why…or Why Not

February 9, 2011

Here is an excerpt of an article co-authored by Ram Charan and Michael Sisk for strategy+business magazine (February 7, 2011), published by Booz & Company. To read the complete article, check out other free online resources, and obtain subscription information,…

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Lest you think that you are not the sharpest knife in the drawer….

February 9, 2011

What follows should provide reassurance that you are a genius in the company of folks such as these. Each encounter actually happened. *     *     * I handed the teller at my bank a withdrawal slip for $400.00 and I said…

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How to promote a feeling of connectedness in a workplace?

February 9, 2011

As Edward M. Hallowell explains in his most recent book, Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People, published by Harvard Business Review Press (2011), “Many people need help in getting rid of the obstacles in their…

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Unforgettable moments in films

February 8, 2011

Those who follow my blog posts already know that I am an incurable film buff unable to resist the temptation to compile lists. Here are five of what continue to be, for me, unforgettable moments in film, listed in the…

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Fail Fast and Fail Hard

February 7, 2011

Here’s a recent commentary featured by the Drucker Exchange (DX), sponsored by the Drucker Institute. The Drucker Exchange (the DX) is a platform for bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership. It is produced by the Drucker Institute, a think tank…

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Hugh MacLeod: Manhattan Memories

February 5, 2011

Hugh MacLeod has written two books (Ignore Everybody and Evil Plans) and also offers one of the most thought-provoking and visually-stimulating websites, Gaping Void, where he demonstrates the power of transparency: He tells you exactly what he thinks and feels; also…

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Design Thinking for Social Innovation

February 4, 2011

Here is an excerpt from a brilliant  article co-authored by Tim Brown and Jocelyn Wyatt for Stanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2010). To read the complete article, check out other valuable resources, obtain subscription information, and sign up for a free…

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High-Impact Performers For Tough Times: 6 Ways to Keep Them Happy

February 4, 2011

Here is an excerpt from article written by Kelly Goldsmith and Marshall Goldsmith for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET…

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