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3 Things Hiring Managers Want You to Tell Them

August 15, 2019

  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. *     *     * Hiring managers don’t always ask straightforward questions, which…

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Q&A: Francis Ford Coppola on ‘Apocalypse Now’ 40 years later

August 15, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Francis Ford Coppola by Jake Coyle for the Associated Press. To read the complete article, please click here. * * * If filmmaking is a war, then Apocalypse Now was very…

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A magic kingdom awaits….

August 14, 2019

How would you like to tour Disneyland…with Walt Disney as your guide? Well, you can if you click here. And to learn much more about Disney’s life and work, please click here.      

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Enlightening perspectives on “the immortal bard”

August 14, 2019

We know very little about William Shakespeare (1564-1616), although we know a great deal about the world in which he lived. We also know that Simon Callow (born in 1949) is one of the most talented (albeit underappreciated) actors who…

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“Good Artists Copy; Great Artists Steal”

August 13, 2019

Who said it first? Steve Jobs? Pablo Picasso? T. S. Eliot? W. H. Davenport Adams? Lionel Trilling? Igor Stravinsky? William Faulkner? Apocryphal? Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Garson O’Toole for Quote Investigator, a blog that…

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Jim Collins on Sheepdogs

August 11, 2019

I once asked Jim: What do you think will be the characteristics of the new generation of leaders? I think humility is a good start. I think we got to a point where people thought that if you wanted to…

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What really (REALLY) motivates people

August 10, 2019

I am among those who are convinced that workers must be self-motivated to become actively, productively, and happily engaged in the given enterprise. However, it is possible to create a workplace environment with appropriate supervision within which people are most…

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Giving Feedback to an Underperformer in the Family Business

August 9, 2019

  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. *     *     * Not everyone in a family business is a…

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How Often Do You Give Employees Feedback?

August 8, 2019

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. *     *     * Despite how important feedback is for employees’ development, some…

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When to Stop Deliberating and Just Make a Decision

August 7, 2019

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Thomas H. Davenport 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…

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