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Reigniting Growth

October 15, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Chris Zook and James Allen 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…

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When You’re Learning, You Should Feel Uncomfortable

October 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. *     *     * Being a beginner at something can feel awkward and…

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How to Answer One of the Hardest Job Interview Questions

October 3, 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. *     *     * Although this job interview question seems simple, answering it…

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Good News

September 24, 2019

I am delighted to help get the word out about an exciting addition to thought leadership.  Please check it out…and let others know. Introducing the Serve to Lead Podcast The Serve to Lead | James Strock podcast is now live. It’s…

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People Before Strategy: A New Role for the CHRO

September 14, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Ram Charan, Dominic Barton, and Dennis Carey 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…

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Emily Wilson’s translation of Homer’s Odyssey: A book review by Bob Morris

August 30, 2019

The Odyssey Homer; Emily Wilson, Translator W.W. Norton & Company (November 2017) A brilliant exploration of “both the origins of Western literature, and our infinitely complex contemporary world” The last time I checked, Amazon offers 221 English translations of Homer’s…

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The Hard Thing About Hard Things: A book review by Bob Morris

August 13, 2019

The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers Ben Horowitz HarperBusiness (2014) One man’s thoughts and feelings about making especially difficult decisions and resolving especially difficult situations Up front: I think the word…

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“It don’t cost nuthin’ to be nice.” Paul (Bear) Bryant

August 12, 2019

Here is a reprise of a blog post that offers several valuable reminders at a time when civility remains an endangered species in our society. The way I heard it, Coach Bryant told the following story at a Touchdown Club…

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Keith Sawyer on the eight stages of creativity

August 11, 2019

In Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation, Keith Sawyer suggests that there are eight stages to the creative process. He is convinced by extensive research (including his) that when most organizations conduct brainstorming sessions, it isn’t very effective. Why?…

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Geoffrey Moore on Zone Management: An interview by Bob Morris

August 10, 2019

Geoffrey Moore is an author, speaker, and advisor who splits his consulting time between start-up companies in the Mohr Davidow portfolio and established high-tech enterprises, including most recently Salesforce, Microsoft, Intel, Box, Equinix, Aruba, and Cadence. His life’s work has…

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