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The Costs of Being a Caring Manager

February 15, 2020

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Klodiana Lanaj and Remy E. Jennings for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information,…

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‘Would it help?”

February 15, 2020

In the film Bridge of Spies (2015), James Donovan (Tom Hanks) is an attorney who agrees to represent a captured Russian spy, Rudolph Abel (Mark Rylance). There is this brief exchange: Donovan: I have a mandate to serve you. Nobody…

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Formula X: A book review by Bob Morris

February 14, 2020

Formula X: How to Reach Extreme Acceleration in Your Organization Jurriaan Kamer and Rini van Solingen Lifestyle Entrepreneurs Press (January 2020) Here are ingredients of the “secret sauce” of success There are few business fables I hold in high regard.…

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MasterClass with David Sedaris

February 14, 2020

Here are a few observations on writing by David Sedaris. To check out other resources and learn more about MasterClass, please click please here. *     *     * How does one of America’s preeminent humor writers approach the writing process? With…

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Building new businesses: How incumbents use their advantages to accelerate growth

February 14, 2020

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Matt Banholzer, Markus Berger-de Leon, Ralf Dreischmeier, Ari Libarikian, and Erik Roth for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn…

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Nassem Nicholas Taleb and “black swans”

February 13, 2020

I am deeply grateful to Jason Hull for sharing the material that follows. It helps us to understand how and why Nassem Nicholas Taleb has earned his net worth ($69-billion) and world renown.  I am especially grateful to Taleb for…

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Creating Progress in a World of Change: A book review by Bob Morris

February 13, 2020

Creating Progress in a World of Change Dean Lindsay World Gumbo Publishing (November 2019) “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re probably right.” Henry Ford Change and growth are frequently viewed as synonymous with progress. In  fact,…

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Improve Your Business Writing

February 13, 2020

  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. *     *     * Clear, relevant writing keeps people coming back for…

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Stacking Innovations at Southwest Airlines

February 12, 2020

In The Innovation Stack, Jim McKelvey explains how to “build an unbeatable business one crazy at a time.” He introduces a mindset and methodology that drive a process of stacking innovations. He focuses on four firms: Bank of Italy (later…

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Amy Jen Su on becoming the leader you want to be: An interview by Bob Morris

February 12, 2020

For almost two decades, Amy Jen Su has worked with CEOs, executives, and rising stars in organizations to sustain and scale their “highest and best” as they lead organizational change and transformation. A seasoned coach for industries such as biotechnology,…

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