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Mentors & Coaches

January 14, 2019

In his Foreword to Trillion Dollar Coach, Adam Grant notes some significant differences between business mentors and business coaches: “Whereas mentors dole out words of wisdom, coaches roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty. They don’t just believe…

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Ninja Future: A book review by Bob Morris

January 13, 2019

Ninja Future: Secrets to Success in the New World of Innovation Gary Shapiro William Morrow/An imprint of HarperCollins (December 2018) How to navigate unfamiliar and perilous new territory as tech silos shift to tech landscapes To what extent is this…

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Improve Your Emotional Intelligence with a Specific, Feedback-Based Plan

January 13, 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. * * * It’s not always obvious how to improve your emotional intelligence…

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Do Good: A book review by Bob Morris

January 12, 2019

Do Good: Embracing Brand Citizenship to Fuel Both Purpose and Profit Anne Bahr Thompson AMACOM (November 2017) How and why purpose and profit can be a winning combination for everyone involved Note: I recently re-read this book, curious to know…

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The new CFO mandate: Prioritize, transform, repeat

January 12, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from a major survey report featured by the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and register to…

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Africa’s Business Revolution: Innovation Practices

January 10, 2019

In Africa’s Business Revolution, Acha Leke, Mutsa Chironga, and Georges Desvaux point out that the African continent will account for one-fifth of humanity by 2025 and will see its population double by the middle of this century.  That will make…

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When Companies Should Invest in Training Their Employees — and When They Shouldn’t

January 10, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Ron Carucci 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 click here.…

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How to Be More Resilient

January 9, 2019

Some people are just genetically tougher. But you can train your brain to better handle stress. Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Richard A. Friedman for The New York Times. To read the complete article, check out…

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Dealing with Difficult People (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series): A book review by Bob Morris

January 9, 2019

Dealing with Difficult People (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series) Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (May 2018) “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”  Eleanor Roosevelt HBR Press has a new series of anthologies (nine volumes thus far)…

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How Senior Executives Find Time to Be Creative

January 9, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Emma Seppälä 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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