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The 10 Laws of Trust: A book review by Bob Morris

July 10, 2021

The 10 Laws of Trust, Building the Bonds That Make a Business Great, Expanded Edition Joel Peterson with David A. Kaplan HarperCollins Leadership/HarperCollins (September 2019) “Your title makes you a manager. Your people will decide whether or not you’re a…

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Words and Phrases to Avoid in a Difficult Conversation

July 9, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an article written by James R. Detert 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…

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How to use metrics to quantify performance

July 8, 2021

In Decoding Greatness, Ron Friedman explains how the best in the world reverse engineer their success. He extends the concept of reverse engineering into a wide range of applications that include but are not limited to investing. Carl Gustav Jacobi,…

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How to Prevent a Rising Star from Flaming Out

July 8, 2021

  Here is an excerpt from an article written by Balazs Szatmari, Dirk Deichmann, Jan van den Ende, and Brayden G King for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth…

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Creative Conflict: A book review by Bob Morris

July 7, 2021

Creative Conflict: A Practical Guide for Business Negotiators Bill Sanders and Frank Mobus Harvard Business Review Press (June 2021) A brilliant explanation of “how negotiating is driven by both competition and cooperation, often at the same time.” Years ago in…

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Gillian Tett on looking at the world like an anthropologist

July 6, 2021

Here is an excerpt from an intdrview by Raju Narisetti of Gillian Tett —  the Financial Times markets and finance columnist and US managing editor — for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. She presents a radically different…

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Courageous Leadership: Ernest Shackleton

July 5, 2021

In Forged in Crisis, Nancy Koehn focuses on five quite different leaders who exemplify the power of courage in turbulent times: Ernest Shackleton, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Rachel Carson. These are among her comments about Shackleton: Although…

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Painting the Tension at America’s Founding Moment

July 4, 2021

Here is a brief excerpt from a superb article by Meir Soloveichik for The Wall Street Journal. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain information about deep-discount subscriptions, please click here. * * * The most famous…

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How to future-proof your organization

July 3, 2021

Here is an excerpt from the transcript of a podcast, featured in an article written by Diane Brady, Chris Gagnon, and Elizabeth Mygatt for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others,…

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A Covey of Quotations

July 2, 2021

Here are seven quotations, a few of which you may not have seen before. 1. “In order to have a conversation with someone, you have to reveal yourself.” James Baldwin 2. “Once we rid ourselves of traditional thinking we can…

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