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When nothing is normal: Managing in extreme uncertainty  

November 12, 2020

In this uniquely severe global crisis, leaders need new operating models to respond quickly to the rapidly shifting environment and sustain their organizations through the trials ahead. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Patrick Finn, Mihir Mysore,…

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Margaret Heffernan on how to navigate the future: An interview by Bob Morris

November 11, 2020

Margaret Heffernan produced programmes for the BBC for 13 years. She then moved to the US where she spearheaded multimedia productions for Intuit, The Learning Company and Standard&Poors. She was Chief Executive of InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and then iCast…

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Laurence Olivier on his life and work

November 11, 2020

Thank you, IMDb and Wikipedia, for providing a wealth of information about the entertainment world. For example, the life and work of Laurence Olivier. Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor…

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Lest we forget on this Veterans Day….

November 11, 2020

For years on this national holiday, I have posted a list of the number of men and women in the military services who were killed during each of the wars in which the United States has been involved. My sources…

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The path to true transformation

November 10, 2020

Here is an excerpt from the transcript of a conversation during which McKinsey senior partner Harry Robinson joins CEOs to discuss what it takes to truly transform an organization. The article appeared in the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey &…

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High Tech High Touch Recruiting: A book review by Bob Morris

November 9, 2020

High-Tech High-Touch Recruiting: How to Attract and Retain the Best Talent By Improving the Candidate Experience Barbara Bruno KoganPage Limited (September 2020) How to master the high-tech/high-touch approach to recruiting I cannot recall a prior time when organizations had a…

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Avid Reader: A book review by Bob Morris

November 8, 2020

Avid Reader: A Life Robert Gottlieb Farrah, Straus and Giroux (2016) Self-portrait of a remarkable life that continues to be driven and nourished by reading Since childhood, Robert Gottlieb has been an avid reader of books and those who write…

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Warren G. Bennis on high-impact leadership: An interview by Bob Morris

November 7, 2020

Warren G. Bennis was University Professor and Distinguished Professor of Business Administration at the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. He also was the chairman of the board of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard University’s Kennedy…

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What Birds Do for Us and What We Can Do for Them

November 6, 2020

Here is an excerpt from an article by Jennifer Ackerman for The New York Times in which she explains why so many people want to return to their lives and livelihoods without sacrificing the natural world that supports us in…

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The Practice: A book review by Bob Morris

November 6, 2020

The Practice: Shipping Creative Work Seth Godin Portfolio/Penguin (November 2020) Once again, Seth Godin shares “everything you need to make magic” So far, Seth Godin has created nineteen international bestsellers and will probably create another dozen or two in the…

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