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Marti Barletta: An interview by Bob Morris

February 28, 2011

Barletta helps organizations get smart about women. She is the author of the groundbreaking book, Marketing to Women, now available in 15 languages, and co-authored Trends with Tom Peters, who named her MVP/BizGuru of 2005. Her latest book, PrimeTime Women™:…

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Joel Barker: An interview by Bob Morris

February 28, 2011

Barker was the first person to popularize the concept of paradigm shifts for the corporate world. He began his work in 1975 after spending a year on fellowship meeting and working with visionary thinkers in both North America and Europe.…

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Remarkable Hollywood Lives

February 28, 2011

The recent Academy Awards presentations remind us again of the fact that film is among our most valuable as well as entertaining art forms. In an article written for the Wall Street Journal (February 12, 2011), Stefan Kanfer recommends his…

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Start Your Day with the Important Questions

February 28, 2011

        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. *     *     * When you’re working on large goals,…

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How to keep your “bus” off Burn-Out Boulevard

February 27, 2011

Jim Collins evokes a much-discussed metaphor in Good to Great when he suggests that business leaders get the wrong people off their (presumably built-to-last) “bus” and get the right people on it.  He also expects the leaders to chart a…

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How to Quit Your Job

February 27, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jodi Glickman for the Harvard Business Review blog (February 14, 2011). To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard…

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Richard D. Fain (Royal Caribbean Cruises) in “The Corner Office”

February 27, 2011

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Richard D. Fain, chairman and…

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“Advocates are bred, not born….”

February 26, 2011

I agree. Every organization needs people (employees, customers, clients, allies, etc.) who are its advocates among their family members, friends, and associates. No organization ever has too many of them.  Call them whatever you wish. Ben McConnell and Jackie Huba…

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Charles S. Jacobs: First interview by Bob Morris

February 26, 2011

Jacobs is the founder and managing partner of 180 Partners, and the author of Management Rewired:  Why Feedback Doesn’t Work and Other Surprising Lessons from the Latest Brain Science. For over two decades, he has worked with leaders in Europe, Asia,…

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The world needs more sprezzatura

February 26, 2011

According to Baldassare Castiglione (1478-1529), the term “sprezzatura” that he introduces in his classic work, The Book of the Courtier, is defined as “a certain nonchalance, so as to conceal all art and make whatever one does or says appear…

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