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Sharon Napier (Partners + Napier) in “The Corner Office”

February 24, 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 Sharon Napier, president and C.E.O.…

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Hold Conversations, Not Meetings

February 23, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Tony Golsby-Smith for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily…

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Dan Ariely: In Praise of the Handshake

February 23, 2011

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

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What makes business visionaries “tick”?

February 23, 2011

In his book Eight Steps Ahead: What Separates Business Visionaries from the Rest of Us, published by Portfolio/Penguin (2011), Erik Calonius reveals what makes visionaries tick and how they develop their extraordinary powers.  We learn, for example, • How Steve…

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Most Valuable Business Insights: 6-10

February 23, 2011

After having read and reviewed so many business books, I now share brief comments about what I consider to be the 25 most valuable  business insights and the books in which they are either introduced or (one man’s opinion) best…

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The Most Valuable Business Insights: 1-5

February 22, 2011

After having read and reviewed so many business books, I now share brief comments about what I consider to be the 25 most valuable business insights and identify the books in which they are either introduced or (one man’s opinion)…

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Tackling Michael Lewis

February 22, 2011

Here is an excerpt of an interview of Michael Lewis by Dave Weich (in 2006) for the Powell’s Books website. To read the complete interview and interviews of other prominent authors, please click here. Since this interview was conducted, Lewis…

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Vince Lombardi’s Motivation “Secrets”: Love, Loyalty and Commitment

February 21, 2011

Here is an article written by William C. Taylor for BNET (February 14, 2011), The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET newsletters,…

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What all great leaders have in common: “a high degree of emotional intelligence”

February 21, 2011

In an article written for Harvard Business Review (“What Makes a Leader?” June 1996), Daniel Goleman observes: “I have found that that the most effective leaders are alike in one crucial way: They all have a high degree of what…

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Temple Grandin on the core emotions that all mammals share

February 21, 2011

Here is an excerpt of an interview of Temple Grandin by Jill Owens for the Powell’s Books website (December 2008). To read the complete interview and interviews of other prominent authors, please click here. *     *     * Temple Grandin has…

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