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Roger Connors and Tom Smith: An interview by Bob Morris

April 14, 2011

Roger Connors and Tom Smith are the founders and Co-CEO’s/Co-Presidents of Partners In Leadership, Inc., the internationally recognized premier provider of Accountability Training® Services around the world. They have thousands of clients, and have trained hundreds of thousands of people, in over 50…

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Brand Portfolio Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

April 13, 2011

Brand Portfolio Strategy: Creating Relevance, Differentiation, Energy, Leverage, and Clarity David A. Aaker Free Press (2004) Note: I read this book when it was first published and recently re-read it. If anything, Aaker’s insights are even more valuable now than…

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The Drucker Difference: Making performance reviews worthwhile

April 13, 2011

Yes, You Can Make Performance Reviews Worthwhile …and less odious for all parties. The key is to concentrate first and foremost on employees’ strengths. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rick Wartzman for Bloomberg Businessweek magazine’s “The…

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6 valuable career development tips

April 13, 2011

I have just read and will soon review Change Anything: The New Science of Personal Success, co-authored by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler. If their names seem familiar, it is perhaps because they co-authored…

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Mark McNeilly: An interview by Bob Morris

April 13, 2011

  Mark McNeilly is the Executive Director for Corporate Branding at Lenovo, an Adjunct Professor at the Kenan-Flagler MBA program at UNC, and the author of three books: Sun Tzu and the Art of Business, Sun Tzu and the Art of…

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Levers of Control: A book report by Bob Morris

April 13, 2011

Levers of Control: How Managers Use Innovative Control Systems to Drive Strategic Renewal Robert Simons Harvard Business School Press (1994) I read this book when it was first published in 1994 and recently re-read it, curious to see how well…

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Terry R. Bacon: An interview by Bob Morris

April 12, 2011

  Terry R. Bacon is a Scholar in Residence in the Korn/Ferry Institute.  Previously, he was founder and CEO of Lore International Institute.  He has a B.S. in engineering from West Point and a PhD in literary studies from The American University. …

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Business lessons to be learned from a video game, Angry Birds

April 12, 2011

Here is another excellent article featured online by the Drucker Exchange DX) within the Drucker Institute at Claremont Business University. To check out all the Institute’s resources and sign up for a free online newsletter, please click here. *     *    …

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Help Your Employees Become Better Listeners

April 12, 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 http://email.hbr.org/preference-center *     *     * Many worthwhile initiatives fail because of communication breakdowns:…

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Avoiding Catastrophic Failures in Process Improvement

April 12, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Brad Power for the Harvard Business Review‘s “The Conversation” series.  To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email…

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