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Brand Relevance: A book review by Bob Morris

July 6, 2011

Brand Relevance: Making Competitors Irrelevant David A. Aaker Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons (2011) If your “brand” isn’t relevant, neither are you and your company Those who have read any of David Aaker’s previous books already know that he presents information,…

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Just how bad is workplace bullying?

July 5, 2011

The Workplace Bullying Institute wrote a survey and commissioned Zogby International to collect data for the first representative study of all adult Americans on the topic of workplace bullying. The survey was sponsored by a generous gift from the Waitt…

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The Bully-Free Workplace: A book review by Bob Morris

July 5, 2011

The Bully-Free Workplace: Stop Jerks, Weasels, and Snakes From Killing Your Organization Gary Namie and Ruth F. Namie John Wiley & Sons (2011) Tolerance of inappropriate behavior condones it. Over more years than I wish to specify, I have been…

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Make Communication About Them, Not You

July 5, 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 having a difficult conversation, it’s easy to get wrapped up in…

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Open Services Innovation: A book review by Henry Chesbrough

July 4, 2011

Open Services Innovation: Rethinking Your Business to Grow and Compete in a New Era Henry Chesbrough Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons (2011) How to grow, compete, and succeed in a services era In his previous articles and books (notably Open Innovation…

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The Indispensable Office Stinker

July 4, 2011

          Here’s a recent post by the folks the Drucker Exchange (the Dx) that hosts an ongoing conversation about bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership. It is produced by the Drucker Institute, a think…

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The Design of Business: A book review by Bob Morris

July 4, 2011

The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Edge Roger Martin Harvard Business Press (2009) I just re-read this book and value it even more now than I did when it was first published. One point I…

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Mavericks at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

July 4, 2011

Mavericks at Work: Why the Most Original Minds in Business Win William C. Taylor and Polly G. Labarre Harper Paperbacks (2008) How an organization can prosper in a “hypercompetitive marketplace” As William C. Taylor and Polly LaBarre explain in this…

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William C. Taylor: An interview by Bob Morris

July 4, 2011

Bill Taylor is a writer, a speaker, and entrepreneur who has shaped the global conversation about the best ways to compete, innovate, and succeed. As a cofounder and founding editor of Fast Company, he launched a magazine that won countless…

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David A. Aaker: An interview by Bob Morris

July 3, 2011

In his own words: “My passion is understanding brands and helping firms build brands and brand portfolios. My first brand book, Managing Brand Equity defined brand equity and set forth its value to a firm and its customers. The second, Building Strong Brands, described…

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