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Five Reasons Why the Talent Leaves

July 21, 2011

Here is a brief commentary from  Berrett-Koehler, the publisher of a new book that I highly recommend. In Make Talent Your Business: How Exceptional Managers Develop People While Getting Results,Wendy Axelrod and Jeannie Coyle’s explore how talent development can best…

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3 Ways to Convince a Skeptic

July 21, 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. Swaying an executive to accept an idea is tough, especially if she’s a…

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Why Borders Failed While Barnes & Noble Survived

July 20, 2011

For decades, I have been a diehard supporter of NPR, PBS, and its local affiliates wherever I have lived. When I win a lottery, my first philanthropic contributions will be to them…and will be generous. Here is an NPR article…

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Five Lessons You Can Learn From the World’s Most Admired Companies

July 20, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Mel Stark and Mark Royal for Talent Management magazine (5/10/2011). To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and Chief Learning Officer magazines…

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Deep Dive: A book review by Bob Morris

July 20, 2011

Deep Dive: The Proven Method for Building Strategy, Focusing Your Resources, and Taking Smart Action Rich Horwath Greenleaf Book Group Press (2009) Attitude and preparation determine altitude…and also depth There are business situations in which the goal is to ascend…

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Retrain Your Brain

July 20, 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. Every leader faces a share of irritating screw-ups and minor setbacks. In…

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Adam Bryant: An interview by Bob Morris

July 19, 2011

Adam Bryant is the deputy national editor of The New York Times, and works with reporters in many of the Times‘ domestic bureaus. He also conducts interviews with CEOs and other leaders for Corner Office, a weekly feature in the Sunday Business…

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On the Trail of Sublime

July 19, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by William Zinsser for his Zinsser on Friday series featured by The American Scholar website. “The American Scholar is the venerable but lively quarterly magazine of public affairs, literature, science, history, and…

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The Boundaryless Organization: A book review by Bob Morris

July 19, 2011

The Boundaryless Organization: Breaking the Chains of Organization Structure, Revised and Updated Ron Ashkenas, Dave Ulrich, Todd Jick, and Steve Kerr Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons (2002) Yes and No The title is a misnomer: Although the authors do indeed suggest…

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Why the U.S. Must Invest in Its Most Effective Teachers

July 18, 2011

To their great credit, McKinsey & Company and The Atlantic magazine are co-sponsors of an especially important series of responses to this question: “What’s the single best idea to jumpstart job creation?” Here is Michelle A. Rhee‘s response. She is…

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