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Are you using your “people data” to create value?

March 26, 2011

Here is an article written by Nora Gardner, William Wolf, and Devin McGranahan for The McKinsey Quarterly website, published by McKinsey & Company. Although the thrust of the material is focused on larger organizations, there are some key points relevant…

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Deep Change: A book review by Bob Morris

March 26, 2011

Deep Change: Discovering the Leader Within Robert E. Quinn Jossey-Bass (1996) Note: The review that follows was posted more than ten years ago. I recently re-read the book and think more highly of it now than I did then. By…

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Rules of Thumb: A book review by Bob Morris

March 25, 2011

Rules of Thumb: 52 Truths for Winning at Business Without Losing Yourself Alan M. Webber HarperBusiness/HarperCollins (2009) Entertaining as well as informative results from world-class mulling Thus book is as difficult to describe as it is easy to appreciate. What…

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“Truths for winning at business without losing yourself….”

March 25, 2011

That is the subtitle of a book, Rules of Thumb, written by Alan Webber and published by HarperBusiness in 2009.  What we have here is a series of 52 mini-commentaries, each devoted to an insight or conviction that Webber has formulated…

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Eat People: A book review by Bob Morris

March 25, 2011

Eat People…and Other Unapologetic Rules for Game-Changing Entrepreneurs Andy Kessler Portfolio/The Penguin Group (2011) How and why “Free Radicals” create wealth for themselves and meanwhile improve the world Initially, I was somewhat put off by this book’s title but it…

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Five Tips to Facilitate Strategic Onboarding

March 24, 2011

Here is an article written by George Bradt for the “Talent Management Perspectives” series featured online by Talent Management magazine (March 2011). To check out all the website’s resources and sign up for a free subscription to TM and/or Chief Learning…

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Wikibrands: A book review by Bob Morris

March 24, 2011

Wikibrands: Reinventing Your Company in a Custiner-Driven Marketplace Sean Moffitt and Mike Dover McGraw-Hill (2011) How the new levers of brand development achieve customer participation What is the meaning of the noun “wikibrand(s)”? According to Sean Moffitt and Mike Dover,…

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Traction: A book review by Bob Morris

March 24, 2011

Traction: Get a Grip on Your Business Gino Wickman Virtual CEO (2011) Without traction, no individual or organization accomplishes anything. As I began to read this book, I was reminded of a book co-authored by Chip and Dan Heath in…

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Uniting the Religions of Process Improvement

March 24, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Brad Power for the Harvard Business Review blog (March 7, 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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Get your team to produce results, not reports

March 24, 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. *     *     * Cross-functional teams can be notorious for generating…

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