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Jay Greene: An interview by Bob Morris

June 28, 2011

For more than two decades, Jay Greene has written about some of the most important companies, business trends, and top executives in the world. From 2000 to 2009, he served as BusinessWeek’s Seattle bureau chief, overseeing the magazine’s coverage in…

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What Were They Thinking?: A book review by Bob Morris

June 28, 2011

What Were They Thinking?: Unconventional Wisdom About Management Jeffrey Pfeffer Harvard Business Press (2007) According to Jeffrey Pfeffer, there seem to be three themes that unify many of the ideas he shares in this volume: “(1) the importance of considering…

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Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths and Total Nonsense: A book review by Bob Morris

June 28, 2011

Hard Facts, Dangerous Half-Truths and Total Nonsense: Profiting From Evidence-Based Management Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton Harvard Business Press (2006) In this book, Pfeffer and Sutton examine what they call “the doing-knowing gap”: doing without knowing, or at least…

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Colleges should stop imitating Harvard

June 28, 2011

Here is an excerpt from a special article co-authored by Clayton Christensen and Henry Eyring featured by CNN online. To read the complete article and check out a wealth of other resources, please click here. *     *     * • CNN.com’s…

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Intending to be innovative? Be sure you ask the right questions first before seeking answers

June 28, 2011

Those familiar with my book reviews, interviews, and commentaries already know that I have several favorite quotations that I use whenever appropruate. Here are two. In 1963, Peter Drucker observed that “there is surely nothing quite so useless as doing…

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The Carrot Principle: A book review by Bob Morris

June 28, 2011

The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance (Updated & Revised Edition) Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton Free Press (2009) Note: The review that follows is of the updated edition…

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Adrian Gostick: An interview by Bob Morris

June 28, 2011

  Adrian Gostickis the author of several bestselling books on corporate culture, including the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller The Carrot Principle, co-authored with Chester Elton. Gostick also wrote the bestsellers The Integrity Advantage (co-authored…

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The Orange Revolution: A book review by Bob Morris

June 28, 2011

The Orange Revolution: HowOne Great Team Can Transform an Entire Organization Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton Free Press/Simon & Schuster (2010) Those who have read any of Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton’s previous collaborations, notably Managing with Carrots: Using Recognition…

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Thomas Kelley: An interview by Bob Morris

June 28, 2011

Kelley is general manager of IDEO, the widely admired design and development firm that brought us the Apple mouse, Polaroid’s I-Zone instant camera, the Palm V, and hundreds of other cutting edge products and services. He’s also written two outstanding…

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3 Tips for Leading People Older Than You

June 28, 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. Seniority no longer reigns in today’s organizations. In fact, it’s not uncommon…

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