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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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DRiVE: A book review by Bob Morris

June 27, 2011

DRiVE: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us Dan Pink Riverhead Press/Penguin Group (2009) Note: I recently re-read this book and admire it even more now than I did two years ago when it was published. The power of Motivation…

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Faster Cheaper Better: A book review by Bob Morris

June 27, 2011

Faster Cheaper Better: The 9 Levers for Transforming How Work Gets Done Michael Hammer and Lisa Hershman Crown Business (2010)   How to create a more logical and more efficient network of processes for getting work done Michael Hammer’s death…

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Can a recognition-reward program help to achieve a decisive competitive advantage?

June 27, 2011

You bet! Consider the fact that a recent survey conducted by the O. C. Tanner Company indicates that 74% of leaders worldwide still don’t practice recognition with their employees. There are significant differences between formal recognition that is institutional and…

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