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Hiring for Attitude: A book review by Bob Morris

January 17, 2012

Hiring for Attitude: A Revolutionary Approach to Recruiting Star Performers with Both Tremendous Skills and Super Attitude Mark Murphy McGraw-Hill (2012) With rare exception, attitude determines altitude Long ago, I became convinced that most human limits are self-imposed. This is…

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One Key to Collaboration and Engagement: Selfishness

January 17, 2012

Here is an excerpt from a highly unorthodox, certainly thought-provoking article written by Mike Prokopeak for Talent Management magazine. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officermagazines published…

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Founders at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

January 17, 2012

Founders at Work: Stories of Startups’ Early Days Jessica Livingston Apress (2008) Note: I recent re-read this book while preparing questions for interviews of two thought leaders and now share my reactions to it when  it was first published several…

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How Twyla Tharp copes with her “five big fears”

January 16, 2012

In The Creative Habit: Learn It and Use It for Life, published by Simon & Schuster (2006), Twyla Tharp observes, “No one starts a creative endeavor without a certain amount of fear; the key is to learn how to keep…

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A Disciplined Approach to Evaluating Ideas

January 15, 2012

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Scott Anthony for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please…

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The Optimization Edge: A book review by Bob Morris

January 15, 2012

The Optimization Edge: Reinventing Decision Making to Maximize All Your Company’s Assets Steve Sashihara McGraw-Hill (2011) How to make complex decisions and recommendations about the best way to deploy assets In a book I very much admire, Judgment: How Winning…

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Bill Kling (American Public Media Group) in “The Corner Office”

January 15, 2012

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Bill Kling who is founder and…

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The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices: A book review by Bob Morris

January 14, 2012

The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices: How the Digital Magicians of the MIT Media Lab Are Creating the Innovative Technologies That Will Transform Our Lives Frank Moss Crown Business (2011) How and why “individuals empowered with radically new technologies…can succeed in…

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Josh Linkner on “Defying Gravity” to Achieve Greatness

January 14, 2012

Here’s a recent post by Josh Linkner at his website. To check out the wealth of resources that he provides, please click here. * * * When the space shuttle takes off, it burns two-thirds of its fuel in the…

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The Effective Executive: A book review by Bob Morris

January 14, 2012

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done Peter Drucker HarperBusiness/A HarperCollins Imprint (2006) “The true dangerous thing is asking the wrong question.” Note: The title of this review is a portion of one of Peter…

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