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Why is Mary Parker Follett important?

March 27, 2011

Mary Parker Follett (1868-1933) was an American social worker, business consultant, and author of numerous books on democracy, creative experience, and management. She wrote about the power of the collective that arises from shared power – power with as distinct…

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The Words Many Managers Are Afraid To Say

March 27, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Linda A. Hill and Kent Lineback for the Harvard Business Review blog (February 23, 2011). To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a…

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The New Path To the C-Suite

March 27, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Boris Groysberg, L. Kevin Kelly, and Bryan MacDonald for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free…

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Doreen Lorenzo (Frog Design) in “The Corner Office”

March 27, 2011

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 Doreen Lorenzo, president of Frog…

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Rethink How You Perceive Risk

March 27, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jeff Haden for BNET (March 17, 2011) The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the BNET…

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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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