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How to Argue Intelligently

July 9, 2011

Here is an article written by Travis Bradberry for Talent Management magazine in which he recommends four steps to manage workplace arguments. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and Chief…

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Managing Transitions: A book review by Bob Morris

July 9, 2011

Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change William Bridges DeCapo Lifelong Books (2009) Durable Insights…Practical Suggestions I read this book when it was first published (1991) and recently re-read it, curious to see how well Bridges’ ideas have held up…

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Don’t Know Much About History: David McCullough on “historical illiteracy”

July 9, 2011

Here is a sequence of brief excerpts from an interview of David McCullough by Brian Bolduc, featured in The Wall Street Journal (June 18, 2011). To read the complete interview, please click here. *     *     * The popular historian David…

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Made to Stick: A book review by Bob Morris

July 8, 2011

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die Chip Heath and Dan Heath Random House (2007) The art and science of devising ideas that have impact and endurance This is one of the most entertaining as well as…

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Switch: A book review by Bob Morris

July 8, 2011

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard Chip Heath and Dan Heath Crown Business (2010) Several Sticky Insights Chip and Dan Heath have once again summoned a lively writing style to present a series of compelling insights that…

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Being Strategic: A book review by Bob Morris

July 8, 2011

Being Strategic: Plan for Success; Out-think Your Competitors; Stay Ahead of Change Erika Andersen St. Martins Press (2009) How to make decisions that drive success For organizations as well as for individuals, strategies resemble “hammers” and tactics resemble “nails” in…

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Growing Great Employees: A book review by Bob Morris

July 8, 2011

Growing Great Employees: Turning Ordinary People into Extraordinary Performers Erika Andersen Portfolio/Penguin Group (2007) How green is your organization’s “thumb”? Note: The review that follows is of the paperback edition with a new preface. Erika Andersen makes brilliant use of…

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Dan Roam: First interview, by Bob Morris

July 8, 2011

Here are two of  Dan Roam’s core beliefs: “I believe that any problem can be solved with a picture. And that anybody can draw it.” That’s not a BS blurb from one of his books, articles, or speeches. He lives those…

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Practically Radical: A book review by Bob Morris

July 8, 2011

Practically Radical: Not So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself William C. Taylor William Morrow/An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers (2011) As Taylor explains in this book, organizations cannot be transformed unless and until those who…

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3 Tips for Dealing with an Urgent Request

July 8, 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. We live in an instant-response world where a simple push of a…

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