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The Oz Principle: A book review by Bob Morris

March 8, 2011

The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability Roger Connors, Tom Smith, and Caig Hickman Portfolio/Penguin Group (2004) Note: I recently re-read this book while formulating questions fir an interview of its co-authors and found it even more…

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Guy Kawasaki’s Enchantment: A book review by Bob Morris

March 8, 2011

Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions Guy Kawasaki Portfolio/Penguin Group (2011)   How to create a context within which there is authentic magic to be shared I have read and reviewed all of Guy Kawasaki’s previous books.…

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Difficult Conversations: Nine Common Mistakes

March 7, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Sarah Green for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily…

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John Medina: An interview by Bob Morris

March 7, 2011

John Medina is a developmental molecular biologist focused on the genes involved in human brain development and the genetics of psychiatric disorders. He has spent most of his professional life as a private research consultant, working primarily in the biotechnology…

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Jon R. Katzenbach and Zia Khan: An interview by Bob Morris

March 6, 2011

Jon R. Katzenbach is a Senior Partner with Booz & Company where he launched and now leads the Katzenbach Center at Booz. He is a recognized expert in leadership, organizational performance, teaming, culture, and employee motivation. His published works include Why…

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The very best way to “contain” positively engaged employees

March 6, 2011

As all supervisors already know, employees can be either positively or negatively engaged. The former are evangelists; the later are subversives. The challenge is to develop and then retain the number of evangelists. How? The Container Store is among very…

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Marjorie Kaplan (the Animal Planet and Science networks) in “The Corner Office”

March 6, 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 Marjorie Kaplan, president of the…

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Strategic Alliances

March 6, 2011

Strategic Alliances: Three Ways to Make Them Work (Memo to the CEO) Steve Steinhilber Harvard Business Press (2008) This is one of the titles in the “Memo to the CEO” series published by Harvard Business Press, each less than 200…

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Nine Things Successful People Do Differently

March 6, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Heidi Grant Halvorson for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s…

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The most common mistakes made when initiating change

March 5, 2011

Most change initiatives fail or at least fall far short of original expectations and reasons vary from one debacle to the next. John Kotter has identified what he believes are the eight most common mistakes that are made and what…

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