Peter Drucker

Esther Choy on the Power of Storytelling: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

September 27, 2017

Esther Choy founded Leadership Story Lab in 2010 to help others leverage the art of storytelling to create extraordinary opportunities. Through the mastery of simple but potent techniques, clients become more engaging and persuasive. Their messages resonate. Success ensues. Her…

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Tim Clark and Bruce Hazen on business models for teams: An interview by Robert Morris

August 13, 2017

Before discussing Business Models for Teams, here are a few general questions. First,  was there a turning point (if not an epiphany) years ago that set you on the career course you continue to follow? Please explain. Tim: Agreeing to…

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The Innovation Revolution: A book review by Bob Morris

July 24, 2017

The Innovation Revolution: Discover the Genius Hiding in Plain Sight K. Melissa Kennedy 48 Innovate (February 2017) Individuals as well as organizations must either change in order to thrive or remain the same and deteriorate Major research studies by reputable…

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The most important alignment within any organization

July 1, 2017

This is one of the greatest challenges that all leaders face: getting the right work done by the right people to do it. The alignment consists of two components. Here’s one of Peter Drucker’s most valuable insights: “There is surely…

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Friederike Fabritius on The Leading Brain: An interview by Bob Morris

June 7, 2017

Friederike Fabritius is a neuropsychologist and a leading expert in the field of Neuroleadership. After starting at the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and then continuing as a management consultant at McKinsey, Friederike now applies her unique expertise in…

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Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

June 6, 2017

Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters Richard Rumelt Crown Business (2011) How and why a good strategy “acknowledges the challenges being faced and provides an approach to overcome them As the title of this review correctly indicates,…

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Waste is usually the lowest hanging fruit

May 31, 2017

Recently, I posted an excerpt from an article by Vinay Couto, Deniz Caglar, and John Plansky for strategy+business magazine, published by PwC Strategy& LLC. In the article, Building Trust While Cutting Costs, they discuss how, during a restructuring, rumors spread…

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The Fog of Business

May 8, 2017

The Prussian military analyst Carl von Clausewitz is credited with coining the phrase “the fog of war” in his posthumous classic, On War (1832). An English translation was first published in 1873. He observed, “War is the realm of uncertainty;…

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The Importance of Vision to Operational High Performance

April 26, 2017

In State of Readiness, Joseph Paris, Jr. makes an important distinction: “Operations refers to processes, whereas operational refers to deals with systems — even entire enterprises. Accordingly, there must be a difference between excellence in operations, or process excellence, and…

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads for New Managers: A book review by Bob Morris

March 15, 2017

HBR’s 10 Must Reads for New Managers Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (February 2017) “There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.” Peter Drucker This is the latest…

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