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All In: A book review by Bob Morris

All In: How the Best Managers Create a Culture of Belief and Drive Big Results

Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton

Free Press (2012)

How and why “it’s culture that will differentiate your organization and drive real business results”…for better…

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Added by Robert Morris on April 7, 2012 at 10:16am — No Comments

The executive’s guide to better listening

Here is an excerpt from another outstanding article, written by Bernard T. Ferrari and featured by the website of The McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To check out the wealth of free resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and register to…

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Added by Robert Morris on March 30, 2012 at 2:52pm — No Comments

From Values to Action: A book review by Bob Morris

From Values to Action: The Four Principles of Values-Based Leadership

Harry M. Jansen Kraemer Jr.

Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2011)

How and why leadership is about the growth and positive change that almost anyone can bring about while working with…

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Added by Robert Morris on January 12, 2012 at 3:23pm — No Comments

Great by Choice A book review by Bob Morris

Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck – Why Some Companies Thrive Despite Them

Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen

Harper Business/A HarperCollins Imprint (2011)



Additional and even more valuable revelations about "the principles that distinguish great… Continue

Added by Robert Morris on October 12, 2011 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Jim Collins: An interview by Bob Morris



Jim Collins is a student of enduring great companies — how they grow, how they attain superior performance, and how good companies can become great companies. Having invested more than a decade of research into the topic, Jim has co-authored four books — including the classic Built to…

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Added by Robert Morris on October 6, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Giving Voice to Values: A book review by Bob Morris

Giving Voice to Values: How to Speak Your Mind When You Know What's Right

Mary C. Gentile

Yale University Press; First Edition (2010)



How to express your values more eloquently and act upon them more effectively

 

As I began to read this…

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Added by Robert Morris on September 27, 2011 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Teresa Amabile: Profile of a cutting edge thought leader

Long before almost anyone else, Teresa Amabile began to think about and write about creativity and innovation in business. Perhaps only her associates at Stanford, Michael Ray and Rochelle Myers, staked an earlier claim as pioneers in what has since become one of the most dynamic fields of…

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Added by Robert Morris on August 16, 2011 at 12:09pm — No Comments

Valuable lessons to be learned from Cirque du Soleil



My first full-time job was stocking shelves and bagging groceries at the local Jewel Tea store near my home on the South Side of Chicago. It was during summer vacation. Almost immediately I realized that many of the rules I had to follow at home were ones I also had to follow at work. Incentives, rewards, and (yes) punishments were similar.  The single-parent mother who raised me and the people at the store who supervised me were very strict but consistently fair. Praise and criticism…

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Added by Robert Morris on July 27, 2011 at 2:18pm — No Comments

Questions You Should Never Ask



Here is an excerpt from an article written (Client Loyalty, No.76) by Andrew Sobel (right) that is featured at his website. To read the complete article and sign up for his free online newsletter, please click…

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Added by Robert Morris on June 1, 2011 at 5:50pm — No Comments

Executive Intelligence: A book review by Bob Morris

 

Executive Intelligence: What All Great Leaders Have

Justin Menkes

HarperBusiness (2005)

 

A rigorous and eloquent examination of "the single biggest driver of executive performance"

There are…

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Added by Robert Morris on May 3, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Commitment or Compliance…It’s Your Choice



I am grateful to Marcus Buckingham for calling my attention to Bob Woodcock (right) and the material he posts at his website.

Here is an excerpt from a recent and excellent article that suggests the quality of Woodcock's reasoning and writing skills, posted on January 21,…

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Added by Robert Morris on March 31, 2011 at 9:22am — No Comments

Joe’s Journal: On Leadership, Lincoln and Integrity



Here is the latest post by Joseph A. Maciariello (right) featured in the Joe’s Journal series at the Drucker Exchange (DX) sponsored by the Drucker Institute. The Drucker Exchange (the DX) is a platform for bettering society through effective management and responsible leadership. It…

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Added by Robert Morris on March 5, 2011 at 3:02pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Write a Really Useful List



Although I remain convinced that Atul Gwande's The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right is the single best source…

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Added by Robert Morris on March 3, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Roger Ebert's "The best feature films of 2010"



Roger Ebert remains among my favorite film critics on a very short list that begins with James Agee. Despite several severe health issues, Ebert's abundant rain and insatiable curiosity are as active as ever. His published works include The Great Movies III,…

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Added by Robert Morris on March 1, 2011 at 6:18pm — No Comments

Why Face-to-Face Meetings Make All the Difference

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Stephen Greer for the Harvard Business Review blog (February 18, 2011).

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 Alerts, please…

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Added by Robert Morris on February 20, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Greatest Marketing Geniuses of All Time



Here is an excerpt from an article written by Geoffrey James for BNET, 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 newsletters, please click here.



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Marketing talent is rare enough, but marketing genius only happens once or twice in a…

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Added by Robert Morris on February 17, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

10 Things All Customers Want



Here is an article written by Steve Tobak for BNET, 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 newsletters, please click…

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Added by Robert Morris on February 2, 2011 at 10:36am — No Comments

The power of a well-told story



Steve Denning, Annette Simmons, and… Continue

Added by Robert Morris on January 31, 2011 at 5:11am — No Comments

What are the basic elements of great managing?



Based on more than ten million interviews of workers in 25 countries conducted by the Gallup Organization, great managers:



1. Make their expectations crystal clear

2. Provide whatever resources may be needed to get the work done

3. Create opportunities for people to do what…

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Added by Robert Morris on January 20, 2011 at 4:46am — No Comments

The 5 Dumbest Management Concepts of All Time



Here is an article written by Geoffrey James (left) for BNET, 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 newsletters, please click here.…

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Added by Robert Morris on January 13, 2011 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

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