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An invitation from Marshall Goldsmith to interact with Patrick Lencioni



I just received this introduction from Marshall Goldsmith and Patricia Wheeler and thought you may be interested.



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Marshall Goldsmith and Patricia Wheeler invite you to a 
Thought Leader Teleforum
on Wednesday March 28th at noon…

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Added by Robert Morris on March 23, 2012 at 2:46pm — No Comments

The Three Laws of Performance: A book review by Bob Morris

The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life

Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan

Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2011)

A 21st century version of Plato's Allegory of the Cave

In his comments in the "Editor's Note"…

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Added by Robert Morris on February 29, 2012 at 10:54am — No Comments

What Gabby Giffords teaches us about leadership

Here is an article written by John Baldoni for CBS MoneyWatch, the CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the website’s newsletters, please click …

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Added by Robert Morris on January 28, 2012 at 7:04am — No Comments

The Power of Presence: A book review by Bob Morris

The Power of Presence: Unlock Your Potential to Influence and Engage Others

Kristi Hedges

AMACOM (2012)

How and why powerful intentional presence can be a "personal game changer"

As I began to read this book, I was reminded of one of my…

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Added by Robert Morris on December 21, 2011 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Willful Blindness: A book review by Bob Morris

Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril

Margaret Heffernan

Walker Books (2011)

How and why all of us should develop  “fierce determination to see” whatever we need to understand

Margaret Heffernan’s background in business is…

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Added by Robert Morris on December 10, 2011 at 1:09pm — No Comments

The Ultimate Question 2.0: A book review by Bob Morris

The Ultimate Question 2.0: How NET PROMOTER Companies Thrive in a Customer-Driven World

Fred Reichheld with Rob Markey

Harvard Business Review Press (2011)



Here is an open-source system whose “engine” can drive profitable growth

This is a…

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Added by Robert Morris on October 6, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

How and why asking the “ultimate question” can create the ultimate competitive advantage



I have read and reviewed all of Fred Reichheld’s previous books and thus was especially interested in reading his latest, The Ultimate Question 2.0: How Net Promoter Companies Thrive in a Customer Driven World, co-authored with a Bain colleague, Rob Markey. It is a revised and expanded…

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Added by Robert Morris on September 24, 2011 at 11:49am — No Comments

The Wisdom of Bees: A book review by Bob Morris

The Wisdom of Bees: What the Hive Can Teach Business About Leadership, Efficiency, and Growth

Michael O’Malley

Portfolio/Penguin (2010)

 

“What they have done has worked for them”…and can work for us as well.

I read this book when it was…

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Added by Robert Morris on September 14, 2011 at 2:22pm — 2 Comments

The Network Is Your Customer: A book review by Bob Morris

The Network Is Your Customer: 5 Strategies T\to Thrive in a Digital Age

David L. Rogers

Yale University Press (2010)



Here’s the challenge: our future networks can “make us not only more connected but, let us hope, more human.”



I am grateful to… Continue

Added by Robert Morris on August 26, 2011 at 3:06pm — No Comments

Are You Ready for a Black Swan? Stress-Testing the Enterprise with Disrupter Analysis



Here is an excerpt from another article written by Matthew Le Merle and featured online by Booz & Company. As he explains in the article, Black Swans—unanticipated, catastrophic events—are impossible to predict on an individual basis, but they regularly occur. Too often, the boards and…

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Added by Robert Morris on August 22, 2011 at 7:24am — No Comments

The culture of engagement: 13 core elements



Over the years, I have probably read and then reviewed about 65-70 books in which their authors discuss one or more aspects of organizational culture. A few address employee engagement. Hopefully, a high percentage of those who share a workplace -- at all levels and in all areas of operation -- are positively and productively engaged. In fact, according to recent research by firms such as Gallup and TowersWatson, the average percentage in U.S. workplaces is less than 30%.…

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Added by Robert Morris on August 10, 2011 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Strategy’s strategist: An interview with Richard Rumelt



Here is an excerpt from an interview of Richard Rumelt (right) co-conducted by Dan P. Lovallo and Lenny T. Mendonca and featured by McKinzey & Company's McKinsey Quarterly (November 2007). To read the compkete interview, please click…

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Added by Robert Morris on August 8, 2011 at 12:26pm — No Comments

Glut: A book review by Bob Morris

Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages

Alex Wright

Cornell University Press ((2007)



How and why “the torch song of technological transcendentalism has passed from the visionary fringe into cultural mainstream”

 

Alex Wright explains that…

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Added by Robert Morris on August 5, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Why Being Certain Means Being Wrong



Here is an excerpt from an article written by Ted Cadsby for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click…

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Added by Robert Morris on August 3, 2011 at 11:04am — No Comments

Good Leaders Acknowledge What Can’t Be Done



Here is an excerpt from an article written by Jeffrey Pfeffer for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click… Continue

Added by Robert Morris on July 22, 2011 at 9:05pm — No Comments

Joe's Journal: Innovation Without Borders



Here's a treat: A special edition of Joe’s Journal, featuring a talk that Joe Maciariello, the Drucker Institute’s academic and research director, delivered at the inaugural TEDxOrangeCoast event, “Innovation Without Borders,” on May 19 in Costa Mesa, Calif. To see it, please click…

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Added by Robert Morris on June 19, 2011 at 3:53pm — No Comments

“How to break your heart every time” by falling victim to social relativity

I have just read and will soon review Flying Without a Net: Turn Fear of Change into Fuel for Success, written by Thomas J. DeLong and published by Harvard Business Review Press (June 14, 2011).

DeLong examines comparing or what is termed “social relativity” in the social…

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Added by Robert Morris on May 28, 2011 at 3:58am — No Comments

Alan M. Webber: An interview by Bob Morris

Alan M. Webber is an award-winning, nationally-recognized editor, author, and columnist. In 1995, he launched Fast Company magazine, a fresh, dynamic entry in the business magazine category. Headquartered in Boston, MA, the magazine became the fastest growing, most successful business magazine…

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Added by Robert Morris on May 2, 2011 at 4:45am — No Comments

Drucker’s legacy: an interview with Joseph Maciariello



Here is an excerpt of an interview of Joseph A. Maciariello (photo right) conducted in 2009 by Alistair Craven for the Emerald Group. To read the complete interview, please click here.





Please…

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Added by Robert Morris on February 18, 2011 at 8:15am — No Comments

Latest Research Results on Learning and Development Practices

2010 proved to be a tough year for training professionals and businesses alike when it came to developing their people. Bersin & Associates latest studies reveal where companies spent their learning and development resources in 2009 in both the US and UK markets. For the US market in particular, some of the report highlights were:



• learning and development spending dropped by 11%

• average employee hours spent in formal training was 12 hours

• average spend per… Continue

Added by Leslie Allan on February 16, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

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