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September 11, 2001: Where were you?

Ron Edmondson

Where were you? Where were you when you first heard of the attacks on the twin towers on 9/11/2001? Where were you when you first heard the news?

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Brand Portfolio Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Brand Portfolio Strategy: Creating Relevance, Differentiation, Energy, Leverage, and Clarity David A. Aaker Free Press (2004) Note: I read this book when it was first published and recently re-read it. If anything, Aaker’s insights are even more valuable now than they were then. Aaker has earned and deserves his renown as an expert on branding. [.].

Introverts and Extroverts

Coaching Tip

In a smaller study in 2001, 57% were introverts. Source: The Wall Street Journal, June 28, 2011. Many people believe that introverts, by definition, are shy and extroverts are outgoing. This is incorrect. Introverts and extroverts differ in how they process information. Introverts get their energy internally. Laurie Helgoe Ph.D.:

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Thoughts about Jared Lee Loughner - Feelings of Compassion for the.

Building Personal Strength

But on Saturday, January 8, 2011, these six people, all Americans, died in Tucson, Arizona: - John Roll, 63, Arizonas chief federal judge.

How To Detect the Outside Forces that Could Help or Hurt Your Organization


It was September 11, 2001 and you know what happened that day. “ Did you see what's happening in your country ?” frontpage

Multi-Tasking: Is It Worth It?

Great Leadership By Dan

Here's a guest post from one of my regulars, Beth Armknecht Miller. Multi-Tasking: Is It Worth It? You see it at work. Did they really hear you?

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Are You Using These 4 Steps For Organizational Success?

Tanveer Naseer

Consider, for example, the release of the first iPod by Apple back in October 2001. With the month of September now underway, there’s an unmistakable feeling of renewed energy and determination in the air. Take Apple, for instance. Zappos’ success and reputation is not simply because they were the first.

I’ve Run for 10+ Years and I’m Not a Martial Artist

Managing Communities

I launched the forums on May 21, 2001 and have managed them ever since. In May, celebrated 10 years online. 10 years, 4 months, 3 weeks and 1 day. It may surprise you to learn that I am not a martial artist. As you might expect, this question comes up once in a while. [.]. Managing the Community Thinking

A Drive for Excellence

Coaching Tip

When on vacation in 2001, I was very interested to read that a concerned board of directors had convinced Bob Lutz to come out of retirement with the mission to turnaround GM through product improvement. Here in Michigan, the automotive industry has always been an everyday topic of conversation. products during the 10s and 20s. .

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Wise words: Ruth J. Simmons on amiable leadership

Bud to Boss

That’s certainly the kind of boss that most people would be thrilled to work for and probably one of the reasons Time named her “America’s best college president” in 2001. A colleague recently sent me an interview with Brown University’s president, Ruth J. Simmons , in The New York Times. In senior positions, you have to be able to do that.

Six Weeks of U.S. Stock Market Decline: Now What?

Coaching Tip

The market's last seven-week stretch of losses began in May 2001, as the dot-com bubble deflated," reports The Associated Press. As for the U.S.

12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women: A Portable Mentor Gail McMeekin Conari Press (2001) Note: I re-read this book while formulating questions for an interview of its author, Gail McMeekin. If anything, her insights offer even greater value now than they did years ago when the book was first published. This is another of several [.].

Poorer Middle-Class Americans

Coaching Tip

a year between 2001 and 2007 and plunged by 26.2% Source: The Wall Street Journal, September 12, 2011. The squeeze on middle America will be long lasting. . There's little doubt that the American middle class—the 40% of households with annual incomes between $50,000 and $140,000 a year—is in distress. in the following two years.

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Transforming Chit Chat into Productivity

Leadership Freak

Doug Conant, CEO of Campbell’s Soup (2001 to 2011) knows how to stay on task; all successful leaders do. He’s setting up his office in Philadelphia after retiring from Campbell’s on July 31. When he picked up the phone, he was unpacking boxes. I asked him what was happening in his life. Doug has a [.].

Google: Too Big and Out-of-Control

Coaching Tip

In 2001, Page and Brin hired their first CEO, Eric Schmidt, who had a Ph.D. Through the period of March of 2002 to March of 2011, my small executive coaching company, Signature, Inc., The Google story started as a legend of popular culture. Googol" is the math term for the figure 1 followed by a hundred zeros.) Google Inc.

Management Training Programmes in Thailand 2011 | Talent.

Talent Technologies

Make 2001 the year you join the world’s best. So there you have our top management training programmes for 2011. ng Vi?t

The Big Picture of Business – Business Lessons to be Learned from the Enron Scandal

Strategy Driven

The Enron scandals of 2001 and 2002 focused only upon cooked books audit committees and deal making. by Hank Moore. Running the business.

Tablet Leadership Competition

Coaching Tip

Amazon was late to understand the speed of that transition; Apple, which launched the iPod in 2001 and iTunes two years later, wasn’t.

Developing a Leadership Training Program for High Potentials: A Case Study

Great Leadership By Dan

The Leadership Pipeline: How to Build the Leadership-Powered Company , Authors: Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, James Noel; Publisher: Jossey-Bass, 2001.

5 must-have Training programmes for your 2011 training plan!

Talent Technologies

Make 2001 the year you join the world’s best. So there you have our top management training programmes for 2011. ng Vi?t

Alliance Leadership


I came across an interesting comment recently: “Firms need to think more strategically about developing not just managers or global managers, but alliance managers, as they will run the companies of the future” (Isabella & Spekman, 2001, p.240). 2001). So how does an organization develop an “alliance leader”? Isabella, L.A. &

Lessons You Can Take from’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

Managing Communities

photo credit: joelogon Last month, I wrote about the 10th anniversary celebration over at, a site that I launched on April 6, 2001. In brief summary, this is what we did to celebrate: Launched a special, dedicated section of our website, with an RSS feed and added a special section to our forums (for [.]. Community Cultivatio


Honor the 9/11 survivors

The Organized Executive's Blog

11, 2001. I had family and friends in New York, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. on Sept. She had safely evacuated from the towers.

Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Strock Three Rivers Press (2001) “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” Theodore Roosevelt on Leadership: Executive Lessons from the Bully Pulpit James M. Theodore Roosevelt I selected the quotation for the title of my review because it expresses so well Theodore Roosevelt’s core values throughout his life. He was a [.].

Global Communication: Do similarities or differences matter more?


Crabtree (2001), in his provocative article on global leadership, writes that “thinking globally used to require conscious attention to the differences that exist between different markets. 2001). Now it requires constant attention to the increasing similarities and the opportunities and threats created by them” (p.58). worldwide.

The Manager as Change Agent: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Whittle Basic Books (2001) Your Own Yellow Brick Road Awaits Don’t be deterred by the publication date. The Manager as Change Agent: A Practical Guide to Developing High-Performance People and Organizations Jerry Gilley, Scott Quatro, Erik Hoekstra, Doug Whittle, Ann Maycunich, Scott A. Quatro, Jerry W. Gilley, and Doug D.

Leadership in the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association

Coaching Tip

. RVIA Membership Directory. Special Award. Presented to an individual within the RV industry who has made extraordinary contributions to the industry''s overall success. Norm Jacobson. Lance Camper Manufacturing Corp. Sid Johnson. Jayco, Inc. The RV Financing Community. Pete Liegl. Forest River, Inc. Wade Thompson. Thor Industries. Jim Sheldon.

John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson Make Sparks - Nicole Kidman Grabs Your Heart

Building Personal Strength

Copyright 2011. I watch a lot of movies - 250 movies a year. Maybe more. I guess that qualifies me as a true Netflix Junkie. Enjoy!

The Book That Will Change Your Travel Life


In 2001, I was the State Department Correspondent for the Washington Times. Interview by John LeTourneau , Executive Coach, CO2 Partners. Is it?

Everything Is Obvious: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Watts Crown Business ((2011) “Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.” Everything Is Obvious: How Common Sense Fails Us Douglas J. Voltaire I chose the observation by Voltaire for the title of this review because I agree with him as well as with an observation made by Douglas Watts [.].

HR Departments: Partners or Roadblocks in Strategy?


Timothy Stagich (2001) writes that personnel (HR) departments are “blackholes of human potential, buried under piles of resumes and red tape, while relying on hierarchies and cumbersome procedures to justify their existence in hierarchies (p.114).

A Couple Reasons to Smile About

Women on Business

Barring any Congressional action to change this law, taxes were set to revert back to their pre-2001 rates on January 1, 2011.

Revealing Leadership Insights From Thinkers50

Tanveer Naseer

Think of Peter Drucker who topped the first Thinkers50 ranking in 2001. This compares with just one in 2011.) At No. At No.

Remembering 9/11 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Thanks in advance for your participation. Share and Enjoy: View Comments Jane Yesterday I spoke with 5 men from Ireland that are here in the US. R.I.P

Another day that “will live in infamy”….

First Friday Book Synopsis

All of us have memories of where we were and what we were doing on the morning of September 11, 2001. I was in the shower when my wife told me with obvious distress that “a small plane or maybe a helicopter just crashed into one of the towers.” I knew exactly which “towers” where, [.]. Bob's blog entries

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It’s Carnival Time Again!

Management is a Journey

It is time to gather up the family and head over to Dan McCarthy’s Great Leadership Blog for the March 2001 Leadership Development Carnival. There are many great blog articles there covering a broad range of management and leadership topics. Our post Egypt: When Trust Fails, Leaders Fail is included. Click here to go to [.].

Europe's Romance with Greece


This mystification worked again in 2001, when Greece entered the Eurozone—the economic and monetary union of over a dozen (but not all) EU states—without, again, fulfilling any of the necessary conditions for membership. We’re currently blaming Greek leaders for cooking their financial books, which the markets eventually discovered.

HR Departments: Partners or Roadblocks in Strategy?


Timothy Stagich (2001) writes that personnel (HR) departments are “blackholes of human potential, buried under piles of resumes and red tape, while relying on hierarchies and cumbersome procedures to justify their existence in hierarchies (p.114). 2001). The problem is, I am hard presses to argue against his critiques of HR.

More best and worst project names

Crossderry Blog

Company Name] 2001 was a common turn of the millenium project name, but one that didn’t wear well. For example, many of these projects didn’t finish in 2001, as global rollouts continued on for several years. My post on best and worst project names remains one of my most popular.

21 Ways to Kill Your Creativity

First Friday Book Synopsis

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Michael Michalko, author of business classics that include Cracking Creativity: The Secrets of Creative Genius (2001), Thinkertoys: A Handbook of Creative-Thinking Techniques, 2nd Edition (2006), and Creative Thinkering: Putting Your Imagination to Work (2011).