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? Obviously it’s on all our minds this weekend what took place 10 years ago. It changed so much of who we are as a nation and a people. Living in a military town, I’ve witnessed the sacrifice of so many because of that day. Here’s my story of where I was: I was in business at the time, but did a Christian radio program every morning at 9 AM.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Jurassic Park 3

Joseph Lalonde

The leadership lessons are coming to you from the 2001 dinosaur movie Jurassic Park III. Today’s Reel Leadership article is a blast from the past. Jurassic Park III revisits the story of Dr. Alan Grant (Sam Neill) while introducing Paul Kirby (William H.


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Remembering 9/11 | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Mello Here's a link to a post I run each year at this time to make sure that I never forget the tragedy and heroism that took place on September 11, 2001.

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Everything Is Obvious: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Watts Everything Is Obvious: How Common Sense Fails Us Fooled by Randomness (2001) Lakota Indians Nassim Nicholas Taleb Phil Rosenzweig The Black Swan (2007) The Halo Effect The Misuse of Common Sense Thinking Is About More Than Thought Voltaire We Don''t Think the Way We Think We Think Whoever Tells the Best Story Wins Everything Is Obvious: How Common Sense Fails Us Douglas J. Watts Crown Business ((2011) “Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it.”

Simple Rules for a Complex World

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries América Latina Logística (ALL) “Strategy as Simple Rules” (January 2001) Cisco Donald Sull HarperBusiness Harvard Business Review blog HBR HBR email alerts Intel Kathleen M. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Donald Sull and Kathleen M. Eisenhardt 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 here.

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Daniel Diermeier: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Daniel Diermeier is the IBM Professor of Regulation and Competitive Practice, a Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at the Kellogg School of Management, and a Professor of Political Science at the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, all at Northwestern University. He is director of the Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship [.].

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Brand Portfolio Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Aaker Developing Business Strategies (1998) fosters organizational and market strategies Frank Lloyd Wright Free Press General Motors Harvard Business Review on Brand Management Managing Brand Equity (1991) Strategic Market Management (2001) the brand portfolio strategy "provides the structure and discipline needed to have successful business strategy” The Purple Cow Change Is Like a Slinky.

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Under-Whelming Advice from a former CEO of Southwest Airlines

Leadership Freak

He was the CEO of Southwest Airlines during the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. I’m still grappling with Jim Parker’s advice. Jim said, “I don’t think I smiled for two years.” When… Continue reading → Personal Growth Success Growth Leadership Development

We Pause To Remember

General Leadership

We pause today to remember the events which occurred on 11 September 2001, and reflect upon how they completely changed our nation, our people and our world. and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link]. We reverently remember al those whose lives were lost on that day, and all those who have since given the ultimate sacrifice in service to the War on Terror.

Read Good To Great

Eric Jacobson

The book, five years in the making, and published in 2001, addresses the all-important question of: Can a good company become a great company, and if so, how? skip to main | skip to sidebar Eric Jacobson On Management And Leadership Welcome! This blogs tips and ideas are perfect for managers and leaders of all types of small to large businesses and nonprofit organizations.

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We Pause To Remember

General Leadership

We pause today to remember the events which occurred on 11 September 2001, and reflect upon how they completely changed our nation, our people and our world. We reverently remember al those whose lives were lost on that day, and all those who have since given the ultimate sacrifice in service to the War on Terror.

Character: Pursuing the Road Less Traveled

General Leadership

Anyone who thinks about September 11, 2001 , will likely remember exactly where they were when they heard the news on that fateful fall morning. “ Knowledge will give you power, but character respect. ”. Bruce Lee. It is an event forever seared into our collective national and global conscious – a date that marks the end of one era and the start of another.

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Foxes And Hedgehogs: Which One Are You?

Lead Change Blog

In 2001, I accepted my first official leadership position as a human resources director with one audacious goal – to be and do all the things to serve all the people. With a background in public relations, marketing, and internal communications, HR had become an accidental specialty – I was a jack-of-all-trades and master of none. It didn’t take long to figure out that I wasn’t good at trying to be and do all the things to serve all the people.

Civility: The New Employee Attraction and Retention Strategy

Lead Change Blog

2001). Posted in Leadership Development Light Your World Value Creation Workplace Issues Workplace attractiveness is an optimistic attitude or a positive emotion an individual has towards an organization (Aiman-Smith et al. The attraction process involves a job seeker’s estimate of how well they “feel” their personal needs and values fit the organization’s culture. Gaining an understanding of the factors that can impact the attraction phase of this [.].

Hot Seat: Jeff Immelt at GE

Leading Blog

I N SEPTEMBER 2001, Jack Welch was a tough act to follow. And in 2001, the economic tailwinds that Welch enjoyed were about to shift. The day after Jeffrey Immelt became CEO of General Electric, he had an even bigger challenge to deal with—the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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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 [.]. Communication Interview Leading Marks of leaders Taking others higher Book Notes Leadership Development

Two Lessons from an Earlier Book by Michael Lewis

First Friday Book Synopsis

I was looking over some of my “earlier” First Friday Book Synopsis handouts (some of them were not as thorough as my current handouts), and I ran across the one on the early Michael Lewis book: NEXT: The Future Just Happened (2001). Here are two excerpts from the book: In the long run the Internet […]. Randy''s blog entries

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Brussels, Terrorism, and this Volatile (VUCA) Era that We all Inhabit

First Friday Book Synopsis

Think of the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001: had the risk been reasonably conceivable on September 10, it would not have happened. Black Swan logic makes what you don’t know far more relevant that what you do know. Consider that many Black Swans can be caused and exacerbated by their being unexpected. If such… Read More Brussels, Terrorism, and this Volatile (VUCA) Era that We all Inhabit. Randy's blog entries

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Management Tools For Leaders: Red Ocean/Blue Ocean Strategy

Rich Gee Group

With the iPod in 2001 and iPhone in 2007, they didn’t just create a successful product, they created a new category of product.

The World’s Top 50 Leadership and Management Thinkers

N2Growth Blog

Every two years since 2001, Thinkers50 has published their ranking of the world’s top 50 management and leadership thinkers. By Mike Myatt , Chief Executive Officer, N2growth . I’ve watched the popularity of this ranking grow over the last few years, and today being nominated for a Thinkers50 award is largely considered akin to being nominated for an “Oscar” in management and leadership thinking.

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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).

Narcissistic leadership: How to identify narcissists and cope with narcissism at work

CQ Net - Management skills for everyone!

In fact, empirical research has focused on the personality characteristics of flawed leaders and have pointed to negative personality traits as predictors of leadership derailment (Hogan & Hogan, 2001; Kippenberger, 1997). In recent years, there has also been a focus on the destructive side of leadership and how dysfunctional leaders can undermine an organization’s value.

Remembering 9/11: Dave Barry’s “On Hallowed Ground”

Michael Lee Stallard

Where were you when you first heard the news of an airliner striking World Trade Tower One on the morning of September 11, 2001? I was in my office near Times Square in Manhattan. At first I assumed it was an accident. Then came the unbelievable news that a second plane had hit Tower Two. That night I hardly slept, concerned about the fate of people I knew who worked at the World Trade Center.

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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Putnam’s Newest is a Certain Presentation For Us at the First Friday Book Synopsis

First Friday Book Synopsis

I will never forget Bowling Alone (Simon & Schuster, 2001). It remains the most depressing book we have presented at the First Friday Book Synopsis in Dallas. It contained chart after chart, page after page, of the demise of civic, social, religious, and fraternal groups in America. All of it was true. If you were […].

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Campbell’s Turnaround Recipe: Measure Work Culture and Hold Leaders Accountable

Michael Lee Stallard

Campbell Soup Company was not in good shape when Doug Conant was named President and CEO in 2001. In 2001, Conant’s first year at Campbell’s, he had a Q12 survey done that would serve as a baseline going forward. Sales were declining. The stock price was falling and it was underperforming the S&P 500. I’ve long held that it takes a commitment to pursuing both task excellence and relationship excellence in order to achieve sustainable superior performance.

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Elmore Leonard: Focus On What’s Important, Ignore Everything Else

N2Growth Blog

10 that Elmore Leonard , a gifted storyteller and author of some 46 novels, posited in an essay on writing for the New York Times in 2001. By John Baldoni , Chair, Leadership Development, N2growth. Try to leave out the parts that readers tend to skip. That is Rule No. Leonard died this month and since his passing has brought forth boatloads of praise for this gifted storyteller. Leonard followed this rule most of the time.

No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy.

Leading Blog

A FTER THE TERRORIST ATTACKS on September 11, 2001 and on the eve of the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Major General James Mattis needed to connect with every member of the 1st Marine Division. He writes, “I limited myself to one page they could carry with them, a message reconciling ferocity toward the foe with abiding concern for the innocents caught on the battlefield.”. He signs off with a phrase he made the motto of 1st Marines: "No Better Friend, No Worse Enemy."

Voting ends Sept 1st for Thinkers50 Top Management Thinker Award for 2013

Marshall Goldsmith

Thinkers50 was launched in 2001. Previous winners of the Top Management Thinker Award have included Peter Drucker (2001 & 2003), Michael Porter (2005), CK Prahalad (2007 & 2009), and Clayton Christensen (2011). Dear Friends, We are nearing the 2013 Thinkers50 biannual awards. If you haven’t yet heard of Thinkers50, here is a little background. It is now the premier global ranking of management thinkers.

Forget the Bus! Develop Talent to Create a Fast, Nimble Fleet

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

This approach was first popularized in the 1980′s by Jack Welch at GE and further reinforced in 2001 by Jim Collins who told us to “get the right people on the bus and the wrong people off.” Organizations need people who know what they’re doing, where they’re going, and have the skills to get there. We call that “talent.” ” It’s frustrating to try leading an organization without the right talent.

Will Lukang: The Character-Based Leader Co-Author Interview

Lead Change Blog

He always looks at the positive side of every situation.Will’s leadership journey started in 2001, when he attended Seton Hall University’s Master of Arts in Strategic Communication and Leadership (MASCL) program, where he graduated with honors.

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Jason Fried on “Why work doesn’t happen at work”

First Friday Book Synopsis

Chris Anderson purchased TED in 2001. Richard Saul Wurman created the TED conference in 1984 as a onetime event. (As As you may already know, TED refers to Technology, Education, and Design.) It became a four-day conference six years later. Until 2005, it remained a once-a-year conference: four days of programs, 50 speakers, 18-minute presentations. Anderson […].

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Do You Love Your Community Enough to Let it Go? Why I Gave My Most Successful Community Away

Managing Communities was launched on April 6, 2001. photo credit: Jetske19 I love I spent 11 years managing it. It was my biggest, most successful community. And that is why it was so hard for me to give it away. I created it because I needed it. As someone who used the phpBB forum software, [.]. Managing the Community

Leading Through a Loss

Next Level Blog

Shades came to our house as a puppy in 2001 just a week before 9/11. The beautiful dog in the photo is my family’s Collie, Shades. A couple of weeks ago, Shades’ hip dysplasia and a respiratory condition took a turn for the worse and, with the counsel of our wonderful vet, Dr. Thorndike, we decided to put him down last weekend. If you’ve owned a dog that’s become part of your family, I don’t have to tell you how hard the last couple of weeks have been for us.

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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

The Monograph To The Iconic Good To Great

Eric Jacobson

One good flywheel example is Amazon’s, discovered in 2001: lower prices led to more customer visits, which increased sales volume, which attracted more third-party sellers, which boosted efficiency. Earlier this year brought Jim Collin’s monograph to his iconic bestseller, Good to Great book.

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On Disrupting Yourself


During 2001 dot com bubble, one of my friends, a competent software developer, was laid off because of lack of business in the technology he worked in. I created a series of sketch notes for Tiffani Bova’s “ What’s Next ” podcast where she meets brilliant people to discuss customer experience, growth and innovation. Tiffani Bova is a Global Customer Growth and Innovation Evangelist at Salesforce. I will post sketchnote versions of selected podcast episodes that enlightened me.

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Why Is Strategy Execution So Hard? The Odds Are Against Us

Six Disciplines

Norton, Harvard Business School Press, The Strategy-Focused Organization, 2001). [2] Norton, Harvard Business School Press, The Strategy-Focused Organization, 2001). [3] Effective execution of strategy seems to be an elusive goal. As Fortune Magazine noted in 1982, "Less than 10% of strategies effectively formulated are effectively executed.". After two decades of the application of even the most modern and innovative business principles, the problem remains.

Bob Nease on eliminating the “intention/behavior gap”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Before joining Express Scripts in 2001, he was an associate professor of internal medicine at Washington University in St. Bob Nease received his doctorate from Stanford University, where he studied methods to improve medical decisions made by doctors and patients. Louis and an assistant professor at the Dartmouth Medical School. He recently retired as the… Read More Bob Nease on eliminating the “intention/behavior gap”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris.

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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 [.].

How Two Individual Forums on SitePoint Became Two Independent, Self-Sustaining Businesses

Managing Communities

I was a member of staff on the SitePoint Forums for many years (from July 15, 2001 through September 30, 2008, to be exact) and I now co-host the SitePoint Podcast. SitePoint is one of the largest web development communities in the world and I am proud of my affiliation with it. SitePoint is an example [.].

Out of Our Minds: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

2011) How and why to think differently about learning to be creative This is a “New Edition, Fully Updated” of a book first published in 2001. Out of Our Minds: Learning to Be Creative Ken Robinson Capstone Publishing Ltd. Why a second edition? As Ken Robinson explains in his Preface, “…the first reason is that [.].

George H.W. Bush 1924-2018

Leading Blog

His oldest son George Walker Bush was elected the 43rd President of the United States in 2001 becoming the second president to assume the nation's highest office after his father, following the footsteps of John Adams and his son, John Quincy Adams. G EORGE HERBERT WALKER BUSH, the 41st president of the United States, died on November 30 at age 94.

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