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.

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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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 [.].

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 [.].

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Ray Charles sings "America the Beautiful" at the 2001 World Series

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Bob Nease on eliminating the “intention/behavior gap”: Part 1 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 1 of an interview by Bob Morris.

0.28% of Members on My Community Become Moderators

Managing Communities

KarateForums.com was launched on May 21, 2001 and has [.]. photo credit: craiglea123 Moderators can be a very important part of your online community. I know that mine are. I select them very carefully. But, I thought it would be interesting and fun to throw some numbers behind this. So, I took KarateForums.com as an example. Managing Staff

Do You Ask Enough Questions?

Lead Change Blog

Recently, while looking for a document on an archive drive, I stumbled across an unfinished draft from 2001. Sincerely, A mom in 2001. It features a “23-month-old son,” who today is almost 17. Ahhhh, the lessons we learn from little ones… “Wha’zat? Wha’dis?

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. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You!

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

LeadStrategic

It was September 11, 2001 and you know what happened that day. “ Did you see what's happening in your country ?” Yeah, Microsoft just came to an agreement with the government about its antitrust suit.” “I I mean, what’s happening right now.” I was in Buenos Aires where I lived at the time.

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.”

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. Monaco Coach Corporation. Don Walter. Starcraft RV. Mel Adams. Airxcel, Inc. Thompson. Thompson Associates, Inc. Thomas Faludy. Carefree of Colorado.

Veterans Among the Best Civilian Leaders

Strategy Driven

While veteran unemployment rates have come down in recent years, numbers for Gulf War Era II veterans (those who left to military after 2001) without a job continues to outpace those for the general population.

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

Managing Communities

phpBBHacks.com was launched on April 6, 2001. photo credit: Jetske19 I love phpBBHacks.com. 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

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.

Stewart D. Friedman on “Leading the Life You Want”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

In 2001, he concluded a two-year assignment (while on academic leave) at Ford Motor Company, as the senior executive for leadership development. In 1984, Stew Friedman joined Wharton, where he is the Practice Professor of Management. Total Leadership: Be a Better Leader, Have a Richer Life was published in 2008. Stew’s more recent book is… Read More Stewart D. Friedman on “Leading the Life You Want”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris.

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.

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

I’ve Run KarateForums.com 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, KarateForums.com 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 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 .

WHE17: The Cost of Medical Errors: Educating Employees about Patient Safety | with Leah Binder from The Leapfrog Group

Engaging Leader

Since 2001, the annual Leapfrog Hospital Survey has compared hospitals’ performance on the national standards of safety, quality, and efficiency that are most relevant to consumers and purchasers of care. All hospitals are not the same!

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.

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

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.

4 Failure Points that Can Undermine Your Business – Failure Point 2: Concept Validation Is Not Enough

Strategy Driven

In 2001, Ed earned Entrepreneur of the Year honors from Ernst & Young. At the time we launched my second business, Sigma Communications, and its flagship magazine, The National Register of Commercial Real Estate , the biggest issue facing chief financial officers and real estate executives was their surplus real estate. Capital was extremely scarce, and interest rates were extraordinarily high. The nation was awash in unsold and unleased commercial properties.

What are your unique leadership strengths?

Coaching Tip

in 2001 helped you to identify your innate signature talents so that you can build them into leadership strengths. Successful leaders are adept at identifying and leveraging their strengths and those of their team. A strength is both what you love to do and what you are good at. Telling others your unique strengths is the first step to leadership transparency and authenticity. .

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.

Fujifilm Succeeded Where Kodak Failed

Coaching Tip

In 2001, the global demand for color film suddenly plunged. This is CEO Shigetaka Komari's own story of why Fujifilm succeeded where Eastman Kodak failed with hard-won lessons for managers and employees everywhere.

The Benefit-to-Cost Ratio of a Performance Excellence Program

Six Disciplines

Their key findings: In 2001, when this study was first performed, the net social value of the performance excellence program had been found to be 207:1. According to a newly released study from NIST, the benefit-to-cost ratio of a performance excellence program (like Baldrige) is 820-to-1. In their research, economists Albert N. Link, and John T.

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Will Aetna CEO Transform Healthcare (and CEO Leadership While He’s at it)?

Michael Lee Stallard

In 2001, Bertolini’s son was diagnosed with incurable lymphoma. At the 2015 World Business Forum in New York City, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini laid out the most important vision at the conference: a vision to save healthcare.

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Why Every CEO Needs a Leadership Coach

Coaching Tip

When asked what was the best advice he ever received, Eric Schmidt, Chairman and CEO of Google, recognized it was from John Doerr, who in 2001 said, "My advice to you is to have a coach." Every Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is "on the stage" the majority of his or her work life but needs pre-performance quiet and confidential time to be creative, bounce their ideas off someone in a safe environment, and explore the unintended consequences of their future actions.

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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.

4 Failure Points that Can Undermine Your Business – Failure Point 1: Follow Your Passion at Your Peril

Strategy Driven

In 2001, Ed earned Entrepreneur of the Year honors from Ernst & Young. The ideal formula for business success is when your passion and distinctive competence align. Only nine months after opening my first business, USI – a business based on my distinctive competence – I launched a second business called Sigma Communications Inc., or Sigma for short.

4 Failure Points that Can Undermine Your Business – Failure Point 4: Don’t Close Your Ears to Experts

Strategy Driven

In 2001, Ed earned Entrepreneur of the Year honors from Ernst & Young. When I launched my second business, a publishing company called Sigma Communications, I was filled with passion but knew next to nothing about publishing a magazine. Without proven competence, I desperately needed guidance. Sure enough, I came to learn that the Chairman Emeritus of Time Warner, Dick Munro, was in the neighboring office.

Who is your Tom Brady?

Bud to Boss

Since Brady became the starter in 2001, Belichick and the Pats have combined for an NFL-record 16 playoff wins and an amazing.762 winning percentage. . Football fan or not, the Super Bowl is this weekend. Patriots fan or not, the New England Patriots are headed to Super Bowl XLVI. Whether you are a die-hard Pats fan, a “Hatriot” or an uninterested bystander, it’s hard not to at least respect the partnership of Coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady.

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!

Corporate Recruiters Rank Communication as the Most Highly Valued Business Skill

leaderCommunicator

Since 2001, the Corporate Recruiters Survey has been produced annually by the GMAC, a global nonprofit education group of leading graduate business schools and the administrator of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT).

The Simple Secret to the Best PowerPoint Presentation I Ever Saw

RapidStart Leadership

And ultimately, how on September 11 th , 2001, because of his tireless dedication and leadership, nearly all of the employees of the firm made it out of the World Trade Center alive. It was the best PowerPoint presentation I had ever seen.

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

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Lessons You Can Take from phpBBHacks.com’s 10th Anniversary Celebration

Managing Communities

photo credit: joelogon Last month, I wrote about the 10th anniversary celebration over at phpBBHacks.com, 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 Cultivation

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