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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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. Extroverts gain energy from being with other people, often the more the merrier. There are shy extroverts and outgoing introverts.

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

Building Personal Strength

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 Thoughts about Jared Lee Loughner - Feelings of Compassion for the Victims of the January 8 Shooting On Saturday, January 8, 2011, over 250,000 people on Earth died. By the way, was it Saturday, January 8, 2001 or 2011?

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 ?” 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.

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. As children return back to their school routines and the summer break now nothing more than a fond memory, perhaps it’s only natural that there’s this collective drive to take on the challenges before us with spirited enthusiasm.

Multi-Tasking: Is It Worth It?

Great Leadership By Dan

Back in 2001, in the article "Executive Control of Cognitive Processes in Task Switching," found in the Journal of Experimental Psychology - Human Perception and Performance, Vol 27. Here's a guest post from one of my regulars, Beth Armknecht Miller.

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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. In the past, college graduates would gain employment as automotive industry managers and high school graduates would be well compensated by seeking factory jobs.

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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

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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. I hadn’t heard of her before—despite numerous accolades she’s received—but I was instantly hooked by the article.

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

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 of June 10, the Dow has suffered the "longest losing streak since the fall of 2002.

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.

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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., Google top management seems to now recognize that its management capability needs to improve and has taken action to realign top management effective April 2011 and to begin to re-engineer management oversight by training its managers to improve internal and external communication.

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. This is my own Big Picture full-scope analysis of the Enron debacle. It far transcends financial analysis made by other people.I

Management Training Programmes in Thailand 2011 | Talent.

Talent Technologies

Submitted by admin on Monday, 13 December 2010 No Comment If you’re looking for management training programmes to put in your 2011 training plan in Thailand, then why not have a look at the following outstanding training sessions that will take your company’s Talent to a higher level!

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. Source: Bloomberg BusinessWeek, October 3, 2011.

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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. She is currently President of the PMI® Mass Bay Chapter Board of Directors (2011 – 2013).

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

Talent Technologies

Submitted by admin on Monday, 13 December 2010 No Comment If you’re looking for management training programmes to put in your 2011 training plan in Thailand, then why not have a look at the following outstanding training sessions that will take your company’s Talent to a higher level!

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).

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. I remember the anxious hours as we waited to hear that they were OK.

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 Cultivation


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 [.]. Bob's blog entries “Do what you can “The Servant as Leader Colonel Roosevelt Dakota Territory Edmund Morris James M.

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). In the ten years since Crabtree penned those words, we have globalized our society even more.

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. This book really does offer [.]. Bob's blog entries The Wizard of Oz John Kotter Basic Books Scott Quatro Erik Hoekstra Doug Whittle Ann Maycunich Scott A.

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.

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

Building Personal Strength

I'm particularly fond of stories about contract killers, e.g. "The Mechanic" (2011) or "The Professional" (1994) or a good science-based sci-fi flick, e.g. "Aliens" (1986) or "Artificial Intelligence" (2001). Copyright 2011. I watch a lot of movies - 250 movies a year.

The Book That Will Change Your Travel Life


In 2001, I was the State Department Correspondent for the Washington Times. An interview with Nicholas Kralev, author of Decoding Air Travel: A Guide to Saving on Airfare and Flying in Luxury. Interview by John LeTourneau , Executive Coach, CO2 Partners.

A Couple Reasons to Smile About

Women on Business

The Bush cuts also gradually raised the estate exemption and lowered the estate tax from 2001 until 2010, when the estate tax disappeared for that year only. Barring any Congressional action to change this law, taxes were set to revert back to their pre-2001 rates on January 1, 2011.

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).

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.” 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.

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.) Overall, it is the best ever showing for the women thinkers – with 13 places out of the top 50 (up from 11 in 2011 and just five in 2009.)

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

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.

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 [.]. Management communication leadership management

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. They are not solely culpable, though: in 2001, European leaders knew and said, privately, that the Greek state’s numbers didn’t add up.

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). Stagich (2001) argues that personnel departments would be most useful facilitating employee training and development (p.111). 2001).

A History of the Job Listing and How It Just Died [Infographic]

Kevin Eikenberry

It worked: venture capital poured in and the growth propelled the company to a $436 million sale to Yahoo in 2001. 2016 was the year the online job listing finally went belly up. This is driven by the fact that what people want from a job and a company has changed.

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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. Many colleagues felt silly trying to wrap up “2001″ in “2004″ If you’re going to “date” a project, then make sure your plan doesn’t run past that date.