Love Is the Killer App: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends Tim Sanders Crown Business (2003) Note: Here is a review of a book I read when it was first published in 2003. I recently re-read it prior to reading and reviewing Sanders’ latest, Today We Are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence. [.]. Bob's blog entries Chunka Mui Crown Business Emanuel Rosen Everett M.

Focus on the Journey, Not the Destination

Lead Change Blog

In 2003, with the help of Ken Blanchard, I started my transformation. My behaviors inspire and equip others, which in turn influences others to behave differently. I am a monthly contributor to MoneyInc.com and this month I wrote about my early leadership journey. The article, titled, “Beam Me Up Scotty,” talks about me being too focused on my own career — causing me to miss an opportunity to learn from my boss, who was a very quiet, humble servant leader.

Saving the World at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Saving the World at Work: What Companies and Individuals Can Do to Go Beyond Making a Profit to Making a Difference Tim Sanders Crown Business (2008) Note: Here is a review of a book I read when it was first published in 2003. I recently re-read it prior to reading and reviewing Sanders’ latest, Today [.].

GC22: The Octalysis: 8 Core Drives of Gamification | with Yu-kai Chou

Engaging Leader

Yu-kai was one of the earliest pioneers in Gamification, starting his work in the industry in 2003 and was rated #1 among the […]. Yu-kai Chou has been a regular speaker and lecturer on gamification around the world for organizations like Stanford University, Google Inc.,

All Work in Done Through Relationships

Coaching Tip

2003). who obtains information from whom), influence networks (i.e., who influences whom), and positive-energy networks (i.e., Being a positive energizer made individuals four times more likely to succeed than being at the center of an information or influence network.

Work and Life Interview About Connection Culture

Michael Lee Stallard

Trust — that merger influenced me, Morgan Stanley and Van Kampen American Capital. Finally, I had a very unusual situation happen where my wife, Katie, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003, and ovarian cancer in 2004.

Why You Need Both Knowledge and Wisdom

Strategy Driven

Today, Drew’s heart to help business owners leverage the influence of their business platform for eternal impact is at the core of Acumen which he founded late in 2015. Dan Cooper co-founded ej4, a video-based online training company, in 2003, and was its CEO until selling in 2012.

Leadership Through a Transparent Lens

Strategy Driven

Whether a potential leader is a religious one, a political icon, or a corporate magnate, the gold standard of influence remains the same: 1) I am a leader, these are the tenets of my belief system. Delaney was also a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School, Red Bank, NJ in 2003.

Should CEOs Have Term Limits? | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

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Getting Smarter about the Teen Journey

Building Personal Strength

New York: Anchor, 2003) David Walsh, Ph.D. Along the way, I've been fascinated by the fact that each person's teen journey story is dramatic and unique - what happened to them, what influenced them, how it turned out. My current passionate interest is what I call the " teen journey."

Definition of Leadership | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

I had the privilege to be part of a group there in 2003.

John Wooden: What the Obituaries Missed

Michael Lee Stallard

In the summer of 2003, the ninety-two year-old Wooden traveled to the White House, where he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, America’s highest civilian honor.

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An Interview with Larry Spears, a Servant-Leadership Legend

Modern Servant Leader

What Trends Currently Influence Servant-Leadership? Larry Spears. Larry Spears was the CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership for nearly two decades.

Research: Love-Hate Relationships at Work Might Be Good for You

Harvard Business Review

For instance, in a study conducted in 2003 , ambivalent relationship experts Julianne Holt-Lunstad from Brigham Young University and Bert Uchino from the University of Utah, together with a larger research team, asked 102 participants to wear blood pressure monitors for three days.

6 Q Leadership

Great Leadership By Dan

They can influence and inspire. Studies of why people fail ( Finkelstein , 2003; Dottlich , 2003; Lombardo ; Bennis , 2002; Zenger, 2002) all include some version of the lack of willingness and ability to adapt and learn from experience. Excerpt from “The ROI on People- The 7 Vectors of Research Robert W.

Learn To Evaluate the Impact Of Your After-Hours Work

The Idolbuster

For random games like slots or dice, research has shown that people think their actions are influencing the outcome. [ii] << Previous Next >> [i] Wikipedia Fenton-O’Creevy, Mark; Nigel Nicholson, Emma Soane, Paul Willman (2003), “Trading on illusions: Unrealistic perceptions of control and trading performance”, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology (British Psychological Society) Via Wikipedia. [ii]

An Interview with Larry Spears, a Servant-Leadership Legend

Modern Servant Leader

What Trends Currently Influence Servant-Leadership? Larry Spears. Larry Spears was the CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership for nearly two decades.

Followership : Blog | Executive Coaching | CO2 Partners

CO2

For leadership practitioners, this research shows that merely occupying positions of authority grants leaders a certain amount of influence over the actions of their followers. Leaders need to use this influence wisely.

The Future of Business Is Social: Seven Principles That Lead to.

Strategy Driven

Amazon has brought together a nation of readers for those who want to share their feedback about books and help influence the choices of other readers. In 2003, the company did away with its traditional marketing in high-end magazines and the like, and re-centered itself around community members, their needs, feedback, and conversations. StrategyDriven effective executives, efficient employees Home About The StrategyDriven Organization Our Company Our Contributors Karen K.

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The Real Reason the German Labor Market Is Booming

Harvard Business Review

For a long time researchers have attributed the transformation to federal labor market and welfare reforms enacted, starting in 2003. When Germany’s government under Chancellor Gerhard Schröder implemented the so-called Hartz reforms, in 2003, they were extremely controversial. Wage negotiations take place without the government directly exerting influence, a principle that is codified in the German constitution.

Tap into Your Think Tank: Twenty Ways to Generate Ideas That Will.

Strategy Driven

In 2003 van Stolk had the idea to create a “Turkey & Gravy”-flavored soda to be released around Thanksgiving. Too often, we let our biases creep in and influence our thinking.

The More Experience You Have, the Worse You Are at Bootstrapping

Harvard Business Review

Studying 837 mass-market movies released between 1996 and 2003, they collected data on the movies’ producers and their prior experience. If a company wants to generate the most revenue from its resources, it should put its most experienced leaders in charge of those resources.

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Design Can Drive Exceptional Returns for Shareholders

Harvard Business Review

Virtually everything the company makes, and is thinking about making, is highly influenced by this huge team of footwear, product, fashion, store, graphic, interaction, and brand designers. It used to be about “us” and “them.”. “Us”

How To Choose The Next Head of the Fed

Harvard Business Review

In a 2003 study of past Fed chairmen Christina Romer and David Romer of the University of California, Berkeley, reckon that a candidate who subscribes to a "sound" framework of basic monetary principles is most likely to do well. And it will influence the long-term future of the U.S.

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Consumer Warning Labels Aren’t Working

Harvard Business Review

Most are accompanied by other restrictions, such as taxes and smoking bans in the case of cigarettes, which means it is difficult to disentangle the effects of warnings from other factors that influence behavior. Second, keep in mind that when orchestrated correctly, warnings influence producers as well as consumers. A 2003 U.S. Warning labels are everywhere.

Even Cement Can Be Special

Harvard Business Review

Taking a lead from the fashion industry where celebrities like Giorgio Armani are influential trend-setters, Italcementi targets "archistars", rock-star architects whose ideas influence the behaviors and choices of the mass of architects. Commissioned by the Vatican in 1998 and inaugurated in 2003, this project sealed Italcementi''s partnership with the American architect Richard Meier.

Languages Your Company Should Speak (But Has Never Heard)

Harvard Business Review

Back in 2003, Mark Davies carried out an important analysis of gross domestic product (GDP) by language use. Eric Schmidt commented that Anderson''s insights "influence Google''s strategic thinking in a profound way."

The Potential and Pitfalls of Doing Business in Cuba

Harvard Business Review

Between 2003 and 2007, the Cuban government enacted a series of methodological changes that produced a jump in GDP of approximately 15%.

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Research: Women Ask for Raises as Often as Men, but Are Less Likely to Get Them

Harvard Business Review

Although a small country, it arguably has the interesting advantage for our work that it is representative of a mixture of cultures (with British, South-East Asian, American, and European influences). ” As might be guessed, lots of different factors do seem to influence the rate of “asking.” yangleephoto/Imazins/Getty Images. It’s a concrete fact that women earn less than men do.

Where Have All the Process Owners Gone?

Harvard Business Review

Air Products, for example, tripled corporate productivity (hard profit-and-loss benefits) from 2003 to 2006, and boosted operating return on net assets from 9.5% Success in the function did not always translate to success in the new role; sometimes an authoritative style that worked there was ineffective across boundaries, where an ability to influence is often key. The role had little influence : Some companies appointed process owners at middle management levels.

Research: Board Directors Are More Likely to Leave When a Firm Is Getting Criticized

Harvard Business Review

We examined the boards of all S&P 1500 firms from 2003 to 2014, and measured negative attention using equity analyst recommendations and an equity trading database that tracks media coverage. The second area is understanding how reputation influences the market for director talent. In 2013 an activist investor criticized the board at ConMed for a “ culture of nepotism, patronage, and dystopian corporate governance.”

How Investors React When Companies Announce They’re Moving to a SaaS Business Model

Harvard Business Review

These cumulative abnormal returns were then taken as a dependent variable for a multiple regression model, which controlled for company-specific influences like absorptive capacity and firm size, as well as external influences like investor learning effects (measured with time dummies). We further took into account so-called confounding events, that is, other events that would happen around our event window that would influence stock market reaction on top of the SaaS announcements.

Why IBM Gives Top Employees a Month to Do Service Abroad

Harvard Business Review

Recognizing that corporate responsibility can offer a company a competitive advantage today, we became interested in IBM as a pioneer in establishing a skills-based volunteerism initiative that also influences its talent and professional development strategies. “Eight out of 10 participants in the Corporate Service Corps program say it significantly increases the likelihood of them completing their career at IBM,” Stanley Litow, VP of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, told us.

Why IBM Gives Top Employees a Month to Do Service Abroad

Harvard Business Review

Recognizing that corporate responsibility can offer a company a competitive advantage today, we became interested in IBM as a pioneer in establishing a skills-based volunteerism initiative that also influences its talent and professional development strategies. “Eight out of 10 participants in the Corporate Service Corps program say it significantly increases the likelihood of them completing their career at IBM,” Stanley Litow, VP of Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs, told us.

What Uber’s China Deal Says About the Limits of Platforms

Harvard Business Review

In Uber’s case, it’s hard to imagine most choices about whether to call on it being influenced by how many cars it has in its network worldwide, or even nationally, as opposed to in a particular city.

Tina Brown and Björk, Sisters of Innovation

Harvard Business Review

Björk is the Icelandic singer-songwriter who, by 2003, had sold 15 millions albums. Domtar, Hushpuppies, Geico, Tide, Johnnie Walker and Dunkin' Donuts get in on the act with ads that are actually from the period, or at least artfully influenced by it. Björk and Tina Brown have many differences but one common problem: They are watching the boat beneath them sink. Their print and music industries are being disintermediated by the digital revolution.

A Brief History of Britain’s Relationship with Europe, Starting in 6000 BCE

Harvard Business Review

By the last centuries BC, northern France heavily influenced southern England; in the first centuries CE, Rome directly ruled England and Wales; after 400, Germans and Norsemen settled and plundered much of Britain; and in 1066, England was invaded from both Norway and France.

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Four Ways Women Stunt Their Careers Unintentionally

Harvard Business Review

Not asking means you've lost the chance to influence the outcome. When Sharon Allen became chairman of Deloitte & Touche USA in 2003, she not only became the highest-ranking woman in the firm's history, she also became the first woman to hold that role at a leading professional services firm.

How Shameless Copycatting Can Save Europe

Harvard Business Review

Amidst all the pessimism that Europe is stuck in a rut, it is important to look at the pivotal ways in which European Union countries influence each other — and how those cross-border "learnings" move the entire European economy ahead. The official answer is a series of labor market reforms initiated in 2003 under the " Agenda 2010 " framework.

Stop Being Fooled by List Prices

Harvard Business Review

In 2003, then New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer investigated Jos. An inflated list price often serves as a reference price that influences one’s estimate of true value. Consumers love a deal. For many of us, a reflexive trigger to purchase is the emotional rush of scoring a big discount. Notice how virtually everyone who buys an engagement ring somehow gets a deal through a “friend of a friend” or a common refrain amongst car salespeople is “I’m not making much off this deal?”

The Exhilarating Power of Purpose

Harvard Business Review

I saw this as an opportunity to think more deeply about human behavior — and to influence it positively. In 2003, I went off and founded my own company, The Energy Project , with a broader mandate to help organizations do a better job of energizing, engaging, focusing, and inspiring their employees, not just by better meeting their needs physically, but also emotionally, mentally and spiritually.

Research: The Rise of Partisan Media Changed How Companies Make Decisions

Harvard Business Review

Much has changed since the 1998 to 2003 time period that forms the focal point of our research. These developments have also influenced traditional print media outlets, including major national newspapers like the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times, which are now more likely to be perceived as partisan in some of their news coverage. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Getty Images. The media landscape in the U.S.

Why the World Needs Tri-Sector Leaders

Harvard Business Review

Since joining Coca-Cola in 2003, Seabright has helped facilitate hundreds of community water projects across the world.