Where Do You Find The Very, Very Best Idea? – Insight from Steve Jobs, from 2004

First Friday Book Synopsis

The first steps of a creative act are like groping in the dark: random and chaotic, feverish and fearful, a lot of busy-ness with no apparent or definable end in sight. There is nothing yet to research. For me, these moments are not pretty. I look like a desperate woman, tortured by the simple message [.]. Randy's blog entries idea innovation Steve Jobs The Creative Habit Twyla Tharp

Never Give Up, Part III - The Boston Red Sox Win the 2004 World Series

Building Personal Strength

The Red Sox were known, until 2004, as the team that couldn’t get it done in the World Series. In previous posts, I've confessed to being a big sports fan, and during my life I've seen some of the most amazing examples of perseverance you can imagine.

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Be•Know•Do: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Cavanagh (Foreword) Jossey-Bass/Leader to Leader Institute; 1st edition (2004) How to develop leaders who have character, competence, knowledge, and results-driven initiative I recently re-read this book, curious to know to what extent […]. Be•Know•Do: Leadership the Army Way: Adapted from the Official Army Leadership Manual United States Army (Author); Frances Hesselbein and Eric K. Shinseki (Introduction), and Richard E.

Sleep Away Excess Fat

Tony Mayo

“In a 2004 study, men limited to only four hours of sleep a night reported increased appetite and showed hormonal changes consistent with increased hunger…sleep loss can wreak havoc with a person’s endocrine system, the hormones that control appetite and metabolism.&#

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Three Ways to Turn Setbacks into Progress

First Friday Book Synopsis

Artwork: The Big Mobile (2004), 3rd Biennial of Contemporary Art [.]. Here is an excerpt from an article written by Teresa Amabile and Steve Kramer 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.

A Q&A with David Shenk

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries "data smog" A Q&A with David Shenk Alexandra Beers and has contributed to National Geographic Away From Her President’s Council on Bioethics “The Bell Curve” Gourmet Harper''s Lewis Terman NPR Oxford English Dictionary in 2004. Here is a portion of a mini-interview featured by Amazon during which David Shenk responds to questions about his latest book, The Genius in All of Us: New Insights into Genetics, Talent, and IQ.

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Be•Know•Do: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Cavanagh (Foreword) Jossey-Bass/Leader to Leader Institute; 1st edition (2004) How to develop leaders who have character, competence, knowledge, and results-driven initiative I recently re-read this book, curious to know [.]. Shinseki Field Manual 22-100 [comma] Army Leadership Frances Hesselbein Jack Welch James Kouzes and Barry Posner John Gardner Patrick Lencioni John Kotter Jossey-Bass/Leader to Leader Institute; 1st edition (2004) Oliver Wendell Holmes Peter Drucker Richard E.

Toby Lester: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Toby Lester is a journalist, an editor, and an independent scholar. In addition to writing books, he is a longtime contributor to The Atlantic, for whom he has written extensively, on such topics as the reconstruction of ancient Greek music, the revisionist study of the Qur’an, and the attempt to change alphabets in Azerbaijan. Between [.].

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The 50 Most Influential Management Gurus

First Friday Book Synopsis

Clark Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School McKinsey Award Seeing What's Next (2004) The 50 Most Influential Management Gurus The Innovative University (2011) The Innovator's Dilemma (1997) Global Business Book Award for the best business book of the year The Innovator's Prescription The Innovators' DNA (2011) The Innovator's Solution (2003) the Thinkers50Every two years, the Thinkers50 publishes their definitive list of management thinkers.

Adrian J. Slywotsky, Part Two: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Adrian J. Slywotzky is a consultant and author of several books on economic theory and management. He graduated from Harvard College and holds a JD from Harvard Law School and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He has worked as a consultant since 1979 and is currently a partner at Oliver Wyman.

The Best Business Books Ever: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Army's Official Army Leadership Manual: Leadership the Army Way Be*Know*Do (2004) Thomas S. The Best Business Books Ever: The Most Influential Management Books You’ll Never Have Time to Read Basic Books (2011) Note: This review is of a book published earlier this year. It is a sequel to one published in 2003. What we have here is a series of brief discussions “the most influential management books you’ll [.]. Bob's blog entries Adrian Slywotsky Corporate Strategy Clayton M.

How Cancer Helped Me See the Key to Successful Organizational Change

Michael Lee Stallard

In early 2004, just nine months after completing treatment for breast cancer, my wife, Katie, was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer. Article Published by SmartBrief Sometimes life lessons come from surprising places.

The Secret to Self-Confidence

Lead Change Blog

In 1997, this I knew… I would leave my corporate job in my 20th year with my employer, in 2004. Posted in Self Leadership I used to think self-confidence meant I would never have a doubt. When I think a back on this significant experience in my life, I realize that’s not true. I made plans to start my [.]. Self Leadership courage energy Growth Self Development

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The New KevinEikenberry.com

Kevin Eikenberry

KevinEikenberry.com has existed since 2004. Today it is reborn (with the third major redesign since the beginning). The site is lovely, functional, and overall we think it is pretty great, but I don’t want to talk about it like a father talks about a new baby (“Did I show you this picture?

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Special Feature Pt1of2: The Heat

General Leadership

I t was mid 2004 and the heat of the Iraq desert pushed beads of sweat from my pores. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link].

The Art of Servant Leadership

Lead Change Blog

But that is exactly what Art and Lori Barter did in 2004, when they purchased Datron World Communications.

The Re-Launch of KevinEikenberry.com

Kevin Eikenberry

In May of 2004, we launched KevinEikenberry.com as a part of the rebranding of my business from The Discian Group to The Kevin Eikenberry Group. Over the years, this site has served us well; many of you first found me from that site, and it served as an integral part of the marketing of the [.]. Leadership Learning Special reports

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Change vs. Consistency

Kevin Eikenberry

This is the 700th blog post on this blog, and because I blogged previously here, this is really my 1532nd post since March of 2004. This fact got me thinking about consistency, and led me to today’s quotation. “But change must always be balanced with some degree of consistency.” ” - Ron D. Burton, lawyer, businessman, [.]. Change Change Leadership Communication Leadership Learning Quotations Ron D. Burton

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How to Get Rid of the Things That Drain You

Next Level Blog

I received an email from a coach I worked with back in 2004. Over the weekend I had a great reminder of how much things change over time. She had been cleaning out some files and found a document that she asked me to write for her when we were working together.

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Are You a Visionary?

Kevin Eikenberry

His quote came from a Fast Company email in my quotation archives from 2004. Typically in these weekly “powerquotes” posts I feature a quotation from a famous, or at least known person. Today that isn’t the case. I don’t know Dan Ivey, though I found his LinkedIn profile just now. I’m pleased to share it [.]. Leadership Learning Quotations Success Steve Jobs vision visionary

Everybody Lies: Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are

Kevin Eikenberry

And Facebook wasn’t born until February of 2004. by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz This is a book about social science, that could not have been written 20 years ago. Because Google wasn’t born until September 4, 1998. Why does that matter? Because data scientist Seth Stephens-Davidowitz uses date from sources like Google and Facebook to understand […].

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RSS feed for Management Improvement Blog Posts

Curious Cat

I have created a RSS feed for select blog posts from the start of the Curious Cat Management Improvement blog in 2004 (as well as other posts I have made on management improvement on other blogs).

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Lead Change like a Slinky®

Lead Change Blog

Change is Like a Slinky: 30 Strategies for Promoting and Surviving Change in Your Organization (2004) by Hans Finzel. The Top Ten Mistakes Leaders Make (2004) by Hans Finzel. This post is a part of our 2016 Lead Change Group Guest Blogger Series.

3 Unexpected Apps for Leaders

Lead Change Blog

Christine has been blogging since 2004 at her site, PurpleCar.net. Search on the term “Leadership App” and your web browser will explode.

Simple Techniques to Overcome Negative Emotions When Negotiating with Others

Leading Blog

A KEY PREDICTOR of entrepreneurial success is a leader’s ability to manage relationships with investors, employees, and customers. Relationships are negotiations. We all negotiate. How well we learn to negotiate can be the difference between success and failure.

Mary Schaefer featured as Leading Voice at Lead Change Group blog this month

ReImagine Work

As an IT professional, Mary loved figuring out when things went wrong; it was like figuring out a puzzle. But her favorite thing was helping others learn new things and flourish at work. She went into HR so people could have at least one person in HR they could expect to be “human.”.

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What do Blue Lobsters Have to do With Innovation? Everything!

Mills Scofield

Blue Lobster at the South Bristol Coop , 2004. What’s with blue lobsters? Well, a blue lobster is rare, about 1 in 2 million , and very beautiful.

Preview Thursday: Untangling the USA: The Cost of Complexity and What Can Be Done About It

Lead Change Blog

In 2004, Etienne helped start health care IT Accretive Health (now R1 RCM), growing it from the proverbial “blank sheet of paper” to a 2010 IPO valuing the company at $1.2

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Tune-in 9pmEST SiriusXM Ch125! Topic: Grace & Selfless-Service

General Leadership

Morgan joined the Air Force team in 2004 when she married Capt Earl Arnold (Twitter: @EarlArnold22 ), a C-130 pilot turned Cessna 208 Instructor deployed to Afghanistan since July 2013.

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Peter Drucker on The Effective Executive

QAspire

The June 2004 article by Peter Drucker in Harvard Business titled “ What Makes an Effective Executive ” is a must read, if you are a student of leadership. Ultimately, leadership is all about ability to act on the ideas.

Focus on the Journey, Not the Destination

Lead Change Blog

In 2004, I was given the opportunity to buy a company, and my wife Lori and I decided to run it based on servant leadership principles. 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.

20 Most Popular Posts on the Curious Cat Management Blog in 2016

Curious Cat

Dangers of Forgetting the Proxy Nature of Data (2004) *. 6 posts were new to the top 20 list this year (posts from 2004, 2010, 2011, 2013 [2] and 2014). 2004: 1.

035: Infectious: How to Connect Deeply and Unleash the Energetic Leader Within | with Achim Nowak

Engaging Leader

Achim leads a firm called Influens, an international training and coaching company founded in 2004. Achim leads a firm called Influens, an international training and coaching company founded in 2004. Do you connect deeply with others? Do you inspire people?

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Improving the Wood River Women’s Foundation Using Deming’s Ideas

Deming Institute

Guest post by John Hunter , author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004).

A Study of Over 19,000 People Reveals The 2 Most Critical Factors of Highly Engaged Employees

Leading with Trust

ADP Research and Marcus Buckingham define engagement as “a positive state of mind characterized by ‘vigor, dedication and absorption'” (Schaufeli & Bakker, 2004).

Preview Thursday: Developing a Positive Culture Where People and Performance Thrive

Lead Change Blog

Fortunately, the effect can also be reversed as research shows that working in the vicinity of a positive leader, makes you positive (Goleman, Biyatzis, McKee, 2004). The following is an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Developing a Positive Culture Where People and Performance Thrive .

Art Barter – A Servant Leadership Interview

Modern Servant Leader

In 2004, Art purchased Datron, then a subsidiary of Titan Corporation. Art Barter is the owner and Chairman of Datron World Communications. He’s also the Founder and CEO of Servant Leadership Institute.

0703 | Becoming an Authentic Leader with Bill George

LDRLB

Bill George is professor of management practice at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. Mr. George is the former chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic.

Effective Leaders Know the Power of Climate Control

Great Results Team Building

In 2004, though, something interesting occurred. The winter 2004 rainfall in Death Valley was nearly 300% greater than average, dropping almost 7 inches of rain over a few short months annual rainfall.

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Preview Thursday – The Art of Servant Leadership II

Lead Change Blog

To teach people about the power of servant leadership, Art started in his own backyard by rebuilding the culture of the manufacturing company he bought in 2004, Datron World Communications. Taken from the Introduction of The Art of Servant Leadership II by Art Barter.

The Journey to Servant Leadership

Leading Blog

When Art Barter bought Datron World Communications in 2004, he was determined to create a servant leadership culture in his organization. I T'S NOT ABOUT YOU. That’s where servant leadership begins. Success is based on your influence in the marketplace and those you help.

How to Avoid Being Blindsided by Change

The Practical Leader

In 2004, Bill Gates told a group at the World Economic Forum “two years from now, spam will be solved.” ” Right. Like cockroaches, spam could survive a nuclear holocaust. This is one in an incredibly long list of expert forecasts that are ludicrously wrong.

Employee Engagement Articles

Chart Your Course

The Things They Do For Love Harvard Business Review, 2004. General Employee Engagement Articles. How to be Happy at Work Business Insider, July 2014. Three Ways to Actually Engage Your Employees HBR Blog Network, June 2014.