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.

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Timeless Advice on Leadership

Execupundit

[Photo by Victoria Heath at Unsplash] Forbes 2004: Peter Drucker, sharp as a tack, discussing effective leadership

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"As I Lay Kvetching"

Execupundit

Back by popular demand: David Sheffield's winning entry in the 2004 Faux Faulkner Contest in which he mingled the style of William Faulkner with the characters of The Three Stooges.

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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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The five co-authors of Change Anything: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler are assoviates in the VitalSmarts firm, “An innovator in corporate training and organizational performance, VitalSmarts helps teams and organizations achieve the results they care about most.” They have also collaborated on four business bestsellers: Crucial Conversations, Crucial Confrontations, Influencer, and most recently Change Anything. [.].

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.

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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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13 Days

Execupundit

A clip from the 2004 film Worth remembering. From February 23 to March 6, 1836: The Battle of the Alamo.

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Winchester's Maxim

Execupundit

From 2004: A reminder from Cultural Offering of a maxim that should be taught in schools and posted in coffee shops, bars, and boardrooms

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$600 billion in workplace theft and fraud. Yikes. So, what are you.

Leaders. Better. Brighter.

In it I found this: “In 2004, the total cost of all robberies in the United States was $52.5 Leaders. Better. Brighter.™ The Glowan Consulting Group L3 Blog Home About Glowan Subscribe to feed ‹ Be the best place to work. • What is Your Leadership Sweet Spot?

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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Web of life book pdf

C-Level Strategies

A 2004 study found that Charlotte’s Web was a common read, then they were asked to find connections between their amazing teaching moments and web of life book pdf look for the essential components that make these moments amazing. Actually a hand, educator Brenda Dyck writes about her efforts to challenge students to use more […]. download

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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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Paging Phileas Fogg

Execupundit

2004 trailer : Around the World in 80 Days I've been reading the novel. The newer film versions go far astray. 1956 trailer : Around the World in 80 Days. 1989 trailer : Around the World in 80 Days.

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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.

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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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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First Paragraph

Execupundit

In the summer of 2004, Hurricane Charley roared out of the Gulf of Mexico and swept across Florida to the Atlantic Ocean. The storm claimed twenty-two lives and caused $11 billion in damage. It also left in its wake a debate about price gouging. From Justice: What''s the Right Thing to Do? by Michael J. Sandel

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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

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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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 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

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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Mild Man

Execupundit

Read the rest of Max Hastings's 2004 article here A question. Which British general of the Second World War wrote in his memoirs about a battle he commanded: "I was, like other generals before me, saved from the consequences of my mistakes by the resourcefulness of my subordinate commanders and the stubborn valour of my troops"?

8 Things Successful Leaders Do8 Things Successful Leaders Do

Marshall Goldsmith

The original study, published in 2004, included 86,000 people. Being successful as a leader can be hard. As demands on leaders increase, there is less time to focus on making the changes you need to make to do the job successfully.

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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Four Day Seminar with Dr. Deming Videos

Deming Institute

Guest post by John Hunter , author of the Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog (since 2004). The W. Edwards Deming Institute provides online access to a recording, from 1992, of Dr. Deming’s Four-Day Seminar.

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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Josiah Bunting’s biography of Grant: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Grant: The American Presidents Series: The 18th President, 1869-1877 Josiah Bunting Times Books (2004) Every year about this time, probably because of Presidents Day, I re-read brief biographies. Ulysses S. This year, I selected Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), 18th President of the United States. Bunting’s one of the two, the other written by Michael Korda [.]. Bob's blog entries Brooks Simpson James Atlas Josiah Bunting Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S.

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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.

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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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.

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.

Michael Korda’s Grant: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Grant: The Unlikely Hero Michael Korda Atlas Books/HarperCollins Eminent Lives Series (2004) Every year about this time, probably because of Presidents Day, I re-read brief biographies. Ulysses S. This year, I selected Ulysses S, Grant (1822-1885), 18th President of the United States. This is one of two, the other written by Josiah Bunting III that [.].

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Europe's Decline

Execupundit

By 2004 they worked just 82 hours for every 100 American ones. In 1965, government spending as a percentage of GDP averaged 28% in Western Europe. Today it hovers just under 50%. In 1965, the fertility rate in Germany was a healthy 2.5 children per mother. Today it is a catastrophic 1.35. During the postwar years, annual GDP growth in Europe averaged 5.5%. After 1973, it rarely exceeded 2.3%. In 1973, Europeans worked 102 hours for every 100 worked by an American.

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Trust in Business Leadership

Coaching Tip

In 2004, Kodak shed 25% of its workforce and was de-listed from the Dow Jones Industrial Average. In recent years, trust in business has been battered.