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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 [.].

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.”

The 50 Most Influential Management Gurus

First Friday Book Synopsis

Below are the results for 2011. Every two years, the Thinkers50 publishes their definitive list of management thinkers. For classic HBR content from this year’s winners, please click here. Clayton M. Christensen is the Kim B. Bob's blog entries “How Will You Measure Your Life?" Clayton M.

The Perfect Brand Slogan | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • May 23, 2011 • Branding , Marketing • 3 Comments. May 23, 2011 at 4:50 pm. May 23, 2011 at 5:04 pm.

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

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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. Army's Official Army Leadership Manual: Leadership the Army Way Be*Know*Do (2004) Thomas S. It is a sequel to one published in 2003.

Getting Smarter about the Teen Journey

Building Personal Strength

My current passionate interest is what I call the " teen journey." It's a time of confusion, mistakes, pain and danger. the journey is perilous.

Time Management - A Matter of Life And Death

Building Personal Strength

In 2004 I reconnected with a friend from high school - after 41 years! After the 2004 hurricanes, my wife and I moved to the Texas Hill Country.

Paying Homage to a Great Female Leader Who, By the Way, Was a Physician

Women's Leadership Exchange

WLE recognized Bernadine in 2004 with the Women's Leadership Exhange Compass Award presented to women who have shifted the paradigm of how women leaders are perceived in the world. Bernadine Healy was determined, independent and driven to make a difference. For this alone, we owe her so much. And there lies the risk in being fearless.

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

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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.

17 Months from Start to Launch: The Story of One Church Plant

Ron Edmondson

We have had an incredible journey these last five years as a new church. God continues to amaze us. How does that compare to your church plant?

President Reagan is Still Teaching Me About Leadership

Kevin Eikenberry

I reprise it today for three reasons. To celebrate the life of the late President Reagan on what would have been his 100th birthday.

Rise of Lonely American Employees Undermines Productivity

Michael Lee Stallard

Between 1985 and 2004, the number of people with whom the average American discussed “important matters&# dropped from three to two. Several facts recently caught my attention. In 1940, 7.7 percent of Americans lived in one-person households. By 2000, that number more than tripled to 25.8 percent. (In We are human beings, not machines.

Mind Wide Open: A book review by Bob Morris

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Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life Steven Johnson Scribner/Simon & Schuster (2004) How and why the brain sciences can help to “open wide the mind’s caged door” I read this book before Steven Johnson’s later works, The Ghost Map (2006) and Where Good Ideas Come From (2011) and then re-read [.].

The Toyota Way: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Toyota Way Jeffrey Liker McGraw-Hill (2003) To understand Toyota’s success, first understand its DNA I read this book when it was first published in 2004 and recently re-read it, curious to know how well Jeffrey Liker’s explanation of Toyota’s management principles and lean production values have held up. My conclusion?

Brand Portfolio Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

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Aaker Free Press (2004) Note: I read this book when it was first published and recently re-read it. Brand Portfolio Strategy: Creating Relevance, Differentiation, Energy, Leverage, and Clarity David A. If anything, Aaker’s insights are even more valuable now than they were then. The Strategy-Focused Organization

The Oz Principle: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability Roger Connors, Tom Smith, and Caig Hickman Portfolio/Penguin Group (2004) Note: I recently re-read this book while formulating questions fir an interview of its co-authors and found it even more relevant now than I did when first reading it. Henley

Paging Phileas Fogg


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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$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.™ Yikes. Yikes.

Re-Energize, Re-Commit, Re-Launch

Steve Farber

I take both reactions as a compliment–so, thank you to all. Leap and Edge aren’t going away, though–not by a long shot.

Mild Man


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"?

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

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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. Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant: The Unlikely Hero

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

Curious Cat

One factor at a time (OFAT) Versus Factorial Designs (2011). The aim of leadership is not merely to find and record failures of men (2011) *.

Two Team Building & Leadership Success Stories

Create Learning

Below are two short success stories. To read more success stories check out Team Building Stories and the Exponent Leadership Stories. What I do.


How using brain science can help to achieve peak performance by completing the Cycle of Excellence

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He was a member of the faculty of the Harvard Medical School from 1983 to 2004. A graduate of Harvard College and Tulane School of Medicine, Edward M. (“Ned&# ) Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist and the founder of The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health. He is considered to be one of [.].

Steve Jobs’ Announcement: Reminder of Need to Make Cancer History

Michael Lee Stallard

I learned of Jobs’ announcement yesterday while in Houston to share our work with leaders at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Being at M.D.

Knowing How to Play Your Marketing Cards

Coaching Tip

When he learned that his problem was brand awareness, he introduced himself to the entire market, becoming the first domain name registrar to advertise on the Super Bowl in 2004. Top tips for getting the most out of the hand you've been dealt: Seize the microphone. Just because they're bigger than you doesn't mean they're saying anything.

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.

Will You Be The Next Blockbuster, Borders, CDs or Mail?

Eric Jacobson

iTunes debuted in 2003 and Tower Records closed in 2004 and Musicland folded in 2006. Fortune reported that: The U.S FYE is shriveling.

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

Building Personal Strength

The first is "A Love Song for Bobby Long" (2004), starring John Travolta and Scarlett Johansson. Copyright 2011. Maybe more. Enjoy!

The Aging Christopher Walken - His Greatest Performances

Building Personal Strength

In "Around the Bend" (2004) - the more serious movie - Turner is a moody man whose criminal past has isolated him from his father, son and grandson.

Insiders List – 2011 Archives

Erika Andersen

So here we are, in the third week of 2011, and my life – both personally and professionally – is dramatically different. Starting the New Year Off Right – 01/03/11. Here we are at the start of a new year. This time of year always fills me with even more hopefulness and optimism than usual. Proteus Vision 2011-2013. VISION & STRATEGY 360.

Women: The New Voices of Unions

Women on Business

New voices for these unions are the strong women who are leading them. Three such women are Ms. So what makes this different? More recently, Ms.


Googleite Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

As a leader, are you encumbered by all that is involved in using propietary eponyms ? EXAMPLE : “I’ll have a ‘ Coke ’. Please pass me a ‘ Kleenex ’.

3 Practices to Protect Your People from Toxic Stress and Burnout

Michael Lee Stallard

My wife, Katie, was diagnosed with advanced ovarian cancer in 2004, a year after being treated for breast cancer. billion in 2011.

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Five Resolutions for Aspiring Leaders

Harvard Business Review

A 2004 study showed that young leaders with mentors were more likely succeed professionally and experience career satisfaction. As the New Year approaches, people will be making resolutions to eat better, exercise more, get that promotion at work, or spend more time with their families. These are tough times.

Facebook Is Making Us Miserable

Harvard Business Review

When Facebook was founded in 2004, it began with a seemingly innocuous mission: to connect friends. Some seven years and 800 million users later, the social network has taken over most aspects of our personal and professional lives, and is fast becoming the dominant communication platform of the future. Second, it's fragmenting our time.

Europe's Decline


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. After 1973, it rarely exceeded 2.3%.


The Young Scholars


Prior to about 2004, I’d write final exams with essay questions like “Compare Hobbes and Nietzsche on the question of religion” and “What is the difference between Marx and Locke on the origins of private property?” Read the rest of professor Jerry Weinberger's essay here


On Intelligence: A book review by Bob Morris

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On Intelligence: How a New Understanding of the Brain Will Lead to the Creation of Truly Intelligent Machines Jeff Hawkins with Sandra Blakeslee Owl Books/Henry Holt and Company (2004) I read this book when it was first published (in 2004) and recently re-read it while preparing for an interview of one of countless thought leaders [.].

Privacy is a Luxury You Don't Have

Harvard Business Review

I remember my first taste of social networking — a 2004 invitation to join Friendster. Participating in social media may still look like a choice to the Swiss students I spoke with — just as I felt it was a choice I could decline back in 2004. I relented, and my "social networking platform" was launched.