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

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. [.].

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The 50 Most Influential Management Gurus

First Friday Book Synopsis

Below are the results for 2011. 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 Thinkers50

The Perfect Brand Slogan | In the CEO Afterlife

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • May 23, 2011 • Branding , Marketing • 3 Comments. We bring good things to life lasted from 1981 until 2004 with a changing of GE’s executive guard. May 23, 2011 at 4:50 pm. May 23, 2011 at 5:04 pm. July 22, 2011 at 6:04 am. >Do

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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. What we have here is a series of brief discussions “the most influential management books you’ll [.].

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

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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

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. Copyright 2011. When I looked at my calendar today I noticed that I have a haircut appointment tomorrow. That gave me a cold chill.

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. She could have had a nice cardiology practice but instead she chose to take on the establishment in at least two of her most important roles.

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. 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.

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

Ron Edmondson

That’s when our timeline began in May of 2004: May – I had an almost prophetic encounter with another pastor who encouraged me to revive the 10 year dream God had placed on my heart. We have had an incredible journey these last five years as a new church.

President Reagan is Still Teaching Me About Leadership

Kevin Eikenberry

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 In Manhattan, 48 percent of all households were one-person households in 2000.).

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.

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 [.].

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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. Aaker has earned and deserves his renown as an expert on branding. [.].

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.

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.

$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?

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Re-Energize, Re-Commit, Re-Launch

Steve Farber

My earlier, cryptic announcement about the diminishing availability of The Radical Leap and The Radical Edge perked a little excitement among some folks and caused some consternation with others. I take both reactions as a compliment–so, thank you to all.

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. This is one of two, the other written by Josiah Bunting III that [.].

Two Team Building & Leadership Success Stories

Create Learning

Since 2004 I have developed a focused expertise on team building , leadership and organizational change issues, working with a variety of businesses and organizations. Below are two short success stories.

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

Michael Lee Stallard

I’ve also written about the challenges facing cancer patients and their families from my wife Katie’s battles with breast cancer in 2003 and advanced ovarian cancer in 2004 (today, Kate is cancer free).

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 [.]. Bob's blog entries ADHD ADHD Shine: Using Brain Science to Get the Best from Your People book Answers to Distraction “Dr.

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. Marketing and branding expert, Stephen Denny, author of the new book, " KILLING GIANTS: 10 Strategies to Topple Goliath in Your Industry ," lays out powerful strategies for overtaking larger competitors. Top tips for getting the most out of the hand you've been dealt: Seize the microphone.

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.

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) *. Dangers of Forgetting the Proxy Nature of Data (2004) *. 2011: 2. 2004: 1.

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. Perhaps you saw the July 4th issue Fortune magazine article about how digital companies are so big and growing so fast, that they are obliterating old brick-and-mortar businesses.

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. I watch a lot of movies - 250 movies a year. Maybe more. I guess that qualifies me as a true Netflix Junkie. And my prospects for the future look good.

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. Copyright 2011.

Women: The New Voices of Unions

Women on Business

When in 2004 a law was passed in California that required hospitals to have 1 nurse for every 5 patients, the governor delayed the implementation of the law.


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. We began working with Kathy that year, and she continued to engage us as her career progressed – she first became President of Entertainment Services for Rainbow, and then, in 2004, she was recruited as President of Broadcasting for Canwest Media. Starting the New Year Off Right – 01/03/11. Here we are at the start of a new year.

Googleite Leadership

Linked 2 Leadership

My “takeover” by Google can be, at least in part, traced back to a 2004 Palm Pilot ad campaign, of all things, that included the catchy slogan: “go places, google things”. As a leader, are you encumbered by all that is involved in using propietary eponyms ?

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. While these are worthwhile goals, we have a more important challenge for young people: Think seriously about your development as a leader. 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. But this new world of ubiquitous connections has a dark side. In my last post , I noted that Facebook and social media are major contributors to career anxiety.

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 declined, traumatized at the thought that people I didn't know would see information about me (the point of the site, which I deemed quite suspicious, was to help connect you with friends-of-friends).

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. 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.


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. Burnout is on the rise in healthcare. Increased stress and complexity, and the demands to achieve higher productivity are taking a toll.

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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?” I’d correctly assume that the students had read the texts more than once and as carefully as could be expected from undergraduates.


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 [.].