Roger Martin

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Roger Martin, Dean of Rotman School of Business spoke at World Innovation Forum (#WIF11). I know Roger and have read most of his books. I even have one on my desk waiting to be read now. He sat on the RIM board with me. He certainly is an innovative and deep thinker. The goal of design thinking is to find the intersection of 100% reliable and 100% validity". He speaks about the intuitive vs analytical thinking. The key is to has both.

Roger Connors and Tom Smith: An interview by Bob Morris

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Roger Connors and Tom Smith are the founders and Co-CEO’s/Co-Presidents of Partners In Leadership, Inc., Change the Culture Own It Partners In Leadership Roger Connors See It Solve It Steps to Accountability The New York Times The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability Tom Smith USA Today Wall Street Journalthe internationally recognized premier provider of Accountability Training® Services around the world.

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Roger Angell, Still Throwing Strikes

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Here is an excerpt of an interview of Roger Angell by Dave Weich for the Powell’s Books website. To read the complete interview and interviews of other prominent authors, please click here. * * * In the spring of 1962, William Shawn sent Roger Angell to Florida to write about spring training.

2011 ASA Deming Lecture by Roger Hoerl – Need Any Country be Poor?

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2011 ASA Deming Lecture by Roger Hoerl, GE Global Research: The World Is Calling; Should We Answer? Roger starts by discussing some areas of Deming’s work that are not getting the focus they deserve.

Roger Ebert’s “The best feature films of 2010?

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Roger Ebert remains among my favorite film critics on a very short list that begins with James Agee. His published works include The Great Movies III, Roger Ebert’s Movie Yearbook 2010, and The Pot and How to Use It. [.]. Despite several severe health issues, Ebert’s abundant rain and insatiable curiosity are as active as ever.

First Look: Leadership Books for January 2011

Leading Blog

Change the Culture, Change the Game : The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results by Roger Connors and Tom Smith. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in January. Practically Radical : Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself by William C. Taylor.

Mr. Rogers on Children, on Funding, and Reminding Us What Really Matters

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Here’s a brief video (just under 7 minutes) of Mr. Rogers about children, his program… reminding us of some of what is most important. Filed under: Randy's blog entries Tagged: Mr. Rogers, priorities. Randy's blog entries Mr. Rogers prioritiesFrom his testimony to the Senate, 1969. This was sent in by a reader to Andrew Sullivan’s blog - “The Good Neighbor”).

8 Assumptions and 8 Questions about Innovation

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Randy's blog entries Adaptation Exaptation Innovation: Processes and Environments That Invite Successful Innovation Bernd Schmitt Gary Hamel Roger Martin Steven Johnson Tom Kelley Twyla Tharp

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Remote Leadership Development

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Webinars 1080 Group develop leaders Roger Courville Self Development WebinarCan you develop people remotely? New technologies are being created at a rapidly increasing pace. And high unemployment combined with the current economic malaise has forced many companies to cut back on middle-managers and travel. All of this creates a toxic environment for leadership development. Traditionally developing leaders is a mentoring activity. Mentoring is difficult [.].

Design Thinking for Social Innovation

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Here is an excerpt from a brilliant article co-authored by Tim Brown and Jocelyn Wyatt for Stanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2010). To read the complete article, check out other valuable resources, obtain subscription information, and sign up for a free newsletter, please click here. * * * Designers have traditionally focused on enhancing the [.].

The Traits of Advanced Leaders

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Bob's blog entries Advanced leaders work in complex systems where authority is diffuse or divided Advanced Leadership Institute Donald Berwick EnCorps Teachers Program Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers Geoffrey Canada Gilberto Dimenstein Harlem Children's Zone Harvard Business Review blog Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts Harvard Business School Harvard University IBM's Transition to Teaching Rosabeth Moss Kanter Sherry Lansing Teach for America The Traits of Advanced Leaders U.K.

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The Design of Business: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Edge Roger Martin Harvard Business Press (2009) I just re-read this book and value it even more now than I did when it was first published. One point I want to make here that I failed to make in a prior review is that [.].

The Opposable Mind: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking Roger Martin Harvard Business School Press (2007) When I first read this brilliant book, I was reminded of what Doris Kearns reveals about Abraham Lincoln in Team of Rivals. Kennan Harvard Business School Press How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking Isadore Sharp Lee-Chin Lincoln called "very near being a perfect man Lincoln called a "long armed Ape Roger Martin Salmon P.

Change the Culture, Change the Game: A book review by Bob Morris

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Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results Roger Connors and Tom Smith Portfolio/The Penguin Group (2011) A comprehensive, cohesive, and cost-effective methodology to achieve breakthrough results In Leading Change, James O’Toole suggests that much (most?) make an investment in as well as a commitment to getting it done) Peter Weill Portfolio/The Penguin Group Roger Connors See It (i.e.

How to Successfully Manage Opposing Strategies

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Roger Martin for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts, please click here. * * * In my last blog I described how in [.].

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Wayne Rogers's Guide

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Execupundit.com Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life Thursday, February 03, 2011 Wayne Rogerss Guide In the reading pipeline: Wayne Rogerss Make Your Own Rules: A Renegade Guide to Unconventional Success.

Six Action Shoes: A book report by Bob Morris

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and Roger von Oech. Six Action Shoes Edward De Bono Longman Higher Education (1991) Note: When preparing for some interviews, I recently re-read several books on the creative process and remain convinced that all are still among the best. For example… A Shoe for Every Action I presume to suggest that you read this book after you read de [.]. Bob's blog entries A Shoe for Every Action and attention to human feelings and sensitivities.

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The Ten Most Important Business Challenges and Which Book to Consult for Each

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Kouzes Management Development: Rodd Wagner Management: George Anders New Hire Transition & Orientation Organizational Structure: Jeanne Ross Patrick Lencioni Ram Charan Roger Nierenberg The Five Dysfunctions of a Team The Leadership Challenge The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs The Rare Find The Talent Masters The Ten Most Important Business Challenges and the Best Book to Consult for Each Transforming Performance Measurement

Nancy Duarte: An interview by Bob Morris

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Cummings Joseph Campbell Mark Duarte Nancy Duarte PopTech President Abraham Lincoln’s address at the cemetery in Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) Resonate: Present Visual Stories That Transform Audiences Roberto Verganti Roger Martin Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations STAR moment (“Something They’ll Always Remember”) Steve Jobs TED TED Fellows committee The Design of Business Tim Brown Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

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Rogers "lovecat" including competitors) to prosper Larry Downes Love Is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends prospering in business by doing everything humanly possible to help others (yes The Anatomy of Buzz: Real-life lessons in Word-of-Mouth Marketing Tim Sanders Unleashing the Killer AppLove 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.

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Why questions are the new answers

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While reading Peter Sims’s new book, Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries, I came upon this paragraph: “One of the best ways to identify creative insights and develop ideas is to throw out a theory and experience things first-hand. After all, fresh problems, ideas, needs and desires aren’t obvious; they’re hidden beneath [.].

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Most Valuable Business Insights: 11-15

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Drucker Peter Sims Philip Kotler’s Kotler on Marketing Practically Radical Ram Charan Roger T. After having read and reviewed so many business books, I now share brief comments about what I consider to be the 25 most valuable business insights and the books in which they are either introduced or (one man’s opinion) best explained. Here are the third five: 11. Leadership: In essence, leaders attract followers so that [.].

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You Can’t Analyze Your Way to Growth

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Roger Martin for the Harvard Business Review blog. Bob's blog entries Fixing the Game HBR email alerts HBR Insight Center Growing the Top Line most organizations struggle with top-line growth Roger Martin for the Harvard Business Review blog Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto The biggest enemy of top-line growth is analysis and its best friend is appreciation You Can't Analyze Your Way to Growth

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Expect the Unexpected (or You Won’t Find It): A book review by Bob Morris

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Roger von Oech Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2002) The fact that von Oech draws heavily upon the “ancient wisdom of Heraclitus&# in this book correctly suggests what a creative mind such as von Oech’s can accomplish when seeing direct [.]. Expect the Unexpected (or You Won’t Find It): A Creativity Tool Based on the Ancient Wisdom of Heraclitus?

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Is It Time to Shut Down Your Website?

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Here is an excerpt from article written by David Rogers for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. Bob's blog entries "Winners" will be creators of the best ideas and not just the consumer or manager of them Age of Conception Age of Information and Visa Benefits of Social Media Benefits of Your Own Website BNET BNET newsletters Center on Global Brand Leadership Coca-Cola Columbia Business School Dan Pink suggests David Rogers Eli Lilly Facebook Is It Time to Shut Down Your Website?

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CEOs Should Be More Like NFL Quarterbacks

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Roger Martin 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. * * * When Auburn’s Cam Newton was picked by the Carolina Panthers [.]. Bob's blog entries Aaron Rodgers and What Capitalism Can Learn from the NFL.

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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.

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Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: A book review by Bob Morris

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Chan John Wiley & Sons (2010) A chorus of eloquent voices that suggest “a sense of what life is, can be, or should be” Prior to reading this book, I had already read two biographies of Warren Buffett, Roger Lowenstein’s Buffett: [.]. Cunningham Mid American Energy Holdings Company Roger Lowenstein Ronald W. Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain: Lessons from Warren Buffett’s Top Business Leaders Ronald W.

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Leadership Lessons From Sports

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Muhammed Ali , Pele , and Roger Federer wouldn't be legends if not for their consistently brilliant performances. Yesterday was the Annual Sports Day at my son's school.

The Essays of Warren Buffett: A book review by Bob Morris

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Cunningham Mergers and Acquisitions Roger Lowenstein Second Edition) The Cunningham Group The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life Warren E. The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America, Second Edition Lawrence A.

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Welcome to Thinkers50, one of the best online sources for brain food

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Bob's blog entries "The Most Influential Living ManagemenThinker 2011" CK Prahalad on The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid Clayton Christensen's Acceptance Speech Justin Menkes Interview Kjell Nordstrom and Jonas Ridderstrale Interview Lynda Gratton Interview Marshall Goldsmith Interview Pankaj Ghemawat Interview Roger Martin Interview ten most popular videos now available at the Thinkers50 website Vijay Govindarajan on "Wisdom in Reverse" Vineet Nayar Interview Welcome to Thinkers50

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The ?M? Word: A Company's Most Underrated Intangible | In the CEO.

In the CEO Afterlife

by John • November 30, 2011 • Human Resources , Leadership , Life , Marketing , Strategy • 0 Comments. These talents went on to become business unit Presidents for such notables as Nestle, ConAgra, In-Bev, Warner-Lambert, Rogers Communications, Electronic Arts and Coca-Cola.

The Empire of Debt

Chris Brady

and a Winner Announced | Main | The Ass Carrying the Image » February 04, 2011 The Empire of Debt We are taught that the United States is a Democracy, when it was actually founded as a Republic. Posted by: Tony Hendricks | February 09, 2011 at 10:20 AM Chris, Thanks again.

Resources & Handouts from my #ASTD2011 Talk

Management Craft

I recommend checking out Psychologist Carl Rogers, "The Concept of a Fully Functioning Person." HR Management OD ASTD carl rogers coaching flourish generations learning martin seligman opennessI am doing a talk this morning at the ASTD conference in Orlando. I thought I would share the links and resources that I am recommending here so that anyone can access them.

Leadership Lessons from the Military

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Military work — like business — is risky, pressured, and fast-changing. It calls for absolute clarity about the mission, extraordinary adaptability, and precise management of complex systems. To those such as I with a special interest in business lessons to be learned from the military, Harvard Business Review offers a “Spotlight Collection&# whose contents explore [.]. Bob's blog entries "Powering Down" Leadership in the U.S.

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The Wasting of Your Life

Chris Brady

» January 02, 2011 The Wasting of Your Life There seems to be no limit to the number of varying interpretations of how one is to view the concept of "wealth." It's already 2011. Posted by: raymond lenardson | January 03, 2011 at 09:10 AM Chris What a great message.

Managing with integrity

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Will Rogers. “It takes a lifetime to build a good reputation, but you can lose it in a minute.”.

how by Seidman – Calling for A Return to Values, and Responsibility

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Randy's blog entries apology Dov Seidman Gene Siskel HOW Roger Ebert SecretariatGene Siskel used to say his favorite movies were about what people actually do all day. That’s what “Secretariat” is. It pays us the compliment of really caring about thoroughbred racing. In a low-key way, it conveys an enormous amount of information. And it creates characters who, because of spot-on casting, are vivid, human and [.].

Management Tips from Harvard Business Review: A book review by Bob Morris

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Management Tips from Harvard Business Review Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (2011) 150 “tips”…almost unlimited “icebergs” Here are 150 “Management Tips of the Day” that have been featured by the Harvard Business Review blog ([link] On average, each has a total word count of about 50 and is best viewed as a reminder rather [.].

A Whack on the Side of the Head: A book review by Bob Morris

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Roger von Oech Business Plus, 25th Anniversary Edition (2008) Note: When preparing for some interviews, I re-read several books on the creative process and remain convinced that all are still among the best. A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative? This one is indeed a business classic. This [.].