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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. He speaks about the intuitive vs analytical thinking.

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., the internationally recognized premier provider of Accountability Training® Services around the world. They have thousands of clients, and have trained hundreds of thousands of people, in over 50 countries. How Did That Happen?

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. Forty-one years (and [.].

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?

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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. [.]. Volumes I and II of The Great Movies The Secret in their Eyes The Social Network

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. Taylor. Being the Boss : The 3 Imperatives for Becoming a Great Leader by Linda A. Lineback.

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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.

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.

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). Bob's blog entries 000 villages a model to decrease in a sustainable manner high levels of malnutrition among children in 10 Apple Computer’s iPod C.K.

The Traits of Advanced Leaders

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rosabeth Moss Kanter 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. * * * Editor’s note: This post is part [.].

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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. Bob's blog entries " Martha Graham "multiple working hypotheses" A.G. Stanton George F.

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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?)

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 [.].

Wayne Rogers's Guide

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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. Bob's blog entries A Shoe for Every Action and attention to human feelings and sensitivities.

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

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Whenever asked to recommend business books, I immediately inquire, “What is the single greatest challenge that you and your organization now face?” ” Of course, responses vary but over time, these seem to be the ten challenges most frequently cited, followed by the book(s) I think will be most helpful. CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP [.].

Nancy Duarte: An interview by Bob Morris

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Nancy Duarte has driven the vision and growth of Duarte for 20 years, building an internationally respected design firm, which has created over a quarter of a million presentations. She has helped shape the perceptions of many of the world’s leading brands and thought leaders.

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 App

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.

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. and Jr.

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. 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. * * * This post is part of the HBR Insight Center Growing [.].

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 [.].

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. I was astonished, frankly, by the statistics he cites. SAP Starbucks The CBS Interactive Business Network The Network Is Your Customer: Five Strategies to Thrive in a Digital Age the Wall-Street Journal

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 [.].

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

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.

Leadership Lessons From Sports

Ravi Pratap Singh

Muhammed Ali , Pele , and Roger Federer wouldn't be legends if not for their consistently brilliant performances. So what are those P's?

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

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Thinkers50 offers the definitive global ranking of management thinkers and is published every two years. The 2009 winner was CK Prahalad. The ranking is based on voting at the Thinkers50 website and input from a team of advisers led by Des Dearlove and Stuart Crainer. The Thinkers50 has ten established criteria by which thinkers are [.].

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. For those who really are [.]. Buffett

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

In the CEO Afterlife

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The Empire of Debt

Chris Brady

Posted by: Ron Ross | February 04, 2011 at 06:34 PM I am wondering what you think the answer is to this ever growing problem? video once.

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. Openness: We learn better from each other - an in general - when we are open.

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. Bob's blog entries "Powering Down" Leadership in the U.S.

The Wasting of Your Life

Chris Brady

It's already 2011. Posted by: raymond lenardson | January 03, 2011 at 09:10 AM Chris What a great message. and a Winner Announced!

Managing with integrity

Bud to Boss

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

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.

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 [.].