Gina Trapani on That Old “Design by Committee” Chestnut

First Friday Book Synopsis

Gina Trapani is the lady who has made it to the top 10 richest bloggers of the world and is the owner of Life hacker. The site has always been an inspiration for many people because the main focus is given to how actually one can improve personality. Gina is an active social blogger and […]. Bob''s blog entries a U.S.

2013 eBoardmember Independent Director e-Publication is Now Available

Women on Business

The 2013 eBoardmember Independent Director Catalog , which was discussed on Women on Business last month, has been released, and it includes profiles of qualified director candidates.

Mindful Mondays: Be More Gentle with Your Self Talk

Next Level Blog

I prefer to call it the itty bitty sh y committee. Do you say things to yourself that you would never say to someone you care about? Most of us do from time to time. Some of us more than others. We chastise ourselves when we don''t live up to our own expectations.

A Life in Leadership: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

A Life In Leadership: From D-Day to Ground Zero: An Autobiography John Whitehead Basic Books (2005) Note: I re-read this book before reading Steven Mandis’ recently published book, What Happened to Goldman Sachs: An Insider’s Story of Organization Drift, published by Harvard Business Review Press (2013).

The Perils of Perfection

Leading Blog

In an address before the Interagency Committee on Women Law Enforcement, Judge Maryanne Trump Barry said, "I stand second to none in condemning sexual harassment of women. This is a post by Robert L. Dilenschneider, author of Power and Influence.

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Get Featured in a New Board Candidate Reference E-Publication

Women on Business

Written recommendation from a CEO, board/committee chair, or director (required – 2 sentences). I will begin including the e-publication as part of that campaign on March 15, 2013.” ” The submission deadline is February 28, 2013. for 2013 non-clients.

Joseph L. Badaracco: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob''s blog entries Currier House in Harvard College Defining Moments: When Managers Must Choose between Right and Right Harvard Business Review Press Harvard Business School Harvard Center for Ethics and the Professions Harvard University Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility John Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School Joseph L. Joseph L. Badaracco is the John Shad Professor of Business Ethics at Harvard Business School.

The Value of Vision Series – Kouzes and Posner

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Set up a futures research committee to study potential changes and developments in areas affecting your organization. Focusing on the Future Sets Leaders Apart. Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner. We’ve all had a glimpse of the future.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 5/27/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Prahalad and Strategy as Boundaryless Aspiration" "Google Is Winning the Innovation War Against Apple" "Riding the Waves of Change: How to manage change for smoother sailing" "That Old ''Design by Committee'' Chestnut" "The Corner Office" Adam Bryant Aubrey Daniels “Most Likely to Succeed” “Ten Important Things I’ve Learned About Blogging” “The Creative Twist” Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 5/27/13) Bloomberg Businessweek BOB Charles H.

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How to Overcome the 3 Organizational Barriers to Leadership Development

Great Leadership By Dan

Yes, stakeholder input is good, but do we form committees and ask for everyone''s opinions when we design bridges, in order to get "buy-in"?

The Value of Vision Series – An Interview With Doug Conant

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Founder and Chairman of the Kellogg Executive Leadership Institute at Northwestern University, Chairman, CECP (Formally known as the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy), member of the Board of Directors, AmerisourceBergen Company.

How Nonprofit Leaders Can Use Strategy and Technology to Enhance Organization’s Performance

Great Leadership By Dan

For those who pushback at a five member board, please show me a large board where the Executive Committee does not do the lion’s share of the work anyway.

Company Culture Matters

Great Leadership By Dan

To put it mildly, there wouldn’t be a welcome committee to greet me on my first day. Guest post from Jim Leighton : I’ll never forget my first big job interview after college. I flew down to Houston for an onsite interview with a large Texas oil refinery.

Futren’s Strategies for Employee Retention

Chart Your Course

The company manages Indian Hills Country Club and The Georgian Club in Marietta, and acquired Woodland Hills Golf Course in Cartersville in February 2013. Club employees also serve on the boards of several local charitable organizations and committees.

Be More Like Southwest Airlines - Where All Employees Own The Culture

Eric Jacobson

Form a corporate culture committee and a local culture committee that organizes low-cost employee events throughout the year.

Employee Appreciation Can Do Wonders for Employee Engagement, ROI – Talent Management magazine

Chart Your Course

a company that delivers comprehensive incentive management services, and member of The IRF Research Committee. Here is a good article on the importance of employee appreciation by Deanna Hartley that appeared in Talent Management. Appreciating Employees Can Do Wonders for Engagement, ROI. Deanna Hartley. It doesn’t always take gigantic raises, bonuses or promotions to keep a workforce engaged and productive.

Guest Blogger Nathan Zeldes: Why and How to Communicate Across Company Lines

leaderCommunicator

Better still, speak in them, volunteer to sit in their program committees, lead sessions or participate in panels. The Information Overload Research Group (IORG) will host Overloaded 2013, a one-day conference focusing on Information Overload, on February 9, 2013 in beautiful San Francisco.

Chart Your Course - Untitled Article

Chart Your Course

The company manages Indian Hills Country Club and The Georgian Club in Marietta, and acquired Woodland Hills Golf Course in Cartersville in February 2013. Club employees also serve on the boards of several local charitable organizations and committees.

The Big Picture of Business – Achieving the Best by Preparing for the Worst: Lessons Learned from High-Profile Crises, part 4 of 4

Strategy Driven

This becomes a coordinated committee, with multiple departments and professional disciplines represented. Thinking Through the Strategies. Crisis management is so much more than handling of the media.

When should CEOs exercise the veto?

CO2

Vetoing may cost you some leadership capital in the short term (if people on the hiring committee really like the candidate), but it’s far more costly over the long haul to hire poor cultural fits for key positions.

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Big Change in Brain Dominance Theory

CO2

Become a Committee of Two in Your Mind. If you start asking counter-intuitive questions, you will become a committee of two, rather than a committee of one. Be a committee of two (or more). by Gary Cohen.

7 Ways To Build An Effective Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobson

A group of employees served on an activities committee with as little top management influence as possible , to plan at least monthly team-building, networking, education and charitable activities. Fortunately, most of my career I’ve worked in effective corporate cultures.

20 Interesting Behaviors of Strategy Tourist

Strategy Driven

Try to join as many steering committees as possible, but avoid taking on responsibility as a sponsor or project manager. Let me start by reassuring you: the chances that you are a strategy tourist are close to zero. But I’m sure you do know a strategy tourist.

Small Stories - Big Changes

CEO Blog

One of the authors tells of a government meeting where she was proud to have bought a Prius (this is what I drive too but I drive the Prius C so am even more friendly (See - I can snob too)) and one of the committee members was berating her for a Prius not really helping much. My brother, Lyle has his latest book out. He is a real author with a real publisher. I have reviewed his previous books Biodiesel Power , Small is Possible and Industrial Evolution.

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Surefire Ways To Create An Effective Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobson

A group of employees served on an activities committee with as little top management influence as possible , to plan at least monthly team-building, networking, education and charitable activities. Fortunately, most of my career I’ve worked in effective corporate cultures.

How To Create An Effective Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobson

A group of employees served on an activities committee with as little top management influence as possible , to plan at least monthly team-building, networking, education and charitable activities. Fortunately, most of my career I’ve worked in effective corporate cultures.

Sam Ford: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

His 2013 New York University Press book, Spreadable Media: Creating Value and Meaning in a Networked Culture, was co-authored by Henry Jenkins and Joshua Green. The book was named one of the best business books of 2013 by Booz & Co.’s Sam Ford is Director of Audience Engagement for Peppercomm. s Strategy+Business and was voted one […]. Bob''s blog entries Advertising Age Albert Einstein Booz & Co.’s

7 Principles of Leadership Development: Managers as Mentors

Mike Cardus

The Leadership-Development committee shared their role is to ensure that the organization maximizes every bit of the potential of its people at every level. An earlier post listed the 7 Principles of Leadership Development in no specific order of importance : Necessary Skilled-Knowledge.

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StrategyDriven Editorial Perspective – The Ugly Truth About Partisan Public Project Labor Agreements

Strategy Driven

Republican Governor Christie is a union supporter, who is up for re-election in November, 2013. 7 The Bill has been referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

The Accidental Lie In My Forecast

The Idolbuster

I got a surprising amount of pushback from the executive review committee, but I confidently defended the numbers, citing “changing market conditions.” <<Previous Next>> Busting Your Corporate Idol Chapter 9: Paint Your Environment Featured chapter 9 executive committee forecast forecasting leadership revenue forecast telephone meetingsChapter 9: Paint Your Environment Part 6. I used to agonize over my revenue forecasts.

How To Build An Effective Corporate Culture

Eric Jacobson

A group of employees served on an activities committee with as little top management influence as possible , to plan at least monthly team-building, networking, education and charitable activities. Fortunately, most of my career I’ve worked in effective corporate cultures.

High Performance Team Building Certificate Program

Mike Cardus

The 2013 program runs from March 6 to May 1. I never looked at various committees I’m on or parts of my job that are project oriented as teams. Back by popular demand, we are very excited to offer the High Performance Team Building Certificate Program again!

How to Learn the Truth About Yourself

Marshall Goldsmith

His profit contribution was so vast that the CEO promoted him to the company’s management committee. To find out how you come across at work, check in with the people at home. by Marshall Goldsmith. Remember the character Gordon Gekko in the movie Wall Street? Michael Douglas won an Oscar for his portrayal of this rude, larcenous wheeler-dealer. Well, I worked with a real-life investment banker who in some ways could have inspired the Gekko character.

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7 Ways to Get Young People to Serve

Ron Edmondson

Use teams more than committees. I hear frequently that it’s hard to get the younger generation to serve in the church. That may be true, especially under some of our current church structures. I don’t think it’s because they don’t want to serve, however.

The Structured Removal of Faith

Ron Edmondson

We have a committee that can handle it. In some churches, if God were to call us to move in some new area, even if we were certain we had direction from God, it would take us months to get the idea beyond the committees of the church and to a church vote. This is an opinion post.

7 Ways to Protect Your PK…Pastor’s Kid in Ministry

Ron Edmondson

Let them do ministry with you – My boys went to committee meetings. I’ve written extensively about protecting the family in ministry. Recently my wife has guest posted about the unique role of the pastor’s wife. One comment I received was well taken.

10 Dangerous Church Paradigms

Ron Edmondson

You better not sit there, no matter how much the church needs to grow.They control programs, committees, and traditions. I’ve been in church all my life. Along the way I’ve seen and learned a lot. Almost all the insight I have into church has come by experience.

The Greatest Must Be A Servant

Ron Edmondson

She didn’t serve on committees, have a building, or even a room in the church named after her. The greatest among you will be your servant. Matthew 23:11.

Making Good Changes in a Highly Structured Environment

Ron Edmondson

Which committees need to weigh in. We had a situation recently where a staff member felt the need to make a change in his area of ministry. It would save the church lots of money, is more in line with our vision, and would have a greater Kingdom impact. Sounds like a no-brainer to me.

A Personal Conviction About Change

Ron Edmondson

What about the committees? I had a convicting experience recently. It was one which will actually help me in the current church work I am doing, but also in the future as I implement change. One Saturday night during December I went to three church Christmas parties.

Preview Thursday: Benefit Corporation Law and Governance: Pursuing Profit with Purpose

Lead Change Blog

A few years ago, when I was chairing the bar committee that oversees modifications to the Delaware General Corporation Law, we were approached by B Lab, a nonprofit organization that seeks to enable entrepreneurs and business leaders to exercise greater social and environmental responsibility.

Why Organizations Are So Afraid to Simplify

Harvard Business Review

After a long discussion with her senior team, everyone agreed to identify committees, projects, and studies that could be stopped across the firm. Nobody took the bait because being on numerous committees was a source of prestige.

Preview Thursday: Let’s Stop Meeting Like This

Lead Change Blog

In the United States alone, there are 11 million meetings daily (Koehn 2013). The following is an excerpt from Let’s Stop Meeting Like This.