It Cannot Hurt to Know Your Teams and Your Behaviors. IT CAN HURT IF IT IS WRONG!

Mike Cardus

Corporate Team Building Experiential Theory Innovation Leadership Organization Development Team Building Big 5 DiSC Meyers Briggs organization development Personality assessment True ColorsOriginally saw this video on Coert Visser’s blog – Doing What Works.

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 1/21/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Why do only long-term Adam Bryant An interview with the COO of Electronic Arts Labels: Bryan Neider Anne Creamer “The Catch-22 of Being a Female Boss” “What entrepreneurs can learn from artists” “Why saying NO is so easy”" Bill Conaty Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 1/21/13) BOB BusinessInsider CNNMoney Daniel Goleman Danny Meyer David P.

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Leaders Who Follow Rules

Lead on Purpose

Leaders who follow rules have subordinates who do – Guest post by Jack Meyer. Jack Meyer is a freelance writer and regular contributor at Great leadership skills are those that are developed over time. Although textbooks and classes can help you improve the kind of leader you want to be, it takes real-life practice and implementation to make you great. A successful leader has the trust of those under him or her and is supported by those subordinates.

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How to Use Uncertainty and Surprise for Breakthroughs


Danny Meyer, famed New York restaurateur, told OpenTable’s CEO, “Look, I don’t need more business. Meyer represented the most prestigious customer in one of the most important food cities in the world, and he didn’t need the service. Most leaders are taught to avoid uncertainty.

Recommended Business Book: “It’s My Company Too!”

The Empowered Buisness

Benedetto, Molly Meyer. When was the last time you heard employees taking “ownership” and responsibility for the success and sustainability of the company? The likelihood is, maybe, 1 in a million.

Weekly Round-Up: Top Posts on Work-Life Balance, Leadership & Introverts


5 Leadership Tips for Introverts By: Stephanie Meyers via Inc Most of the time, the business world is no place for shy folk. Welcome to my weekly round-up of top leadership and communication blog posts.

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Ambiverts win - Daniel Pink at World Innovation Forum.

CEO Blog

But 2013 we still have 1 in 9. Interestingly, I am near the middle of the scale when I do the Meyers Briggs test - just like most people are). I have blogged often about one of my favorite writers and speakers - Daniel Pink. I wrote a review of his book a Whole New Mind. And I shared one of his videos. And blogged when I last hear him speak live. I guess you could say I am a bit of a Daniel Pink groupie. Today he spoke about sales - a topic near to my heart.

33 HBR Blog Posts You Should Read Before 2013

Harvard Business Review

We hope you'll find some insights here you may have missed the first time around, and that they'll help you make 2013 a productive and innovative year for your company and yourself. Chris Meyer & Julia Kirby.

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Morning Advantage: Stick to Your Resolutions by Disrupting Your Environment

Harvard Business Review

Ten Stats That Will Change the Way You Look At Video in 2013 (Ad Age). Other useful advice on performing under pressure: If you suffer a brain freeze, you might be able to thaw it by performing a simple physical maneuver such as straightening your back or rolling your shoulders, says consultant Peter Meyers. Saying you're going to change something in the New Year is easy. Doing it, of course, is the hard part, regardless of how committed you think you are.

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Should You Share a Room on a Business Trip?

Harvard Business Review

Major corporations such as Pfiizer, Bristol Meyers-Squibb and Microsoft have experimented with the practice.

Morning Advantage: It's Not Who You Know

Harvard Business Review

New research from Evan Rawley at the University of California at Berkeley and Philipp Meyer-Doyle of INSEAD shows that “agglomeration effects” — the benefits you get from sharing industry expertise or infrastructure — are portable, especially if you work in a service industry. You might think that the best place to locate a new venture would be in an industry hub – say, Silicon Valley for a tech startup, or New York City for a publishing venture.

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How to Deliver Patient-Centered Care: Learn from Service Industries

Harvard Business Review

Consider New York City restaurateur Danny Meyer, who has built a restaurant empire on a relentless pursuit of hospitality and personalized service. New servers at Meyer''s restaurants do not learn the preferences of the average diner. Over the past decade, patient-centered care has become a mantra for high-quality health care. Policymakers, researchers, physician-leaders, and patients have all cited the need for care to be tailored to patients'' unique needs and preferences.

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The Problem with Price Gouging Laws

Harvard Business Review

In fact, I paraphrased these arguments from papers written by two economists associated with the Federal Trade Commission (a government agency whose mission includes preventing business practices that are unfair to consumers), David Meyer and Michael Salinger. When I meet people at parties, I''m often asked, "What do you do for a living?" After sharing that I help companies improve their pricing strategies, many smirk and flippantly retort, "Oh, ripping off the consumer."

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Liberate Your Employees and Recharge your Business Model

Harvard Business Review

It finally seems that the uproar over Marissa Meyer's diktat banning flexible work policies at Yahoo is dying down. While good arguments were made on both sides of the issue, what got lost in the charged debate was the potential for evolving traditional business models through changing the employee-employer relationship.

Apple: Luxury Brand or Mass Marketer?

Harvard Business Review

Tech blogger John Gruber and The Atlantic’s Robinson Meyer both expressed concern recently about Apple abandoning middle class roots. It’s easy to make a case that Apple is now positioning itself to become more of a provider of luxury-level technology.