LeadershipNow 140: October 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

Here are a selection of tweets from October 2013 that you might have missed: 20 Tools for Coaching and Teaching by @edbatista. The Five Rules Every New CEO Should Follow by Roger Martin.

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Remembering Roger Ebert

First Friday Book Synopsis

Roger Ebert reviewed films for the Chicago Sun-Times from 19677 until his death yesterday. Bob''s blog entries "RIP Roger Ebert: 5 Classic Siskel & Ebert Reviews" Rob Reiner Chicago Sun-Times James Agee Linda Holmes NPR Remembering Roger Ebert The Sure Thing I was born and raised in Chicago. For years, I delivered the Tribune in the morning and the Sun-Times after school.

First Look: Leadership Books for February 2013

Leading Blog

Lafley and Roger L. Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in February. Leadership Conversations : Challenging High Potential Managers to Become Great Leaders by Alan S. Berson and Richard G. Stieglitz. Playing to Win : How Strategy Really Works by A.G. Martin. American Turnaround : Reinventing AT&T and GM and the Way We Do Business in the USA by Edward Whitacre with Leslie Cauley.

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2013 Top Professors on Twitter

LDRLB

Below you’ll find who we feel are the 2013 top 50 professors on twitter, broken into lists around leadership, innovation, and strategy, as well as five at-large professors. Roger Martin.

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Leadership Thought From Author Roger Schwarz

Eric Jacobson

Wise advice for leaders from author Roger Schwarz in his new book, Smart Leaders Smarter Teams : "You can express your own views as passionately as you want, as long as you''re equally curious about others'' views.".

Doing the Impossible

Kevin Eikenberry

That was the time that Roger Bannister ran the mile at the Iffley Road track in Oxford. Developing Others Leadership Learning Personal Development 4 minute mile encouragement impossible Roger Bannister 3:59.4 On May 6, 1954 the world heard that number.

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Why Are We So Good at Extinguishing Creativity and Originality? (insight from Roger Martin)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Consider this revealing quote from The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage by Roger Martin. Why Are We So Good at Extinguishing Creativity and Originality? Because we say we want them, but we really don’t. Even as corporate leaders chase the vital, elusive spark of creativity, their organizations’ structures, processes, [.]. Randy's blog entries

Roger Ebert advises a Texas preteen future Film Critic – on Writing, and Preparation – with a Personal Letter

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Here’s Dana Stevens, on Slate this morning. I thought about just tweeting — but the letter is too good. In case you did not see it on Slate, look at it here. It appears that Ebert wrote it to the young Stevens somewhere around 1977-1979. Stevens, the movie critic at Slate, included this to introduce [.]. Randy''s blog entries

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The Failures of Design are all Around Us – (Thoughts Prompted by Design Thinking, and The Design of Business by Roger Martin)

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The design thinker, in the words of novelist Saul Bellow, is “a first-class noticer.” Design is not art… Behind the apparent chaos is discipline. For many of us, imagination is underdeveloped. Mastery without originality becomes rote… Make a continuing, conscious effort to counteract this tendency by nurturing your originality, even in the smallest of ways. […]. Randy''s blog entries

Rotman on Design: A book review by Bob Morris

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Rotman on Design: The Best on Design Thinking from Rotman Magazine Roger Martin and Karen Christensen, Co-Editors University of Toronto Press (2013) The best on design thinking from Rotman Magazine: An abundance of valuable insights. Brilliantly co-edited by Roger Martin and Karen Christensen, the several dozen brief essays comprise the best single source for information, […].

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 4/1/13)

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Intelligent Leadership Jay Rao Jeff Bladt John Mattone Joseph Weintraub Kristin Loberg Lawrence Cunningham Linda Holmes Liquid Agency Management Tip of the Day Marc Schoen Margaret Heffernan Marty Neumeier Mihnea Moldoveanu MIT Sloan Management Review Nadia Goodman NPR Olivier Leclerc Remembering Roger Ebert Richey Piiparinen Sharon Poczter Steven Gary Blank The Four Steps to the Epiphany The McKinsey Quarterly The New York Times The Originality Scale Vijay Govindarajan women make better leaders.”

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 2/11/13)

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Lafley and Roger Martin Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman Leadership: The Power of Emotional Intelligence: Selected Writings Daniel Goleman Conscious [.]. Mankins Michael Mankins Nassim Nicholas Taleb Organizing Genius Patricia Ward Biederman Paul Rogers Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works Raj Sisodia reason.com. Exceptional Colorized Photos" Richard Flanagan Roger Martin Roland Deiser Roy V.

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Solving Problems with Design Thinking: A review by Bob Morris

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Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew King, and Kevin Bennett Columbia Business School Publishing (2013) Here’s a blueprint “for deploying design thinking across levels and functions in order to embed a more creative approach to problem solving as a strategic capability in Organizations” Here’s how Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew […].

Solving Problems with Design Thinking: A book review by Bob Morris

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Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew King, and Kevin Bennett Columbia Business School Publishing (2013) Here’s a blueprint “for deploying design thinking across levels and functions in order to embed a more creative approach to problem solving as a strategic capability in Organizations” Here’s how Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew […].

Playing to Win: A book review by Bob Morris

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Lafley and Roger Martin Harvard Business Review Press (2013) “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” Lafley has co-authored another book, with Roger Martin, after previously co-authoring The Game Changer with Ram Charan. Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works A.G. ” — Michael Porter I am pleased that A.G. Whereas in the [.].

Fun with Struggle

Tony Mayo

Roger Sant Founder & Chairman of AES market capitalization: $6 billion in FastCompany. Fun happens when you are intellectually excited. It’s people interacting with each other – with one idea leading to another.

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Leadership Transformed: A book review by Bob Morris

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Leadership Transformed: How Ordinary Managers Become Extraordinary Leaders Peter Fuda New Harvest/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2013) How and why leadership transformation can only be understood by thinking holistically There are at least two ways to view the title of this book and Peter Fuda may have had both in mind while writing it: the transformation of […].

Don’t Let Strategy Become Planning

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Roger Martin for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. Lafley Don't Let Strategy Become Planning Harvard Business Review HBR Blog Network HBR email alerts Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works Roger Martin Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto in Canada

Communication: Four Occasions When It’s Best to Keep Quiet

You're Not the Boss of Me

Will Rogers once said, “ Never miss a good chance to shut up ”. communication Leadership Leadership Development Leading Teams communication skills lack of communication Listening Team Leadership Will RogersI think he has a point.

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Lawrence Cunningham: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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George Tucker III Research Professor at George Washington University Law School IBM Joe Nocera Judgment Calls Lawrence Cunningham Michelangel Michigan New York Daily News Other People''s Money Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker The AIG Story (written with Hank Greenberg) The National Law Journal The New York Times The wisdom of crowds and the power of markets are real Tom Davenport Tom Watson Vanderbilt Virginia Voltaire Washington Monthly Will Rogers Lawrence Cunningham is the Henry St.

Not The Same Old Garden Path – How We Can Literally Think Differently

Tanveer Naseer

Some 50 years ago, Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist Roger Sperry discovered a new path by studying the independence of consciousness between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. The following is a guest piece by William A. Donius.

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86 miles, uphill most of the way, with a couple thousand new BFFs

Jason Womack

where I bring Kenny Rogers in to the conversation. Less than 168 hours after finishing the Ride the Rockies bike tour (544-miles of up and down through the state!), I''m back on my bike to do it again. Here''s my first post of this tour. Read along with me; and, do leave a comment at the end.

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Brain Food Nuggets (21-30)

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Kettering Cyrus the Great David Hume Fred Rogers Hamilton Wright Mabie Karl Weick Victor Hugo William Shakespeare The buffet awaits: o “Diversity in counsel, unity in command.” Cyrus the Great o “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Benjamin Franklin o “The greatest happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved – loved for ourselves, or rather, loved in spite of ourselves.” Victor Hugo o “Truth springs from […].

The Infinite Resource: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Infinite Resource: The Power of Ideas on a Finite Planet Ramez Naam University Press of New England (2013) How and why “the infinite power of ideas” can help the human race to manage finite natural resources I agree with Ramez Naam that “the choices societies make affect their rate of innovation.”

Leadership lessons to be learned from a brilliant symphony conductor

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Roger Nierenberg is a highly successful conductor who has performed with some of the most distinguished orchestras in America and Europe. bobmorris Leadership lessons to be learned from a brilliant symphony conductor Maestro: A Surprising Story About Leading by Listening is his first book Portfolio/The Penguin Group Roger Nierenberg The Music Paradigm

Jeanne Liedtka on “Some Defining Characteristics of Design Thinking”

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In 1969, Nobel Laureate Herbert Simon noted: “Engineering, medicine, business, architecture, and painting are concerned not with the necessary but with the contingent — not with how things are, but with they might be — in short, with design. Every one designs to devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations into preferred ones. […].

Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams: A book review by Bob Morris

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Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams: How You and Your Team Get Unstuck to Get Results Roger Schwarz Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2013) “Sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.” ” Kenyan Proverb The last time I checked, Amazon offers 52,820 books for sale in the category “business teams.” Ironically and paradoxically, we now know a great deal about effectively […].

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(Forget a Mentor) Find a Sponsor: A book review by Bob Morris

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(Forget a Mentor) Find a Sponsor: The New Way to Fast-Track Your Career Sylvia Ann Hewlett Harvard Business Review Press (2013) How and why mentors help prepare for opportunities but sponsors create privileged access to them; both are invaluable. The title of this book is somewhat misleading because it could be interpreted to suggest that […].

Why Leaders Need to Stop Making the Decisions

Great Leadership By Dan

At AES, the global energy company I co-founded with Roger Sant, we did not always do a good job of carrying out the advice process, especially the requirement to reach beyond the team or business unit where the decision-maker worked.

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For the Want of Real Leaders, N.F.L. Culture Will Stay Lost

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Culture Will Stay Lost Fox Sports George Steinbrenner Jonathan Martin Juliet Macur Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito Michael Vick National Football League Roger Goodell The New York Times Here is an excerpt from an especially thoughtful article by Juliet Macur for The New York Times during which she provides an update on the background and current status of issues by no means unique to the Miami Dolphins, a National Football League franchise.

Lessons from the Sandbox: A book review by Bob Morris

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Lessons from the Sandbox: Rediscovering the Keys to Business Success Alan Gregerman Contemporary Books (2000) “I have spent my adult life trying to see the world again as I once did as a child.” Pablo Picasso Alan Gregerman’s core thesis is that there are 13 “gifts from childhood” that can help those who embrace them […].

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 5/6/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die Eric Siegel Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams: How You and Your Team Get Unstuck to Get Results Roger Schwarz Smart Thinking: Three Essential Keys […].

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 10/14/13)

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Mankins Michael Lui Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Ray Bradbury Roger Martin Rotman on Design Spreecast stop and do something else” Sven Smit Tamara Samoylova TED The Good Struggle The New York Time the secret to happiness” Tom Kelley Turning Great Strategy into Great Performance Why Great Leaders Don’t Take Yes for an Answer

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 2/4/13)

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Koehn Nina Kruschwitz Robert LoCascio (LivePerson) in “The Corner Office” Roger Martin TALES FROM THE WORLD BEFORE YESTERDAY: A Conversation with Jared Diamond Terry Leahy (Tesco) in “The Corner Office” The Architecture of Innovation The McKinsey Quarterly The New York Times This Will Make You Smarter Unrelenting Innovation Why “Management Is (Still) Not Leadership

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 1/14/13)

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Schaefer Michael Roberto Nazneen Razi Peter Barge Peter Rogoff Preston Ni Psychology Today Quotations of Timeless Relevance Rich Horwath Robert Cooke Robert Rosen Robert Wiltback Roger Seip Stan Goldberg The American Scholar The Catalyst The New York Times Then We’re In Trouble" Train Your Brain For Success Vijay Kumar William Deresiewicz Winning with Transglobal Leadership

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 12/9/13)

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Small Giants Community io9 James Hadley Jeremy Olshan Karen Christensen Kerry Patterson LinkedIn Maria Popova Mobilizing your C-suite for big-data analytics Naked Launch Nan Russell Nathan Heller Paul Willmott ReturnOnValuesProject.com Roger Martin Roman Krznaric: “How Should We Live?” I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Trust, Inc.:

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9 Steps To Giving Feedback Effectively

LDRLB

[Editor''s Note: This is a guest post from Roger Schwarz. Roger is the author of the new book, Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams.].

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0409 | Two Strategy Questions That Matter

LDRLB

No matter what tools you use, ultimately you’re strategy has to answer two questions, brilliantly posed by Roger Martin and A.G. No matter what tools you use, ultimately you''re strategy has to answer two questions, brilliantly posed by Roger Martin and A.G.

8 Behaviors for Becoming A Smarter Team

LDRLB

[Editor's Note: This is a guest post from Roger Schwarz. Roger is the author of the new book, Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams. ].

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4 Leadership Lessons from the Super Bowl Blackout

Modern Servant Leader

Shortly after the blackout, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reassured the New Orleans community that hosted the Super Bowl, reflecting that the power outage would not hurt their chances for hosting future Super Bowls. The cause of the 34 minute Blackout during Super Bowl XLVII at the Superdome in New Orleans is still unconfirmed, as of this writing. However, there are already lessons for leaders to take away. Here are 4 leadership lessons from the Super Bowl blackout: 1.

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How Strategy Really Works

LDRLB

Lafley, former CEO of Proctor & Gamble, and Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management, to write Playing to Win: How Strategy Really Works. Too often companies and their senior leaders get bogged down with a small aspect of strategy, losing the forest for the trees.

Assessing Ballmer’s Leadership

Michael Lee Stallard

An excellent book that examines and promotes integrative thinkers as CEOs is Roger Martin’s The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking. Check out technology critic David Pogue’s “ How Ballmer Missed the Tidal Shifts in Tech ” which appeared on the New York Times’ website on August 24.

The Personal Power of Your Voice

Coaching Tip

Source: The Wall Street Journal, October 8, 2013. Source: Arthur Samuel Joseph: Vocal Leadership: 7 Minutes a Day to Communication Mastery, with a foreword by Roger Goodell.