Simon Cowell – Leadership Guru

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Development Self Leadership Simon Cowell… His name conjures up visions of other great villains in history. Leadership Development Self Leadership leader Leadership produce other leaders simon cowell He’s the Darth Vader of music shows, the Hannibal Lecter of aspiring singers. And I love it. “Why, are you as twisted as he is?” ” you may ask. Maybe, but the reason I love watching him is not the pain he inflicts, [.].

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Simon Pont: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Simon Pont is a writer, commentator and brand-builder. Dick Remember to Breathe Saint Paul’s 1 Corinthians 13:12 Simon Pont: An interview by Bob Morris Steven Levitt Super-Toys Last All Summer Long Tao Te Ching the “300 pound digital goliath” The Better Mousetrap: Brand Invention in a Media Democracy the Great Man theory of decision making and organizational performance the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom The Princess Bride Tom Davenport Vizeum Voltaire William Goldman

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Team Building and Leadership Development Simon Graduate School of Business

Mike Cardus

I am very proud to have facilitated for the 4th year in a row University of Rochester NY Simon Graduate School of Business Executive MBA Program. Thank you University of Rochester Simon Graduate School of Business Executive MBA Class of 2015.

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2013 Trends and The Power of Women

Women on Business

Guest Post By: Andrea Simon, PhD., president of Simon Associates Management Consultants. I was recently asked to think about how 2013 trends will impact women in the work force and how women will impact the trends. Learn more about the author at the end of this post.

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

Ron Edmondson

The post Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action appeared first on Ron Edmondson. This 18 minute video is worth watching. Pastors, put this in the context of what we do and how we communicate and lead. Related posts: Susan Boyle Video Continues to Inspire. Gaining Wisdom From Great Leaders, Great Churches, and Great Companies. Great Leaders Lead Well First In The Home. Great Leaders around the World: Lessons from Sierra Leone. Encouragement Leadership Ministry

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Bloomberg Asked Some Prominent Influentials for their “Favorite Books of 2013? – Here are their Top Choices

First Friday Book Synopsis

If you like books, I think you will want to browse through this article on the Bloomberg site: Buffett, Slim, Greenspan, Tyson Pick Best Books of 2013 by Simon Kennedy. They asked a bunch of folks – you know, “influencers” – to name their favoirite books of 2013. Here are the opening paragraphs of the […]. Randy''s blog entries

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 9/16/13)

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Yeh Reply All Richie Frieman Rita Hayworth is still “Staying Alive” Rod Crawford Simon Anderson (chief executive of DreamHost) in “The Corner Office" Stephanie H. I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS A Life In Leadership: From D-Day to Ground Zero: An Autobiography John Whitehead The Art of Business: In the Footsteps of Giants Raymond T. Yeh with Stephanie H. Yeh Reply All…And Other Ways to […].

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 1/28/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK/CD REVIEWS Executive Toughness: The Mental-Training Program to Increase Your Leadership Performance Jason Selk The Art of Doing: How Superachievers Do What They Do and How They Do It So Well Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield Leadership: [.]. Bob's blog entries "How To Make Your Employees Happier" 10 Creative Block Breakers That Actually Work a fine line Adam Bryant Adam Savage Andrew St.

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Service: Why the Why is so Powerful

Modern Servant Leader

Simon Sinek revealed his Golden Circle to the world in a TEDx Puget Sound talk. ” -Simon Sinek. Servant Leadership "How Great Leaders Inspire Action" "Simon Sinek" Service TED TEDx WhyIn his talk, Sinek explains how every organization explains what they do. Many organizations define how they do it. However, he goes on, the greatest leaders explain WHY they do what they do. “People don’t buy what you do, they buy why you do it.”

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Teddy Roosevelt’s “Bully Pulpit” Isn’t the Platform It Once Was: An interview of Doris Kearns Goodwin

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Doris Kearns Goodwin‘s latest of several brilliant biographies, The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism, was recently published by Simon & Schuster. Dooley" [Finley] Peter Dunne Abraham Lincoln Doris Kearns Goodwin The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt [comma] William Howard Taft [comma] and the Golden Age of Journalism Eric Levin/Courtesy of Simon & Schuster Franklin D.

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The Smartest Kids in the World: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way Amanda Ripley Simon & Schuster (2013) Valuable lessons to be learned from how school children are educated in Finland, South Korea, and Poland Amanda Ripley shares what she learned while studying pre-collegiate education in three foreign countries: Finland, South Korea, and Poland.

At Work, "Yes" is Great, but at Times "No" is Even Better

Leading Blog

Michael Carrol l, author of Fearless at Work , worked on Wall Street and in the publishing industry for over two decades, holding executive positions at Shearson Lehman Brothers, Paine Webber, Simon & Schuster, and the Walt Disney Company.

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Contagious: A book review by Bob Morris

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Contagious: Why Things Catch On Jonah Berger Simon & Schuster (2013) “What causes certain products, ideas, and behaviors to be talked about more?” ” That’s what this book is all about…and much more. According to Berger, “The first issue with all the hype around social media is that people tend to ignore the importance of offline […].

The Nature of the Future: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Nature of the Future: Dispatches from the Socialstructed World Marina Gorbis Free Press/A Division of Simon & Schuster (2013) How and why “we are infusing more and more of our economic transactions with social connectedness” Why did Marina Gorbis write this book?

The Power of Why: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Power of Why: Breaking Out in a Competitive Marketplace Richard Weylman New Harvest (April 2013) Why you must keep asking “Why?” until you understand why In his book Begin with Why, Simon Sinek asserts — and I agree — that individuals as well as organizations must have a crystal clear sense of purpose or [.].

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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.

Malcolm Gladwell on “Complexity and the Ten-Thousand-Hour Rule”

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Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Malcolm Gladwell for The New Yorker (August 21, 2013) in which Gladwell makes a vigorous effort to clarify issues that always result from careless reading and simplistic thinking. To read the complete article, please click here. Photo Credit: Photograph by Kent Skibstad/AFP/Getty * * * […].

John Dickerson on “Risk: The story of America’s greatest idea”

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Bob''s blog entries Eli Simon Four-star Marine Gen James Mattis John Dickerson on "Risk: The story of America''s greatest idea" On Her Trail: My Mother [comma] Nancy Dickerson [comma] TV News'' First Woman Star Pete Fasoldt President Barack Obama Slate magazine the band Girlyman Twitter Web start-up Red Beacon Here is a brief excerpt from an article written for Slate magazine by John Dickerson.

Team Building and Leadership Development with PMBA Students

Mike Cardus

Spent time with University of Rochester Simon Graduate School of Business PMBA class. Thank you University of Rochester Simon Graduate School of Business Executive PMBA Class. Team Building & Leadership Development. developing a foundation of team work.

Word of Mouse: A book review by Bob Morris

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Word of Mouse: 101+ Trends in How We Buy, Sell, Live, Learn, Work, and Play Marc Ostrofsky Simon & Schuster (2013) “The new rule in business: Money doesn’t grow on trees; it grows in databases!” ” The title of my review is one of Marc Ostrofsky’s several dozen observations and it correctly emphasizes the importance of […]. Bob''s blog entries "The new rule in business: Money doesn''t grow on trees; it grows in databases!"

A Rough Mix: An Edge Conversation with Brian Eno and Jennifer Jacquet

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Bob''s blog entries "Composers as Gardeners" a "Shame Totem" A Rough Mix: An Edge Conversation with Brian Eno and Jennifer Jacquet Cold Play Edge-Serpentine Gallery collaboration for Hans Ulrich Obrist''s Garden Marathon Fisheries Centre/Department of Mathematics/University of British Columbia John Brockman Paul Simon Talking Heads U2 Here is an especially lively and informative Edge Conversation. Who are the participants? “Here we are in my studio.

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The $4 Million Teacher

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Bob''s blog entries Amanda Ripley Emerson Fellow at the New America FoundationThe Smartest Kids in the World—and How They Got That Way SeongJoon Cho Simon & Schuster South Korea The $4 Million Teacher the Wall-Street Journal Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Amanda Ripley for The Wall Street Journal. South Korea’s students rank among the best in the world, and its top teachers can make a fortune. Can the U.S. learn from this academic superpower?

Team Building and Leadership Development with MBA Students

Mike Cardus

Facilitated the orientation program for the incoming MBA class of Simon Graduate School of Business at the University of Rochester. During my Simon School orientation, I had the opportunity to build my communication skills through small group activities.

Women Account for Under 1 in 10 Top Paid Execs and 1 in 5 Board Members in S&P 100

Women on Business

The lowest rated companies overall are Berkshire Hathaway, Simon Property Group, National Oilwell Varco Inc., It’s International Women’s Day, so let’s take a look at some of the data that quantifies the business gender gap in wages and leadership opportunities.

Jonah Berger: An interview by Bob Morris

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Associate Professor of Marketing at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania Jonah Berger: An interview by Bob Morris New York Times New York Times Magazine’s “Year in Ideas” NPR Science Simon & Schuster Sloan Management Review The Atlantic The Economist Wall Street Journal Wired What leads products, ideas, and behaviors to catch on and become popular? Jonah Berger studies how word of mouth and social influence drive social epidemics and trends.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 6/17/13)

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Davenport and Jinho Kim Digital State: How the Internet is Changing Everything Simon Pont, Editor and one of several contributors […]. I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Keeping Up with the Quants: Your Guide to Understanding and Using Analytics Thomas H.

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Leadership Is Difficult, But It Doesn’t Have To Be Hard

Tim Milburn

The quote is by Simon Sinek. Simon Sinek explains why people will follow our lead when he says… Leaders don’t simply have people who follow them; real leaders command a following or a group of people who want to follow you, not because they have to, but because they believe in you.

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 5/20/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Breaking Out: How to Build Influence in a World of Competing Ideas John Butman What You’re Really Meant to Do: A Roadmap for Reaching Your Unique Potential Robert Steven Kaplan The UnStoppables: Tapping Your Entrepreneurial […].

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 12/10/12)

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David Marquet Lend Me Your Ears Great Speeches in History Lou Aronica Management Tip of the Day Matthew May and The Laws of Subtraction Paul Smith Philadelphia Daily News Rennie Gould Ronnie Polaneczky Scott Weiss Selling to China Simon Sinek Sir Richard Branson Stanley Chao strategy+business magazine Susan Adams Talent Management magazine TED The Dawn of Innovation the Element Turn the Ship Around! Where the Jobs Will (and Won’t) Be In 2013 William Safire X-teams

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From Archie Comics to Nancy Drew to the Supreme Court – Sonia Sotomayor’s Love of Books

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Scott Simon recently played this interview by Nina Totenberg of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor: For Justice Sotomayor, Books Unlocked Imagination. Just a short post. Listen and read here). Here’s the great part for those of us who wish that everyone would read, and would love reading: JUSTICE SONIA SOTOMAYOR: Reading became my rocket ship out [.]. Randy's blog entries

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Extreme Leadership Summit, 2014!

Steve Farber

I’m thrilled to announce our speakers for The Extreme Leadership Summit 2014, coming April 11-13 in Chicago (Please note the new dates.). I’ve personally assembled a team of incredible leaders, most of whom will be in attendance for the entire Summit.

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20 Interesting Behaviors of Strategy Tourist

Strategy Driven

StrategyDriven Podcast Special Edition 57 – An Interview with Robert Simons, author of Seven Strategy Questions. 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.

Managing the Real

QAspire

In this post, authors Julian Birkinshaw and Simon Caulkin report on one experiment they did with sales and service team at the Stockholm offices of a major insurance company.

The Emotions of Betrayal and How to Process

Ron Edmondson

See what I mean… And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James.

4 Illustrations of Faith in Practice…

Ron Edmondson

Illustration Three: As He was walking along the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew. Illustration One: “Make yourself an ark of gofer wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it with pitch inside and outside. And Noah did this.

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After a great day of teaching…

Ron Edmondson

And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas?

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7 Core Elements of Your First Startup

Rajesh Setty

Simon Sinek who wrote the book “Start With Why” explains the power of Why brilliantly when he talks about Apple (today the world’s most valuable company) on their quest to always challenge the status quo and how they do it is by building awesome products.

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Extreme Focus and the Success of Germany's Mittelstand

Harvard Business Review

There is a wonderful account of these companies in the book Hidden Champions by Hermann Simon , former INSEAD professor and now Chairman of Simon, Kucher & Partners. Quick test: name one company that does one thing and does it very well.

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Sustainability Matters in the Battle for Talent

Harvard Business Review

For instance, in 2008 Simon Colbeck, head of technology for clothing, was concerned about the huge volume of garments that end up in landfills every year.

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The Booming Business of Drones

Harvard Business Review

Currently, Geologists like Jan Grygar are using drones to take high-definition photographs, while Simon Jardine and his business, Eye In The Sky, are using drones to sell aerial photography. Drones are everywhere.

Morning Advantage: New MBAs Should Expect Lower Pay

Harvard Business Review

Ruth Simon at the Wall Street Journal reports that the expected median salary for newly hired MBAs was essentially flat between 2008 and 2011. Simon cites soaring tuition costs, high student debt loads, a weak labor market and a glut of recent graduates as sharing the blame for the problem, as well as evolving corporate needs and the changing nature of B-school programs, with part-time, executive MBA and online degree programs gaining in popularity.

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Morning Advantage: Make Time to Really Manage

Harvard Business Review

Julian Birkinshaw and Simon Caulkin report on an experiment they did with a sales team at the Stockholm offices of a major insurance company, in which they asked the team's manager to free up two additional hours a day to, well, manage. The purist in me loves this piece from Business Strategy Review out of London Business School.

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Fortune Favors the Prepared, and Hiring Managers Favor the Fortunate

Harvard Business Review

Simone Foxman of Quartz tells the story of a couple whose son committed suicide at age 21; Facebook gave them limited rights to their son’s content, but only after a months-long legal nightmare. Do You Feel Lucky, Punk? When they’re hiring, companies are looking to find out what candidates have really done — not what they’ve participated in or watched, but what they’ve done. At least, that’s what Neil Roseman was looking for when he was Technology VP for Amazon and Zynga.