Wild West Days of Social Media Are Over: Time For Some Discipline, Communicators

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And to others, anything social media falls in what they believe is the age of experimentation: the “Wild West” of the Internet. While I’m a big proponent of innovating with social media strategies, the days of the Wild West are – in a word -- over.

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Leading and The Power of Starting Something Stupid

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Books Leadership Development Have you ever had a wild idea? I believe you have had many wild ideas. Have you ever ventured out on something everyone else you knew thought was a crazy idea? Do you remember the phrase, “crazy like a fox”?

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Gjis van Wulfen: An interview by Bob Morris

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Gijs van Wulfen (1960) studied business economics. He worked as a marketer in the fast moving consumer goods sector and switched to consulting at Ernst & Young Consulting and Boer & Croon Strategy & Management Group. At the end of 2002 he started his own innovation organization to spread, train and facilitate the FORTH innovation […]. Bob''s blog entries Albert Einstein and ECCI XII (Faro (2011).

10 Ways to Disrupt Successfully

Leadership Freak

But, disruption “gone wild” destroys your capacity to build the future. Embrace the power of disruption or tomorrow will be today, again. More of the same produces more of the same. All leaders disrupt. Successful disruption: Disruption makes new futures possible. Too much disruption irritates and aggravates. People make fun of the “innovation of the […]. Change Leading Marks of leaders Taking others higher Innovation Leadership organizational success

The 10 Triumphs That Lead To Great Leadership

Terry Starbucker

The Triumph of Facts - The company has put fact ahead of hearsay, speculation and wild-guessing, because the data generation system in place has been set up properly to produce an accurate picture of reality, and it produces the data on a reliable AND timely basis.

Pause for Effectiveness: 9 Powerful Times to Pause

Let's Grow Leaders

A powerful pause is a wildly under utilized leadership tool. Your team needs you, you respond. They have questions, you have answers. The phone rings, you pick it up. Great leadership? A pause can be more powerful. Speakers pause for effect. Great leaders pause for effectiveness. Awkward silence creates opportunity. I’ve never regretted a pause. [.] The post Pause for Effectiveness: 9 Powerful Times to Pause appeared first on Let's Grow Leaders.

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Dorie Clark: An interview by Bob Morris

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Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press, she is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013). Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review and Forbes. Clark consults and speaks for a diverse range of clients, including […].

Mark Goulston and John Ullmen: An interview by Bob Morris

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Mark Goulston, M.D., is a prominent psychiatrist, business advisor, and executive coach. He is co-founder of Heartfelt Leadership whose mission is: “Daring to Care.” He is the author of the bestselling Just Listen: Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone (AMACOM, 2009) and subject of the PBS special “Just Listen with Dr. Goulston.” [.].

5 Steps to Thinking in New Boxes

Leading Blog

Divergence is about not only permitting but actively encouraging the expression of diverse and sometimes wildly opposing ideas, beliefs, opinions, and visions, including those that are unpopular, unattractive, or unconventional, even those that seem misguided, reactionary, or downright absurd. Thinking outside-the-box is a useful metaphor for thinking creatively or trying to get out of a rut. But practically speaking, it’s not going to happen. Your brain just doesn’t work that way.

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The CIO Paradox: A book review by Bob Morris

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The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership Martha Heller bibliomotion (2013) The CIO “for all seasons” Rather than one paradox, as this book’s title suggests, Martha Heller rigorously and eloquently examines several separate but related paradoxes: Cost versus Innovation, Operations versus Strategy, Futurist versus Archivist, IT and Business Paradox, Accountability versus Ownership, Recruiting, […].

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Own the Room: A book review by Bob Morris

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Own the Room: Discover Your Signature Voice to Master Your Leadership Presence Amy Jen Su and Muriel Maignan Wilkins Harvard Business Review Press (2013) “Be yourself. Oscar Wilde In their Introduction, Any Jen Su and Muriel Maignan Wilkins reject three common but remarkably durable myths about developing a leadership presence: Myth [.].

Dave Ulrich: A third interview by Bob Morris

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Dave Ulrich is a Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at the RBL Group, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value. He studies how organizations build capabilities of leadership, speed, learning, accountability, and talent through leveraging human resources. He has helped generate award winning […].

If it were simple, more people would.

Jason Womack

Just today, I had a wild experience. What are you moving toward? Some time ago over lunch, my friend and mentor - Marshall Goldsmith - reminded me, What Got You Here, Might Not Get You There. This IS a book I''ve read more than once.

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Ray Attiyah: An interview by Bob Morris

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Bob''s blog entries Albert Einstein Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville Definity Partners Run Improve Grow The Fearless Front Line: The Key to Liberating Leaders to Improve and Grow Their Business James O''Toole Judgment Calls Lao Tzu Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Ray Attiyah: An interview by Bob Morris Tao Te Ching the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom Tom Davenport Voltaire

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Michael Nanfito: An interview by Bob Morris

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Bob''s blog entries Albert Einstein and Challenges: Massive Open Online Courses in Colleges and Universities Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville Impacts James O''Toole Judgment Calls Lao-Tse Michael Nanfito: An interview by Bob Morris MOOCs: Opportunities Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Tao Te Ching the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom Tom Davenport Voltaire was published by CreateSpace/An Amazon Company (December 2013

The Ties that Bind

Women on Business

We believe that if we could just find the right formula then we could create this wildly successful company and the ones who make it big often say that failure didn’t even occur to them.

Mark W. Schaefer: An interview by Bob Morris

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Schaefer is author of The Tao of Twitter: Changing Your Life and Business 140 Characters at a Time (2011), Return On Influence (2012), and Born to Blog: Building Your Blog for Personal and Business Success One Post at a Time (2013) as well as a globally-recognized educator, speaker, business consultant, and author. Mark W.

Brain Food Nuggets (11-20)

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Bob''s blog entries "Brain Food Nuggets (11-20)" Abraham Lincoln Albert Schweitzer Eleanor Roosevelt Frederick Douglass Lily Tomlin Marcus Aurelius Mary Kay Ash Maya Angelo Oscar Wilde Warren Buffett Another buffet awaits: o “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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What You’re Really Meant to Do: A book review by Bob Morris

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What You’re Really Meant to Do: A Roadmap for Reaching Your Unique Potential Robert Steven Kaplan Harvard Business Review Press (2013) To paraphrase Walt Whitman, “We are large, we contain multitudes.” Self-improvement initiatives or, if you prefer, self-fulfillment or self-actualization initiatives, are best viewed as an on-going journey, not as an ultimate destination. Many authors […].

Rose Fass: An interview by Bob Morris

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Rose Fass is the founder and CEO of fassforward Consulting Group – a firm that helps big companies evolve their culture to achieve business transformation. Rose works with executive teams from Fortune 500 companies to turn visions into realities by driving significant growth through Leadership & Change, Customer Experience and Messaging & Communications strategies. Her […].

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Jack Godwin: An interview by Bob Morris

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Bob''s blog entries Albert Einstein Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville Clintonomics: How Bill Clinton Reengineered the Reagan Revolution Fulbright scholar Jack Godwin: An interview by Bob Morris James O''Toole Judgment Calls Lao Tzu Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peace Corps Peter Drucker Salzburg Global Seminar in Austria San Francisco State University Tao Te Ching The Arrow and the Olive Branch: Practical Idealism in U.S.

Steven Fink: A second interview by Bob Morris

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McGraw-Hill Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Steven Fink: A second interview by Bob Morris Sticky Fingers: Managing the Global Risk of Economic Espionage Tao Te Ching the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom TheCrisisBlog.tumblr.com Three Mile Island nuclear crisis Tom Davenport Voltaire Steven Fink has often been called the Dean of Crisis Management for his pioneering work in the field.

Jen Shirkani: An interview by Bob Morris

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Bob''s blog entries Achieve Global Bergen Brunswig bibliomotion books + media Ego vs. EQ: How Top Leaders Beat 8 Ego Traps with Emotional Intelligence emotional intelligence Franklin Covey Jen Shirkani: An interview by Bob Morris Jim Collins Lao Tzu Level 5 leaders MHS Emotional Intelligence assessment (EQi) Hay Group Emotional Competence Inventories (ECI/ESCI) Nordstrom Oscar Wilde Select Comfort (the Sleep Number Bed) Tao Te Ching the TRACOM Group

Dan Pontefract: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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framework T+D Magazine Chief Learning Officer Magazine Gary Hamel IBM James O''Toole Judgment Calls Lao Tzu Lou Gerstner Mark Zuckerberg Michelangelo Oscar Wilde Participative Leader Framework Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Picasso Tao Te Ching TEDxTalk Terry Fox The Connected Leader The Future of Management The Giving Tree the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom Tom Davenport Voltaire Winston Churchill Zappos

Nicole Lipkin: An interview by Bob Morris

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Lipkin: An interview by Bob Morris Only the Paranoid Survive Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Tao Te Ching the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom Tom Davenport Voltaire What Keeps Leaders Up at Night: Recognizing and Resolving Your Most Troubling Management Issues Widener University Y in the Workplace: Managing the "Me First" Generation Nicole Lipkin is the CEO of Equilibria Leadership Consulting, an international leadership consulting company based in the US.

Keith Sawyer: An interview by Bob Morris

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Keith Sawyer is one of the world’s leading scientific experts on creativity and innovation. In his first job after graduating from MIT, he designed videogames for Atari. He then worked for six years as a management consultant in Boston and New York, advising large corporations on the strategic use of information technology. He’s been a [.].

Marty Neumeier, The Second Interview (Part 2) by Bob Morris

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Marty Neumeier is a designer, writer, and business adviser whose mission is to bring the principles and processes of creativity to industry. His latest book, Metaskills, explores the five essential talents that will drive innovation in the 21st century. His previous series of “whiteboard” books includes The Designful Company, about the role of design in [.].

Leon M. Hielkema: An interview by Bob Morris

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Hielkema: An interview by Bob Morris Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Strategic Project Management SPOMP Tao Te Ching the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom the process of influencing and persuading people Tom Davenport Voltaire Leon M. Hielkema has more than 15 years of international experience in developing, executing, and evaluating strategic change projects. He has successfully coached many internal professionals over the years and is a featured speaker and trainer.

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Lewis Schiff: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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magazine James O''Toole Judgment Calls Katherine Hepburn Lao Tzu Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Practice Perfect Russ Prince Tao Te Ching Teach Like a Champion The Armchair Millionaire the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom The Influence of Affluence: How The Rich Are Changing America Tom Davenport Voltaire wealth-creating behaviors and attitudes that work best in the new economy Lewis Schiff is the executive director of Inc.

David Wethey: An interview by Bob Morris

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Royds Interpublic James O''Toole Jesus College at Oxford University Judgment Calls Lao Tzu Marketing Society McCann-Erickson Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Pritchard Wood Tao Te Ching the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom Tom Davenport Voltaire Wasey Campbell-Ewald Wethey Scott Pocock After graduating in PPE from Jesus College, Oxford, David Wethey joined AC Nielsen in 1965, where he presented Marketing Research to leading marketing companies.

Robert Steven Kaplan: An interview by Bob Morris

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Robert Steven Kaplan is the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice and Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School. He is also and co-chairman of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm. Prior to joining Harvard Business School in September 2005, Rob served as Vice Chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. with […].

Gary Klein: An interview by Bob Morris

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Bob''s blog entries Albert Einstein Applied Decision Science Beth Crandall Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville Currency Book/Doubleday Gary Klein: An interview by Bob Morris Jack Covert James O''Toole Judgment Calls Lao Tzu MacroCognition MIT Press Naturalistic Decision Making On-the-Job Training Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Recognition-Primed Decision (RPD) model Cognitive Task Analysis PreMortem technique for helping organizations with risk management Robert R.

Lisa Bodell: An interview by Bob Morris

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A globally recognized innovation leader and futurist, Lisa founded futurethink in 2003 to provide a simple approach to the otherwise complicated topic of innovation. Working with leading brands such as Starwood, Merck, and Sprint, futurethink has become the largest source of innovation research, tools, and training curricula in the world. She is also the author […].

Simon Pont: An interview by Bob Morris

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Simon Pont is a writer, commentator and brand-builder. Hollywood movie studios, Icelandic investment banks, British chocolate bars and Middle Eastern airlines figure amongst his time on the inside of Adland. He is the author of The Better Mousetrap: Brand Invention in a Media Democracy, and a novel, Remember to Breathe. His next project, Digital State: [.].

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Dan Pontefract : Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

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Dan Pontefract is the author of Flat Army: Creating a Connected and Engaged Organization. He also holds the role of Head of Learning & Collaboration at TELUS where he is responsible for the overarching leadership development, learning and collaboration strategy for the company where he introduced the TELUS Leadership Philosophy and the Learning 2.0 framework […].

Jeffrey M. Stibel: An interview by Bob Morris

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Jeff Stibel writes about the intersection of science, technology and the complex networks that influence people’s lives. He is the Chairman and CEO of The Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corporation and Chairman of BrainGate, as well as serves on boards for U.S.C., Brown, and Tufts University. Jeff publishes articles and books about networks and how […].

Karen Wright: An interview by Bob Morris

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Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Tao Te Ching the Great Man theory of decision making and organizational performance the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom Tom Davenport Tom Greco TriPointe Capital Partners Voltaire Karen Wright is an executive coach, author, speaker and consultant. She has an MBA in Marketing from the Ivey Business School and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Western University.

Lina Echeverría: An interview by Bob Morris

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Lina Echeverría spent twenty-five years inspiring creativity and accelerating innovation at Corning Incorporated, one of America’s leading technology companies, that provided the world with everything from the optical fiber that enabled the Internet to the tough glass used for iPhones. Echeverría led teams of scientists and researchers that developed everything from ceramic filters for car [.].

Achim Nowak : An interview by Bob Morris

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Achim Nowak is an internationally recognized authority on executive presence and interpersonal connections. His just-published book Infectious: How to Connect Deeply and Unleash the Energetic Leader Within (Allworth Press) has already received acclaim in Fast Company, Entrepreneur, Leadership Excellence, and Forbes. His first book Power Speaking: The Art of the Exceptional Public Speaker has becomes [.].

John Mattone: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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John Mattone is known among leaders of Fortune 500 companies as a cutting-edge thinker in the areas of leadership and talent management. He is recognized by the Thinkers 50 as one of the world’s leading management thinkers and by Leadership Excellence Magazine as one of the top independent leadership consultants, executive coaches and speakers in […].

Chip R. Bell: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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The author of nineteen books, Chip Bell‘s newest book (written with Marshall Goldsmith) is Managers As Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning. He is also the author of Wired and Dangerous (with John Patterson) and Managing Knock Your Socks Off Service (with Ron Zemke). He has served as consultant, trainer, or speaker to such major organizations […].

Lewis Schiff: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

magazine James O''Toole Judgment Calls Katherine Hepburn Lao Tzu Oscar Wilde Paul Schoemaker Peter Drucker Practice Perfect Russ Prince Tao Te Ching Teach Like a Champion The Armchair Millionaire the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom The Influence of Affluence: How The Rich Are Changing America Tom Davenport Voltaire wealth-creating behaviors and attitudes that work best in the new economy Lewis Schiff is the executive director of Inc.

Bill Schley: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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Bill Schley is an award-winning branding expert, author, speaker and a life-long entrepreneur. He is President and Co-Founder of the firm BrandTeamSix and is known for creating the Dominant Selling Idea at some of the world’s most successful companies. He began his career as a writer at the legendary Ted Bates Advertising Agency in New […].

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