The Committee to Eliminate Committees (CTEC)

Leadership Freak

A camel is a horse designed by a committee. A horse designed by a committee solves too many problems. Camels are awesome but they’re a poor substitute for horses. A sarcastic suggestion: Establish… Continue reading → Meetings and agendas Leadership Development Meetings organizational success

Leadership & the Super Committee

N2Growth Blog

It’s been a while since I’ve weighed-in on the political front, and with the recent failure of the Budget Super Committee, I thought it would be an interesting time to examine the difference between statesman and politician. By Mike Myatt , Chief Strategy Officer, N2growth.

Leadership Inspirations – Committees

Strategy Driven

“What is a committee? You just finished reading Leadership Inspirations - Committees ! The post Leadership Inspirations – Committees appeared first on StrategyDriven. A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit, to do the unnecessary.”

John Maxwell’s Hatchet Committee

Leadership Freak

Frazzled ineffective leaders can’t say “no.” ” Leaders who can’t commit to priorities end up over-committed to trivialities. Over-committed leaders fall short of their potential. Bag it before you snag it: The power of “no”… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Decisions Interview john maxwell

Mindful Mondays: How to Silence Your Itty Bitty Committee

Next Level Blog

I like to call it the itty bitty shitty committee. That itty bitty committee is what cranks up when you’re triggered by something that annoys you, makes you angry or hurts your feelings. As you get more and more focused on what the committee is ranting about, you become less and less focused on the things you’ve done or could do that actually make a difference. You might actually say, “There’s my itty bitty shitty committee again.”

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.

Dealing with the Buying Committee

David A Fields

A question I was asked: I’ve been working with a decision maker, who knows my background and likes me, on a potential project, but now I found out he is part of a committee.

Jobs and US economic recovery: A panel discussion sponsored by the Committee for Economic Development (CED)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Once again, McKinsey & Company’s Quarterly has made available an exceptionally valuable program to the general public: Experts discuss McKinsey’s research on “jobless recoveries” and ways to solve the longer-term US employment crisis (August 2011). I urge you to click here so that you can check out the wealth of resources, sign up for email [.].

Grow Your Position In Three Small Steps.

Rich Gee Group

Examples - Join a committee, start an organization, hold a learning lunch, advertise to your team and visit a conference, start a blood drive, etc. Sometimes we feel trapped at work. Doing the same thing day after day.

Please Don't Make me Wear a Funny Hat at Work in the Name of Having "Fun"!

Great Leadership By Dan

fun at work fun committees workplace fun I’m all for creating and maintaining a work environment where people can feel like winners, have a high degree of autonomy, and enjoy the people they work with. Coming to work should not feel like going to the dentist to get a root canal. Work should be challenging, engaging, energizing, and maybe even enjoyable (at least more often than not). But should work be “fun”? I depends.

How to Create a Priorities Map

Modern Servant Leader

Priorities Map for an Executive Committee. What would the executive committee priorities of service look like for your company? Resources CEO Conflict Executive Committee HR Priority Map Resolution Servant Leadership

The Super Committee's Two Failures

Harvard Business Review

The so-called "super committee" — the special team of twelve U.S. So if the supercommitee's goal was so compelling, why did the committee fail? That fact was in plain sight with the super committee. The incentives in politics are perversely skewed — perhaps super committee members feared supporters would drive them out of office if they dared compromise. Perhaps real collaboration was an intractable problem in the super committee in Washington.

Herminia Ibarra: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Herminia Ibarra is the Cora Chaired Professor of Leadership and Learning and Professor of Organisational Behaviour at INSEAD. Prior to joining INSEAD she served on the Harvard Business School faculty for thirteen years. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Councils, a judge for the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award, and […].

Mr. Rogers in the Boardroom? You Bet!

Decker Communication

Senate Committee Hearing in 1969 as Chairman John Pastore was investigating whether to pass a $20 million funding bill to PBS. senate committee hearing wont you be my neighborThe Boardroom was the U.S.

Sam Ford: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Sam Ford is Director of Audience Engagement for Peppercomm. 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 s Strategy+Business and was voted one […]. Bob''s blog entries Advertising Age Albert Einstein Booz & Co.’s s Strategy+Business Brilliant Mistakes Brooke Manville Bulldog Reporter C.

CEO Tools: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries CEO Tools: The Nuts-n-Bolts of Business for Every Manager's Success Gandy Dancer Press Llc Kraig Kramers The Executive Committee (TEC) Welcome to the Kramers Hardware Store where results-driven executives find the tools they need to outperform their competition

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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.

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). Whitehead plays a significant role in Mandis’ account, one […].

Robert Steven Kaplan: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

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 […].

Statistics Reveal Congressional Hearings Exclude Women

Women on Business

In a new report, Women Impacting Public Policy ( WIPP ) released some startling statistics that shows just how much women are excluded in Congressional Committees and committee hearings. Congressional Standing Committees (Excluding Rules and Intelligence). Congressional Select/Joint Committees. Congressional Committees with Least Number of Women Testifying. Senate Committees Featuring Fewest Women. House Committees Featuring Fewest Women.

Statistics Reveal Congressional Hearings Exclude Women

Women on Business

In a new report, Women Impacting Public Policy ( WIPP ) released some startling statistics that shows just how much women are excluded in Congressional Committees and committee hearings. Congressional Standing Committees (Excluding Rules and Intelligence). Congressional Select/Joint Committees. Congressional Committees with Least Number of Women Testifying. Senate Committees Featuring Fewest Women. House Committees Featuring Fewest Women.

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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J. Keith Murnighan: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Distinguished Professor of Risk Management at the Kellogg School of Management Hong Kong John Mowen John Wiley & Sons Keith Murnighan Kellogg’s Executive MBA programs around the world Kraft Miami Motorola Northwestern University Pfizer Purdue University The Art of High-Stakes Decision-Making the London Business School the National Wildlife Federation the United States Olympic Committee the Young Presidents Organization Toronto ToysRUs William MorrowKeith Murnighan earned his Ph.D.

Voice of Experience: Deborah Kaye (Bank of New York Mellon)

First Friday Book Synopsis

Anderson SIFMA the Financial Women’s Association The Professional Services Liaison Committee Voice of Experience: Deborah Kaye (Bank of New York Mellon Here is an excerpt from a profile of Deborah Kaye (Managing Director and Senior Managing Counsel, Bank of New York Mellon) written by Melissa J. Anderson (New York City) for The Glass Hammer, an online community designed for women executives in financial services, law and business. Visit us daily to discover issues that matter, share [.].

Expect the Unexpected (or You Won’t Find It): A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries A Kick in the Seat of the Pants A Whack on the Side of the Head Apple Aristotle Berrett-Koehler Publishers Citigroup Coca-Cola Creative Think Creative Whack Pack card deck Disney Expect the Unexpected (or You Won't Find It): A Creativity Tool Based on the Ancient Wisdom of Heraclitus GE Heraclitus: "the world's first creative teacher" Intel Microsoft MTV NASA Plato Roger Von Oech United States Olympic Committee

Nancy Duarte: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Cummings Joseph Campbell Mark Duarte Nancy Duarte PopTech President Abraham Lincoln’s address at the cemetery in Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) Resonate: Present Visual Stories That Transform Audiences Roberto Verganti Roger Martin Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations STAR moment (“Something They’ll Always Remember”) Steve Jobs TED TED Fellows committee The Design of Business Tim Brown Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

A Kick in the Seat of the Pants:? A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Harper Paperbacks The Artist The Explorer The Judge the United States Olympic Committee The WarriorA Kick in the Seat of the Pants:?Using Using Your Explorer, Artist, Judge & Warrior to Be More Creative Roger von Oech Harper Paperbacks (1988) This book should be read in combination with A Whack on the Side of the Head…preferably after you have read that book. At least that’s my suggestion. In Kick, first published [.].

A Whack on the Side of the Head: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

A Whack on the Side of the Head: How You Can Be More Creative? Roger von Oech Business Plus, 25th Anniversary Edition (2008) Note: When preparing for some interviews, I re-read several books on the creative process and remain convinced that all are still among the best. This one is indeed a business classic. This [.].

Make Your Competition Work for You

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bob's blog entries a creative collaboration with one's biggest competitor may be the best opportunity for revenue and survival coopetition Arizona Angels Selection Committee Callaman Ventures Board Member Cost sharing and economies of scale Entrepreneur in Residence at ASU and Thunderbird School of Global Management Facebook Harvard Business Review blog series HBR email alerts integrate for new or critical mass LinkedIn Make Your Competition Work for You Martin Zwilling Startup Professionals Inc.

Corporate Writing Doesn’t Have to Sound Like It’s Written by Committee

Harvard Business Review

Today, it’s your job to draft an important document. It might be some copy for your Web site, a white paper for clients, or an internal policy document. Whatever it is, it’s important enough that you’re going to spend weeks on it. Here’s the problem: documents like this go through review processes. And at most companies, those review processes turn your carefully written, well-designed document into an incoherent mess.

Caption Contest 2010.3 WInner Announced

Chris Brady

WInner Announced After much deliberation, hair-pulling, name-calling, and the general good-natured slug-fest that is always required for such artistic pursuits, the exclusive selection committee has finally determined a winner for the latest Caption Contest, #2010.3. 

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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.

The Evolution of the Executive, C-Suite, and Boardroom

N2Growth Blog

So, how did it all look back in the ‘good ol’ days’ and how and why did it change, well; Back in the late 80’s and 90’s top leadership roles recruited for, in the boardroom and on the executive committee, would often be trigged via an ‘old boys clubs’ hire.

Doing Digital Right: Ensuring Alignment of Business Strategy and Transformation Planning

N2Growth Blog

The executive steering committee that was formed wasn’t functioning properly, either. Under this model, the steering committee was never given an opportunity to steer.

Spending Money On Enablement? Here Are Five Things To Consider Before You Give The Green Light.

CEO Insider

As an executive, you are constantly making decisions about where to invest money, with committees, meetings and signature requests crowding an already jam-packed set of priorities. CEOWORLD magazine. Spending Money On Enablement?

Own the Podium: when stretch targets go bad

Roundtable Talk

RoundtableTalk Where ambitious leaders meet. Skip to content Home Welcome! ← Are you overusing your talents?

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The Absolute Best Reason for Bringing Values to Leadership

Lead Change Blog

It’s an organization connecting CEOs of companies with more than $100 million in revenues and I spend time with the CEOs early on in their membership as Co-Chair of the Membership Committee. I am very blessed to have CEO Connection as one of my clients. One of the perks of the job is that I am [.] Lead Change Group - Leaders Growing Leaders. Best of Blogs Series Leadership Development Leadership team trust values

Your Executive Title Does Not Make You a Leader

Lead Change Blog

Then you get a committee on snakes, and then you discuss it for a couple of years. In a priceless 1988 interview with Fortune Magazine, Ross Perot boldly confronted General Motors’ corporate culture. He said, “At GM, if you see a snake, the first thing you do is go hire a consultant on snakes. The most likely course of action is—nothing…We need to build an environment where the first guy who sees the snake kills it.” Your Executive Title Does Not Make You a Leader.

Succession Planning | Passing The Torch And Avoid The Talent Crisis

Chart Your Course

Step 2 : Putting Together an Oversight Committee The committee is in charge of defining the purpose and goals of the succession strategy. The committee follows the outline set by the owner or top leader of the organization. Many of our clients are facing a serious talent crisis.

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Four Ways to Break Career Stagnation

Career Advancement

Volunteer for committees and events. Participating in a committee or helping to host a conference or charity event translates to an abundance of networking opportunities. “I believe ambition is not a dirty work, it’s believing in yourself and your abilities.

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Someone to Know: Jeff Winton, an Accomplished and Inspirational Communications Leader

leaderCommunicator

He also sits on Alkermes’ Management Committee. Jeff Winton, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs at Alkermes, is one of the most committed and passionate leaders I’ve ever worked with.

Building Company Culture: Alignment Leadership

Leading Blog

In an effort to improve employee engagement, I created happy hours, pizza Fridays, and a party planning committee. Y OU PROBABLY HEAR the word culture a lot, but what does it mean?

Trophy Generation Damaging Nation’s Work Ethic

Chart Your Course

For several years I was on a selection committee for Eagle Scouts. The four of us on this committee spent about 30 minutes asking each individual questions, reviewing their experiences trying to determine if they met our expectations as good Scouts.

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