Committee Considerations

Execupundit

I was recently asked to serve on a committee for a community organization; an invitation that usually plunges me into full "escape and evade" mode. He''s chairing the committee. The committee will be small. I know that no one on that committee will permit it to fail.

Appointing the Committee

Execupundit

Get the people on the committee who can do the job. Home address is a key criterion for serving on the committee? Oh, it's one of those committees. "Do we have any volunteers?" What is this? A suicide mission? Why are you asking for volunteers?

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.

How Many Roads Must a Committee Walk Down?

Execupundit

The Telegraph reports on the Nobel Prize Committee's efforts to reach Bob Dylan He's not home.

Thoughts about Committees

Execupundit

The fewer standing committees, the better. Most standing committees, over time, become sluggish and parochial bodies that do little. Emphasize that a committee recommendation is not binding. Have no more than 12 members. Designate a leader and set a clear goal.

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 [.].

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.

Board Chairs ? How to Direct Your Committee Chairs ? Michael.

Michael VanBruaene

Non-Profit Committee Chairs ? Be An Effective Project Manager.

Michael VanBruaene

What is the committee in your head saying, and why?

CO2

Committee in your head! These voices, in essence, form a committee or board. Like any healthy organizational board, you should consider a term limit and invite new members to the committee. What are they saying?

Committee of 200 Still Talking After All These Years

Bird's Eye View

The Committee of 200 is regarded by some as the pre-eminent organization of women business leaders. It celebrated its thirty year history last week in Chicago, and it was quite a homecoming for some as well as a launch for future activities in a changed world since the group was founded.

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.

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 […].

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.

True

Execupundit

"Everything has been said but not everyone has said it." - Representative Morris Udall describing a congressional committee meeting

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

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.

Joseph L. Badaracco: An interview by Bob Morris

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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 […].

Books 100

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

Tools 100

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 […].

Kaplan 100

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 5/27/13)

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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

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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

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 [.].

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

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.

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 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.

Amounts

Execupundit

Let this be your default mode: Committees: Few Committee members: Few Policies: Few Rules: Few Meetings: Few Resources: More than you think you need Time: More than you think you need Mission: One

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.

Reluctance

Execupundit

When some of the best people don't: apply for a job; run for office; or volunteer for a committee; it is wise to discover why

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.

No Particular Place to Go

Execupundit

The Nobel Committee may be looking for him Chuck Berry is 90. Let that sink in. Althouse has details as well as the song.

The Ineffectiveness of A Team Without a Leader

Ron Edmondson

When I arrived at our current church we had a committee structure in place. Committees were well-defined in their tasks. We needed more of a team concept than a committee structure. I’ve seen many leaders make a common mistake.

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C-Level Strategies

The Embarrassment Factor

Execupundit

Five people on a committee. Unfortunately, if the "expert" turns out to be less than capable, the passive committee members have fostered a problem. Their fear of embarrassment has turned the committee of five into a committee of one