Sat.Jun 25, 2011

Successful People Do Tough Things

CEO Blog

Yesterday, my run seemed hard. (I I tend to push myself and rarely do an easy workout). What kept me going was the thought "discomfort precedes success". In that case, health would be the success. One mantra I have used "Successful people do tough things". This has inspired me to tackle some of the tougher calls, study some of the difficult things etc. It all ties to delayed gratification. People who can delay gratification tend to have greater gratification. +

The Quest for Global Dominance:: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Quest for Global Dominance: Transforming Global Presence into Global Competitive Advantage, Second Edition Anil Gupta, Vijay Govindarajan, and Haiyan Wang Jossey-Bass (2008 How to establish global presence, then achieve and sustain a competitive advantage As Jeffrey Garten explains in the Foreword, this Second Edition offers “not only updates, not only new examples, and not [.].

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Straight Talk

You're Not the Boss of Me

I happened across a movie the other day called Straight Talk. It’s about a young woman who was accidently hired by a radio station to be an Agony Aunt. This young woman, (played by Dolly Parton ), was delightfully guileless and dished out her unadorned advice with clarity and good humour.

Getting China and India Right: A book review by Bob Morris

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Getting China and India Right: Strategies for Leveraging the World’s Fastest Growing Economies for Global Advantage Anil K. Gupta and Haiyan Wang Jossey-Bass (2009) How to leverage the world’s fastest-growing economies for global advantage In my review of Anil Gupta and Haiyan Wang’s previous book, The Quest for Global Dominance, co-authored with Vijay Govindarajan, I [.]. Bob's blog entries Anil K.

The Track Team that Leaps (and LEAPs)

Steve Farber

Track coach, Mark Tremayne , of Hilliard Darby High School in Hilliard, Ohio has created a team that Leaps. Not just literally, as all track teams are wont to do, but in the way they approach the sport, the team, and each other.

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How is your idea generation routine generating ideas?

Jason Womack

Are you on the path to make your best better? If you are, in fact, how far along are you in that process? If you're starting, or halfway there, or thinking you've made it.try this out: Lay out a blank piece of paper, get a pen, and set a timer for 12 minutes. Yeah, just 12.

Scripture Memorization, Week 26

Ron Edmondson

We are nearing the end of our look at what’s been called The Roman Road, a handy tool of verses helpful in explaining salvation to someone. I hope you are keeping up with each of these. It will give you a good purview of the book of Romans.

I'm Back

Execupundit

Having stayed at one of the few hotels in America with questionable Internet access, I have been unable to post until now. Am recovering from the withdrawal pains

Peter Drucker’s Recommendations for Summer Reading: Five Management Classics

First Friday Book Synopsis

I receive countless requests for summer reading suggestions and when I offer them, the frequent response is, “Haven’t heard of them. Are they bestsellers? I’m only interested in the best ever.” Well OK, but a majority of the bestsellers (whatever the year) are neither the best ever nor even the best that year. Like sparklers, [.].

Man and the Whirlwind

Execupundit

As I drove through a small town in a remote part of Arizona, a huge dust devil blew across the highway. I slowed down to avoid it and could see a person, clad in a white t-shirt and blue jeans, trying to outrace the whirlwind. He was able to elude the main part and get into a store building before it hit. All of the cars behind me slowed as well. No one wanted to drive into that red-brown mess. The dust devil may well have been the most interesting event in that area.

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Do You Want to Win the Battle or the War?

Self Help Zen

Not all conflicts can be averted. Not all conflicts are disastrous. When you accept these two truths, your approach to your communication will change. If you build a conflict-liberal organization, you focus more on the real problem that needs to get resolved, rather than engaging into the fixed ways of managing the conflicts. Conflict-liberal approach means that you do not believe that the conflict itself is a problem. Instead, you consider that as a tool to get the problem resolved.

Mini Saga #99 – Transformation

Rajesh Setty

Change is hard. It’s harder when you are on the one who is supposed to change. Mini Saga #99 – Transformation. The Management team was delighted when Rob asked them to write a change manifesto for the company. Each one submitted their list – 185 “must change” items in total.

Do You Want to Win the Battle or the War?

Utpal Writes

Not all conflicts can be averted. Not all conflicts are disastrous. When you accept these two truths, your approach to your communication will change. If you build a conflict-liberal organization, you focus more on the real problem that needs to get resolved, rather than engaging into the fixed ways of managing the conflicts. Conflict-liberal approach means that you do not believe that the conflict itself is a problem. Instead, you consider that as a tool to get the problem resolved.