Gilbert on Churchill

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Sir Martin Gilbert in an interview about his biography of Winston Churchill : Part One Part Two Part Three Part Four

Leadership Lessons From Gilbert & Sullivan

You're Not the Boss of Me

This 1999 production tells a story of Gilbert and Sullivan and the events that led up to the creation of The Mikado , a now much celebrated opera. At one point in the movie, Gilbert announces his intention to cut a song from the show. Mr. Gilbert remains quiet for some minutes.

Managing and Leading…Lessons from Gilbert & Sullivan

You're Not the Boss of Me

This 1999 production tells a story of Gilbert and Sullivan. Then, they discover something new, as Gilbert is reluctantly dragged, (by his long-suffering wife), to see some Japanese entertainers perform. Mr. Gilbert responds by saying something like, “ Sir, you misunderstand.

Josh Linkner on taking the first (and most difficult) step

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Bob''s blog entries Dan Gilbert Detroit Venture Partners Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity Earvin (“Magic” Johnson) Josh Linkner on taking the first (and most difficult) step Thomas Edison Long ago, Thomas Edison observed, “Vision without execution is hallucination.” ” In a recent blog post, Josh Linker shares his own thoughts about how to increase personal growth and professional development.

The most important skills that Google looks for when hiring

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One of them is Judy Gilbert, director of Talent at Google. Here’s what Gilbert has to say: [.]. Bob's blog entries "The Finland Phenomenon: Inside The World's Most Surprising School System" Creating Innovators Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change The World Harvard University Graduate School of Education Judy Gilbert Robert Compton Scribner The Global Achievement Gap The most important skills that Google looks for when hiring Tony Wagner

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Quote of the Day

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Gilbert in The MikadoThe idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone, All centuries but this and every country but his own. -

TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking: A book review by Bob Morris

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TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking Chris Anderson Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (May 2016) How to take “something you really care about and rebuild it inside the minds” of those with whom you share it I cannot think of another person who has made more or better contributions to knowledge leadership in recent… Read More TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking: A book review by Bob Morris. Bob's blog entries Amy Cuddy Anders Ericsson “Do schools kill creativity?” “The

What, Never? No, Never.

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I just finished a bunch of paperwork so it's back to Gilbert & Sullivan and the Captain of the Pinafore. You can't go wrong with Gilbert & Sullivan

The Myth of a “Balanced” Life

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Bob's blog entries "Chase two rabbits and both will escape" Dan Gilbert Detroit Venture Partners Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity Earvin (“Magic” Johnson) Josh Linkner New York Times The Myth of a "Balanced" Life University of MichiganHere’s an excerpt from a recent post by Josh Linkner at his website.

The Five New Faces of Leadership

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Bob''s blog entries Apple Facebook Dan Gilbert Detroit Venture Partners Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity Futurist Good leaders may stay the course but great leaders reinvent. Here is Josh Linkner‘s latest blog post. To check out the wealth of resources he provides at this website, please click here. * * * In the context of seemingly endless challenges, many of us have paused to reassess what it really takes to win.

Josh LInkner on “The Past Is Dead”

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Bob''s blog entries Dan Gilbert Detroit Venture Partners Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity Earvin (“Magic” Johnson) Josh LInkner on "The Past Is Dead" New York Times bestselling author St. There is a quotation among those that I have collected, “The past is dead. Tomorrow will become whatever decision you make it,” that may be from one of St. Paul’s letters.

Why Josh Linkner Advocates “The Creative Twist”

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Bob''s blog entries Aaron Dworkin Apple Facebook Beyond Basics Cristo Rey High School Dan Gilbert Detroit Venture Partners Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity Futurist New York Times bestselling author The Sphinx Orchestra University of Michigan Why Josh Linkner Advocates "The Creative Twist

"When I Was a Lad"

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How about some Gilbert and Sullivan for Sunday? There are some real career lessons here

Some Things Never Change

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From The Mikado by Gilbert & SullivanThe idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone, All centuries but this and every country but his own.

Darnell Lattal on “How to Create a Culture of Succession Readiness

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MedfiaTec Talent Management magazine Tom Gilbert Is your organization ready to bridge the knowledge gaps retiring baby boomers will leave behind? Here is an excerpt from an article written by Darnell Lattal for Talent Management magazine. To read the complete article, check out all the resources, and sign up for a free subscription to the TM and/or Chief Learning Officer magazines […].

Josh Linkner on “Swiss Army Knife Innovation”

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Bob's blog entries Apple Facebook Dan Gilbert Detroit Venture Partners Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity Josh Linkner on "Swiss Army Knife Innovation" MySpace New York Times bestselling author the best companies focus their energy on simplicity the erroneous conclusion that adding more will create more the Swiss Army Knife trap University of MichiganHere’s a recent post by Josh Linkner at his website.

Josh Linkner: “Aim Up, Compare Down”

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Bob's blog entries A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity Dan Gilbert Detroit Venture Partners Disciplined Dreaming Earvin “Magic” Johnson Josh Linkner Josh Linkner: Aim Up [comma] Compare Down New York Times University of MichiganHere’s a recent post by Josh Linkner at his website. To check out the wealth of resources that he provides, please click here. * * * A good friend of mine said something to me at dinner this week that really hit me: “Aim Up, Compare Down.”

Josh Linkner on “Leadership Lessons from the Honey Badger”

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Bob's blog entries Dan Gilbert Detroit Venture Partners Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity Earvin (“Magic” Johnson) fearless Gives back Josh Linkner Guinness Book of World Records New York Times Singularly focused University of Michigan Unstoppable Willing to do whatever it takesHere is a recent post by Josh Linkner at his website. To check out the wealth of free resources that he provides, please click here. * * * Don’t let the sugary name fool you.

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Gilbert memorial in LondonHis foe was folly and his weapon wit. Anthony Hope's inscription on the W.

Josh Linkner on Planting Seeds…Lots of Seeds

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Bob's blog entries Dan Gilbert Detroit Venture Partners Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity Earvin “Magic” Johnson Josh Linkner on Planting Seeds.Lots of Seeds New York Times successful people spend a good deal of time planting seeds the University of MichiganHere’s a recent post by Josh Linkner. His life continues to be an inspiring fulfillment of the values he affirms.

Josh Linkner on “Child’s Play”

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Bob's blog entries Candyland Chutes & Ladders Dan Gilbert Detroit Venture Partners Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity Earvin “Magic” Johnson It's Best When It's Your Turn Josh Linkner on "Child's Play" Listen to Your Instincts Playing the Game is the Fun Part You Need a ChallengeAs a parent of four and a grandparent of ten, I count among my most precious blessings each and every opportunity I have to play games with them.

Josh Linkner on “Defying Gravity” to Achieve Greatness

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Bob's blog entries "Chase two rabbits and both will escape" Dan Gilbert Defying Gravity Detroit Venture Partners Earvin “Magic” Johnson Josh Linkner New York Times Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity University of MichiganHere’s a recent post by Josh Linkner at his website. To check out the wealth of resources that he provides, please click here. * * * When the space shuttle takes off, it burns two-thirds of its fuel in the first 20 minutes.

Josh Linkner: “Aim Up, Compare Down”

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Bob's blog entries New York Times University of Michigan Josh Linkner Disciplined Dreaming Detroit Venture Partners Earvin “Magic” Johnson Dan Gilbert Josh Linkner: Aim Up [comma] Compare Down A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough CreativityHere’s a recent post by Josh Linkner at his website. To check out the wealth of resources that he provides, please click here. * * * A good friend of mine said something to me at dinner this week that really hit me: “Aim Up, Compare Down.”

Natural and Spiritual Leadership

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Source: Gilbert A. Books Business Coaching Communication Leadership Memes characteristics gilbert peterson life signature master plan for leaders natural leadership spiritual leadership spiritual qualificationsIn natural leadership , personality plays a primary role. In spiritual leadership , the Holy Spirit within each of us takes the natural qualities of personality and infuses them with spiritual qualities.

Maria Konnikova: An interview by Bob Morris

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Bob's blog entries "a pink elephant world” Always start with an empty slate “Artful Choice” “Lessons from Sherlock Holmes” Basil Rathbone “Literally Psyched” column “Whether you think you can or think you can‘t [comma] you’re probably right” Be in the moment Be present Big Think Charlie Rose show on PBS Columbia University Daniel Gilbert Daniel Kahneman Thinking Fast and Slow Don’t split your attention by multitasking Dr. John H.

Four Very Important Questions to Ask

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Bob's blog entries Dan Gilbert Detroit Venture Partners Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity Earvin “Magic” Johnson Four Very Important Questions to Ask Josh Linkner New York Times the most successful people focus more on the questions they ask than the statements they make the right questions can unlock volumes of knowledge [comma] wisdom [comma] and insight University of MichiganHere’s a recent post by Josh Linkner.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 12/3/12)

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Gilbert David Heinemeier Hansson David Kelley Fast Company Harder Than I Thought HBR Jason Fried John Cleese Jr. I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Harder Than I Thought: Adventures of a Twenty-First Century Leader Robert D. Austin, Richard L. Nolan, and Shannon O’Donnell Leapfrogging: Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs Soren Kaplan The Talent Masters: Why Smart Leaders [.].

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

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Gilbert Jerry I. HBR’s Ten Must Reads on Strategy Various contributors Harvard Business Press (2011) How to create “a unique and valuable position” by deciding what to do…and not do This volume is one of several in a new series of anthologies of articles that initially appeared in the Harvard Business Review, in this instance from 1960 until [.].

Therapy

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Challenges of Growth

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Recently, I've been reviewing some population statistics on cities in Arizona. Several of them are grand examples of how quickly an area can change.

Signs of Decline

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Note the examples from Mad magazine and how the artist assumed that readers would know tunes from Gilbert and Sullivan Illustration Art looks at comics from a bygone era and concludes there has been a dumbing-down since those days.

Quote of the Day

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Daniel GilbertNo one has ever witnessed the passage of a flying Winnebago, and everyone has witnessed the passage of time. So why is it so much easier to imagine the former than the latter?

First Impressions

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Gilbert and Sullivan ["H.M.S. A client recently called with a question about an organizational problem. The subject was sensitive and there was a desire for decisive action. There were, however, two likely approaches. Doing nothing was not an option.]

Three for the Ambitious

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Topsy-Turvy " - Gilbert and Sullivan and the creative process Three excellent films with special value and meaning for those just starting their careers: " The Pursuit of Happyness " - A reminder of the importance of hard work, courage, and persistence. Moneyball " - What can happen when someone looks past the way it''s always been done.

Communication – Easy to break – Tough to fix

General Leadership

Gilbert Amelio. GeneralLeadership.com and the General Leadership Foundation bring Leadership Advice from America's Most Trusted Leaders to You! Read more at [link].

Ministers at War

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Much of what we know about Churchill relates to his wartime leadership, chronicled as part of the late Sir Martin Gilbert’s magisterial biography.

First Paragraph

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From Churchill: A Life by Martin GilbertWinston Churchill was born in 1874, half way through the Victorian Era. That November, his mother, Lady Randolph Churchill, then less than seven months pregnant, had slipped and fallen while walking with a shooting party at Blenheim Palace. A few days later, while riding in a pony carriage over rough ground, labour began. She was rushed back to the Palace, where, in the early hours of November 30, her son was born.

The Churchill Documents

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In Commentary , Andrew Roberts reviews the new volume by Martin Gilbert and Larry P. The book is a mere 2,752 pages long. An excerpt from the review: As the previous volume ended, the Allies were about to invade mainland Italy.

Managers Eat Uncertainty

What Do You Want From Them

I was trying to understand why the fear of not knowing is so intimidating, and this is what I found (source: Dan Gilbert's TED talk ) : When thinking about the future, we tend to overrate differences. More information: Gilbert, D. Watch Daniel Gilberts talk on happiness at TED.

Recalling Pleasures

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Gilbert and Sullivan. Hard work followed by relaxation. A cool drink. A well-written sentence. An original insight about something you've seen a thousand times. A call from an old friend. The sound of a loved but forgotten song. The sky at morning and evening. A good dictionary. The Third Man."

What Really Drives Your Strategy?

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Gilbert, in their article " What Really Drives Strategy ?". For better or worse, why do so many companies veer off their strategic plan? Look for a disconnect between strategy and how resources are allocated , say Harvard Business School''s Joseph L. Bower and Clark G. Their assertion? Organizations of any size are built around a series of building blocks, and the bigger the company the more responsibility in those building blocks.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Rob Bell’s The Heretic

Joseph Lalonde

Watching Rob Bell, Pete Holmes, Kristen Bell, Elizabeth Gilbert (of Eat, Pray, Love fame), and others share their thoughts on faith and Bell’s journey was interesting. Elizabeth Gilbert: You can’t be soulless and have a life of any meaning.

3 More Reasons Your Leadership Is Ineffective

Joseph Lalonde

Image by Mark Miller Gilbert. I’ve never met a leader who says he longs to be forgotten. He wants to be remembered. And what does he want to be remembered for? Every leader wants to be remembered for being effective. Yet there are so many leaders who struggle with being effective.