What Don Draper and Gordon Gekko Have to Teach Us

Next Level Blog

This past weekend, Gordon Gekko was back in Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. All of that seems to work for Gordon Gekko as well – especially the part about blow people away anytime you say anything.

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Bing Gordon (Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers) in “The Corner Office”

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Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Bing Gordon, a partner at the venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Bob's blog entries Adam Bryant Bing Gordon Corner Office column Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers SundayBusiness section The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed The New York Times Times Books

Deming Podcast with Gordon McGilton

Deming Institute

Gordon McGilton, director of a private equity fund with investment in multiple industries, discusses applying Deming’s management ideas at the companies they invest in. Gordon will be presenting the 4 Day Deming seminar with Heero Hacquebord 27 to 30 April in Columbus, Ohio. Gordon McGilton went to a 4 day seminar but didn’t find anything worthwhile. However, when they sought to understand the insights Gordon had made he was unable to provide adequate replies.

Dr. Thomas Gordon - A Credo for Relationships

Building Personal Strength

The first book I ever read about people skills was Dr. Thomas Gordon's 1970 book P.E.T. Dr. Gordon passed away in 2002. Disclaimer - I have no affiliate connection with Dr. Gordon's organization or the publisher and receive no compensation for endorsing his books.)

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Online training: Gordon Ramsay teaches cooking

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Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Uncle Drew

Joseph Lalonde

Before he recruited Uncle Drew and his friends, Dax placed all of his focus on the star player of Casper (Aaron Gordon).

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Were the Founding Fathers Great Leaders?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Gordon Leidner: Alexander Hamilton and the Founding Fathers have made a splash in the news recently, thanks to Broadway’s sensational production “Hamilton.” founding fathers Gordon Leidner great leaders Hamilton presidents

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Gordon Lightfoot: " Old Dan's Records." Crank it up

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Which Stage of Competence Are You?

Nathan Magnuson

Back in the 1970s, Gordon Training […]. Everybody wants competence. We want it for ourselves. We expect it from others in our organizations. We demand it from the people and organizations we purchase from. But do we figure out if we’ve got it? How well do we develop it in others?

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Discover Your One Word To Leave A Legacy

Eric Jacobson

Life Word co-authors are: Jon Gordon - @JonGordon11 Author of the books: The Energy Bus The No Complaining Rule Training Camp The Carpenter Photo By: Jeff Harrington Dan Britton - @fcadan Speaker, author, coach, marathon runner, and former professional lacrosse player.

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You Must Serve to be Great

Modern Servant Leader

Jon Gordon If you want to be a great leader, you must serve. Jon Gordon got it right when he said this at the World LEADERS Conference. Servant Leadership Greatness Jon Gordon Martin Luther King Jr. You don’t have to be great to serve, but you must serve to be great.

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Road Music

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Gordon Lightfoot : " Don Quixote." Steppenwolf : " Born to Be Wild." Lyle Lovett : " In My Own Mind

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Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

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Jim Dewald is the dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and an associate professor in the strategy and entrepreneurship. A business leader who can provide an effective bridge between strategy theory and on-the-ground practice, his research interests are related to the micro-foundations of strategy formulation and implementation. Specifically, his… Read More Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris.

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Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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Jim Dewald is the dean of the Haskayne School of Business at the University of Calgary and an associate professor in the strategy and entrepreneurship. A business leader who can provide an effective bridge between strategy theory and on-the-ground practice, his research interests are related to the micro-foundations of strategy formulation and implementation. Specifically, his… Read More Jim Dewald on “Entrepreneurial Thinking”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris.

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Introducing The Remarkable Leadership Podcast

Lead Change Blog

In the first week alone, Kevin’s team is releasing four powerful episodes with these best-selling authors, entrepreneurs and award-winning speakers: Jim Kouzes , Jon Gordon , Dave Kerpen , and Tim Sanders ! Resources Dave Kerpen Jim Kouzes Jon Gordon Kevin Eikenberry Podcasts Tim Sanders

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Gordon Ramsay’s Secret Ingredient to Sustained Success - SPONSOR CONTENT FROM HBX

Harvard Business Review

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay shares his advice for achieving and maintaining success. When Gordon Ramsay opened his first restaurant in London, his goal was to win three Michelin stars. He was successful in doing so, but he soon realized that winning them was the easy part. How do you maintain success once you have achieved it? For Ramsay, he needed to develop the team that would run the kitchen when he wasn’t there.

The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work

Kevin Eikenberry

This week’s Resource Recommendation is The Seed: Finding Purpose and Happiness in Life and Work by Jon Gordon. Books Learning happiness Jon Gordon morale purposeJosh is lethargic and can’t seem to muster much energy for his work anymore. This is so obvious that his boss offers him a two week paid leave of absence to determine if he wants to be [.].

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Entrepreneurship in American History

Coaching Tip

Sources: John Steele Gordon: Empire of Wealth: The Epic History of American Economic Power. Hirschman jamestown john steele gordon mohawk tribe new york sir william johnson united states virginia The activity of entrepreneurship goes back to ancient times.

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Gordon Lightfoot : " 10 Degrees and Getting Colder. " The Hooters : " And We Danced." Donovan : " Catch the Wind." Cole Porter : " Anything Goes" (with lyrics

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Leaders in the News: A reality TV show, a comedy of errors, or a Greek tragedy?

Lead Change Blog

Posted in Leadership Coaching Leadership Development Self Leadership In one hour this morning’s news was filled with the following headlines with fallen leaders topping the storylines: “A middle school principal arrested for domestic violence …” “NASCAR star Jeff Gordon loses his temper in a race and gets into a fight on the track” “John McAfee (of anti-virus fame) wanted for the murder of [.].

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Gordon Lightfoot: " Old Dan''s Records." Dance all night to the 78s. Crank it up

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CitySquare’s Larry James Presents at December 7 FFBS

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Karl's blog entries best-seller CitySquare first friday book synopsis Guiliani hunger Jon Gordon Larry James Leadership Masonic Grand Lodge of Texas poverty Randy Mayeux Rudolph Guiliani tax-deductible The Energy Bus Wall Street JournalI am so happy that Larry James, CEO and President of CitySquare, will be our guest presenter at the December 7 First Friday Book Synopsis.

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“Moore’s Law” and the Second Machine Age

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Bob''s blog entries "Moore''s Law" and the Second Machine Age and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies Big Bang Disruption: Strategy in the Age of Devastating Innovation Larry Downes Geoffrey Moore Crossing the Chasm (3rd Edition): Marketing and Selling Disruptive Products to Mainstream Customers Gordon Moore Electronics magazine "Cramming More Components onto Integrated Circuits" In The Second Machine Age: Work Paul Nunes Progress

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Recommended Resource – Soup: A recipe to nourish your team and culture

Strategy Driven

Soup : A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture by Jon Gordon About the Reference Soup : A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture a business novel by Jon Gordon illustrates the significant impact senior leaders have on setting and nurturing their organization’s culture.

Four Ways to Deal with Negativity in a Positive Way

Leadership Freak

I recently reconnected with my friend Jon Gordon (Mr. I’m a no nonsense farm boy originally from a dairy farm in Central Maine. We’re not impressed with positivity. Positive Leadership). I’ve been skeptical… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Optimism Leadership Development organizational success

What is a Vision or Mission Statement?

Coaching Tip

In " Vision: Your Pathway to Victory," author Gordon D'Angelo defines "vision" as the process that brings imagination to creation. Books Business Coaching Career Leadership Self-Awareness Skills Success gordon d'angelo identity elements john agno know thyself life signature mission statement peter drucker vision statement" Nothing happens unless first a dream." Carl Sandburg. Remember when you believed that you could change the world? Where are those dreams and aspirations of youth?

Onward: A book review by Bob Morris

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Onward: How Starbucks Fought for Its Life without Losing Its Soul Howard Schultz with Joanne Gordon Rodale (2011) “Starbucks’ touchstones, the source of our pride” Howard Schultz In January 2008, chairman Howard Schultz resumed his roles as President and CEO of Starbucks eight years after he relinquished them, replacing Jim Donald, who took the posts [.].

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First Paragraph

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I 'd never heard of Gordon Sandalwood until he walked up to my booth at State Bar & Grill and slid into the seat across from me. From Web of Deceit by Renee Pawlish

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Bob Dylan : " Man of Constant Sorrow " Gordon Lightfoot : " 10 Degrees and Getting Colder " Willie Nelson : " Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain

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What Does Warren Buffett Know That Steve Jobs Didn’t?

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Gordon Crovitz Omaha World-Herald Steve Jobs Wall Street Journal Wall Street Journal.com Warren Buffett Washington PostI thought it was interesting when Warren Buffett made a major turnaround and chose to invest in a traditional newspaper. On November 30, Berkshire Hathaway, where Buffett is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, purchased the Omaha World-Herald Company, publisher of six daily papers in Nebraska and Iowa. Such a deal is counter to the flow of [.].

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After half a lifetime in the wilderness, most of it spent struggling to survive, it still struck Gordon as odd - how obscure memories would pop into his mind right in the middle of a life-or-death fight. In dust and blood - with the sharp tang of terror stark in his nostrils - a man's mind will sometimes pull forth odd relevancies.

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Legacy: Define Power – Determine Purpose – Discover Passion

Leadership Freak

Jon Gordon, co-author of, “Life Word,” with Dan Britton and Jimmy Page.… “We don’t get burned out because of what we do. We get burned out because we forget why we do it.” … Continue reading → Leading Passion Power Saying No Growth Leadership Development

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Quote of the Day

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James Gordon BrooksHigh seats are never but uneasy, and crowns are always stuffed with thorns.

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Need, Speed, and Greed: A book review by Bob Morris

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Need, Speed, and Greed: How the New Rules of Innovation Can Transform Businesses, Propel Nations to Greatness, and Tame the World’s Most Wicked Problems Vijay V. Vaitheeswaran Harper Business/An Imprint of HarperCollins (2012) A brilliant examination of “the new paradigm for sustainable economic development in the twenty-first century” How innovation happens is rapidly changing. The [.].

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Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 3/11/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Can’t Buy Me Like: How Authentic Customer Connections Drive Superior Results Bob Garfield and Doug Levy The Future Arrived Yesterday: The Rise of the Protean Corporation and What It Means for You Michael Malone It’s Always [.].

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What Kind of Misfit Are You?

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Umair Haque for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click here. * * * Here’s a confession that may surprise no one who regularly reads [.].

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Quote of the Day

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Gordon LivingstonThe three components of happiness are something to do, someone to love, and something to look forward to.

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"American Ulysses"

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In Commentary : Read all of John Steele Gordon's review of the latest biography of Ulysses Grant, a truly great man Grant had the man arrested and brought to his headquarters where he was strung up by his thumbs.

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The Queen's Birthday

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Imagine being in the room for her meetings with the British prime ministers who have served during her reign: Winston Churchill Anthony Eden Harold Macmillan Alec Douglas-Home Harold Wilson Edward Heath James Callaghan Margaret Thatcher John Major Tony Blair Gordon Brown David Cameron Theresa May

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Little Bets: A book review by Bob Morris

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Bob's blog entries Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Bill George Bing Gordon Chet Pipkin Chris Rock Constant experimentation (“learn by doing”) is fundamental to this approach constant iteration (reiteration?)

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