Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 6/10/13)

First Friday Book Synopsis

I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Stiletto Network: Inside the Women’s Power Circles That Are Changing the Face of Business Pamela Ryckman Leadership Sustainability: Seven Disciplines to Achieve the Changes Great Leaders Know They Must Make Dave Ulrich and Norm Smallwood […].

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Leadership Basics | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

Keep in mind that your credibility as a leader depends greatly on your actions: your interaction with your family, friends, and co-workers; your way of managing your personal and organizational responsibilities; and even the way you talk with a casual acquaintance in the elevator.

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What All Great Leaders Have In Common | N2Growth Blog

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How Mormons Have Shaped Modern Management

Harvard Business Review

In fact, one of my clients recently asked me, not at all unkindly, "What drives so many Mormons to be management thought-leaders?" Certainly, it is interesting to note how many Mormons have played an active role in shaping modern management theory. Consider the following examples: The #1 Management Thinker on the Thinkers 50 list is Clay Christensen , Harvard Business School professor and author of The Innovator's Dilemma , which introduced the idea of disruptive innovation.

Future of HR: The Transition to Performance Advisor


Nothing is more frustrating to an Operations Manager than having to fight its own HR Department while trying to get something done. Based on its research, i4cp believes that the top competencies for future HR professionals include: strategic thinking, strategy execution, in-depth business knowledge, business acumen, strategy development, business ethics, organizational development, decision-making, team work, and technology / information systems.

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Better Healing from Better Hospital Design

Harvard Business Review

Roger Ulrich, a visiting professor at Center for Healthcare Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden, has been a thought leader in the evidence-based design movement for 30 years. At a multi-purpose lounge of an acute psychiatric clinic in the U.S., “as needed” injections of antipsychotic drugs are used to manage patients who exhibit “aggressive and agitated” behavior.

Five Questions Every Leader Should Ask About Organizational Design

Harvard Business Review

A few years ago Dave Ulrich, a management thought leader from the University of Michigan, made a comment I found both insightful and profound: “ Every leader needs to have a model of organization design.” Rather it’s an on-going nipping and tucking of organizational resources to achieve both growth and efficiency at multiple levels: the company overall, the operating group level, and even within functional groups like human resources and information technology.