7 Leadership Lessons from Kenny Rogers’ Song, The Gambler

Ron Edmondson

Kenny Rogers made a song famous a quite a few years ago called The Gambler. The post 7 Leadership Lessons from Kenny Rogers’ Song, The Gambler appeared first on Ron Edmondson. Perhaps you remember it. To my knowledge I’ve never really gambled in my life.

Roger Martin

CEO Blog

Roger Martin, Dean of Rotman School of Business spoke at World Innovation Forum (#WIF11). I know Roger and have read most of his books. I even have one on my desk waiting to be read now. He sat on the RIM board with me. He certainly is an innovative and deep thinker. The goal of design thinking is to find the intersection of 100% reliable and 100% validity". He speaks about the intuitive vs analytical thinking. The key is to has both.

0706 | How Transformation Works with Roger Martin & Sally Osberg


Strategy guru Roger L. Martin and Skoll Foundation President and CEO Sally R. Osberg are co-authors of Getting Beyond Better: How Social Entrepreneurship Works.

Roger Angell, Still Throwing Strikes

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Here is an excerpt of an interview of Roger Angell by Dave Weich for the Powell’s Books website. To read the complete interview and interviews of other prominent authors, please click here. * * * In the spring of 1962, William Shawn sent Roger Angell to Florida to write about spring training.

Roger Connors and Tom Smith: An interview by Bob Morris

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Roger Connors and Tom Smith are the founders and Co-CEO’s/Co-Presidents of Partners In Leadership, Inc., Change the Culture Own It Partners In Leadership Roger Connors See It Solve It Steps to Accountability The New York Times The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability Tom Smith USA Today Wall Street Journalthe internationally recognized premier provider of Accountability Training® Services around the world.

Dr. Roger Dean Duncan On Change

Eric Jacobson

Change is inevitable. Change is good. Help your employees and team learn to embrace change.

Not Just M.A.S.H.: Wayne Rogers Makes His Own Rules


You can hear the voice of Wayne Rogers while reading his book , "Make Your Own Rules: A Renegade Guide to Unconventional Success." Although Wayne Rogers is better known nowadays for his appearances as a panelist on the Fox Business Channel, once upon a time he was involved with a little TV series called "M.A.S.H." A Princeton grad, Rogers has been a serial investor and entrepreneur so his smarts extend beyond drinking home brew in The Swamp.

Roger Staubach on The Challenge of Teams and Team Building

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(Note: I live in Dallas, and I am old enough to remember Roger Staubach’s Super Bowl wins for the Cowboys. So, in Dallas, when Roger Staubach, speaks, we all listen!).… … Read More Roger Staubach on The Challenge of Teams and Team Building. As a quarterback and team leader, he was something! And, he has been equally successful in building a thriving business in his post Cowboys days. Randy's blog entries

2011 ASA Deming Lecture by Roger Hoerl – Need Any Country be Poor?

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2011 ASA Deming Lecture by Roger Hoerl, GE Global Research: The World Is Calling; Should We Answer? Roger starts by discussing some areas of Deming’s work that are not getting the focus they deserve.

Art Break: Rogers


Art Contrarian looks at the work of Hubert Rogers

Mr. Rogers on Children, on Funding, and Reminding Us What Really Matters

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Here’s a brief video (just under 7 minutes) of Mr. Rogers about children, his program… reminding us of some of what is most important. Filed under: Randy's blog entries Tagged: Mr. Rogers, priorities. Randy's blog entries Mr. Rogers prioritiesFrom his testimony to the Senate, 1969. This was sent in by a reader to Andrew Sullivan’s blog - “The Good Neighbor”).

Are Your Millennial Employees Turning You Into a Helicopter Manager?

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

Leadership Carl Rogers Dan Schawbel Flying Without a Helicopter Helicopter boss Joanie Connell Jon Mertz Ken Blanchard Micromanager millennials Scott SavageHave you noticed that you’re supervising more closely, giving more direction, or spending more time with your millennial employees?

Saturday’s Quote – Roger Wilkins on Diversity and Creativity

Management is a Journey

Roger Wilkins. The best hope of solving all our problems lies in harnessing the diversity, the energy, and the creativity of all our people. Management management organizational productivity people skills strategic thinking

The NFL Shows That Culture Change (Or the Lack of It) Starts at the Top

Next Level Blog

Current Affairs Leadership Lessons culture change leadership NFL Ray Rice Roger Goodell In the annals of interesting timing, it doesn’t get much better than an article that ran in the Financial Times this past Monday morning.

Roger Ebert’s “20 Movies of the Year” for 2011

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legendary film critic Roger Ebert has announced his top 20 movies of the year. With just days to go until the end of 2011 (Where did the year go???), Just as you’d expect from Ebert, his list runs the gamut from mainstream blockbusters to more obscure foreign or arthouse projects — with enough in the [.]. Bob's blog entries

The Failures of Design are all Around Us – (Thoughts Prompted by Design Thinking, and The Design of Business by Roger Martin)

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The design thinker, in the words of novelist Saul Bellow, is “a first-class noticer.” Design is not art… Behind the apparent chaos is discipline. For many of us, imagination is underdeveloped. Mastery without originality becomes rote… Make a continuing, conscious effort to counteract this tendency by nurturing your originality, even in the smallest of ways. […]. Randy''s blog entries

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Dan Pontefract on “The Purpose Effect”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

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Dan Pontefract is Chief Envisioner at TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications company, where he heads the Transformation Office, a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance their corporate cultures and collaboration practices.

Remembering Roger Ebert

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Roger Ebert reviewed films for the Chicago Sun-Times from 19677 until his death yesterday. Bob''s blog entries "RIP Roger Ebert: 5 Classic Siskel & Ebert Reviews" Rob Reiner Chicago Sun-Times James Agee Linda Holmes NPR Remembering Roger Ebert The Sure Thing I was born and raised in Chicago. For years, I delivered the Tribune in the morning and the Sun-Times after school.

Why Are We So Good at Extinguishing Creativity and Originality? (insight from Roger Martin)

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Consider this revealing quote from The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Advantage by Roger Martin. Why Are We So Good at Extinguishing Creativity and Originality? Because we say we want them, but we really don’t. Even as corporate leaders chase the vital, elusive spark of creativity, their organizations’ structures, processes, [.]. Randy's blog entries

Roger Ebert advises a Texas preteen future Film Critic – on Writing, and Preparation – with a Personal Letter

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Here’s Dana Stevens, on Slate this morning. I thought about just tweeting — but the letter is too good. In case you did not see it on Slate, look at it here. It appears that Ebert wrote it to the young Stevens somewhere around 1977-1979. Stevens, the movie critic at Slate, included this to introduce [.]. Randy''s blog entries

Thinking about Roger Goodell, the NFL, and Incentives… (Insight from the Freakonomics Guys)

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Our first two books were animated by a relatively simple set of ideas: Incentives are the cornerstone of modern life. If there is one mantra a Freak lives by, it is this: people respond to incentives People do “bad things” when there is an incentive to do so (e.g., “The The Cobra Effect” — The “Cobra” […]. Randy''s blog entries

How Unusual Is the Roger Ailes Sexual Harassment Case?

Harvard Business Review

The recent ouster of Roger Ailes as the CEO of Fox News speaks volumes about our partial progress on issues of sexual harassment in the workplace. ” Another Fox employee recalled that Ailes told her to get down on her knees, asked her, “ Are you Roger’s whore?

Leadership Caffeine™—You Decide

Management Excellence

Career Emerging Leaders Leadership Leadership Caffeine Dogged Optimism emerging leaders Exertion Gary Rogers Learn to LeadWe've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: [link] Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.

Take A Big Risk

Joseph Lalonde

Roger Bannister ran the first 4 minute mile. Self-Improvement overcoming Richard Branson risk Roger Bannister Tony Hawk R isks are scary things. You never know what the outcome of the risk will be. Will you lose your life? Will you strike it rich? Will you be denied?

Hook The Attention of Your Audience – Your Communication tip of the day from Roger Ebert

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On how to write ‘fast’ “[In high school] I was a subscriber to the Great Lead Theory, which teaches that a story must have an opening paragraph so powerful that it leaves few readers still standing. Grantland Rice’s ‘Four Horsemen’ lead was my ideal. Sportswriter Bill] Lyon watched as I ripped one sheet of copy [.]. Randy''s blog entries

Solving Problems with Design Thinking: A review by Bob Morris

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Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew King, and Kevin Bennett Columbia Business School Publishing (2013) Here’s a blueprint “for deploying design thinking across levels and functions in order to embed a more creative approach to problem solving as a strategic capability in Organizations” Here’s how Jeanne Liedtka, Andrew […].

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Kenny Rogers Reflects on Dolly Parton with two Great Life/Success Lessons

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There are ideas which you can hear, realize their value, and put into practice. And then there are other ideas which are simply illustrative. This is what successful people do” ideas. Here are two. Successful people don’t “mosey” – they walk faster than less successful people walk. and Successful people show up as themselves all [.]. Randy's blog entries

Roger Miller and the Animals


Truly a cute commercial. You will smile

Wayne Rogers's Guide


Execupundit.com Commentary by Michael Wade on Leadership, Ethics, Management, and Life Thursday, February 03, 2011 Wayne Rogerss Guide In the reading pipeline: Wayne Rogerss Make Your Own Rules: A Renegade Guide to Unconventional Success. Review to follow.

Leadership Thought From Author Roger Schwarz

Eric Jacobson

Wise advice for leaders from author Roger Schwarz in his new book, Smart Leaders Smarter Teams : "You can express your own views as passionately as you want, as long as you''re equally curious about others'' views.".

8 Assumptions and 8 Questions about Innovation

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Randy's blog entries Adaptation Exaptation Innovation: Processes and Environments That Invite Successful Innovation Bernd Schmitt Gary Hamel Roger Martin Steven Johnson Tom Kelley Twyla Tharp

The Story of The Jolly Roger


T his always comes to mind on April 15

Saturday’s Quote – Roger Von Oech on Innovation & Change

Management is a Journey

Roger Von Oech. New ideas are not born in a conforming environment.—Roger Innovation Business Trends innovation quotes

The Design of Business: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Design of Business: Why Design Thinking is the Next Competitive Edge Roger Martin Harvard Business Press (2009) I just re-read this book and value it even more now than I did when it was first published. One point I want to make here that I failed to make in a prior review is that [.].

The Opposable Mind: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Opposable Mind: How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking Roger Martin Harvard Business School Press (2007) When I first read this brilliant book, I was reminded of what Doris Kearns reveals about Abraham Lincoln in Team of Rivals. Kennan Harvard Business School Press How Successful Leaders Win Through Integrative Thinking Isadore Sharp Lee-Chin Lincoln called "very near being a perfect man Lincoln called a "long armed Ape Roger Martin Salmon P.

Design Thinking for Social Innovation

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Here is an excerpt from a brilliant article co-authored by Tim Brown and Jocelyn Wyatt for Stanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2010). To read the complete article, check out other valuable resources, obtain subscription information, and sign up for a free newsletter, please click here. * * * Designers have traditionally focused on enhancing the [.].

Six Action Shoes: A book report by Bob Morris

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and Roger von Oech. Six Action Shoes Edward De Bono Longman Higher Education (1991) Note: When preparing for some interviews, I recently re-read several books on the creative process and remain convinced that all are still among the best. For example… A Shoe for Every Action I presume to suggest that you read this book after you read de [.]. Bob's blog entries A Shoe for Every Action and attention to human feelings and sensitivities.

More Terrific Quotations!

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Paul Stephen Wright Sun Tzu Thomas Merton Virginia Woolf Will Rogers William Shakespeare Yogi BerraOne of the several joys of reading a wide variety of books is that their authors share quotations that were previously unfamiliar and are worthy of inclusion with those chestnuts from the usual sources such as Sun Tzu, St. Paul, William Shakespeare, and Yogi Berra. Only those who take leisurely what the people of the [.].

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How to Successfully Manage Opposing Strategies

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Here is an excerpt from an article written by Roger Martin for the Harvard Business Review blog. To read the complete article, check out other articles and resources, and/or sign up for a free subscription to Harvard Business Review’s Daily Alerts, please click here. * * * In my last blog I described how in [.].

Remote Leadership Development

Lead Change Blog

Leadership Development Webinars 1080 Group develop leaders Roger Courville Self Development WebinarCan you develop people remotely? New technologies are being created at a rapidly increasing pace. And high unemployment combined with the current economic malaise has forced many companies to cut back on middle-managers and travel. All of this creates a toxic environment for leadership development. Traditionally developing leaders is a mentoring activity. Mentoring is difficult [.].