Creating Shared Value: An Interview with Becky Schmitt

HR Digest

From the vantage point of a lifelong career in human resources, Becky Schmitt talked with The HR Digest about the various programs which have put Cognizant on the global map as one of the top companies for star performers. Featured Success stories Becky Schmitt Cognizant

Someone to Know: Q&A with Rockwell Automation Senior Vice President of Human Resources Susan Schmitt


Susan Schmitt! What do strategy, saddles and sequins all have in common? Susan is Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Rockwell Automation. She is leading the company’s efforts to build leadership capability and make Rockwell a place where employees are energized to do their best work and attract the very best talent. When not leading HR strategy for this global organization, she’s pursuing her other passions – horses and ballroom dancing.


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The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson – A Big Book

First Friday Book Synopsis

Schmitt big books Big Think Strategy: How to leverage bold ideas and leave small thinking behind Collapse Isabel Wilkerson Jared Diamond; The Looming Tower Lawrence Wright Mahalia jackson Movin’ On Up nonfiction reading llist Richard Wright Steven Johnson The Warmth of Other Suns Where Good Ideas Come FromOur mattresses were made of corn shucks and soft gray Spanish moss that hung from the trees….

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 Entertainment Economy: A book review by Bob Morris

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Bob's blog entries experiential marketing Bernd Schmitt B. The Entertainment Economy: How Mega-Media Forces Are Transforming Our Lives Michael J. Wolf Crown Business (1999) Note: I read this book when it was first published and recently re-read it, curious to know how well its core concepts have held up since then. My conclusion is that they have held up very well. If anything, [.]. Joseph Pine James H.

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 3/4/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: REVIEWS Innovation as Usual: How to Help Your People Bring Great Ideas to Life Paddy Miller and Thomas Wedell-Wedellsborg Finding Keepers: The Monster Guide to Hiring and Holding the World’s Best Employees Steve Pogorzelski and Jesse Harriott [.].

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Brand Sense: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Brand Sense: Sensory Secrets Behind the Stuff We Buy Martin Lindstrom Free Press (2005) The Interdependence of Branding and Sensory Awareness Note: I read and reviewed this book when it was first published and re-read it again in combination with reading Eric du Plessis’ recently published book, The Branded Mind: What Neuroscience Really Tells Us [.].

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Architect Your Leadership – Part 3 – The Blueprint

Modern Servant Leader

CC License, courtesy Dick Schmitt. Today, let’s discuss the final piece in our series about building your leadership like an architect builds a home. The process includes three major steps: choose a location , select a style and now, creating the blueprint. There are some basic components almost every blueprint will have. Likewise, every leader must address some basic attributes: Front Door. Your front door is the main entrance to your home.

Our Unhealthy Obsession with Winning

Harvard Business Review

You can't help but feel the heartbreak when an Olympic athlete falls just short of winning: Taylor Phinney missing a medal by inches in Olympic cycling; Allison Schmitt losing the gold medal by 3/10ths of a second in the 400 meter freestyle in swimming; four U.S. It's impossible not to admire the discipline, focus, willingness to sacrifice and grace under pressure exhibited by the Olympic champions.

Case Study: Should a Hotelier Invest in a New Kind of Online Travel Agency?

Harvard Business Review

Ervaring’s CEO, Curt Schmitt, had suggested that they use part of their time at the ITB Berlin Trade Show to learn more about HotelShield, a new venture designed to help hotels increase direct bookings and reduce their dependence on online travel agencies (OTAs) such as Expedia and Priceline, which facilitated a significant number of reservations but took a substantial cut of the revenue they generated.