Saturday’s Quote – Al Schmitt on Teamwork

Management is a Journey

– Al Schmitt. Great teams set aside personal agendas to focus all their resources on a common goal. Leadership motivation organizational productivity performance management

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.

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

First Friday Book Synopsis

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

First Friday Book Synopsis

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.

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.

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.

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

Harvard Business Review

Lotta Tindal, the chief marketing officer for the Dutch hospitality group Ervaring Hotels & Resorts, hadn’t wanted to come to the presentation, but Gerard Bakker, Ervaring’s CFO, had twisted her arm.

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