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The Executive Checklist: A book review by Bob Morris

The Executive Checklist: A Guide for Setting Direction and Managing Change
James M. Kerr
Pagrave/Macmillan (2014)

How to replace vague ideas about your career with strategies that will help you achieve your objectives at work and everywhere else… 483 more words

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Ethics and Trust: An Interview with Robert Hoyk

In 2009, Charles H. Green interviewed Robert Hoyk, co-author with Paul Hersey of a book that I highly admire: The Ethical Executive: Becoming Aware of the Root Causes of Unethical Behavior… 623 more words

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The Most Popular McKinsey Quarterly Articles: Second Quarter (2014)

According to mckinsey.com readers, these were the most popular articles during the Second Quarter of 2014. Here’s a direct link to reading any/all of them. 1. 347 more words

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The best fireworks display I have ever seen


Actually, there are three:

o In person, fireworks launched from a barge offshore Martha’s Vineyard

o Also in person, following Arthur Fiedler’s last performance with the Boston Pops in a park along the Charles River on July 4, 1976… 27 more words

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Sylvia Ann Hewlett on “How to Deepen Your Gravitas”

Those who have read one or more of Sylvia Ann Hewlett‘s previously published books (notably When the Bough Breaks, Off-Ramps and On-Ramps, … 353 more words

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#GIRLBOSS: A book review by Bob Morris

#GIRLBOSS
Sophia Amoruso
Portfolio/Penguin–Putnam (2014)

Some readers could be deterred by a writing style that may seem to resemble narcissism on steroids. Other readers who are not put off by the constant self-references (there are almost 50 in her brief Chronology) and melodramatic assertions (e.g. 418 more words

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Does practice make perfect?

At least some people continue to insist that “practice makes perfect.” Does it? No.

Decades of research (notably by Anders Ericsson and his associates at Florida State University) leave no doubt that an individual’s peak performance is the result (on average) of 10,000 hours of deep, deliberate, and disciplined practice under expert and strict supervision as well as some degree of luck (e.g. 147 more words

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