I have started asking some of the groups I speak to to respond to this (in table conversations): “Tell the person next to you the last book you read, cover-to-cover, that was not a novel, and what you gained from reading the book.” And then I watch. Sometimes, I speak to groups filled with book… Read More “What’s the Last Book, not a novel, you read, cover-to-cover?” – Do you have a ready answer?
I have read the most remarkable speech. It was delivered as what appeared to be the last Commencement Address ever given at Sweet Briar College. (Now, it looks like they’ve got a second wind. Sweet Briar College is a women’s liberal arts college in Virginia. It was on the verge of closing permanently, but they have reopened,… Read More 4 Questions for Every Leader at Moments of Decision – from Teresa Pike Tomlinson
In this competitive marketplace, an organization’s ability to innovate by staying ahead of the competition and delivering products that command the market’s attention is more important than ever. As co-founder and chief operating officer of HGTV, Susan Packard was the second employee to join HGTV and create a niche in the lifestyle marketplace, and also… Read More Susan Packard: An interview by Bob Morris
(This is post #2 from the shared wisdom of Charlie Bahr, “The Entrepreneur’s Godfather.” Read my earlier post on “fixing the company” by clicking here). ——————– In the land of farmers with cows (is it ranchers with cows — they each have cattle?…) there is usually a cow with a bell around its neck. It’s… Read More The “Bell Cow” and thoughts on Leadership – The Natural Leader will Emerge and be Identified as the Leader
Here’s the process. It’s simple… not easy, just simple. This comes from a Business Consultant in the Dallas area, Charlie Bahr (“The Entrepreneur’s Godfather”). He is brought into companies when they are in need of getting things “fixed” — he’s brought in to “fix the company.” His work falls under the category of “turnaround” work,… Read More If You’re Going to “Fix the Company,” Start Here – (Insight from “The Entrepreneur’s Godfather”)
R “Ray” Wang is the Principal Analyst and CEO of R “Ray” Wang is the Principal Analyst and CEO of Silicon Valley- based Constellation Research. He’s also the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog, “A Software Insider’s Point of View”. The blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models… Read More R “Ray” Wang: An interview by Bob Morris
Here’s a rather obvious observation: people who work on the same thing over the long haul are generally much more knowledgeable than those who just dabble. The folks at Sandler Training (Acuity Systems) do not dabble! Yes, they are our sponsor for 2015. But we were glad to welcome them as our sponsor, because we… Read More You’ve Got Millennials On Your Sales Team (or, will soon) – L’areal Lipkins of Acuity Systems can help you work with them more effectively
“The truth is Jim Crow may be dead, but racism is alive and well.” Julian Bond, Feb., 2015. What follows in this book is an effort to understand racism as it works in American society, and especially as it has evolved and impoverished the whole country over the last five decades. Ian Haney Lopez, Dog… Read More Dog Whistle Politics by Ian Haney Lopez – My Lessons and Takeaways (the enduring reality of racism)
In this Twitter/Instagram/short-readings-over-more-substantial-content world we live in, who has time for reading books – big books, substantive books? One person who does is Mark Zuckerberg. We are now well into the 8th month of his “A Year of Books.” And when someone as influential as Mark Zuckerberg has a book club, it is worth noting.… Read More Mark Zuckerberg’s Book Club (his “A Year of Books”) is up to Book #16 – How many have you read?
Judith Humphrey is the Founder of The Humphrey Group, a Toronto-based firm that teaches leaders at all levels how to be influential and inspiring communicators. Since its establishment in 1987, The Humphrey Group has expanded globally and is recognized as a premier leadership communications firm that works with clients in Canada, the US, Mexico, Europe,… Read More Judith Humphrey: An interview by Bob Morris