Karl Ronn: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

Karl Ronn is the managing director of Innovation Portfolio Partners. Based in Palo Alto, he helps Fortune 500 companies create new businesses or helps entrepreneurs start category creating new companies. He is a co-founder of VC-backed Butterfly Health that sells Butterfly body liners nationally. He is also developing a software company building diagnostic competency for… Read More Karl Ronn: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

Peter F. DiGiammarino: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

Peter DiGiammarino is a senior executive with 35 years of success leading businesses that target tight public and private markets around the world. In addition to running companies, he serves public, private, private-equity-owned, and venture-capital-backed software and services firms as an adviser and/or board member and has consistently helped them to achieve their full potential… Read More Peter F. DiGiammarino: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

Our Book on Organizing Change Features Three Key Principles

When Bill Lee and I wrote Organizing Change (San Francisco:  Pfeiffer-Jossey Bass, 2003), we did so from a large-scale perspective.  Our premise was that it is easier to consider change from a high-level such as a one that affects an entire organization, then, whittle it down to whatever level you want to use, such as a… Read More Our Book on Organizing Change Features Three Key Principles

Terry R. Bacon: An interview by Bob Morris

Terry R. Bacon is a Scholar in Residence in the Korn/Ferry Institute.  Previously, he was founder and CEO of Lore International Institute.  He has a B.S. in engineering from West Point and a PhD in literary studies from The American University.  He has also studied business and leadership at Goddard College, Roosevelt University, University of Chicago, Wharton,… Read More Terry R. Bacon: An interview by Bob Morris

Coming Next, February 4, for the First Friday Book Synopsis – The Orange Revolution, and All the Devils are Here

Nearly 120 gathered this morning for the January, 2011 First Friday Book Synopsis.  Karl Krayer and I have been presenting these synopses/briefings on best-selling business books every month since April, 1998.  This morning, Karl presented Buy-in by John Kotter, and I presented Power by Jeffrey Pfeffer.  They were both practical, useful, important books.  (Note:  Karl’s… Read More Coming Next, February 4, for the First Friday Book Synopsis – The Orange Revolution, and All the Devils are Here

Which is It? Overmanaged and Underled — OR, Undermanaged and Overled? How about Undermanaged and Underled?

In Leading Change, John Kotter states that some organizations try to implement a change program which is then likely to be “overmanaged and underled.”  In The Leadership Pipeline:  How to Build the Leadership-Powered Company by Ram Charan, Stephen Drotter, and James Noel, that theme is more broadly developed.  They write: Because of the new business… Read More Which is It? Overmanaged and Underled — OR, Undermanaged and Overled? How about Undermanaged and Underled?