Dan Pontefract on “The Purpose Effect”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

Dan Pontefract is Chief Envisioner at TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications company, where he heads the Transformation Office, a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance their corporate cultures and collaboration practices. Previously as Head of Learning & Collaboration at TELUS, Dan introduced a new leadership framework–called the TELUS Leadership Philosophy–that dramatically helped to increase the… Read More Dan Pontefract on “The Purpose Effect”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

Dan Pontefract on “The Purpose Effect”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

Dan Pontefract is Chief Envisioner at TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications company, where he heads the Transformation Office, a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance their corporate cultures and collaboration practices. Previously as Head of Learning & Collaboration at TELUS, Dan introduced a new leadership framework–called the TELUS Leadership Philosophy–that dramatically helped to increase the… Read More Dan Pontefract on “The Purpose Effect”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

Never Speak with your Back to the Audience – One of Three Use-of-Powerpoint Suggestions

(First, a confession.  I’m not much of a fan of Powerpoint.  I seldom use it (actually, I prefer Keynote), and when I do, it is mostly images, and mostly to introduce my speech/presentation.  So, take this as criticism from one who is not a fan). Here is the deal.  You should speak to your audience. … Read More Never Speak with your Back to the Audience – One of Three Use-of-Powerpoint Suggestions

Continually Innovate, Or Else – Hinting At TED’s True Value

What do we mean when we say that every company, every organization, needs to continually innovate? It means that every company and every organization needs to continually innovate!  Or, they will be left behind, and maybe even cease to exist. There is no alternative. This post is prompted by a question that I asked a… Read More Continually Innovate, Or Else – Hinting At TED’s True Value

In a “Keep Learning” World, TED is Custom Made for those Life-long Learners

Last Saturday, I had the privilege of attending TEDxSMU (thanks to a generous, unexpected gift from a First Friday Book Synopsis regular.  Thanks, Dan).  It was our “local” version of the TED conference, held each spring, and now viewed by millions (literally! millions!) of people online.  Click here – (a good place to start –… Read More In a “Keep Learning” World, TED is Custom Made for those Life-long Learners

Nancy Duarte: An interview by Bob Morris

Nancy Duarte has driven the vision and growth of Duarte for 20 years, building an internationally respected design firm, which has created over a quarter of a million presentations. She has helped shape the perceptions of many of the world’s leading brands and thought leaders. Nancy is the author of the best-selling and award winning book Slide:ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations, where her experience was… Read More Nancy Duarte: An interview by Bob Morris

Jason Fried May Sound Right, But I Think He Is Wrong – Meetings Are Not The Devil

I don’t know how to identify an “expert” all that easily these days. Is a person an expert because he/she has written a book?  Probably not.  But, when smart people disagree, how do we decide who knows enough to copy and emulate? Consider this:  is it good, or bad, to have meetings? In Verne Harnish’s… Read More Jason Fried May Sound Right, But I Think He Is Wrong – Meetings Are Not The Devil

“Collaboration is the Stuff of Growth” – Sir Ken Robinson on Changing Education Paradigms

I have read, and presented my synopsis of the Element:  How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything by Sir Ken Robinson.  I have blogged about him here.  I have watched the videos from his presentations at TED, Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity and Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! He’s a real champion of… Read More “Collaboration is the Stuff of Growth” – Sir Ken Robinson on Changing Education Paradigms

Face -To-Face Communication; Real Conversations – Everything Else Is A Choice with Lower Impact

(These thoughts were partly prompted by the video of Chris Anderson’s presentation How web video powers global innovation at TED, and this interview with him at beet.tv about the power of the spoken word: Video is a “Reinvention of the Spoken Word”). ——————- Reflections: Communication is not words, or images, or ideas – it is… Read More Face -To-Face Communication; Real Conversations – Everything Else Is A Choice with Lower Impact