You may have missed a wonderful book that was published in August by Dr. J. Lee Whittington, a Professor of Management and a former Dean of the Satish and Yasmin College of Business at the University of Dallas. I have known Whittington for 17 years at the university, and he succeeded me as a consultant… Read More Whittington’s Leadership Book Gets It All Together
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
I am frequently asked what I think was the greatest speech of all time. I receive these questions since I coach professional presenters in the marketplace, as well as teach business presentations as part of the MBA program in the College of Business at the University of Dallas. I think that many people like to benchmark features of their… Read More King’s Speech was Great – But Not the Greatest!
As with many of you, we have a presence on Facebook for the First Friday Book Synopsis. Many of you are members of the group that we established. It is fun to interact with you through that group every day. It is important to remember that Social Media has limits as to what it can… Read More Social Media Doesn’t Make the Cash Register Ring
I am not surprised at all to see the statistics published on February 20, 2012 by the Pew Research Center that reveal very few Americans receive political news from social networks. Where do we get our information about politicians, campaigns, platforms, etc? It’s not from social media. Here is the breakdown, when Americans were asked to identify… Read More Social Media is Just That – Social
In addition to serving as President of my performance intervention business in Dallas, Creative Communication Network, I also teach part-time in the College of Business MBA program at the University of Dallas, and for two community colleges in the Dallas County Community College District. I thought the format of one of the books that we have… Read More Wild Textbook Format Should Resonate With Young Adult Students
If you work with statistics, one of the great challenges that you may have faced is how to write up results in a coherent and efficient manner. Here is a great source for you! This book is a short, comprehensive, and invaluable resource: From Numbers to Words by Susan E. Morgan, Tom Reichert, and Tyler R. Harrison (Allyn… Read More Reporting Numerical Results – A Book that Works
A quick stroll through the business section of a bookstore or a search through the management section of an on-line retailer will quickly reveal the plethora of titles available from sports figures. Working from the analogy that the activities inherent around a basketball court, a football field, or a baseball diamond simulate the activities in… Read More Is all the business world a field or court?
As I write this, I am in my third week of teaching one of my MBA courses at the University of Dallas. The class is entitled “Foundations of Management and Strategy,” and it is an entry-level course for students who did not earn a BBA, and which prepares them for their upper-level courses in our program. Each term,… Read More Building the Habit: Read Business Books