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Moral Intelligence -- The Key to Enhancing Business Performance and Leadership Success

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 29, 2005, at 2:55 PM in News & Opinion

Strong moral principles and business success are powerfully correlated with each other. Two globally respected leaders introduce the tools for business leaders and organizations to harness the power of moral intelligence and enhance business performance. Backed by extensive research, Doug Lennick and Fred Kiel, Ph.

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How do you harness the Power of Moral Intelligence

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 29, 2005, at 2:00 PM in News & Opinion

How are moral principles related to business performance and successful leadership? Two globally respected leaders, Doug Lennick and Fred Kiel, have spent 10 years researching the connection and have discovered the best performing companies are guided by leaders with both a strong moral compass and the ability to follow it. The business advantages of moral intelligence may be hard to quantify, but the costs of moral ignorance are undeniable.

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Business Blog Book Tour #10 - First in Thirst

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 26, 2005, at 6:06 PM in News & Opinion

I didn't create a lot of fanfare ahead of this, but this week were are running the 10th Business Blog Book Tour. I am tickled that Darren Rovell, author of First in Thirst: How Gatorade Turned the Science of Sweat into a Cultural Phenomenon, is joining us this week. Darren is a reporter for ESPN.

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This Week - 9/26/05

By Dylan Schleicher, published September 26, 2005, at 4:38 PM in News & Opinion

Kate and Jack have been minding the store for the last two weeks, as I spent some time at home helping adjust to the new addition to the family. It is good to be back. We are really getting into the full swing of the fall season.

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From the Cutting Room Floor...

By Dylan Schleicher, published August 12, 2005, at 3:33 PM in News & Opinion

Ten Precepts From The Art of War That Never Made It Past Sun Tzu's Editor.

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Running a Marathon

By Dylan Schleicher, published July 6, 2005, at 1:47 PM in News & Opinion

This is from the Jeff Immelt interview in Fast Company this month: What have you learned so far in the job? One of the things Jack said every on that I think is totally right is: It's a marathon. It's not a sprint.

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Tom Peters Essentials

By Dylan Schleicher, published June 17, 2005, at 9:28 PM in News & Opinion

Tom Peters and DK have taken his most recent book Re-Imagine and broken it into four smaller topic-related books. They are called the Tom Peters Essentials Series. They include: Talent: develop it, sell it, be it Leadership: inspire, liberate, achieve Design: innovate, differentiate, communicate Trends: recognize, analyze, capitalize I like the series.

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Forbes Looks At Two Leadership Books

By Dylan Schleicher, published May 24, 2005, at 1:31 PM in News & Opinion

Rich Karlgaard of Forbes writes about Winning (great tips, but didn't move him) and Wooden on Leadership (loved it).

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Books People Like

By Dylan Schleicher, published March 11, 2005, at 4:46 PM in News & Opinion

Rob May likes Brand Hijack. John Moore likes The One Thing You Need To You. Mary Trigiani likes Blue Ocean Strategy.

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Armand V. Feigenbaum & Donald S. Feigenbaum's Thoughts on "What Quality Means Today"

By Jack, published January 27, 2005, at 4:15 PM in News & Opinion

In my twenty one years of working in publishing and specifically business books, I have seen many trends come along. The one that really connected with me was the Quality movement. It made the most sense because it really was about the customer experience.

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Management of the Absurd

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 20, 2005, at 11:05 PM in News & Opinion

Since Im on a real book kick today, let me tell you about one of my favorites on organizational change, leadership, and human behavior: Management of the Absurd by Richard Farson. My copy is yellowed from age, and the pages are dog-eared from repeated use. Farsons paradoxes in leadership take the wind out of slick management fads and slogan-based leadership.

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Fortune runs excerpt of Your'e In Charge - Now What?

By Dylan Schleicher, published January 18, 2005, at 1:25 PM in News & Opinion

In the January 24th issue, Fortune is running an excerpt from You're In Charge - Now What? : The 8 Point Plan by Thomas Neff and James Citrin. The 8 Rules for the first 100 days include: Listen Resist the savior syndrome Keep it simple Hit pause Look for quick wins Spell it out Don't dis your predecessor Give feedback It looks like a good book for someone taking on a new role.