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Guest Post - Lee J. Colan, Ph.D.

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 1, 2008, at 4:15 PM in News & Opinion

Over the next few days, we will have a series of guest-posts from Lee Colan, the author of Engaging the Hearts and Minds of All Your Employees: How to Ignite Passionate Performance for Better Business Results, recently released by McGraw-Hill. To read this post in it's entirety, click the "continue reading" link at the end of the entry. Achieving Passionate PerformanceRegardless of current economic trends, the labor shortage is still alive and well.

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Article from Jim Champy, author of Outsmart!

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 15, 2008, at 2:05 PM in News & Opinion

Thanks to Jim Champy, author of Outsmart! : How to Do What Your Competitors Can't. The article below describes some shared characteristics of great companies.

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New excerpt up - from Leadership and the Sexes

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 2, 2008, at 2:05 PM in News & Opinion

There's a new excerpt up on our Excerpts blog. It's taken from Chapter 1 of Leadership and the Sexes: Using Gender Science To Create Success In Business by Michael Gurian and Barbara Annis. From the publisher: "Men and women lead differently.

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How the Wise Decide: Final Post

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 27, 2008, at 1:56 PM in News & Opinion

For the past few days, we've been joined by Bryn and Aaron, authors of How the Wise Decide. If you'd like to catch up on their blog posts, start here. This is their final post for our blog.

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How the Wise Decide: Dermot Dunphy, Part III

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 26, 2008, at 8:31 PM in News & Opinion

This blog post comes from the authors of How the Wise Decide. To read part I, click here and part II. Here's part III: : : : : : : : : Dermot Dunphy, Part III The real challenge confronting Dermot Dunphy as he pursued his vision for Sealed Ait was how to keep the technological edge that allowed Sealed Air to charge premium prices.

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How the Wise Decide: Dermot Dunphy, Part II

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 26, 2008, at 4:58 PM in News & Opinion

This blog post comes from the authors of How the Wise Decide. To read part I, click here. Here's part II: : : : : : : : Dermot Dunphy, Part II Formulating a vision is one thing, executing it quite another.

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How the Wise Decide: Dermot Dunphy, Part I

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 26, 2008, at 2:00 PM in News & Opinion

It's day two of Aaron and Bryn's, authors of How the Wise Decide, joining us to share the problems, lessons and solutions garnered from their interviews with 21 leaders. Today, they're talking aboutDermony Dunphy, the former CEO of Sealed Air. : : : : : : : Dermot Dunphy, Part I Most companies today have vision statements, idealistic slogans intended to guide their management and employees.

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How the Wise Decide: Bill George, Part III

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 25, 2008, at 9:30 PM in News & Opinion

Part III of the Bill George story, brought to you by the authors of How the Wise Decide. : : : : : : Bill George, Part III Bill George calls his traumatic experience in the Lenox Hill operating room a "power-of-one" observation. That single catheter failure crystallized in a way that no report ever could the problem confronting Medtronic.

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How the Wise Decide: Bill George, Part II

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 25, 2008, at 4:30 PM in News & Opinion

Part II of the Bill George story, brought to you by the authors of How the Wise Decide. : : : : : : Bill George, Part II After having a faulty Medtronic catheter thrown at him by an angry surgeon, Bill George began investigating why he hadn't known about quality problems plaguing the catheter business. What he found was a tortuous path that routed the sales reps' field reports about failing catheters through seven layers of bureaucracy before they reached the people who designed the products.

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Welcoming Aaron Sandoski and Bryn Zeckhauser: How the Wise Decide

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 25, 2008, at 2:25 PM in News & Opinion

Joining us this week on the blog are Bryn Zeckhauser and Aaron Sandoski, authors of How the Wise Decide. They conducted 21 interviews of wise business and government leaders - including, Bill George of Medtronic, Stephen Breyer of the Supreme Court, Daniel Kahneman a Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, Shelly Lazarus of Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide and many more. They found six decision-making principles.

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Blog Hosted by: Tim Hiltabiddle, co-author of Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 6, 2008, at 2:46 PM in News & Opinion

For the next few days, Tim Hiltabiddle, co-author of Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Office will be hosting our blog. Questions or comments? Put 'em in the comments section and Tim will respond.

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Article from Joseph A. Michelli, author of The New Gold Standard

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 29, 2008, at 3:44 PM in News & Opinion

Thanks to Joseph A. Michelli for providing this article for our blog. Shrink Not - Adjust the sail and seek The New Gold Standard of Leadership By Joseph A.