Plain talk―motivating past the boredom slouch

September 1, 2013
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Plain talk―motivating past the boredom slouch

Have you ever walked into a classroom in the early days of the term and found students already distracted?  Many of the resources in this month’s news blog come from a presentation by Alan November that I attended during this summer’s Core Leadership Summit in Costa Mesa, CA.   In the video clip of November’s TEDxNYED…

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Andrew Carnegie and the vertical organization

August 1, 2013
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Andrew Carnegie and the vertical organization

Andrew Carnegie epitomized the self-made businessman.  Born in Scotland in 1835, he built a steel empire in the US and then donated much of his wealth to the expansion of the New York Public Library.  In this brief video clip, the editor looks at the period around 1869, when the Transcontinental Railroad was completed and…

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Oracle and Salesforce.com exclusive partnership

August 1, 2013
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Oracle and Salesforce.com exclusive partnership

Oracle ties the hands of Salesforce.com through and exclusive, nine year partnership agreement this summer.  The terms of the deal oblige Salesforce.com to integrate with Oracle’s fusion HCM and financial cloud, giving Oracle control over the core technology to power Salesforce.com’s applications and platform.  All of the Oracle fusion HCM and financial cloud applications are…

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Economic statistic schedules and databases

August 1, 2013
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Economic statistic schedules and databases

Underlying much of strategic decision-making is economic and demographic data.  Finding current and valid information that comes from vetted primary data sources can be a challenging task.  In the United States, several resources exist that are appropriate for the researcher.  The U. S. Census Bureau’s mission is to “serve as the leading source of quality…

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Infographic templates for effective presentations

August 1, 2013
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Infographic templates for effective presentations

Indian web blogger, Deepanshu Bhalla, provides several useful templates for creating infographics using PowerPoint.  Additionally, he has a page with selected tips on how to create meaningful documents using templates.  The website has many other data analytic tools and tips, in addition to these templates, and is worth spending a few minutes investigating the offer.…

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Leadership defined by the 16 boxes of MBTI

August 1, 2013
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Leadership defined by the 16 boxes of MBTI

Lillian Cunningham, editor of On Leadership at the Washington Post, looks at the historical background of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.  She positions the discussion around the questionable sustainability of a psychological test that is used extensively in the workplace, but has never been supported by the academic community.  Cunningham’s claims are based upon her interview…

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