Archive for January, 2011

How and why most of what we call “thinking” really isn’t

In the latest of five bestselling b0oks, Unthinking: The Surprising Forces Behind What We Buy, Harry Beckwith shares a number of especially valuable insights and I have consolidated several of them in these two mosaics of excerpts:

“We could excuse our foolishness…by recognizing … READ MORE

The power of a well-told story

Steve DenningAnnette Simmons, and Doug Lipman have written brilliant books on the subject of storytelling; more specifically, about how to write an effective business narrative.

It is worth noting that CBS’s 60 Minutes is the longest running prime-time television show in history. In … READ MORE

WordPress 3 Site Blueprints: A book review by Bob Morris

WordPress 3 Site Blueprints: Ready-Made Plans for 9 Different Professional WordPress Sites
Heather R. Wallace
Packt Publishing (2010)

This book has prepared me well to work with technical and graphics specialists whom I have retained to transform this website into fully-functional, dynamic WordPress … READ MORE

The Change Leader’s Road Map: A book review by Bob Morris

The Change Leader’s Road Map: How to Navigate Your Organization’s Transformation
Linda Ackerman Anderson and Dean Anderson
Pfeiffer/A Wiley Imprint (2010)

I recently read the Second Edition of this book (first published in 2001) and the Second Edition of Beyond Change Management (also … READ MORE

The #1 Leadership Problem

Margaret Heffernan

Here is an article written by Margaret Heffernan for BNET (January 27, 2011), The CBS Interactive Business Network. To check out an abundance of valuable resources and obtain a free subscription to one or more of the … READ MORE

Michael Lebowitz (Big Spaceship) in “The Corner Office”

Michael Lebowitz

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few … READ MORE

Remembering Challenger….


Just before noon, eastern time, on January 28, 1986, on a subfreezing day on Merritt Island, Florida, the space shuttle Challenger exploded in a cloudless sky 73 seconds after take-off. None of the seven crew … READ MORE

Marcia Reynolds: An interview by Bob Morris

Marcia Reynolds has a passion for discovering and sharing how the brain works. She speaks globally on leadership topics and coaches top talent women in making big decisions, building important relationships and showing up with … READ MORE

Sam Carpenter: An interview by Bob Morris

Sam Carpenter

A resident of Bend, Oregon, author and speaker Sam Carpenter has been featured by hundreds of media, including NPR, ESPN radio, US News Radio, and Small Business Television. President and CEO of Centratel, the premier telephone … READ MORE

Bradford D. Smart: An interview by Bob Morris

Bradford D. Smart

Bradford D. Smart completed his doctorate in industrial psychology at Purdue University, entered consulting, and for more than 30 years has been in private practice as president of Smart & Associates, Inc., based in the Chicago … READ MORE