Archive for January, 2014

Ready to Be a Thought Leader? A book review by Bob Morris

Ready to BeReady to Be a Thought Leader? How to Increase Your Influence, Impact, and Success
Denise Brosseau
Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Brand (2013)

If you have ideas that are of value to others, you are a thought leader.

Throughout history, there have been all manner of thought leaders in … READ MORE

Larry Smith on “Why you will fail to have a great career”

Smith, Larry

Richard Saul Wurman created the TED conference in 1984 as a onetime event. (As you may already know, TED refers to Technology, Education, and Design.) It became a four-day conference six years later. Chris Anderson purchased TED in 2001. … READ MORE

Left Brain, Right Stuff: A book review by Bob Morris

Left BrainLeft Brain, Right Stuff: How Leaders Make Winning Decisions
Phil Rosenzweig
PublicAffairs (2014)

Why understanding the decision making process as well as the roles of action and analysis “can improve the odds of success”

As I began to read this book, I was again … READ MORE

Get Out of Your Comfort Zone: A Guide for the Terrified

#2Here is an excerpt from an article written by Andy Molinsky for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to HBR email alerts, please click READ MORE

5 Powerful Tactics I Use to Achieve Great Teamwork

5 PowerfulHere is an introduction to an article and several videos created by Justin Rosenstein and featured by LinkedIn Pulse. To read the complete article, check out others, and sign up for email alerts, please click here.

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Earlier last year, I gave a … READ MORE

Idea to Invention: A book review by Bob Morris

Idea to InventionIdea to Invention: What You Need to Know to Cash In On Your Inspiration
Patricia Nolan-Brown
AMACOM (2014)

“Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats.” Howard Aiken

The Aiken quote correctly notes … READ MORE

Kerry Cooper (chief executive of Choose Energy) in “The Corner Office”

CooperAdam 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 insights provided during an interview … READ MORE

Eric Siegel: An interview by Bob Morris

SiegedlEric Siegel, PhD, founder of Predictive Analytics World and Text Analytics World, and Executive Editor of the Predictive Analytics, makes the how and why of predictive analytics understandable and captivating. In addition to being the author of Predictive Analytics: The … READ MORE

Power Relationships: A book review by Bob Morris

Power RelationshipsPower Relationships: 26 Irrefutable Laws for Building Extraordinary Relationships
Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas
John S. Wiley & Sons (2014)

Two questions: “How healthy are your relationships?” and “What does that reveal about you?”

I have read and reviewed two of Andrew Sobel’s previously published books, … READ MORE

You Asked, Buffett Answered

Quick, BHere is a brief article by Becky Quick for LinkedIn Pulse during which Warren Buffett responds to an especially important question: “Mr. Buffett, how do you explain the explosive atmosphere in politics today as to what it … READ MORE