Archive for September, 2015

Jeffrey Pfeffer on BS Leadership: An interview by Tom Rath

SGSB-0349-Jeffrey_PfefferRTThanks to Amazon, here is Tom Rath’s interview of Jeffrey Pfeffer whose latest book, Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time, was published by HarperBusiness (September 2015).

Tom Rath: How would you characterize the current … READ MORE

Know How to Tell a Good Failure from a Bad One


Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here.

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Not all failures are bad – some of them are actually good because of the valuable … READ MORE

The Re-Education of Jim Collins

Collins @ West Point
The author or co-author of Good to Great, Built to Last, How the Mighty Fall, and Great by Choice went to West Point to teach leadership. Instead, he was the one who … READ MORE

What You Really Need to Lead: A book review by Bob Morris

What You ReallyWhat You Really Need to Lead: The Power of Thinking and Acting Like an Owner
Robert Steven Kaplan
Harvard Business Review Press 2015)

To paraphrase Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can be an effective leader or … READ MORE

David Brooks on “The American Idea and Today’s G.O.P.”

Brooks, David

Here is a brief excerpt from an especially thoughtful article written by David Brooks for The New York Times. To read the complete article, check out other resources, and obtain subscription information, please click … READ MORE

The Silo Effect : A book review by Bob Morris

Silo EffectThe Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers
Gillian Tett
Simon & Schuster (2015)

“Why are so many of us sometimes “blind to our own blindness?”
Daniel Kahneman

Two of the most valuable books I have read in recent … READ MORE

Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Talk About the Beginnings

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Valeria Maltoni (“Conversation Strategist”) in which she provides much of a conversation between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. She includes a video. … READ MORE

Gillian Tett: When Involved with Silos, Think Like an Anthropologist

TettIn The Silo Effect, Gillian Tett explores “the peril of expertise and the promise of breaking down barriers. ” As she explains, the word originated in ancient Greece and referred to a “corn pit.” Over time, the word has referred to storage containers for … READ MORE

The Timeless Wisdom of Socrates

Socrates-1Not a day goes by that I do not have an experience that reminds me of one of Socrates‘ observations. These are among my favorites:

o By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become … READ MORE

Other People’s Money: A book review by Bob Morris

Other People's MoneyOther People’s Money: The Real Business of Finance
John Kay
PublicAffairs (2015)

How some common sense can help restore “priority and respect for financial services that meet the needs of the real economy”

I agree with John Kay: … READ MORE