Archive for October, 2015

Gerald Posner: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

Gerald_Posner_author.tiffJohn Martin of ABC News says “Gerald Posner is one of the most resourceful investigators I have encountered in thirty years of journalism.” The Los Angeles Times dubs him “a classic-style investigative journalist.”

Posner is the author of twelve books, including New York TimesREAD MORE

The Brain: A book review by Bob Morris

The BrainThe Brain: The Story of You
David Eagleman
Pantheon Books (2015)

How and why our lives shape our brains and our brains shape our lives

Those of us who watched the six-part PBS series based on this companion book are especially grateful to have it … READ MORE

The Past Is Dead

Linkner (office)Here is an excerpt from a post by Josh Linkner at his blog. In Requiem for a Nun, William Faulkner offers another perspective: “The past is not dead. It’s not even past.” My own opinion is that … READ MORE

The Elephant in the Boardroom: A book review by Bob Morris

Elephant in the BoardroomThe Elephant in the Boardroom: How Leaders Use and Manage Conflict to Reach Greater Levels of Success
Edgar Papke
Career Press (2015)

How and why great leaders embrace conflict as an opportunity rather than view it as a peril

In a previously published … READ MORE

The Optimistic Workplace: A book review by Bob Morris

Optimistic WorkplaceThe Optimistic Workplace: Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone
Shawn Murphy
AMACOM (2015)

How and why optimism energizes a workplace culture so that personal growth and professional development can thrive

Long ago, Henry Ford suggested, “Whether you think … READ MORE

3 Mistakes to Avoid When Taking Over a Team

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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Taking over as the leader of a … READ MORE

Unfinished Business: A book review by Bob Morris

Unfinished BusinessUnfinished Business: Women Men Work Family
Anne-Marie Slaughter
Random House (2015)

A brilliant exploration of “the world as it is, not as many of us would like it to be”…but one it could yet become

There will always be “unfinished business” in a world inhabited by imperfect … READ MORE

Lars Dalgaard (Andreessen Horowitz) in “The Corner Office”

DalgaardAdam 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

The epiphany problem


Here is an excerpt from the latest edition of Tom Butler-Bowdon‘s newsletter in which he shares his thoughts — and others’ thoughts – about what he characterizes as “The epiphany problem.” Other subjects addressed in this … READ MORE

Talking to Crazy: A book review by Bob Morris

Talking to CrazyTalking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life
Mark Goulston
(AMACOM (October 2016)

How to manage “everyday craziness” whenever and wherever you encounter it

As Mark Goulston explains, he experienced an epiphany years ago when he went to a … READ MORE