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Chip Bergh (chief executive of Levi Strauss) in “The Corner Office”

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 insights provided … READ MORE

The STAR Model: Close the Saying-Doing Gap to Build a High-Performing Team

The Executive Education and Center for Leadership and Change Management programs at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania continue to generate an abundance of valuable material for executives in need of cutting edge … READ MORE

Booz & Company’s “The Thought Leader Interview” Series: Sylvia Nas

Sylvia Nasar (Photo: © John Blais)

Here is the introduction to an interview of Sylvia Nasar by Rob Norton as part of “The Thought Leader Interview” series featured by strategy+businessREAD MORE

Steven Wright: A Contemporary Philosopher

These are among my favorites from Steven Wright’s observations:

1. You can’t have everything. Where would you put it?

2. I was once walking through the forest alone, and a tree fell right in front of me—and I didn’t hear … READ MORE

Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

Good Strategy/Bad Strategy: The Difference and Why It Matters
Richard Rumelt
Crown Business (2011)

How and why a good strategy “acknowledges the challenges being faced and provides an approach to overcome them

As the title of this review correctly indicates, Richard Rumelt is convinced … READ MORE

Marti Barletta: An interview by Bob Morris

Marti Barletta

Barletta helps organizations get smart about women. She is the author of the groundbreaking book, Marketing to Women, now available in 15 languages, and co-authored Trends with Tom Peters, … READ MORE

Mastermind: A book review by Bob Morris

MastermindMastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes
Maria Konnikova
Viking/The Penguin Group (2013)

How the Science of Deduction and Analysis can make sense of “a pink elephant world”

Frankly, I have never read another book quite like this one, written by Maria Konnikova . Almost immediately … READ MORE

Warren Bennis on the importance of appreciation, especially to new leaders

In Thinkers 50 Leadership: Organizational Success through Leadership, Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove focus on various dimensions and elements of a subject that has fascinated thoughtful commentators at least since a blind poet, Homer, … READ MORE

Beyond Measure: A book review by Bob Morris

Beyond MeasureBeyond Measure: The Big Impact of Small Changes
Margaret Heffernan
TED Books/Simon & Schuster (2015)

The “paradox of organizational culture”: it makes a big difference although comprised of small actions, habits, and choices.

I have read and reviewed all of Margaret Heffernan’s previously published books and … READ MORE