One Simple Idea: A book review by Bob Morris

One Simple IdeaOne Simple Idea, Revised and Expanded Edition: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work
Stephen Key
McGraw Hill Education (2016)

From acorns to oak trees

This is a revised and expanded edition of a book first published … READ MORE

Jeffrey Pfeffer on “Getting beyond the BS of leadership literature”

bs-leadership_150x84Management books and commentaries often oversimplify, seldom providing useful guidance about the skills and behavior needed to get things done. Here’s a better reading list for leaders, provided in an article written by Jeffrey Pfeffer for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. … READ MORE

The Disney Recipe


Here is an excerpt from an article written by Todd Zenger for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, … READ MORE

The defining characteristics of a healthy organization


I have been thinking about organizational health and decided to share my list of defining charactertistics. Actually, here is a baker’s dozen of “vital signs,” in no particular order:

o The company always … READ MORE

Persuadable: A book review by Bob Morris

PersuadablePersuadable: How Great Leaders Change Their Minds to Change the World
Al Pittampalli
HarperBusiness/Imprint of Haroer Collins (January 2016)

Why leaders should demand to know whatever they need to know, especially if it is not what they think

Those who are persuadable have a mindset … READ MORE

Collaborative Overload

Collaborative Overload

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rob Cross, Reb Rebele, and Adam Grant for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To … READ MORE

How to create and then nourish a workplace culture in which innovation is driven by diversity

LivermoreIn Driven by Difference: How Great Companies Fuel Innovation Through Diversity, David Livermore explains how to establish and then nourish a workplace environment within which culturally … READ MORE

10 great talks to celebrate Black History Month


February is Black History Month.

These fascinating TED talks offer fresh perspectives on black identity, and fascinating insights on how to finally defeat racism.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: The danger of a single story (18:49)
Our lives, our … READ MORE

Literally, one of history’s coolest ideas

Johnson, StevenIn Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation published by Riverhead Books/Penguin (2010), Steven Johnson examines the origin and development of what is quite literally one of history’s coolest ideas: … READ MORE

Why Ken Robinson is so important

Robinson, Sir KenWhy don’t we get the best out of people?

Sir Ken Robinson argues that it’s because we’ve been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies — far … READ MORE


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