Wicked Strategies: A book review by Bob Morris

Wicked StrategiesWicked Strategies: How Companies Conquer Complexity and Confound Competitors
John C. Camillus
University of Toronto Press (July 2016)

How to embrace change and transformation, yet maintain an enduring and proud identity

To what does this book’s title refer? According … READ MORE

Chasing Relevance: A book review by Bob Morris

ChasingRelevance-1Chasing Relevance: 6 Steps to Understand, Engage and Maximize Next Generation Leaders in the Workplace
Dan Negroni with Jim Eber
launchbox (August 2016)

How to create a workplace within which “powerful, authentic, multi-generational relationships are most likely to thrive”

In this book written with Jim Eber, Dan … READ MORE

6 Essential Leadership Traits That Build Effective Teams

Wolf 2 last time I checked, Amazon US offers 27,901 books for sale in its “leading teams” category and 874 in its “leading business teams” category. Frankly, I was surprised by the latter number while realizing that there … READ MORE

A Climb to the Top: A book review by Bob Morris

Climb to TopA Climb to the Top: Communication & Leadership Tactics to Take Your Career to New Heights
Chuck Garcia
Advantage Media Group (2016)

How and why “challenge is the core and mainspring of all human activity.” James Ramsey … READ MORE

Johnny Covey on “Five Habits to Lead from the Heart”: An interview by Bob Morris

JohnnyIf you visit Johnny Covey’s website, you will learn that he ” is capable of bringing energy to a room where there is none, he can transform the way an event is … READ MORE

Make Your Own Waves: A book review by Bob Morris

Make Your Own WavesMake Your Own Waves: The Surfer’s Rules for Innovators and Entrepreneurs
Louis Patler
AMACOM (July 2016)

Here are unique insights about “a way of thinking, a way of acting, and a way of pushing the limits”

Similarities, … READ MORE

Stewart D. Friedman on “Leading the Life You Want”: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

friedman-1In 1984, Stew Friedman joined Wharton, where he is the Practice Professor of Management. In 2001, he concluded a two-year assignment (while on academic leave) at Ford Motor Company, as the senior … READ MORE

Five Easy Theses: A book review by Bob Morris

Five Easy ThesesFive Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America’s Greatest Economic Challenges
James M. Stone
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (2016)

Alas, many of those in power with the greatest need to read this book are least likely to do so. … READ MORE

Mark Twain’s advice to politicians, public speakers, “and other scoundrels”

photo14-1Few great writers offer great advice on communication. Mark Twain is one of my favorite sources. Here are a few of his gems.

On humor

“The humorous story is strictly a work of art — high and delicate art — … READ MORE

Bringing Out the Best: A book review by Bob Morris

Bringing Out the BestBringing Out the Best in People: How to Apply the Astonishing Power of Positive Reinforcement, Third Edition
Aubrey C. Daniels
McGraw-Hill Education (June 2016)

“The best way to run an organization is also the best way to treat people.” Sherman Roberts

This is the third … READ MORE