Posts Tagged ‘Abraham Lincoln’

Let the Story Do the Work: A book review by Bob Morris

Let the Story Do the Work: The Art of Storytelling for Business Success
Esther K. Choy
AMACOM (July 2017)

How and why “Once upon a time” has almost unlimited applications and can have compelling impact

As Esther … READ MORE

Twelve Excellent Quotations from Military Leaders Throughout History

I am grateful to Bill Murphy Jr. for gathering dozens of quotations from great military leaders throughout history. Here are eight of Bill’s:

“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, … READ MORE

William Tecumseh Sherman: A book review by Bob Morris

William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life
James Lee McDonough
W.W. Norton & Company (June 2016)

“War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be over.” READ MORE

Louis Patler on “Making Your Own Waves”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

patlerAward-winning author/speaker/consultant Louis Patler is President of The B.I.T. Group, ( a strategic business consulting & training company. Two of his books were on Steve Jobs’ recommended reading list. The J. Walter Thompson Agency named him one of … READ MORE

James Stone on “Five Easy Theses”: An interview by Bob Morris

stone-jamesJim Stone is the founder, Chairman and CEO of the Plymouth Rock group of companies. Jim began his career by teaching as a Lecturer in Economics at Harvard, after earning a BA (with highest honor), MA, and Ph.D. … READ MORE

The Thoughtful Leader: A book review by Bob Morris

thoughtful-leaderThe Thoughtful Leader: A Model of Integrative Leadership
Jim Fisher
Rotman/University of Toronto Press (July 2016)

How and why integrative thinking is the foundation of great leadership

Obviously, leaders have a great deal to think about before making decisions with varying degree of importance. Smart decisions … READ MORE

Pre-Suasion: A book review by Bob Morris

pre-suasionPre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade
Robert Cialdini
Simon & Schuster (September 2016)

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln


Dan Pontefract on “The Purpose Effect”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

PontefractDan Pontefract is Chief Envisioner at TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications company, where he heads the Transformation Office, a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance their corporate cultures and collaboration practices. Previously as Head of Learning & Collaboration at TELUS, Dan introduced a new leadership framework–called … READ MORE

Presentation Skills 201: A book review by Bob Morris

Presentation Skills 201Presentation Skills 201: How to Take It to the Next Level as a Confident, Engaging Presenter
William R. Steele
Erie Publishing (2016)

How you present yourself when interacting with others will probably determine what they think of you, for better or worse

Years ago, Maya Angelou … READ MORE

The Path: A book review by Bob Morris

The PathThe Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life
Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh
Simon & Schuster (2016)

Here are several “profoundly counterintuitive perspectives on how to become a better person and how to create a better world”

Here’s the background: … READ MORE