Posts Tagged ‘Aristotle’

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 thinking. Nao Tools … READ MORE

The Leading Brain: A book review by Bob Morris

The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance
Friederike Fabricius and Hands Hagemann
TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House (February 2017).

Here are several science-based strategies that can drive peak performance

Although by no means an authority in the multiple dimensions of … READ MORE

How to Manage Habits

In The Leading Brain, Friederike Fabritius and Hans Hagemann explain several ”powerful science-based strategies for achieving peak performance.”

In Chapter 4, Fabritius and Hagemann offer these key points:

o Our brains prefer the path of least resistance. In order to trailblazer a new neural pathway, the brain … READ MORE

The Story of Western Science: A book review by Bob Morris

story-of-western-scienceThe Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory
Susan Wise Bauer
W.W. Norton & Company (2015)

“Life is short, and Art long, the crisis fleeting; experience is perilous, and decisions difficult.” Hippocrates

There are hundreds of co-authors of the … READ MORE

Alex Shalman’s Favorite Inspirational Quotations


As a this New Year evolves, you may find many of these observations of special interest and value.

“Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy … READ MORE

Defining Moments: A book review by Bob Morris

defining-momentsDefining Moments: When Managers Must Choose Between Right and Right
Joseph L. Badaracco
Harvard Business Review Press (1997)

How to make decisions that could – and probably will — reveal a manager’s basic values and, in … READ MORE

Managing in the Gray: A book review by Bob Morris

managing-the-grayManaging in the Gray: Five Timeless Questions for Resolving Your Toughest Problems at Work
Joseph L. Badaracco
Harvard Business School Press (September 2016)

Here’s what you need when making the most difficult decisions

Friedrich Hegel once suggested that many of the most difficult … READ MORE

Stop Spending, Start Managing: A book review by Bob Morris

Stop SpendingStop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to Transform Wasteful Habits Hardcover
Tanya Menon and Leigh Thompson
Harvard Business Review Press (August 2016)

To paraphrase Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Frugality, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Tanya Menon and Leigh Thompson note … 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 constructed by his methods … READ MORE

5 Habits to Lead from Your Heart: A book review by Bob Morris

5 Habits5 Habits to Lead from Your Heart: Getting Out of Your Head to Express Your Heart
Johnny Covey
Made for Success Publishing (June 2016)

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but … READ MORE