Posts Tagged ‘Jim Collins’

Humility Is the New Smart: A book review by Bob Morris

Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age
Edward D. Hess and Katherine Ludwig
Barrett-Koehler Publishers (January 2017)

“NewSmart”: Excellence at the very highest levels of cognition and initiative

What will be … READ MORE

The Essentials of Stretch Goals

In Beyond Performance Management, Jeremy Hope and Steve Player recommend key practices to achieve superior performance.

For example, how to use stretch goals that are “invariably based on negotiating short-term fixed targets and have recently become more pervasive in both the private and public sectors … READ MORE

Winners: A book review by Bob Morris

Winners: And How They Succeed
Alastair Campbell
Pegasus Books Ltd (2015)

What we can learn from winners’ mindsets as well as from their modus operandi

Alistair Campbell carefully organized and then presents his material within four Parts. To his substantial credit, he anchors his … READ MORE

The Effective Executive: A book review by Bob Morris

The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done
Peter F. Drucker
HarperBusiness (January 2017)

How and why, “like every other discipline, effectiveness can be learned and must be earned”

This is the 50th … READ MORE

The Big Thing: A book review by Bob Morris

Big ThingThe Big Thing: How to Complete Your Creative Project Even if You’re a Lazy, Self-Doubting Procrastinator Like Me
Phyllis Korkki
HarperCollins (August 2016)

“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re probably right.”
Henry Ford

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

Life’s Work: An Interview with Kevin Spacey

R1603L_SPACEYHere is a brief excerpt from an interview of Kevin Spacey by Alison Beard for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain … READ MORE

Move Your Bus: A book review by Bob Morris

Move Your Bus Move Your Bus: An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life
Ron Clark
Touchstone/An imprint of Simon & Schuster (2015)

How to accelerate “the relentless pursuit of excellence” and do so with people power

Ron Clark’s use … READ MORE

Cultural Transformations: A book review by Bob Morris

Cultural TransformnationsCultural Transformations: Lessons of Leadership and Corporate Reinvention
John Mattone and Nick Vaidya
John Wiley & Sons (2016)

How and why organizations that thrive have launched preemptive transformation to dominate their competition

Most change initiatives either fail or fall far short of original (usually unrealistic) … READ MORE

7 Secrets of “Servant Leadership” That Will Lead You to Success


By serving your employees, you can build a happier, more-productive business with a better bottom line. At least that is the assertion by Peter Economy in an article for Inc. magazine. Here is a … READ MORE

George E.L. Barbee: Part 2 0f an interview by Bob Morris

BarbeeGeorge E. L. Barbee is one of the original Batten Fellow faculty members (along with Jim Collins, Malcolm Gladwell and Jim Gilmore) at top-ranked University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and … READ MORE