Posts Tagged ‘Oscar Wilde’

When Interviewing for a Position: Some Dos and Don’ts

Here is some valuable advice provided by recruiters in several of the “1oo Best Companies to Work For,” annually ranked by FORTUNE magazine.

“We ask our receptionists for their impressions and direct feedback. Any hint of arrogance or condescension … READ MORE

45 Of History’s Most Famous (And Amusing) Insults

twainOne of our three sons, Geoffrey, introduced me to an especially interesting website — All That Is Interesting (ati) — at which the resources include Chris Altman’s “45 Of History’s Most Famous (And Amusing) Insults.”

For example:

“The trouble ain’t there is too many fools, but that the … READ MORE

Stewart D. Friedman on “Leading the Life You Want”: Part 1 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 executive for leadership development.


Million Dollar Maverick: A book review by Bob Morris

Million Dollar MaverickMillion Dollar Maverick: Forge Your Own Path to Think Differently, Act Decisively, and Succeed Quickly
Alan Weiss

Bibliomotion (May 2016)

How and why “simply taking a contrarian or one-off view” – and acting on it – can be the secret to success

This is a … 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

The Mentor Myth: A book review by Bob Morris

Mentor MythThe Mentor Myth: How to Take Control of Your Own Success
Debby Carreau
Bibliomotion Media (April 2016)

Who’s your best mentor? That would be you IF you are determined to become the best you that you can be

Oscar Wilde once advised, “Be yourself. … READ MORE

All the Leader You Can Be: A book review by Bob Morris

All theLeaderAll the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence
Suzanne Bates
McGraw-Hill Education (2016)

Here’s a “research-based definition of executive presence” with an explanation of how to develop it

Opinions are divided (sometimes sharply divided) about the importance of … READ MORE

Gerald Posner: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

Gerald_Posner_author.tiffJohn Martin of ABC News says “Gerald Posner is one of the most resourceful investigators I have encountered in thirty years of journalism.” The Los Angeles Times dubs him “a classic-style investigative journalist.”

Posner is the author of twelve books, including New York TimesREAD MORE

5 Gears: A book review by Bob Morris

5 Gears5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time
Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram
John WIley & Sons (2015)

“No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for living now.” Alan Watts

As I began … READ MORE

Tim Richardson: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris


Formerly, Tim Richardson headed Leadership and Talent at PWC (2000-2009), where he was the driving force behind the creation of an integrated talent strategy and leadership development. He started his career in financial services. He now focuses on talent and leadership consultancy bringing insights to senior … READ MORE