Posts Tagged ‘Warren Bennis’

Crucibles of Leadership

Crucibles-1Here is an excerpt from a classic article written by Warren Bennis and Robert J. Thomas, published in the September 2002 issue of Harvard Business Review. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email alerts, … READ MORE

HBR Guide to Leading Teams: A book review by Bob Morris

HBR Guide:Leading TeamsHBR Guide to Leading Teams
Mary Shapiro
Harvard Business Review Press (2015)

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy … READ MORE

Discover Your True North : A book review by Bob Morris

Discover Your True NorthDiscover Your True North (Expanded and Updated Edition)
Bill George
John Wiley & Sons (2015)

“You are the author of your life”…for better or worse.

This is an expanded and updated edition of many of the insights and counsel first introduced by Bill George in … READ MORE

Alex Pentland on Great Teams

PentlandAlex (“Sandy”) Pentland has much of great value to say about how to organize and then lead great teams, first in an article, “The New Science of Building Great Teams,” published in Harvard Business … READ MORE

Thinkers 50 Leadership: A book review by Bob Morris

50 LeadershipThinkers 50 Leadership: Organizational Success through Leadership
Stuant Crainer and Des Dearlove
McGraw-Hill Education

What is the cutting-edge thinking about how leadership can achieve and then sustain organizational success?

This is one of the volumes in a series published by McGraw-Hill Education and co-authored by Stuant Crainer … READ MORE

Wiser: A book review by Bob Mofrris

WiserWiser: Getting Beyond Groupthink to Make Groups Smarter
Cass R. Sunstein and Reid Hastie
Harvard Business Review Press 2014)

How to separate, implement, and optimize the divergent and convergent stages of every problem-solving process

As I began to read this book, I was reminded of a passage … READ MORE

Seven Disciplines of a Leader: A book review Bob Morris

Seven DisciplinesSeven Disciplines of a Leader: How to Help Your People, Team, and Organization Achieve Maximum Effectiveness
Jeff Wolf with Ken Shelton
John Wiley & Sons (2015)

How and why some leaders have high-impact and so many others don’t

Another book on leadership? The last time I checked, … READ MORE

The “secret sauce” of great teams

HedgehogWhy do so many teams fail to live up to their promise? Because of the obstinate belief that human beings are rational entities. And because team designers fail to take into account the subtle, unconscious dynamics that influence human behavior.

Coaches, consultants, and executives working with groups … READ MORE

Still Surprised: A book review by Bob Morris

Still SurprisedStill Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership
Warren Bennis
Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2010)

Four score and counting, while his insatiable curiosity explores and his sense of wonder delights

I have read and reviewed most (if not all) of Warren Bennis’ books … READ MORE

Warren Bennis: Still Surprised…and Fondly Remembered

BennisI was saddened to learn of Warren Bennis‘ death this past Thursday in Los Angeles at age 89.

The title of his last of several dozen books, Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership, is especially appropriate because, until recently, he was active and … READ MORE


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