Posts Tagged ‘Warren Bennis’

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

The Moment of Clarity: A book review by Bob Morris

Moment of ClarityThe Moment of Clarity: Using the Human Sciences to Solve Your Toughest Business Problems
Christian Madsbjerg and Mikkel Rasmussen
Harvard Business Review Press (2014)

How and why the human sciences address “the reality of people’s lives at their most complex…and most … READ MORE

“There is not all that much new in the best [business] books.”

imgresIn a recent post for the First Friday Book Synopsis website, Randy Mayeux observes:

“I’ve read business books for decades, and presented synopses of many of them for nearly 16 full years. You know what? There is not all that much … READ MORE

Left Brain, Right Stuff: A book review by Bob Morris

Left BrainLeft Brain, Right Stuff: How Leaders Make Winning Decisions
Phil Rosenzweig
PublicAffairs (2014)

Why understanding the decision making process as well as the roles of action and analysis “can improve the odds of success”

As I began to read this book, I was again … READ MORE

The Good Struggle: A book review by Bob Morris

Good StruggleThe Good Struggle: Responsible Leadership in an Unforgiving World
Joseph L. Badaracco
Harvard Business Review Press (2013)

A brilliant response to the “enduring questions of responsible leadership” in the market-driven world in which we live and work

Many years ago, one of Albert Einstein’s colleagues at Princeton … READ MORE

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