Posts Tagged ‘Warren Bennis’

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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … READ MORE

David and Goliath: A book review by Bob Morris

Dazvid:GoliathDavid and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants
Malcolm Gladwell
Little, Brown and Company (2013)

Flawed reasoning skills detract from interesting stories about underdogs

I have read and reviewed all of Malcolm Gladwell’s previous books and consider him to … READ MORE

Out Think: A book review by Bob Morris

Out ThinkOut Think: How Innovative Leaders Drive Exceptional Outcomes
G. Shawn Hunter
Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Brand (2013)

How and why innovative leadership must “leverage a culture that will stop at nothing to fix bad ideas and stomp out mediocrity

Shawn Hunter wrote this book … READ MORE

What? More terrific quotations? You betcha!

The National Library of France

I am an incurable collector of quotations and now share another group, most of which are new to me.

o “I can’t recall a time that was as volatile, complex, ambiguous, and tumultuous. As one successful executive put … READ MORE

To Follow Checklists, or, To Create Cultures: How Should We lead Creative Talent?

EcheverriaHere is a guest article by Lina Echeverría who spent twenty-five years inspiring creativity and accelerating innovation at Corning Incorporated, one of America’s leading technology companies. She led teams of scientists and researchers at Corning that developed everything from the ceramic … READ MORE


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