Posts Tagged ‘Warren Bennis’

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 … 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 new in the … 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 … 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 … 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 be among the most … 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 to help business leaders … 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 it, ‘If you’re not … 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 filters for car exhausts, … READ MORE

The Three Rules: A book review by Bob Morris

Three RulesThe Three Rules: How Exceptional Companies Think
Michael E. Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed
Portfolio/Penguin Group (2013)

The paradox of exceptional organizational performance: Do not be an exception to three rules

With rare exception, the best business books are research/evidence-driven and that is certainly … READ MORE

Smart Thinking: A book review by Bob Morris

Smart ThinkingSmart Thinking: Three Essential Keys to Solve Problems, Innovate, and Get Things Done
Art Markman
A Perigee Book/Penguin Group (2012)

“There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what should not be done at all.” Peter Drucker

I cite the … READ MORE


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