Month: July 2011

Switch: A book review by Bob Morris

July 8, 2011

Switch: How to Change Things When Change Is Hard Chip Heath and Dan Heath Crown Business (2010) Several Sticky Insights Chip and Dan Heath have once again summoned a lively writing style to present a series of compelling insights that…

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Being Strategic: A book review by Bob Morris

July 8, 2011

Being Strategic: Plan for Success; Out-think Your Competitors; Stay Ahead of Change Erika Andersen St. Martins Press (2009) How to make decisions that drive success For organizations as well as for individuals, strategies resemble “hammers” and tactics resemble “nails” in…

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Growing Great Employees: A book review by Bob Morris

July 8, 2011

Growing Great Employees: Turning Ordinary People into Extraordinary Performers Erika Andersen Portfolio/Penguin Group (2007) How green is your organization’s “thumb”? Note: The review that follows is of the paperback edition with a new preface. Erika Andersen makes brilliant use of…

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Dan Roam: First interview, by Bob Morris

July 8, 2011

Here are two of  Dan Roam’s core beliefs: “I believe that any problem can be solved with a picture. And that anybody can draw it.” That’s not a BS blurb from one of his books, articles, or speeches. He lives those…

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Practically Radical: A book review by Bob Morris

July 8, 2011

Practically Radical: Not So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself William C. Taylor William Morrow/An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers (2011) As Taylor explains in this book, organizations cannot be transformed unless and until those who…

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3 Tips for Dealing with an Urgent Request

July 8, 2011

  Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. We live in an instant-response world where a simple push of a…

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Believe In The Future

July 7, 2011

  Believe In The Future   This is one of the cartoons I did for my client, the Rackspace Cloud.  It’s a riff on the famous Gandhi line, “Become the change you want to see.” In other words, the Rackspace cloud…

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The Idea Hunter: A book review by Bob Morris

July 7, 2011

The Idea Hunter: How to Find the Best Ideas and Make Them Happen Andy Boynton and Bill Fischer, with William Bole Jossey-Bass/John A Wiley Imprint The best ideas are out there…or inside you…just waiting for you to find them. The…

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Executive Transitions: The Importance of Relational Intelligence

July 7, 2011

Here’s another article written by Patricia Wheeler and featured by Marshall Goldsmith’s website,  Leading News, one that “delivers state-of-the-art information and ideas about best practices in leadership, helping successful people become even more successful, not only for themselves but also for…

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StrengthsFinder 2.0: A book review by Bob Morris

July 7, 2011

StrengthsFinder 2.0 Tom Rath Gallup Press (2007) Note: One of my passions in life is to help promote and (yes) celebrate business books that are “classics,” those deserving far more attention than they currently receive. That is certainly true of…

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