Month: June 2015

Tracy Wolstencroft, CEO of Heidrick & Struggles, on the changing nature of leadership

June 16, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Tracy Wolstencroft, CEO of the global executive-search firm. He explains the importance of authentic leadership, listening, and getting comfortable with being uncomfortable.To read the complete article, check out other resources (a…

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Key contributors to success and failure for leaders in navigating diverse and changing strategic environments

June 15, 2015

In their recently published book, Your Strategy Needs a Strategy: How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach, published by Harvard Business Review Press (2015), Martin Reeves, Knut Haanaes, and Janmejava Sinha offer these key contributors to success and failure…

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Your First Leadership Job: A book review by Bob Morris

June 15, 2015

Your First Leadership Job: How Catalyst Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others Tacy M. Byham and Richard S. Wellins John Wiley & Sons (2015) “Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a…

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2015: A book review by Bob Morris

June 15, 2015

HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2015: The Definitive Management Ideas of the Year from Harvard Business Review Harvard Business Review Editors Harvard Business Review Press (2015) Here’s an abundance of cutting-edge thinking to help business leaders solve today’s critical challenges Harvard…

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A conversation with Grant McCracken on how to build “a living, breathing culture”

June 14, 2015

Trained as an anthropologist (Ph.D. University of Chicago), Grant McCracken has studied American culture and commerce for 25 years. He has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show and worked for Timberland, New York Historical Society, Diageo, IKEA, Sesame Street,…

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Your Strategy Needs a Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

June 14, 2015

Your Strategy Needs a Strategy: How to Choose and Execute the Right Approach Martin Reeves, Knut Haanaes, and Janmejava Sinha Harvard Business Review Press (2015) “The essence of strategy is choosing what not to do.” — Michael Porter Porter’s comment…

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The key to success? Grit

June 13, 2015

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled.…

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The Fellowship: A book review by Bob Morris

June 13, 2015

The Fellowship: The Literary Lives of the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien, C. S. Lewis, Owen Barfield, Charles Williams Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski Farrar, Straus and Giroux (2015) How and why a small, informal discussion group is viewed today as “a…

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How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

June 12, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Michael Schrage for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email alerts,…

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The Story of Alice – the worrying, winding road to Wonderland

June 12, 2015

I am now in the process of reading The Story of Alice: Lewis Carroll and the Secret History of Wonderland, written by Robert Douglas-Fairhurst and published by Belknap Press (June 2015). This study of the queasy relationship between Lewis Carroll…

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