Month: September 2015

Jeffrey Pfeffer on BS Leadership: An interview by Tom Rath

September 30, 2015

Thanks to Amazon, here is Tom Rath’s interview of Jeffrey Pfeffer whose latest book, Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time, was published by HarperBusiness (September 2015). Tom Rath: How would you characterize the current relationship…

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Know How to Tell a Good Failure from a Bad One

September 30, 2015

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. * * * Not all failures are bad – some of them are…

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The Re-Education of Jim Collins

September 29, 2015

The author or co-author of Good to Great, Built to Last, How the Mighty Fall, and Great by Choice went to West Point to teach leadership. Instead, he was the one who got schooled. Here is a brief excerpt from…

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What You Really Need to Lead: A book review by Bob Morris

September 29, 2015

What You Really Need to Lead: The Power of Thinking and Acting Like an Owner Robert Steven Kaplan Harvard Business Review Press 2015) To paraphrase Henry Ford, “Whether you think you can be an effective leader or think you can’t,…

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David Brooks on “The American Idea and Today’s G.O.P.”

September 28, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an especially thoughtful article written by David Brooks for The New York Times. To read the complete article, check out other resources, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * * * America was…

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The Silo Effect : A book review by Bob Morris

September 28, 2015

The Silo Effect: The Peril of Expertise and the Promise of Breaking Down Barriers Gillian Tett Simon & Schuster (2015) “Why are so many of us sometimes “blind to our own blindness?” Daniel Kahneman Two of the most valuable books…

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Steve Jobs and Bill Gates Talk About the Beginnings

September 27, 2015

Here is a brief excerpt from an article by Valeria Maltoni (“Conversation Strategist”) in which she provides much of a conversation between Steve Jobs and Bill Gates. She includes a video. To read the complete article, check out others, and…

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Gillian Tett: When Involved with Silos, Think Like an Anthropologist

September 27, 2015

In The Silo Effect, Gillian Tett explores “the peril of expertise and the promise of breaking down barriers. ” As she explains, the word originated in ancient Greece and referred to a “corn pit.” Over time, the word has referred…

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The Timeless Wisdom of Socrates

September 26, 2015

Not a day goes by that I do not have an experience that reminds me of one of Socrates‘ observations. These are among my favorites: o By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if…

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Other People’s Money: A book review by Bob Morris

September 26, 2015

Other People’s Money: The Real Business of Finance John Kay PublicAffairs (2015) How some common sense can help restore “priority and respect for financial services that meet the needs of the real economy” I agree with John Kay: “The objective…

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