Month: October 2015

Gerald Posner: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

October 31, 2015

John Martin of ABC News says “Gerald Posner is one of the most resourceful investigators I have encountered in thirty years of journalism.” The Los Angeles Times dubs him “a classic-style investigative journalist.” Posner is the author of twelve books,…

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The Brain: A book review by Bob Morris

October 31, 2015

The Brain: The Story of You David Eagleman Pantheon Books (2015) How and why our lives shape our brains and our brains shape our lives Those of us who watched the six-part PBS series based on this companion book are…

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The Past Is Dead

October 30, 2015

Here is an excerpt from a post by Josh Linkner at his blog. In Requiem for a Nun, William Faulkner offers another perspective: “The past is not dead. It’s not even past.” My own opinion is that both are correct…

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The Elephant in the Boardroom: A book review by Bob Morris

October 30, 2015

The Elephant in the Boardroom: How Leaders Use and Manage Conflict to Reach Greater Levels of Success Edgar Papke Career Press (2015) How and why great leaders embrace conflict as an opportunity rather than view it as a peril In…

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The Optimistic Workplace: A book review by Bob Morris

October 29, 2015

The Optimistic Workplace: Creating an Environment That Energizes Everyone Shawn Murphy AMACOM (2015) How and why optimism energizes a workplace culture so that personal growth and professional development can thrive Long ago, Henry Ford suggested, “Whether you think you can…

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3 Mistakes to Avoid When Taking Over a Team

October 29, 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. * * * Taking over as the leader of a team is daunting.…

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Unfinished Business: A book review by Bob Morris

October 28, 2015

Unfinished Business: Women Men Work Family Anne-Marie Slaughter Random House (2015) A brilliant exploration of “the world as it is, not as many of us would like it to be”…but one it could yet become There will always be “unfinished…

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Lars Dalgaard (Andreessen Horowitz) in “The Corner Office”

October 28, 2015

Adam Bryant conducts interviews of senior-level executives that appear in his “Corner Office” column each week in the SundayBusiness section of The New York Times. Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Lars Dalgaard, general partner at…

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The epiphany problem

October 27, 2015

Here is an excerpt from the latest edition of Tom Butler-Bowdon‘s newsletter in which he shares his thoughts — and others’ thoughts – about what he characterizes as “The epiphany problem.” Other subjects addressed in this edition include o “Purpose…

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Talking to Crazy: A book review by Bob Morris

October 27, 2015

Talking to Crazy: How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life Mark Goulston (AMACOM (October 2016) How to manage “everyday craziness” whenever and wherever you encounter it As Mark Goulston explains, he experienced an epiphany years…

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