Month: January 2019

LeaderSHOP: A book review by Bob Morris

January 4, 2019

LeaderSHOP Volume 1: Workplace, Career, and Life Advice From Today’s Top Thought Leaders Rodger Dean Duncan Maxwell Stone Publishing (October 2018) Many different parts…one body of business wisdom Organizations — including those that are corporate, governmental, religious, and non-profit — need…

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4 Ways to Pressure-Test Strategic Decisions, Inspired by the U.S. Military

January 4, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Rick Lynch and Jay Galeota 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, please…

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Unlocking success in digital transformations

January 3, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from the results of a survey conducted by McKinsey & Company, featured in the McKinsey Quarterly. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and register to…

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Forefathers & Founding Fathers: A book review by Bob Morris

January 3, 2019

Forefathers & Founding Fathers (Second Edition) Michael Gorton Brown Books (2018) You are there…sort of. Disclaimer: I am unqualified to authenticate the accuracy of this book’s historical material. However, as Simon Schama (among many others) has already demonstrated, “historical fiction” is…

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Your B Players Deserve Your Attention, Too

January 3, 2019

  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. * * * Every manager would love to have a team of…

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Thomas Lockwood and Edgar Papke on five tenets of design thinking

January 2, 2019

In Innovation by Design, Thomas Lockwood and Edgar Papke explain how any organization can leverage design thinking to produce change, drive new ideas, and deliver meaningful solutions. They observe, “The collective imagination is humankind’s greatest genius. Throughout pour human history, as…

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New Year Reflections: “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.”

January 2, 2019

A 12th century French monk, Bernard of Chartres, once observed that he “stood on the shoulders of giants.” Since 1999, I have reviewed about 3,600 business books (for Amazon US, UK, and Canada) and interviewed about 650 thought leaders. Those…

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