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Month: July 2019

Super Thinking: A book review by Bob Morris

July 30, 2019

Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models Gabriel Weinberg and Lauren McCann Portfolio/Penguin (June 1919) How to develop a mind that can jump jurisdictional boundaries to create unique value J. H. Flavell was probably the first to use the…

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How Leaders Build Trust

July 30, 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. *     *     * To be effective, leaders need their team’s trust.…

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Overlooked No More: Else Ury’s Stories Survived World War II. She Did Not.

July 26, 2019

Else Ury’s books about a German girl were so beloved, readers clung to them through the upheaval of World War II and passed them on to their children. But few knew that the author had died at Auschwitz. Overlooked is…

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Leaders Need to Learn How to Take Criticism

July 26, 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. *     *     * If you’re in a leadership position, you need to…

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A better way to lead large-scale change

July 25, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from a book, Beyond Performance 2.0 written by Scott Keller and Bill Schaninger, that was featured in the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn…

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The 3 Types of Information Your New Hires Need

July 25, 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. *     *     * A new hire needs to learn so many different…

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EDNA: Description

July 23, 2019

Many years ago when I began to teach English at the Kent School in Connecticut, I devised an acronym for my students based on two primary sources: Aristotle’s Rhetoric (4th century BCE) and Modern Rhetoric (1949) co-authored by Cleanth Brooks…

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The future of women at work: Transitions in the age of automation

July 23, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from a special report — in this instance by Anu Madgavkar, James Manyika, Mekala Krishnan, Kweilin Ellingrud, Lareina Yee, Jonathan Woetzel, Michael Chui, Vivian Hunt, Sruti Balakrishnan — for the McKinsey Global Institute that was…

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Digital Transformation: A book review by Bob Morris

July 22, 2019

Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction Thomas M. Siebel Rosetta Books (July 2019) Creative disruption and natural selection in the 21st century  Years ago, Charles Darwin observed: “It is not the most intellectual of the…

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James Strock on Theodore Roosevelt and Other Great Leaders: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

July 22, 2019

James Strock is a best-selling author and speaker on leadership. His passion for the practice of leadership spans four decades. He’s an independent entrepreneur and reformer in business, government, and politics. He is the founder of the Serve to Lead…

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