Book Reviews

The Four Fields of Leadership: A book review by Bob Morris

November 19, 2020

The Four Fields of Leadership: How People and Organizations Can Thrive in a Hyperconnected World Tom Goodell Rowman & Littlefield (September 2020) The power of intentional leadership and how it nourishes emergent leadership In the healthiest organizations, there is effective…

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The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias: A book review by Bob Morris

November 16, 2020

The Leader’s Guide to Unconscious Bias: How to Reframe Bias, Cultivate Connection, and Create High-performance Teams Pamela Fuller, and Mark Murphy with Anne Chow Simon & Schuster (November 2020) Unconscious bias is perhaps the most important “unknown unknown” to reveal…

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Avid Reader: A book review by Bob Morris

November 8, 2020

Avid Reader: A Life Robert Gottlieb Farrah, Straus and Giroux (2016) Self-portrait of a remarkable life that continues to be driven and nourished by reading Since childhood, Robert Gottlieb has been an avid reader of books and those who write…

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Peernovation: A book review by Bob Morris

November 5, 2020

Peernovation: What Peer Advisory Groups Can Teach Us About Building High-performing Teams Leo Bottary Archway Publishing (October 2020) “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African proverb In his earlier book,…

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Eat, Sleep, Innovate: A book review by Bob Morris

November 2, 2020

Eat, Sleep, Innovate: How to Make Creativity an Everyday Habit Inside Your Organization Scott D. Anthony, Paul Cobban, Natalie Painchau, and Andy Parker Harvard Business Review Press (October 2020) How to build a workplace culture where the behaviors that drive…

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The Infinite Leader: A book review by Bob Morris

October 31, 2020

The Infinite Leader: Balancing the Demands of Modern Business Leadership Chris Lewis and Pippa Malmgren Kogan Page INSPIRE (October 2020) How to answer these key questions: How much of WHAT is needed WHERE? WHEN? Also, WHY? Long ago I realized…

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The Wisdom of Bees: A book review by Bob Morris

October 30, 2020

The Wisdom of Bees: What the Hive Can Teach Business About Leadership, Efficiency, and Growth Michael O’Malley Portfolio/Penguin (2010) Busy as a bee? Good. Efficient and productive as a bee? MUCH better. I read this book when it was first…

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The Art of Being Indispensable at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

October 29, 2020

The Art of Being Indispensable at Work: Win Influence, Beat Overcommitment, and Get the Right Things Done Bruce Tulgan Harvard Business Review Press (October 2020) Focus on what is most important, not on what is merely “urgent” Long ago, I…

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Good Guys: A book review by Bob Morris

October 22, 2020

Good Guys: How Men Can Be Better Allies for Women in the Workplace David G. Smith and and W. Brad Johnson Harvard Business Review Press (October2020) Valuable revelations for some men, timely reassurances for others There is a great deal…

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Ultimate Price: A book review by Bob Morris

October 21, 2020

Ultimate Price: The Value We Place on Life Howard Steven Friedman University of California Press (May 2020) Why unequal valuing of human life should never lead to the denial of human rights The value people place on human life has…

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