Book Reviews

Do Big Things: A book review by Bob Morris

September 18, 2017

Do Big Things: The Simple Steps Teams Can Take to Mobilize Hearts and Minds, and Make an Epic Impact Craig Ross, Angie Paccione, and Victoria Roberts John Wiley & Sons (August 2017) Here is a science-driven system for creating the…

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Evolution, Equality of Opportunity, and the Power of Persuasion

September 14, 2017

The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge Matt Ridley HarperCollins (2015) Fans of the leadership genre won’t love Matt Ridley’s new book, The Evolution of Everything. Those who enjoy a good worldview-shake will. Ridley, a science writer, argues that much…

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How to Be Happy at Work: A book review by Bob Morris

September 13, 2017

How to Be Happy at Work: The Power of Purpose, Hope, and Friendship Annie McKee Harvard Business Review Press (September 2017) “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Annie McKee is one of the most thoughtful and thought-provoking…

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Streampunks: A book review by Bob Morris

September 13, 2017

Streampunks: YouTube and the Rebels Remaking Media Robert Kyncl with Maany Peyvan HarperBusiness (September 2017) How and why “attention is the currency of the digital age” Written by Robert Kyncl with Maany Peyvan, this book provides an authoritative examination of…

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Wisdom Warriors: A book review by Bob Morris

September 12, 2017

Wisdom Warriors: Journeys Through Leadership AND Life | Women with the Courage to be True to Themselves Carol Seymour Signature Leaders Publishing (2017) Weapons of creative construction: Empathy, Experience, Knowledge, Wisdom, and Collaboration * * * It is a national…

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Collaborate to Eliminate Distractions while Strengthening Good Habits

September 12, 2017

Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World Cal Newport Grand Central Publishing The quantity of work still matters–but increasingly, quality matters more. Newport, a computer science professor at Georgetown University, describes deep work as especially needed in cognitively demanding jobs that deliver…

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The Workplace Engagement Solution: A book review by Bob Morris

September 11, 2017

The Workplace Engagement Solution: Find a Common Mission, Vision and Purpose with All of Today’s Employees David Harder Career Press (August 2017) “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” African proverb…

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Sharpen Your Daily Edge and Be Primed to Perform with “A Manifesto for Business Revolution”

September 9, 2017

The Daily Edge: Simple Strategies to Increase Efficiency and Make an Impact Every Day ​David Horsager Berrett-Koehler Publishers We don’t always control our days. Rather our days tend to control us. This book by Horsager, a business strategist and speaker, is meant…

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Do It, Mean It, Be It: A book review by Bob Morris

September 2, 2017

Do It, Mean It, Be It: The Keys to Achieve Success, Happiness and Everything You Deserve at Work and in Life Corrie Shanahan Career Press (2017) “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else.” Margaret Mead I…

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Corporate Sabotage, Infinite Growth, and Emotional Intelligence

August 31, 2017

Simple Sabotage: A Modern Field Manual for Detecting and Rooting Out Everyday Behaviors That Undermine Your Workplace  Robert Galford, Bob Frisch, and Cary Greene HarperOne At the height of World War II the U.S. Office of Strategic Services (the predecessor of…

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