Book Reviews

The Steadfast Leader: A Book Review by Bob Morris

February 22, 2024

The Steadfast Leader: Control Anxiety, Make Confident Decisions, and Focus Your Team Using the New Science of Leadership Randy Brazie and Geoffrey Vanderpal McGraw Hill (November 2023) How to become a high-impact instinctive leader   The last time I checked, Amazon…

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Higher Ground: A Book Review by Bob Morris

February 20, 2024

Higher Ground: How Business Can Do the Right Thing in a Turbulent World Alison Taylor Harvard Business Review Press (February 2024) How and why a total commitment to conducting ethical business is essential to sustaining profitable results The business world…

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The Character Compass: A Book Review by Bob Morris

February 19, 2024

The Character Compass: Transforming Leadership for the 21st Century Mary Crossan, Gerard Seijts, and Bill Furlong Routledge/An Imprint of Taylor & Ross Group (October 2023) “Those with character have a highly principled, perfectly disciplined and educated will.” Vince Lombardi According…

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The Includers: A Book Review by Bob Morris

February 16, 2024

The Includers:The 7 Traits of Culturally Savvy, Anti-Racist Leaders Colette A.M. Phillips BenBella Books (January 2024) How to create a workplace within which cultural intelligence is most likely to thrive Major surveys of customers and employees indicate that feeling appreciated…

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Possible : A Book Review by Bob Morris

February 15, 2024

Possible: How to Survive (and Thrive) in an Age of Conflict William Ury HarperBusiness/An Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers (February 2024) How and why “the path to possible is how we survive — and thrive — in this age of conflict”…

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The 12-Week MBA: A Book Review by Bob Morris

February 14, 2024

The 12-Week MBA: Learn the Skills You Need to Lead in Business Today   Bjorn Billhardt and Nathan Kracklauer Hatchette Books (February 2024) How to accelerate your personal growth and professional development  Whatever their size and nature may be, all organizations…

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Design Thinking: A Book Review by Bob Morris

February 12, 2024

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Design Thinking Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (April 2020) “Where you innovate, how you innovate, and what you innovate are design problems.”  Tim Brown This book is one of the more recent volumes in…

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Unstuck: A Book Review by Bob Morris

February 10, 2024

Unstuck: Reframe your thinking to free yourself from the patterns and people that hold you back Lia Garvin Topix Media Lab (April 2022) “The real superpower is not the ability itself — it’s knowing when to use it.” Lia Garvin…

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Never Not Working: A Book Review by Bob Morris

February 8, 2024

Never Not Working: Why the Always-On Culture Is Bad for Business — and How to Fix It Malissa Clark Harvard Business Review Press (February 2024) How and why overworking usually results in underperforming   Why did Malissa Clark write this…

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The Friction Project: A Book Review by Bob Morris

February 6, 2024

The Friction Project: How Smart Leaders Make the Right Things Easier and the Wrong Things Harder Robert I. Sutton and Huggy Rao St. Martin’s Press (January 2024) “There is surely nothing quite so useless as doing with great efficiency what…

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