Book Reviews

Fusion: A book Review by Bob Morris

March 14, 2018

Fusion: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World’s Greatest Companies Denise Lee Yohn Nicholas Brealey Publishing/An imprfnt of John Murray Press (March 2018) How to integrate brand and culture to empower an enterprise, whatever its size and nature may…

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The CEO Next Door: A book review by Bob Morris

March 13, 2018

The CEO Next Door: Based on a Breakthrough Study of Over 2,600 Leaders Elena L. Botelho and Kim R. Powell Currency/An imprint of Crown Publishing Group (March 2018) How and why ordinary people are able to achieve extraordinary results The…

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Talent Wins: A book review by Bob Morris

March 11, 2018

Talent Wins: The New Playbook for Putting People First Ram Charan, Dominic Barton, and Dennis Carey Harvard Business Review Press (March 2018) “We take great care of our people, our people take great care of our customers, and our customers…

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Crack the C-Suite Code: A book review by Bob Morris

March 8, 2018

Crack the C-Suite Code: How Successful Leaders Make It to the Top Cassandra Frangos Wharton Digital Press (March 6, 2018) Personal growth and professional development are all about the journey, not the destination. Obviously, Cassandra Frangos is fond of metaphors.…

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Leadership Wisdom: A book review by Bob Morris

March 7, 2018

Leadership Wisdom: Lessons from Poetry, Prose, and Curious Verse Bob Vanourek Motivational Press (2016) Don’t try to find the “right” answers unless and until you first know which questions to ask Those who aspire to lead others must embark on…

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Winning Speech Moments: A book review by Bob Morris

March 6, 2018

Winning Speech Moments: How to Achieve Your Objective with Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere Jay Oza 5ToolGroup (2017) How to respond to the unique challenges of preparing and then delivering a “high stakes speech” Ignore this book’s over-cooked subtitle and focus on…

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The Motivation Myth: A book review by Bob Morris

March 2, 2018

The Motivation Myth : How High Achievers Really Set Themselves Up to Win Jeff Haden Portfolio/Penguin Group (2018) How and why “motivation is a result,” not a spark Long ago, I concluded that I could not motivate another person but…

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The Best Team Wins: A book review by Bob Morris

February 27, 2018

The Best Team Wins: The New Science of High Performance Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton Simon & Schuster (February 2018) What today’s high-impact leaders are doing to achieve and then sustain their organization’s peak performance In recent years, there have…

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Fair Shot: A book review by Bob Morris (2/20)

February 26, 2018

Fair Shot: Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn Chris Hughes St. Martin’s Press (February 20, 2018) Why, “dollar for dollar, the most effective intervention for economic justice is the simplest”: guaranteed income Opinions are divided — sometimes sharply divided —…

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The Culture Code: A book review by Bob Morris

February 17, 2018

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups Daniel Coyle Bantam Books/An imprint of Random House (January 2018) How and why “small efforts are powerful because they transmit, amplify, and celebrate the purpose of the whole group” In a…

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