Book Reviews

LeaderSHOP: A book review by Bob Morris

January 4, 2019

LeaderSHOP Volume 1: Workplace, Career, and Life Advice From Today’s Top Thought Leaders Rodger Dean Duncan Maxwell Stone Publishing (October 2018) Many different parts…one body of business wisdom Organizations — including those that are corporate, governmental, religious, and non-profit — need…

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Forefathers & Founding Fathers: A book review by Bob Morris

January 3, 2019

Forefathers & Founding Fathers (Second Edition) Michael Gorton Brown Books (2018) You are there…sort of. Disclaimer: I am unqualified to authenticate the accuracy of this book’s historical material. However, as Simon Schama (among many others) has already demonstrated, “historical fiction” is…

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Questions Are the Answer: A book review by Bob Morris

December 24, 2018

Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life Hal Gregersen Harper Business (November 2018) If you want better answers, you must ask better questions In his predictably brilliant Foreword, Ed Catmull asks:…

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Convinced! A book review by Bob Morris

December 20, 2018

Convinced!: How to Prove Your Competence & Win People Over Jack Nasher Berrett-Koehler Publishers (November 2018) How and why perceived competence “gives you the power to convince, influence, and lead others” Perceptions are realities but are not necessarily “real.” What…

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Women and Leadership: A book review by Bob Morris

December 18, 2018

HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Women and Leadership Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (November 2018) God hates gender inequality. She really does. This is one in a series of volumes that anthologizes what the editors of the Harvard Business Review consider…

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Wisdom @ Work: How and why to embrace your wizard

December 17, 2018

Wisdom @ Work: The Making of a Modern Elder Chip Conley Currency (September 2018) How and why to “embrace your wizard” Over the years, I have read and reviewed all of Chip Conley’s previously published books and noted how receptive…

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The Fearless Organization: A book review by Bob Morris

December 16, 2018

The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth Amy C Edmondson John Wiley & Sons (November 2018) In which workplace cultures are personal growth and professional development most likely to thrive? According to Amy…

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HBR’s 10 Must Reads for New Managers: A book review by Bob Morris

December 15, 2018

HBR’s 10 Must Reads for New Managers Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (2017) Cutting-edge insights for those who are managing others for the first time This is one in a series of volumes that anthologizes what the editors of…

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Leadership Skills That Inspire Incredible Results: A book review by Bob Morris

December 14, 2018

Leadership Skills That Inspire Incredible Results Fred Halstead Career Press (November 2018) “Your title identifies you as a manager; your people will decide if you’re a leader.” Bill Campbell Long ago I was convinced that I could not motivate other…

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Innovation by Design: A book review by Bob Morris

December 11, 2018

Innovation by Design: How Any Organization Can Leverage Design Thinking to Produce Change, Drive New Ideas, and Deliver Meaningful Solutions Thomas Lockwood and Edgar Papke Career Press (November 2018) How and why purpose-driven, design thinking organizations and enterprises use innovation to…

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