Book Reviews

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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Legacy in the Making: A book review by Bob Morris

December 10, 2018

Legacy in the Making: Building a Long-Term Brand to Stand Out in a Short-Term World Mark Miller and Lucas Conley McGraw-Hill Education (March 2018) Why and how to build a brand “through the lens of legacy” that can still have…

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Purpose Meaning + Passion (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series): A book review by Bob Morris

December 9, 2018

Emotional Intelligence: Purpose Meaning + Passion Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (May 2018) “The way to do is to be.”  Lao Tzu HBR Press has a new series of anthologies (nine volumes thus far) of articles in which contributors…

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Imagine It Forward: A book review by Bob Morris

December 8, 2018

Imagine It Forward: Courage, Creativity, and the Power of Change Beth Comstock with Tahl Raz Currency (September 2018) How and why to master the change-maker’s craft because the future is in our imagination Written with the assistance of Tahl Raz, …

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