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Maestro: A book review by Bob Morris

July 11, 2011

Maestro: A Surprising Story About Leading by Listening Roger Nierenberg Portfolio/The Penguin Group (2009) Roger Nierenberg has written the best book on the essence of leadership that I have read in recent years. He provides the material in the form…

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Beyond Budgeting: A book review by Bob Morris

July 11, 2011

Beyond Budgeting: How Managers Can Break Free from the Annual Performance Trap Jeremy Hope and Robin Fraser Harvard Business Press (2003) How to avoid or escape from “the annual performance trap” Given what Hope and Fraser perceive to be an…

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Jeremy Hope: An interview by Bob Morris

July 11, 2011

Jeremy Hope is the author of a number of articles and books on performance management and associated leadership issues. He is co-author with Robin Fraser of Beyond Budgeting (based on an article they wrote for Harvard Business Review, “Who Needs…

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Reinventing the CFO: A book review by Bob Morris

July 11, 2011

Reinventing the CFO: How Financial Managers Can Transform Their Roles and Add Greater Value Jeremy Hope Harvard Business Press (2006) Those who are — or who aspire to become — a CFO need to understand that, as Hope explains, “too…

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The Courageous Follower: A Book review by Bob Morris

July 11, 2011

The Courageous Follower: Standing Up to and for Our Leaders Ira Chaleff Berrett-Koehler (2003) It is important to keep in mind that a “follower” is not necessarily someone who never leads; rather, a follower is someone who, in a non-leader…

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Ira Chaleff: An interview by Bob Morris

July 11, 2011

Ira Chaleff has been named one of the top 100 best thinkers on leadership in the U.S. by Executive Excellence magazine. He lives in Washington, DC, and plays several interesting roles there including executive coach, author, workshop leader and chair…

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The Prime Solution: A book review by Bob Morris

July 11, 2011

The Prime Solution: Close the Value Gap, Increase Margins, and Win the Complex Sale Jeff Thull Kaplan Publishing (2005) Many of the same core concepts in this book were previously discussed in Thull’s Mastering the Complex Sale: How to Compete…

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Why Happy Employees Mean Happy Customers

July 11, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Mike Prokopeak for Talent Management magazine online. To check out all the resources and sign up for a free subscription to TM and Chief Learning Officer magazines published by MedfiaTec, please…

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Reality Check: A book review by Bob Morris

July 11, 2011

Reality Check: The Irreverent Guide to Outsmarting, Outmanaging, and Outmarketing Your Competition Guy Kawasaki Portfolio/Penguin Group (2008) Kawasaki provides “hardcore information” for “hardcore people who want to kick ass” I have just re-read Reality Check and admire it even more…

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The Manager as Change Agent: A book review by Bob Morris

July 11, 2011

The Manager as Change Agent: A Practical Guide to Developing High-Performance People and Organizations Jerry Gilley, Scott Quatro, Erik Hoekstra, Doug Whittle, Ann Maycunich, Scott A. Quatro, Jerry W. Gilley, and Doug D. Whittle Basic Books (2001) Your Own Yellow…

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