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The Future of Management: A book review by Bob Morris

May 14, 2011

The Future of Management Gary Hamel with Bill Breen Harvard Business School Press (2007) With all due respect to today’s business bestsellers, most of the best books have already been written on the most important subjects. Case in point: This…

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The Worrying Trap: How to avoid it or escape from it

May 13, 2011

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Thomas J. DeLong for the Harvard Business Review blog’s “The Conversation” series. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for a subscription to…

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When Others Fail, Just Empathize

May 13, 2011

    Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. When people fail at work, your instinct may be to go…

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Is It Time to Shut Down Your Website?

May 13, 2011

Here is an article written by David Rogers for BNET, The CBS Interactive Business Network. I was astonished, frankly, by the statistics he cites. If true, and I have no reason to think they aren’t, personal connections rather than institutional…

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The Best Business Books Ever: A book review by Bob Morris

May 12, 2011

The Best Business Books Ever: The Most Influential Management Books You’ll Never Have Time to Read Basic Books (2011) Note: This review is of a book published earlier this year. It is a sequel to one published in 2003. What…

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3 Ways to Get Your Ideas Heard

May 12, 2011

Here is another valuable Management Tip of the Day from Harvard Business Review. To sign up for a free subscription to any/all HBR newsletters, please click here. In today’s hustle and bustle organizations, new ideas easily get lost in the…

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Cirque du Soleil: A book review by Bob Morris

May 11, 2011

Cirque du Soleil: The Spark – Igniting the Creative Fire that Lives within Us All Created by Lyn Heward and written by John U. Bacon Doubleday (2006) “From a tiny spark a great fire was kindled and its flames warmed…

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Value Migration: A book review by Bob Morris

May 11, 2011

Value Migration: How to Think Several Moves Ahead of the Competition Adrian J. Slywotsky Harvard Business Press (1995) Note: I recently re-read this book before beginning to formulate questions for an interview of Skywotsky. With all due respect to current…

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What are the most common barriers to effective communication?

May 11, 2011

In What Got You Here Won’t Get You There , Marshall Goldsmith identifies 20 of what he calls “transactional flaws performed by one erson against others” that make the workplace “substantially more noxious than it needs to be.” Here are…

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What are the basic elements of great managing?

May 11, 2011

Based on more than ten million interviews of workers in 25 countries conducted by the Gallup Organization, great managers: 1. Make their expectations crystal clear 2. Provide whatever resources may be needed to get the work done 3. Create opportunities…

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