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Let the Story Do the Work: A book review by Bob Morris

August 9, 2017

Let the Story Do the Work: The Art of Storytelling for Business Success Esther K. Choy AMACOM (July 2017) How and why “Once upon a time” has almost unlimited applications and can have compelling impact As Esther K. Choy realizes…

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Twelve Excellent Quotations from Military Leaders Throughout History

July 25, 2017

I am grateful to Bill Murphy Jr. for gathering dozens of quotations from great military leaders throughout history. Here are eight of Bill’s: “The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter…

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William Tecumseh Sherman: A book review by Bob Morris

April 29, 2017

William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life James Lee McDonough W.W. Norton & Company (June 2016) “War is cruelty. There is no use trying to reform it. The crueler it is, the sooner it will be…

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Louis Patler on “Making Your Own Waves”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

October 14, 2016

Award-winning author/speaker/consultant Louis Patler is President of The B.I.T. Group, (www.louispatler.com) a strategic business consulting & training company. Two of his books were on Steve Jobs’ recommended reading list. The J. Walter Thompson Agency named him one of “The 20…

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James Stone on “Five Easy Theses”: An interview by Bob Morris

October 13, 2016

Jim Stone is the founder, Chairman and CEO of the Plymouth Rock group of companies. Jim began his career by teaching as a Lecturer in Economics at Harvard, after earning a BA (with highest honor), MA, and Ph.D. in economics…

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The Thoughtful Leader: A book review by Bob Morris

September 28, 2016

The Thoughtful Leader: A Model of Integrative Leadership Jim Fisher Rotman/University of Toronto Press (July 2016) How and why integrative thinking is the foundation of great leadership Obviously, leaders have a great deal to think about before making decisions with…

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Pre-Suasion: A book review by Bob Morris

September 11, 2016

Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade Robert Cialdini Simon & Schuster (September 2016) “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” Abraham Lincoln I am among those…

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Dan Pontefract on “The Purpose Effect”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

August 17, 2016

Dan Pontefract is Chief Envisioner at TELUS, a Canadian telecommunications company, where he heads the Transformation Office, a future-of-work consulting group that helps organizations enhance their corporate cultures and collaboration practices. Previously as Head of Learning & Collaboration at TELUS,…

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Presentation Skills 201: A book review by Bob Morris

June 18, 2016

Presentation Skills 201: How to Take It to the Next Level as a Confident, Engaging Presenter William R. Steele Erie Publishing (2016) How you present yourself when interacting with others will probably determine what they think of you, for better…

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The Path: A book review by Bob Morris

June 5, 2016

The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life Michael Puett and Christine Gross-Loh Simon & Schuster (2016) Here are several “profoundly counterintuitive perspectives on how to become a better person and how to create a better…

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