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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The STAR Model: Close the Saying-Doing Gap to Build a High-Performing Team

June 11, 2017

The Executive Education and Center for Leadership and Change Management programs at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania continue to generate an abundance of valuable material for executives in need of cutting edge thinking. Nao Tools offer an…

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The Leading Brain: A book review by Bob Morris

March 19, 2017

The Leading Brain: Powerful Science-Based Strategies for Achieving Peak Performance Friederike Fabricius and Hands Hagemann TarcherPerigee/Penguin Random House (February 2017). Here are several science-based strategies that can drive peak performance Although by no means an authority in the multiple dimensions…

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How to Manage Habits

March 16, 2017

In The Leading Brain, Friederike Fabritius and Hans Hagemann explain several ”powerful science-based strategies for achieving peak performance.” In Chapter 4, Fabritius and Hagemann offer these key points: o Our brains prefer the path of least resistance. In order to…

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The Story of Western Science: A book review by Bob Morris

January 11, 2017

The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory Susan Wise Bauer W.W. Norton & Company (2015) “Life is short, and Art long, the crisis fleeting; experience is perilous, and decisions difficult.” Hippocrates There…

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Alex Shalman’s Favorite Inspirational Quotations

January 8, 2017

As a this New Year evolves, you may find many of these observations of special interest and value. “Be patient with yourself. Self-growth is tender; it’s holy ground. There’s no greater investment.” Stephen Covey “Our greatest weakness lies in giving…

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Defining Moments: A book review by Bob Morris

November 18, 2016

Defining Moments: When Managers Must Choose Between Right and Right Joseph L. Badaracco Harvard Business Review Press (1997) How to make decisions that could – and probably will — reveal a manager’s basic values and, in some cases, those of…

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Managing in the Gray: A book review by Bob Morris

September 12, 2016

Managing in the Gray: Five Timeless Questions for Resolving Your Toughest Problems at Work Joseph L. Badaracco Harvard Business School Press (September 2016) Here’s what you need when making the most difficult decisions Friedrich Hegel once suggested that many of…

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Stop Spending, Start Managing: A book review by Bob Morris

September 7, 2016

Stop Spending, Start Managing: Strategies to Transform Wasteful Habits Hardcover Tanya Menon and Leigh Thompson Harvard Business Review Press (August 2016) To paraphrase Aristotle, “We are what we repeatedly do. Frugality, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Tanya…

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Johnny Covey on “Five Habits to Lead from the Heart”: An interview by Bob Morris

August 23, 2016

If you visit Johnny Covey’s website, you will learn that he ” is capable of bringing energy to a room where there is none, he can transform the way an event is constructed by his methods and engagement with the…

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