Dean Spitzer

Learning to Succeed: A book review by Bob Morris

June 1, 2015

Learning to Succeed: Rethinking Corporate Education in a World of Unrelenting Change Jason Wingard AMACOM (2015) “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” Ann Landers (Eppie Lederer) According to Jason Wingard, his purpose in this book is to help…

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The Crowdsourced Performance Review: A book review by Bob Morris

July 23, 2013

The Crowdsourced Performance Review: How to Use the Power of Social Recognition to Transform Employee Performance Eric Mosley McGraw-Hill (2013) How and why all organizations need a better model for performance reviews Opinions are divided – sometimes sharply divided –…

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Creating the Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

December 10, 2012

Creating the Strategy: Winning and Keeping Customers in B2B Markets Rennie Gould KoganPage (2012) How to achieve the #1 objective in customer relations I wish I had a dollar for every time I have encountered someone insisting that, in customer…

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Optimizing Talent: A book review by Bob Morris

June 10, 2012

Optimizing Talent: What Every Leader and Manager Needs to Know to Sustain the Ultimate Workforce Linda D. Sharkey and Paul H. Eccher Information Age Publishing (2011) “Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so.”…

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The Ten Most Important Business Challenges and Which Book to Consult for Each

December 26, 2011

Whenever asked to recommend business books, I immediately inquire, “What is the single greatest challenge that you and your organization now face?” Of course, responses vary but over time, these seem to be the ten challenges most frequently cited, followed…

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Doing Both: A book review by Bob Morris

July 6, 2011

Doing Both: Capturing Today’s Profit and Driving Tomorrow’s Growth Inder Sidhu FT Press/Pearson (2010) Organizational transformation is not — repeat not – a zero-sum game One of the most self-defeating mindsets is suggested by the admonition, “You can’t have your…

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Most Valuable Business Insights: 16-20

April 4, 2011

After having read and reviewed so many business books, I now share brief comments about what I consider to be the 25 most valuable business insights and the books in which they are either introduced or (one man’s opinion) best…

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Army of Entrepreneurs: A book review by Bob Morris

March 22, 2011

Army of Entrepreneurs: Create an Engaged and Empowered Workforce for Exceptional Business Growth Jennifer Prosek AMACOM (2011) How to grow great gardeners The title of my review refers to what I believe is Jennifer Prosek’s key point in this book:…

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Strategic Intuition: A book review by Bob Morris

March 22, 2011

Strategic Intuition: The Creative Spark in Human Achievement William Duggan Columbia University Press (2007) How and why “a modern discipline” can activate “flashes of insight” in a results-driven organization There is much to be said for eliminating waste throughout an…

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Change the Culture, Change the Game: A book review by Bob Morris

March 11, 2011

Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results Roger Connors and Tom Smith Portfolio/The Penguin Group (2011) A comprehensive, cohesive, and cost-effective methodology to achieve breakthrough results In Leading Change,…

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