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Humility Is the New Smart: A book review by Bob Morris

March 16, 2017

Humility Is the New Smart: Rethinking Human Excellence in the Smart Machine Age Edward D. Hess and Katherine Ludwig Barrett-Koehler Publishers (January 2017) “NewSmart”: Excellence at the very highest levels of cognition and initiative What will be the percentage of…

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Life’s Work: An Interview with Kevin Spacey

March 16, 2016

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Kevin Spacey by Alison Beard for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive…

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Move Your Bus: A book review by Bob Morris

March 7, 2016

Move Your Bus: An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life Ron Clark Touchstone/An imprint of Simon & Schuster (2015) How to accelerate “the relentless pursuit of excellence” and do so with people power Ron Clark’s use…

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The Wisdom of Peter Drucker from A to Z

November 13, 2015

Here is an excerpt from an article by Leigh Buchanan for Inc. magazine in which she examines Drucker’s contributions, from A to Z. To read the complete article, check out others, and obtain subscription information, please click here. * *…

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The Re-Education of Jim Collins

September 29, 2015

The author or co-author of Good to Great, Built to Last, How the Mighty Fall, and Great by Choice went to West Point to teach leadership. Instead, he was the one who got schooled. Here is a brief excerpt from…

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A Culture of Purpose: A book review by Bob Morris

May 9, 2014

A Culture of Purpose: How to Choose the Right People and Make the Right People Choose You Christoph Lueneburger Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Brand (2014) A brilliant analysis of perhaps the single most important dimension of organizational alignment Accord to Jim Collins…

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The Essential Management Book You’re Not Reading

April 1, 2014

Here is an excerpt from an article by Leigh Buchanan for Inc. magazine in which she explains why a handbook originally intended for software programmers, Extreme Programming Explained, is gaining a cult status for its simple leadership ideas. To read…

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Three Rules for Making a Company Truly Great

May 10, 2013

Here is an excerpt from an article written by Michael E. Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, and sign up for…

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It’s All About Who You Hire, How They Lead…: A book review by Bob Morris

March 30, 2013

It’s All About Who You Hire, How They Lead…and Other Essential Advice from a Self-Made Leader Morton L. Mandel with John A. Byrne Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2013) How and why almost any organization “can be a growth business if you…

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Liz Wiseman on Good and Bad “Multipliers” in the Workplace Environment

January 11, 2013

In Multipliers, written with Greg McKeown, Liz Wiseman juxtaposes two quite different types of persons whom she characterizes as the “Multiplier” and the “Diminisher.” Although she refers to them as leaders, suggesting they have supervisory responsibilities, they could also be direct…

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