Jerry Porras

The Essentials of Stretch Goals

March 8, 2017

In Beyond Performance Management, Jeremy Hope and Steve Player recommend key practices to achieve superior performance. For example, how to use stretch goals that are “invariably based on negotiating short-term fixed targets and have recently become more pervasive in both…

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The Three Laws of Performance: A book review by Bob Morris

February 29, 2012

The Three Laws of Performance: Rewriting the Future of Your Organization and Your Life Steve Zaffron and Dave Logan Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2011) A 21st century version of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave In his comments in the “Editor’s Note”…

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Stretch Goals: Do’s & Don’ts

January 26, 2012

In Built to Last, Jim Collins and Jerry Porras urge business leaders to set what they characterize as BHAGs: Big Hairy Audacious Goals. That is, an “audacious 10-to-30-year goal to progress toward an envisioned future.” A true BHAG is clear…

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The 10X Rule: A book review by Bob Morris

January 24, 2012

The 10X Rule: The Only Difference Between Success and Failure Grant Cardone John Wiley & Sons (2011) How to increase sustainable fulfillment of human potentialities, one’s own as well as those of others Many years ago, I read a book…

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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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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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Ten Steps Ahead: A book review by Bob Morris

March 18, 2011

Ten Steps Ahead: What Separates Successful Business Visionaries from the Rest of Us Erik Calonius Portfolio/Penguin Group (2011) Dreamers think about it…visionaries see it and then make it happen, at whatever cost The material in Ten Steps Ahead is based…

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