Lockheed’s “Skunk Works

Great Teams: A book review by Bob

July 26, 2016

Great Teams: 16 Things High Performing Organizations Do Differently Don Yaeger W Publishing Group/An Imprint of Thomas Nelson (July 2016) “If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need.” William L. McKnight (1924) However…

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On Walter Issacson’s latest achievement, The Innovators

December 3, 2014

For many years, it has been both my privilege and pleasure to serve on several committees that select the best business books of the given calendar year. This year, Walter Isaacson’s The Innovators is among my selections. You may be…

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Boris Groysberg: An interview by Bob Morris

August 6, 2013

Boris Groysberg is a professor of business administration in the Organizational Behavior unit at the Harvard Business School. Currently, he teaches courses on talent management and leadership in the school’s MBA and Executive Education programs. He has won numerous awards…

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Mario Livio: An interview by Bob Morris

June 15, 2013

Mario Livio is an internationally known astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), the institute which conducts the scientific program of the Hubble Space Telescope, and will conduct the scientific program of the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope. He…

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Organizing Genius: A book review by Bob Morris

February 16, 2013

Organizing Genius: The Secrets of Creative Collaboration Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman Basic Books (1998) Note: I re-read this book recently before completing an extensive revision of the material I will use for a workshop on high-impact teamwork for…

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Inside Real Innovation: A book review by Bob Morris

July 28, 2011

Inside Real Innovation: How the Right Approach Can Move Ideas from R&D to Market – And Get the Economy Going Eugene Fitzgerald, Andreas Wankerl, and Carl Schramm World Scientific Publishing Co. (2011) How and why emerging innovation paradigms can generate…

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Common Purpose: A book review by Bob Morris

July 7, 2011

Common Purpose: How Great Leaders Get Organizations to Achieve the Extraordinary Joel Kurtzman Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons (2010) “Organizations themselves are mindless, so if people don’t repair them, no one will.” Regrettably, the old rules of employment have created in…

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The Orange Revolution: A book review by Bob Morris

June 28, 2011

The Orange Revolution: HowOne Great Team Can Transform an Entire Organization Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton Free Press/Simon & Schuster (2010) Those who have read any of Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton’s previous collaborations, notably Managing with Carrots: Using Recognition…

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Secrets of Special Ops Leadership: A book review by Bob Morris

June 11, 2011

Secrets of Special Ops Leadership: Dare the Impossible — Achieve the Extraordinary William A. Cohen AMACOM (2005) Note: Given the recent and dramatic increase of public interest in “special ops” initiatives, I decided to re-read a book I reviewed when…

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