Oscar Wilde

When Interviewing for a Position: Some Dos and Don’ts

March 31, 2017

Here is some valuable advice provided by recruiters in several of the “1oo Best Companies to Work For,” annually ranked by FORTUNE magazine. “We ask our receptionists for their impressions and direct feedback. Any hint of arrogance or condescension is…

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45 Of History’s Most Famous (And Amusing) Insults

December 2, 2016

One of our three sons, Geoffrey, introduced me to an especially interesting website — All That Is Interesting (ati) — at which the resources include Chris Altman’s “45 Of History’s Most Famous (And Amusing) Insults.” For example: “The trouble ain’t…

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Stewart D. Friedman on “Leading the Life You Want”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

August 16, 2016

In 1984, Stew Friedman joined Wharton, where he is the Practice Professor of Management. In 2001, he concluded a two-year assignment (while on academic leave) at Ford Motor Company, as the senior executive for leadership development. Total Leadership: Be a…

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Million Dollar Maverick: A book review by Bob Morris

July 16, 2016

Million Dollar Maverick: Forge Your Own Path to Think Differently, Act Decisively, and Succeed Quickly Alan Weiss Bibliomotion (May 2016) How and why “simply taking a contrarian or one-off view” – and acting on it – can be the secret…

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5 Habits to Lead from Your Heart: A book review by Bob Morris

July 9, 2016

5 Habits to Lead from Your Heart: Getting Out of Your Head to Express Your Heart Johnny Covey Made for Success Publishing (June 2016) “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle…

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The Mentor Myth: A book review by Bob Morris

April 15, 2016

The Mentor Myth: How to Take Control of Your Own Success Debby Carreau Bibliomotion Media (April 2016) Who’s your best mentor? That would be you IF you are determined to become the best you that you can be Oscar Wilde…

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All the Leader You Can Be: A book review by Bob Morris

March 20, 2016

All the Leader You Can Be: The Science of Achieving Extraordinary Executive Presence Suzanne Bates McGraw-Hill Education (2016) Here’s a “research-based definition of executive presence” with an explanation of how to develop it Opinions are divided (sometimes sharply divided) about…

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Gerald Posner: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

October 23, 2015

John Martin of ABC News says “Gerald Posner is one of the most resourceful investigators I have encountered in thirty years of journalism.” The Los Angeles Times dubs him “a classic-style investigative journalist.” Posner is the author of twelve books,…

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5 Gears: A book review by Bob Morris

October 4, 2015

5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There Is Never Enough Time Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram John WIley & Sons (2015) “No valid plans for the future can be made by those who have no capacity for…

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Tim Richardson: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

August 30, 2015

Formerly, Tim Richardson headed Leadership and Talent at PWC (2000-2009), where he was the driving force behind the creation of an integrated talent strategy and leadership development. He started his career in financial services. He now focuses on talent and…

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