Patricia Ward Biederman

Crucibles of Leadership

August 5, 2016

Here is an excerpt from a classic article (2002) written by Warren Bennis and Robert J. Thomas for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription…

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Crucibles of Leadership

September 15, 2015

Here is an excerpt from a classic article written by Warren Bennis and Robert J. Thomas, published in the September 2002 issue of Harvard Business Review. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription…

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HBR Guide to Leading Teams: A book review by Bob Morris

August 27, 2015

HBR Guide to Leading Teams Mary Shapiro Harvard Business Review Press (2015) “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” John Quincy Adams Most of the volumes in the…

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Alex Pentland on Great Teams

August 6, 2015

Alex (“Sandy”) Pentland has much of great value to say about how to organize and then lead great teams, first in an article, “The New Science of Building Great Teams,” published in Harvard Business Review and then in a book,…

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The “secret sauce” of great teams

February 8, 2015

Why do so many teams fail to live up to their promise? Because of the obstinate belief that human beings are rational entities. And because team designers fail to take into account the subtle, unconscious dynamics that influence human behavior.…

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Still Surprised: A book review by Bob Morris

August 3, 2014

Still Surprised: A Memoir of a Life in Leadership Warren Bennis Jossey-Bass/A Wiley Imprint (2010) Four score and counting, while his insatiable curiosity explores and his sense of wonder delights I have read and reviewed most (if not all) of…

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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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X-teams: A book review by Bob Morris

December 12, 2012

X-teams: How to Build Teams That Lead, Innovate and Succeed Deborah Ancona and Henrik Bresman Harvard Business School Press (2007) A new teamwork model that combines an internal focus with an external approach Here is a review I posted five…

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Todd Henry: An interview by Bob Morris

April 25, 2012

Todd Henry is the founder and CEO of Accidental Creative, a company that helps creative people and teams generate brilliant ideas. ¬†He regularly speaks and consults with companies, both large and small, about how to develop¬†practices and systems that lead…

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The Medici Effect: A book review by Bob Morris

December 22, 2011

The Medici Effect: Breakthrough Insights at the Intersection of Ideas, Concepts, and Cultures Frans Johannson Harvard Business Review Press (2006) Note: I recently re-read this book to assist with the preparations for an interview and even more impressed by the…

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