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Driving Digital: A book review by Bob Morris

August 31, 2017

Driving Digital: The Leader’s Guide to Business Transformation Through Technology Isaac Sacolick AMACOM (August 2017) All organizations need leaders willing and able to “take on the challenges of driving business and digital transformation” In this book, Isaac Sacolick provides an…

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Business Models for Teams: A book review by Bob Morris

July 26, 2017

Business Models for Teams: See How Your Organization Really Works and How Each Person Fits In Tim Clark and Bruce Hazen Portfolio/PenguinRandom House (June 2017) Working together, we can usually do more — and do it better was well as…

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High-Impact Human Capital Strategy: A book review by Bob Morris

August 29, 2015

High-Impact Human Capital Strategy: Addressing the 12 Major Challenges Today’s Organizations Face Jack J. Phillips and Patricia Pulliam Phillips AMACOM (2015) “It is our duty as men and women to proceed as though the limits of our abilities do not…

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Learning to Succeed: A book review by Bob Morris

June 1, 2015

Learning to Succeed: Rethinking Corporate Education in a World of Unrelenting Change Jason Wingard AMACOM (2015) “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” Ann Landers (Eppie Lederer) According to Jason Wingard, his purpose in this book is to help…

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The Scorecard Solution: A book review by Bob Morris

January 31, 2015

The Scorecard Solution: Measure What Matters and Drive Sustainable Growth Dan E. King AMACOM (2015) How and why the Organizational Prowess Scorecard produces data that will reveal what to act on and how to prioritize actions Just about everything I…

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What does a healthy company look like?

August 30, 2014

Based on everything I have experienced, observed, and learned over the years, here’s what I think a healthy company looks like: o First-Person Plural Pronouns: Everyone thinks in terms of “serving our customers,” “what we can accomplish working together, ”…

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The Executive Checklist: A book review by Bob Morris

July 23, 2014

The Executive Checklist: A Guide for Setting Direction and Managing Change James M. Kerr Pagrave/Macmillan (2014) How to replace vague ideas about your career with strategies that will help you achieve your objectives at work and everywhere else Up front,…

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Six Simple Rules: A book review by Bob Morris

May 19, 2014

Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity without Getting Complicated Yves Morieux and Peter Tollman Harvard Business Review Press (2014) How organizations can create more value with better management of complexity by abandoning both hard and soft approaches I agree…

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The CIO Paradox: A book review by Bob Morris

October 3, 2013

The CIO Paradox: Battling the Contradictions of IT Leadership Martha Heller bibliomotion (2013) The CIO “for all seasons” Rather than one paradox, as this book’s title suggests, Martha Heller rigorously and eloquently examines several separate but related paradoxes: Cost versus…

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The Crowdsourced Performance Review: A book review by Bob Morris

July 23, 2013

The Crowdsourced Performance Review: How to Use the Power of Social Recognition to Transform Employee Performance Eric Mosley McGraw-Hill (2013) How and why all organizations need a better model for performance reviews Opinions are divided – sometimes sharply divided –…

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