William L. McKnight

HBR’s 10 Must Reads 2017: A book review by Bob Morris

November 25, 2016

HBR’s 10 Must Reads: 2017 Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (November 2016) Here’s another year’s worth of management wisdom, all in one place. This is the latest volume in a series of anthologies of articles selected by the editors…

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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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Winning Well: A book review by Bob Morris

June 6, 2016

Winning Well: A Manager’s Guide to Getting Results – Without Losing Your Soul Karin Hurt and David Dye AMACOM (2016) How to build a workforce culture within which personal growth and professional development are most likely to thrive It is…

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Work Rules!: A book review by Bob Morris

April 9, 2015

Work Rules!: Insights from Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead Laszlo Bock Twelve/Hatchette Book Group (2015) How to build a workplace culture within which personal growth and professional development are most likely to thrive I agree…

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Kip Tindell: An interview by Bob Morris

January 17, 2015

The year was 1978. Jimmy Carter was President of the United States. The Bee Gees topped the charts with Stayin’ Alive. The Dallas Cowboys defeated the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. And on July 1, The Container Store opened…

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Tap Dancing to Work: A book review by Bob Morris

December 24, 2012

Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012: A Fortune Magazine Book Carol J. Loomis Portfolio/Penguin Group (2012) “When we own portions of outstanding businesses with outstanding managements, our favorite holding period is forever.” Warren Buffett At last…

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Freedom, Inc: A book review by Bob Morris

November 9, 2012

Freedom, Inc.: Free Your Employees and Let Them Lead Your Business to Higher Productivity, Profits, and Growth Brian Carney and Isaac Getz Crown Business (2009) Note: I read this book when it was first published several years ago and recently…

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The Enemy of Engagement: A book review by Bob Morris

December 7, 2011

The Enemy of Engagement: Put an End to Workplace Frustration – and Get the Most from Your Employees Mark Royal and Tom Agnew AMACOM (2012) How to “take effective action to promote high levels of employee enablement and unleash the…

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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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