Inclusion (HBR Emotional Intelligence Series): A Book Review by Bob Morris
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2d ago
Inclusion: HBR Emotional Intelligence Series Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (November 2017) In the most profitable workplace cultures, everyone feels they belong. This is one of the volumes in the HBR Emotional Intelligence Series, offering cutting-edge thinking about how to become an inclusive colleague. That is, “how to be more empathetic, accepting, and socially aware, so you can help create a more inclusive work environment…starting with yourself.” The nine “classic” articles were originally published in HBR and if all were purchased separately as reprints, the total co ..read more
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How Leaders Learn: A Book Review by Bob Morris
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by bobmorris
5d ago
How Leaders Learn: Master the Habits of the World’s Most Successful People David Novak with Lari Bishop Harvard Business Review Press (June 2024) “If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.” Eppie Lederer (aka Ann Landsers) Throughout all the years in schools, college, and then graduate study in several universities, my best teachers were — without exception — the best students I ever encountered. I was again reminded of that as I began to read David Novak’s book, written with the assistance of Lari Bishop. Whatever their size and nature may be, all organizations need effective leader ..read more
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Making Work Matter : A Book Review by Bob Morris
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by bobmorris
1w ago
Making Work Matter: How to Create Positive Change in Your Company and Meaning in Your Career Nancy McGraw Royal Oak Press (2024) How to become a high-impact social intrapreneur The results of all of the most recent major studies of employee satisfaction indicate that [begin italics] feeling appreciated [end italics] is either first or second when respondents rank what is of greatest importance to them. (The same is true of results of surveys of what is of greatest importance to customers.) Now consider this: Companies annually ranked among those most highly regarded and best to work for are al ..read more
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Boundaries, Priorities, and Finding Work-Life Balance: A Book Review by Bob Morris
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by bobmorris
2w ago
Boundaries, Priorities, and Finding Work-Life Balance Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (May 2024) “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”  Albert Einstein This is one of the volumes in the HBR Work Smart Series, offering insights from cutting-edge thinkers who share their thoughts about how to accelerate your personal growth and professional development. This series features the topics that matter most to those now preparing for or are early in their business career, topics “including being yourself at work, collaborating with (someti ..read more
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Bosses, Coworkers, and Building Great Work Relationships: A Book Review by Bob Morris
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by bobmorris
2w ago
Bosses, Coworkers, and Building Great Work Relationships Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (May 2024) “People won’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  Theodore Roosevelt This is one of the volumes in the HBR Work Smart Series, offering insights from cutting-edge thinkers who share their thoughts about how to accelerate your personal growth and professional development. According to the Series editors, “Managers, peers, work friends, mentors, frenemies, annoying people, romantic interests, your boss’s boss, and so on. We probably spend more hours w ..read more
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Mind Magic: A Book Review by Bob Morris
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by bobmorris
2w ago
Mind Magic: The Neuroscience of Manifestation and How It Changes Everything James R. Doty Avery/An Imprint of Penguin Random House (May 2024) How to harness your brain’s power to make your intention a reality  According to James R. Doty, “manifesting is defining an intention such that it gets embedded into your subconscious, which functions below the level of consciousness. By doing so, we activate brain networks associated with goal orientation that make an intention important, salient, or noteworthy…Our intention now guides our life. By using our inner power to tap the vast resources of ..read more
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Experience, Opportunity, and Developing Your Career: A Book Review by Bob Morris
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by bobmorris
3w ago
Experience, Opportunity, and Developing Your Career Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (May 2024) “Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas A. Edison This is one of the volumes in the HBR Work Smart Series, offering insights from cutting-edge thinkers who share their thoughts about how to accelerate your personal growth and professional development. The Series editors ask, “‘Where do you see yourself in five years?’ This questioncan make even the mostbambitious of us feel a little nauseius. Startout in the working qorld ..read more
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New Happy: A Book Review by Bob Morris
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by bobmorris
3w ago
New Happy: Getting Happiness Right in a World That’s Got It Wrong Stephanie Harrison A Tarcher-Perigee Book/An Imprint of Penguin Random House (May 2024) How to find lasting happiness         According to Stephanie Harrison, it’s time to replace what she characterizes as “Old Happy” with “New Happy” in order to achieve and sustain “Lasting Happiness.” HOW? Details are best revealed in context, within the narrative. FYI, here is how she defines two terms thatv\ are separate but related, indeed interdependent: OLD HAPPY: “Being perfect, making more and more money, acquir ..read more
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HBR 10 Must Reads on AI: A Book Review by Bob Morris
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by bobmorris
1M ago
HBR 10 Must Reads on AI Various Contributors Harvard Business Review Press (September 2023) AI won’t replace you but someone who understands AI can…and probably will. This volume is among the best sources for timeless wisdom and cutting-edge thinking on how to increase your understanding of AI and its future direction, bring your AI initiatives to scale, and use AI to transform your organization with minimal disruption. Here specifically is what you need to accelerate your personal growth and professional development. If you were to purchase the 12 articles in this volume as separate reprints ..read more
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Great at Work: A Book Review by Bob Morris
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by bobmorris
1M ago
Great at Work: How Top Performers Do Less, Work Better, and Achieve More Morten Hansen Simon & Schuster (January 2018) How and why “seven practices upend conventional thinking about how you should work” Note: Every so often, I recycle a review of one of my favorite business books. For example, in Great at Work — one of his his most valuable books, Morten Hansen shares what he and his colleagues learned from a five-year research study whose primary purpose was to determine how to produce great work. (I highly recommend checking out the Appendix — Pages 215-247) — in which there is a complet ..read more
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