Tag: book review

Rethinking Groupthink: Great Advice For Leaders From Adam Grant’s New Book “Originals”

August 25, 2016 2 Comments
Rethinking Groupthink: Great Advice For Leaders From Adam Grant’s New Book “Originals”

I highly recommend Adam Grant’s 2016 book “Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World.” It’s the best evidence-based management book so far this century, surpassing his previous book “Give and Take.” Originals will be required reading in my MBA class in Organizational Behavior starting this semester. The entire book was good, but the chapter that resonated […]

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Book Review: Scaling Up Excellence By Bob Sutton And Huggy Rao

February 3, 2014 0 Comments
Book Review: Scaling Up Excellence By Bob Sutton And Huggy Rao

I’m a huge fan of Bob Sutton’s evidence-based management body of work. I think his new book with Huggy Rao might be his best book yet. I certainly believe that Scaling Up Excellence: Getting To More Without Settling For Less is one of the best evidence-based management books I’ve ever read. I got my review […]

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Book Review: The Myths of Creativity by David Burkus

October 27, 2013 2 Comments
Book Review: The Myths of Creativity by David Burkus

I’d like to highly recommend the book “The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas” by David Burkus. I know David from LDRLB and like him a lot, he is the real deal and one of the truly nice guys in this business. You should know that I […]

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A Personal Story Of Change

August 31, 2013 8 Comments
A Personal Story Of Change

In the metaphor of change from the book Switch by Chip and Dan Heath, the elephant represents how our emotions affect our ability to change. Our emotional response to change can be the source of either tremendous resistance or motivation. When I deliver this training, I share a personal story from my life in 1994 and […]

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