I think we are in a “let’s get more productive” moment – thoughts on some current popular books (Like Peak; and Grit; and Drive; and…)

It seems to me that we are busier and busier, feeling more and more out of control, and maybe a little less and less productive. I have selected Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool as my selection of the July First Friday Book Synopsis. Mr. Ericsson is… Read More I think we are in a “let’s get more productive” moment – thoughts on some current popular books (Like Peak; and Grit; and Drive; and…)

Ellen Auster and Lisa Hillenbrand on “Stragility”: An interview by Bob Morris

Ellen R. Auster is Professor of Strategic Management at the Schulich School of Business, York University. Prior to joining Schulich, she was on the faculty at the Graduate School of Business at Columbia University in NYC and Visiting Faculty at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in Hanover, New Hampshire. She earned her… Read More Ellen Auster and Lisa Hillenbrand on “Stragility”: An interview by Bob Morris

America Needs Talent: Attracting, Educating & Deploying the 21st-Century Workforce by Jamie Merisotis – a first look

All of us are called, each to his own measure of capacity, and each in the widest horizon of his vision, to create the first great American century. Henry Luce, Life Magazine, February 17, 1941 ——————– I’ve just read the first few pages of a really compelling book, America Needs Talent: Attracting, Educating & Deploying… Read More America Needs Talent: Attracting, Educating & Deploying the 21st-Century Workforce by Jamie Merisotis – a first look

Vince Molinaro’s The Leadership Contract – One More Addition to the “Let’s Get Better at Developing Leaders” Movement

We have no shortage of observers stating this – we have a shortage of good leaders. This seems to be true in every arena – business, education, politics… Vince Molinaro has one approach to beckon forth better leaders and better leadership. It’s right there in the title of his book: The Leadership Contract: The Fine Print… Read More Vince Molinaro’s The Leadership Contract – One More Addition to the “Let’s Get Better at Developing Leaders” Movement

Be Decisive, Stick to your Decisions, Except when you Shouldn’t – a lesson from the Yom Kippur War (from Charles Duhigg)

Put differently, an instinct for decisiveness is great—until it’s not. When people rush toward decisions simply because it makes them feel like they are getting something done, missteps are more likely to occur. Charles HuHigg, Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business ——————– I’m just about finished reading Smarter Faster… Read More Be Decisive, Stick to your Decisions, Except when you Shouldn’t – a lesson from the Yom Kippur War (from Charles Duhigg)

George Couros on the Innovator’s Mindset: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

George Couros is a leading educator in the area of innovative leadership, teaching, and learning. He has worked with all levels of school, from K-12 as a teacher and technology facilitator and as a school and district administrator. He is a sought after speaker on the topic of innovative student learning and engagement and has… Read More George Couros on the Innovator’s Mindset: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

Vince Molinaro’s The Leadership Contract – One More Addition to the “Let’s Get Better at Developing Leaders” Movement

We have no shortage of observers stating this – we have a shortage of good leaders. This seems to be true in every arena – business, education, politics… Vince Molinaro, has one approach to beckon forth better leaders and better leadership. It’s right there in the title of his book: The Leadership Contract: The Fine… Read More Vince Molinaro’s The Leadership Contract – One More Addition to the “Let’s Get Better at Developing Leaders” Movement

More on the Battle of Focus in an Information Overload Era – (with insight from McChrystal’s Team of Teams & Cal Newport’s Deep Work)

In 2011 Americans took in five times as much information every day as they did in 1986—the equivalent of 175 newspapers. Where once an educated person might have assumed she was at least conversant with the relevant knowledge on a particular field of study, the explosion of information has rendered that assumption laughable. 
 General… Read More More on the Battle of Focus in an Information Overload Era – (with insight from McChrystal’s Team of Teams & Cal Newport’s Deep Work)