George E. L. Barbee: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

George E. L. Barbee is one of the original Batten Fellow faculty members (along with Jim Collins, Malcolm Gladwell and Jim Gilmore) at top-ranked University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and has been teaching innovation for the past 15 years to over 500 MBA students and senior executives. Barbee’s 45-year business career has taken… Read More George E. L. Barbee: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

George E.L. Barbee: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

George E. L. Barbee is one of the original Batten Fellow faculty members (along with Jim Collins, Malcolm Gladwell and Jim Gilmore) at top-ranked University of Virginia Darden School of Business, and has been teaching innovation for the past 15 years to over 500 MBA students and senior executives. Barbee’s 45-year business career has taken… Read More George E.L. Barbee: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

Brian J. Robertson on Holacracy: An interview by Bob Morris

Brian Robertson is an experienced entrepreneur, CEO, and organizational pioneer. Forbes and Fast Company credit him for developing Holacracy, a comprehensive management system for governing and running organizations that are fast, agile, and that succeed by pursuing their purpose, free from the tyranny of top-down planning that is instantly out of date. Some of the… Read More Brian J. Robertson on Holacracy: An interview by Bob Morris

Onward by Schultz Takes the Prize as Most Enjoyable Book

I am frequently asked what has been the best book, the most influential book, and the most enjoyable book that I have read for the First Friday Book Synopsis over the 17 years we have been conducting the program.  I  entertained that question as recently as last night, as I distributed fliers for our August… Read More Onward by Schultz Takes the Prize as Most Enjoyable Book

Robert Steven Kaplan: An interview by Bob Morris

Robert Steven Kaplan is the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice and Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School. He is also co-chairman of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm. Prior to joining Harvard Business School in September 2005, Rob served as Vice Chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. with oversight… Read More Robert Steven Kaplan: An interview by Bob Morris

Are They Telling Us The Truth? – Maybe The Issue Of The Era (60 Minutes Reveals a Liar)

Who can we trust?  Who can we trust to tell us the truth?  Especially, when the truth really matters? This is not a new concern.  And, the sense that more and more people seem to be so untrustworthy may be a false sense.  I suspect that if we picked any decade, from any century, thoughtful… Read More Are They Telling Us The Truth? – Maybe The Issue Of The Era (60 Minutes Reveals a Liar)

Kristi Hedges: An interview by Bob Morris

Kristi Hedges is a leadership coach, speaker and author. In her 20-year career working with leaders to help them communicate more effectively she’s encountered every personality type imaginable, yet remains more than a little passionate that anyone can learn presence. Her workshops and leadership coaching programs have been utilized by CEOs and teams of all… Read More Kristi Hedges: An interview by Bob Morris

Mark Miller: An interview by Bob Morris

Mark Miller is a business leader, best-selling author and communicator. He began his Chick-fil-A career working as an hourly team member in 1977. In 1978, Mark joined the corporate staff working in the warehouse and mailroom. Since that time, he has provided leadership for Corporate Communications, Field Operations, and Quality and Customer Satisfaction, and today… Read More Mark Miller: An interview by Bob Morris