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445 Years and Still Going Strong!

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 24, 2009, at 2:30 PM in News & Opinion

Today is William Shakespeare's birthday (if he had lived past his death, he'd be 445 years old today) Anyway, here's to the man that created entertainment, thought provoking monologues on the human condition and many, many quotes to fill tons of 365 day calendars on office desks. Today, NPRR ran a little story about Will and his marvelous cliches (er quotes). Granted in Will's time, these were NOT cliches - but our overuse of them have almost rendered them mute.

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A Guest Post from 100 Best Author Steve Farber

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 30, 2009, at 4:11 PM in News & Opinion

Steve Farber, one of the best minds on leadership out there, and author of The Radical Leap (one of The 100 Best), has provided the article below. His new book is Greater Than Yourself: The Ultimate Lesson of True Leadership, and it's out now. You'll find the story below contains some of the key lessons from that book.

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Titles Now in Spanish!

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 18, 2009, at 3:24 PM in News & Opinion

Here are some new titles that are currently from Urano and Roca publishers. If you don't speak/read Spanish, then perhaps you know someone that does. I've linked to the English versions where applicable - check them out as well!

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American Lion

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 4, 2009, at 3:52 PM in Staff Picks

In recent days, months even, America has gotten the New Hope via a certain new political leader. But what has come to my attention - slowly at first - seems incredibly relevant and worth mentioning. About a month ago, right after the holiday season, I saw a documentary about Andrew Jackson.

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Todd's Favorite Business Books of 2008

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 28, 2008, at 4:34 PM in Staff Picks

I get paid to read business books. Some would consider this a tortured existence, but I can't think of a better job in the world. The job does have certain requirements.

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Are Prisons Smarter Than Your Company?

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 22, 2008, at 5:32 PM in News & Opinion

Last week, a very large Department of Corrections facility on the West coast purchased bulk copies of the book The Offsite by Robert Thompson. This parable addresses the leadership challenge, and what a challenge this must be at such an organization. However, sharing a vision, encouraging that in others, and enabling them to accomplish goals, is something we all share.

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In the end, it's all personal.

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 11, 2008, at 5:56 PM in News & Opinion

A few months ago, I interviewed Umesh Ramakrishnan, author of There's No Elevator to the Top (hitting bookstores this week). A snippet of the interview (not verbatim): ME: You end the book with what I think leadership is all about. That, in the end, it's is all personal -- how do you think leadership changed and challenged the people you interviewed?

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Learning from Neil Young

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 24, 2008, at 6:30 PM in News & Opinion

Stew Friedman, over at the Harvard Business Publishing Blog, shares leadership lessons he gained from Neil Young's music. Stew's the author of Total Leadership.

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On True North

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 23, 2008, at 3:55 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Peter Sims is the co-author of True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership. * He's also on the roster over at The Speakers' Group who had sat down and asked Peter a few questions about True North, his collaboration with Bill George and innovation. You can read the interview here.

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New excerpt up - from The Integrity Dividend

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 20, 2008, at 1:32 PM in News & Opinion

There's a new excerpt up on our Excerpts blog. It's taken from Chapter 1 of The Integrity Dividend: Leading by the Power of Your Word by Tony Simons. From the publisher: In The Integrity Dividend Tony Simons shows how leaders' personal integrity drives the profitability and overall success of their organization.

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Two Tribes Things

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 17, 2008, at 3:31 AM in News & Opinion

Just a two quick adds to what Dylan said earlier today: 1. Jack and I are going to be at the Tribes launch event next Wednesday in NYC. If you are going, drop us a note (todd at 800CEOREAD dot com) .

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Tribes Released!

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 16, 2008, at 5:00 PM in News & Opinion

What many (including Todd) are calling Seth's best book since Purple Cow, and some are even calling his best book ever, goes on sale today. Entitled Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us, it describes the new paradigm of marketing as (and) leadership. Seth wrote of the book on his blog today: .