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Business Books: Fall 2006 Preview

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 31, 2006, at 3:45 PM in New Releases

I am starting to get asked what the big books for the fall are, so I thought I should get a list up here. As always, there is something for everyone. September A Leader's Legacy by James Kouzes and Barry Posner (Jossey-Bass) - This is a follow-on to the best-seller The Leadership Challenge; alot of people like Kouzes and Posner's take on leadership.

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Watching the Bestseller Lists

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 21, 2006, at 3:23 PM in News & Opinion

It is very interesting to look at this week's Wall Street Journal bestseller list [sub. needed]. There are three entries on the business list outside of the regulars.

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Concluding notes: trailblazers from all walks

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 29, 2006, at 7:15 PM in News & Opinion

Side note: click here if you missed John's first, second , third , fourth , fifth and sixth entries. ------- There are a whole bunch of innovators out there, thats for sure. What I tried to do was give a good cross-section of the trailblazers from all walks of business and success: a winning NFL football coach, a Commander in the U.

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What you learned early on matters.

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 29, 2006, at 6:16 PM in News & Opinion

Side note: click here if you missed John's first, second , third , fourth and fifth entries. ------- Probably the most important factor for the success effect has nothing to do with business and everything to do with business. I think it all starts in the crib.

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A little on baseball and a lot on performance

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 29, 2006, at 5:41 PM in News & Opinion

Side note: click here if you missed John's first, second , third and fourth entries. ------- Ive been fascinated, too, by the topic of performance, particularly in sports and probably because I live in Cincinnati where baseball is still accessible and affordable. At each game I go to I experiment with praise and criticism, that is, I always heckle one guy throughout the game but only when that guy steps into the on-deck circle or when hes not looking in the field.

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Journalizing my professional life

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 29, 2006, at 4:27 PM in News & Opinion

Side note: click here if you missed John's first, second and third entries. ---------- It takes only one or two cocktail parties for a reporter to realize that he or she has an incredibly interesting job: You interviewed the CEO of Procter & Gamble? You talked with P.

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Have confidence?

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 29, 2006, at 3:55 PM in News & Opinion

Side note: If you missed John's first two entries of the day, check them out here and here. --------- I think any growing organization or career-achiever will have an inherent advantage, but they did not necessarily start off with itthough they may have developed it along the way as one success leads to another. Clearly, aggressive opportunists will find an edge on the competition.

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Do it right the first time

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 29, 2006, at 3:07 PM in News & Opinion

If you didn't see John's first post of the day, check it out. --------- One of the pertinent points that Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis made in an interview that looked at leadership but soon spread to other topics was this: its too hard to be successful in the NFLor in any businessif youre always putting good money after bad. To him, thats what do-overs, screw ups, are about and plenty of sayings come to mind, like my mistake, for instance.

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Introduction to success

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 29, 2006, at 2:35 PM in News & Opinion

Shout out and thanks to Jack and Todd for this opportunity. As a business reporter for about a decade at a major American newspaper, Ive heard and told a lot of stories. After a while, it becomes clear that certain strategies toward life, work and the challenges of the journey to and through a career would be more likely to lead to success than other approaches.

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Welcome to John Eckberg

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 29, 2006, at 2:26 PM in News & Opinion

Good morning! Today John Eckberg author of The Success Effect will be hosting our blog. Keep reading throughout the day as more posts go up and feel free to shoot some questions his way.

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100-Mile Walk in BW

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 21, 2006, at 2:58 PM in News & Opinion

BusinessWeek profiled Sander and Jonathan Flaum, authors of The 100-Mile Walk. I interviewed these two in January and it is one of my favorites. These two have such different perspective on the world of business, but come to a common place on what leadership is.

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Sony's CEO

By Jack, published June 6, 2006, at 3:47 PM in News & Opinion

Reading today's WSJ I found a great interview. It is such a casual, fun, relaxed interview. To quote from the introduction: After completing his first year as the first non-Japanese chief executive officer of Sony Corp.