Leadership & Strategy


Launching The Prepared Mind World Tour

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 6, 2006, at 10:41 PM in News & Opinion

I want to introduce you to a book today. It is called The Prepared Mind of a Leader and it is written by Bill Welter and Jean Egmon. We at 800ceeoread like this book alot and will be doing a numbers of things to feature it over the next four months.


Books To Watch For - Spring '06

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 30, 2006, at 8:58 PM in News & Opinion

We did this last fall and thought you might enjoy another look at the season ahead. So, here are the books we think you should be watching for in the first part of 2006. The Number by Lee Eisenberg (1/06, Free Press) - If you have walked into any Barnes & Noble since New Year's it would have been impossible to miss this book.


100-Mile Walk Resources

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 27, 2006, at 3:21 PM in News & Opinion

There is quite a list of resources at the end of The 100-Mile Walk. There is an extensive list on leadership and a great list on zen practice. The list is pretty long, so I am going to put it in the extended entry.


Leadership Books Reviewed in WSJ

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 23, 2006, at 8:18 PM in News & Opinion

On Friday, Daniel Akst wrote a business book review for the Wall Street Journal. It was titled "O Captain, My Captain" and looked at three titles: The Servant Leader, The 360° Leader, and Executive Intelligence. It is rare that WSJ will review business books.


Bookscan's Best Selling Books of 2005

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 9, 2006, at 4:41 PM in News & Opinion

Neilsen Bookscan released their list of the 200 best selling books of 2005. Bookscan takes data from about 4500 retailers around the country. When we talk with publishers, they are watching closely what happens there.


Strategy+Business' Best Business Books of 2005

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 30, 2005, at 2:23 PM in News & Opinion

Strategy+Business publishes a great business book list every year. You can look back at the 2003 and 2004 lists to see what I am talking about. I am going to give you rundown on categories and the books in each.


Baltimore Ravens and Jim Collins

By Jack, published December 6, 2005, at 4:50 PM in News & Opinion

John Feinstein, one of the best sports writers, has written a new book on the NFL called Next Man Up. He follows the Baltimore Ravens from the end on the 2003 season thru the 2004 season. It is a great view inside the locker room and the General Managers' office.


For the Bosses: Eye and Ear Candy Plus a Few Exercises

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 13, 2005, at 6:54 PM in News & Opinion

And the Boss's Day festivities here at 8cr continue. . .


Question For Bosses: "Where Are You Stuck?"

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 12, 2005, at 7:20 PM in News & Opinion

We're inching ever so closer to Boss's Day! Today's question for all you bosses out there is: "Where are you stuck? " This "million-dollar question" comes from Graham Alexander's new book, Tales From the Top.


The Culture of Winning

By Jack, published October 5, 2005, at 2:55 PM in News & Opinion

In todays Wall Street Journal, the Atlanta Braves GM explains how and why the Braves have won 14 straight Divisional Titles. The five tips for transforming a culture of losing: Gather everyone, communicate the plan and preach it daily. Constantly remind them it works.


Is there a difference between moral intelligence and emotional intelligence?

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 29, 2005, at 9:00 PM in News & Opinion

There is a difference between moral intelligence and emotional intelligence. Moral intelligence involes the mental capacity to determine how to apply universal moral principles--like integrity, responsibility, compassion and forgiveness--to our personal values, goals and actions. Emotional intelligence, on the other hand, is about decision making and performance in the presence of competing emotions.


Moral Intelligence and the Costs of its Absence

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 29, 2005, at 5:00 PM in News & Opinion

Are you curious about the cost of the absence of moral intelligence? If so, check out our extended entry. .