Leadership & Strategy


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. .


Moral Intelligence -- The Key to Enhancing Business Performance and Leadership Success

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 29, 2005, at 2:55 PM in News & Opinion

Strong moral principles and business success are powerfully correlated with each other. Two globally respected leaders introduce the tools for business leaders and organizations to harness the power of moral intelligence and enhance business performance. Backed by extensive research, Doug Lennick and Fred Kiel, Ph.


How do you harness the Power of Moral Intelligence

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 29, 2005, at 2:00 PM in News & Opinion

How are moral principles related to business performance and successful leadership? Two globally respected leaders, Doug Lennick and Fred Kiel, have spent 10 years researching the connection and have discovered the best performing companies are guided by leaders with both a strong moral compass and the ability to follow it. The business advantages of moral intelligence may be hard to quantify, but the costs of moral ignorance are undeniable.


Business Blog Book Tour #10 - First in Thirst

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 26, 2005, at 6:06 PM in News & Opinion

I didn't create a lot of fanfare ahead of this, but this week were are running the 10th Business Blog Book Tour. I am tickled that Darren Rovell, author of First in Thirst: How Gatorade Turned the Science of Sweat into a Cultural Phenomenon, is joining us this week. Darren is a reporter for ESPN.


This Week - 9/26/05

By 800-CEO-READ, published September 26, 2005, at 4:38 PM in News & Opinion

Kate and Jack have been minding the store for the last two weeks, as I spent some time at home helping adjust to the new addition to the family. It is good to be back. We are really getting into the full swing of the fall season.


From the Cutting Room Floor...

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 12, 2005, at 3:33 PM in News & Opinion

Ten Precepts From The Art of War That Never Made It Past Sun Tzu's Editor.