Leadership & Strategy


Two Free Seminars

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 17, 2006, at 4:11 PM in News & Opinion

Just wanted to point you toward two free seminars that are coming up. The first is will Jill Konrath, author of Selling to Big Companies. Jack reviewed the book in last month.


Happy Valentine's Day - A Free Gift For You

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 14, 2006, at 4:56 PM in News & Opinion

I know there is a love/hate thing with Valentine's Day. I can't even begin to deal with that here, but we wanted to give away a little something to all of our readers to show how much we love you. Starting today, the Nine Lives of Leadership ebook will be available for free.


Quote -- Leadership

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 13, 2006, at 8:53 PM in News & Opinion

While I'm still checking out the latest issue of 1-to-1 magazine, here's a quote from Patrick Lencioni, author of several books including the newly published Silos, Politics, And Turf Wars on leadership: As a leader, you're probably not doing a good job unless your employees can do a good impression of you when you're not around.


Prepared Mind - 50% off and free shipping today

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 9, 2006, at 5:24 PM in News & Opinion

Yesterday, we were giving away free copies of The Prepared Mind of a Leader over on inBubbleWrap. Today, we are giving everyone a chance to buy the book for 50% off and get free shipping with your order. Everyone who won or purchased the book will be invited to a teleconference with the authors to kick off The Prepared Mind World Tour.


Harvard Business Review's 2006 Reading List

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 7, 2006, at 2:28 PM in News & Opinion

In the February issue, Harvard Business Review has their 2006 Reading List. The Elephant In The Room: Silence and Denial in Everyday Life by Eviatar Zerubavel (Oxford University Press, March) Working With Your Is Killing Me: Freeing Yourself From Emotional Traps In Work by Katherine Crowley and Kathi Elster (Warner Business Books, March) Family Capitalism: Wendels, Haniels, Falcks, and the Continental European Model by Harold James (Harvard University Press, March) Silos, Politics, and Turf Wars: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni (Jossey-Bass, March) The New Argonauts: Regional Advantage in a Global Economy by AnnaLee Saxenian (Harvard University Press, April) Questions of Character: Illuminating the Heart of Leadership Through Literature by Joseph Badaracco (Harvard Business School Press, April) Guanxi (The Art of Relationships): Microsoft , China, and Bill Gates' Plan to Win the Road Ahead by Robert Buderi and Gregory Huang (Simon and Schuster, May) Leading Through Conflict: How Successful Leaders Transform Difference into Opportunities by Mark Gerzon (Harvard Business School Press, May) The Managerial Moment of Truth: The Essential Step in Helping People Improve Performance by Bruce Bodaken and Robert Fritz (Free Press, May) Treasure Hunt by Michael Silverstein and John Butman (Portfolio, May) Appreciative Intelligence: Seeing the Mighty Oak in the Acorn by Tojo Thatchenkery and Carol Metzker (Berrett-Koehler, May) The G-Quotient: How Gay Men Are Changing the Face of Leadership by Kirk Snyder (Jossey-Bass, June) Untapped: Creating Value in Underserved Markets by John Weiser et al. (Berrett-Koehler, June) Shopportunity!


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.