Leadership & Strategy


Looking for Inspiration

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 10, 2004, at 10:53 PM in News & Opinion

There are two new titles in the "Learned Lessons from Famous People" genre of business books. The first is Lee & Grant: Profile in Leadership from the Battlefields of Virginia by Major Charles Bowery. Bowery draws heavily on the lives of these two Civil War generals.


BOOK REVIEW: The Transparent Leader

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 2, 2004, at 6:45 PM in News & Opinion

Book: The Transparent Leader Authors: Herb Baum (CEO, Dial Corporation) Reviewer: johnmoore (from the Brand Autopsy blog) As a Transparent Book Reviewer, Im gonna communicate openly, honestly, and clearly with you. I highly recommend Herb Baums The Transparent Leader. I recommend it because Herb breaks down what it takes for a company, a leader, and an employee to be transparent.


Jonathan Tisch thoughts on leadership

By Jack, published October 26, 2004, at 6:40 PM in News & Opinion

Jonathan M. Tisch, chairman and CEO of Loes Hotels and author of our best selling book The Power of We: Succeeding Through Partnerships, wrote Managers Journal column in Tuesday October 26, 2004 Wall Street Journal. He concludes by saying: Raising a generation of We managers will require a serious ethical reorientation on the part of businesses, colleges and universities.


One more thing

By 800-CEO-READ, published October 26, 2004, at 6:34 PM in News & Opinion

In the WSJ book review today, they also talk about The Transparent Leader by Herb Baum, CEO of Dial Corporation. A little birdie told me that we are going to have a review of this book next week. Stay tuned.


Wall Street Journal agrees with me

By Jack, published October 26, 2004, at 2:51 PM in News & Opinion

In Tuesday's WSJ they reviewed Bad Leadership By Barbara Kellerman and say it is "elegantly written and a pleasure to read" [sub. needed]. That is something you don't often see in describing a business book.


Nice Things

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 9, 2004, at 2:54 PM in News & Opinion

Jim Stroup, author of Managing Leadership, says some nice things about us. You can check out his profile in the 800-CEO-READer.


Great book coming this Fall

By Jack, published July 28, 2004, at 6:18 PM in News & Opinion

Folks, Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan have done it again. First they wrote Execution which was and still is a huge best seller. Now they have written Confronting Reality and it is also brilliant.


Not So Good

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 1, 2004, at 12:42 PM in News & Opinion

At 800-CEO-READ, we see a lot of books. We don't hesitate to talk about the good ones. The trick is what to do about the others.



By 800-CEO-READ, published June 15, 2004, at 3:45 PM in News & Opinion

Lori at salesprocessdiva blogs about hearing and meeting Lance Secretan, author of Inspire, and she offers a number of memorable quotes from the book.


World Business Forum

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 21, 2004, at 5:00 PM in News & Opinion

I got a direct mail piece yesterday for the World Business Forum - Chicago 2004. The event runs two days (November 17-18) and has ten outstanding speakers. I have listed the speakers below.


It Seems Like It Is "Book Review Monday"

By Jack, published May 17, 2004, at 7:04 PM in Jack Covert Selects

The Feiner Points of Leadership: The 50 Basic Laws That will Make People Want to Perform Better for You by Michael Feiner, Warner Business Books, 304 Pages, Hardcover, June 2004, ISBN 0446532762 Does the world need another book on leadership? Yes, when the book not only clearly defines the difference between management and leadership, but also has fifty practical laws for being a good leader. I found the first part of the book where he defines the difference between leadership and management especially valuable.


Business Book Juggernaut

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 13, 2004, at 4:25 PM in News & Opinion

I borrowed the entry title from the Q&A in this month's Inc. Magazine. They talk with Alan Axelrod, a very prolific book writer.