Leadership & Strategy


Forbes Looks At Two Leadership Books

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 24, 2005, at 1:31 PM in News & Opinion

Rich Karlgaard of Forbes writes about Winning (great tips, but didn't move him) and Wooden on Leadership (loved it).


Books People Like

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 11, 2005, at 4:46 PM in News & Opinion

Rob May likes Brand Hijack. John Moore likes The One Thing You Need To You. Mary Trigiani likes Blue Ocean Strategy.


Armand V. Feigenbaum & Donald S. Feigenbaum's Thoughts on "What Quality Means Today"

By Jack, published January 27, 2005, at 4:15 PM in News & Opinion

In my twenty one years of working in publishing and specifically business books, I have seen many trends come along. The one that really connected with me was the Quality movement. It made the most sense because it really was about the customer experience.


Management of the Absurd

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 20, 2005, at 11:05 PM in News & Opinion

Since Im on a real book kick today, let me tell you about one of my favorites on organizational change, leadership, and human behavior: Management of the Absurd by Richard Farson. My copy is yellowed from age, and the pages are dog-eared from repeated use. Farsons paradoxes in leadership take the wind out of slick management fads and slogan-based leadership.


Fortune runs excerpt of Your'e In Charge - Now What?

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 18, 2005, at 1:25 PM in News & Opinion

In the January 24th issue, Fortune is running an excerpt from You're In Charge - Now What? : The 8 Point Plan by Thomas Neff and James Citrin. The 8 Rules for the first 100 days include: Listen Resist the savior syndrome Keep it simple Hit pause Look for quick wins Spell it out Don't dis your predecessor Give feedback It looks like a good book for someone taking on a new role.


Life & Business

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 14, 2004, at 12:57 PM in News & Opinion

It's not, strictly speaking, a business book, but the best book I've read this fall is Season of Life by Jeffrey Marx. The subtitle of this touching 177-page volume is "a football star, a boy, a journey to manhood. " But you don't have to care about football to enjoy Season of Life, which is, in essence, about leadership.


Worthwhile Business Books

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 7, 2004, at 3:04 PM in News & Opinion

I picked up a copy of the new Worthwhile magazine. Multiple bloggers (Curt and Halley) associated with the magazine report that sales are very good on the permiere issue . My personal effort to get a copy required calls to three bookstores in the Milwaukee area.


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.