June 22, 2004
News & Opinion: Dearborn Trade: What are you reading?
Q: What are you reading now? Zigmund: I'm about to start reading Execution by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan. Like everyone else, I recently finished The DaVinci Code for fun.
NEWS & OPINION: The Difference Between Knowing and Doing
By 800-CEO-READ, published January 18, 2006, at 1:14 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
I had seen references from some really smart people to The Knowing-Doing Gap by Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton. This duo has another book coming out this spring, so I thought I would check out the old one. The book was published back in 2000 and it is pretty hard to categorize what they are talking about.
NEWS & OPINION: The Art of Execution
By 800-CEO-READ, published October 19, 2005, at 2:26 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
At your company, what is the time ratio of brainstorming vs. executing ideas? It's easy to get caught up in the brainstorming process.
NEWS & OPINION: Books for Boss's Day
By 800-CEO-READ, published October 14, 2005, at 4:59 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
I know it may be a little late for this, but I wanted to recommend a set of books for managers. If you are a first time manager, pick up The First Time Manager. It is a basic book that covers alot of ground on the challenges and responsibilities of being a new mangaer.
NEWS & OPINION: Best Books To Make Best Workplaces
By 800-CEO-READ, published October 8, 2007, at 12:36 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Last week, The Wall Street Journal announced their Top Small Workplaces 2007 winners. The Journal asked the folks who run those places what books they would recommend to others trying to create first-class workplaces. Here the alphabetical list of their selections.
NEWS & OPINION: High Expectations for Confronting Reality
By 800-CEO-READ, published October 14, 2004, at 7:25 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture
Execution: The Discipline of Getting Things Done, the first book by Larry Bossidy and Ram Charan (which I have not read), was highly lauded and three years later still manages to occupy prime shelf space in brick-and-mortar bookstores and so it was with high expectations that I turned to the first page of their follow-on book, Confronting Reality: Doing What Matters to Get Things Right. All is for naught if you are executing against a business model that is increasingly obsolete in the global marketplace, and so I suspect Confronting Reality was written to make sure that you're not racing a hundred miles an hour. .