Leadership & Strategy


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.


Inspire! (Jack Covert Selects)

By Jack, published May 7, 2004, at 4:31 PM in Jack Covert Selects

This is my current Jack Covert Selects review Lance Secretan's book Inspire! Lets face it: its not easy to be inspired anymore, is it? Our daily lives have in the past three years greatly been influenced by fear, doubt and skepticism.


Lessons from the Military

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 21, 2004, at 3:15 PM in News & Opinion

Richard Patcher writes business book reviews for the Miami Herald. His March 22 review was titled "Is war a good metaphor for business? ".


Jack Covert Selects - Ready to Lead?

By Jack, published April 19, 2004, at 3:44 PM in Jack Covert Selects

Ready to Lead, A Story for New Leaders and Their Mentors by Alan Price, Jossey-Bass, 160 pages, $22. 95 hardcover, May 2004, ISBN 0787969516 As I read books and look for Jack Covert Selects candidates, certain things jump out at me. I love brevity.