Book Review

superbosses

Superbosses

Author: Sydney Finkelstein Reviewer:  Bob Moore Superbosses is a fascinating exploration of the world’s most effective bosses—and how they motivate, inspire, and enable others to advance their companies and shape entire industries. Sydney Finkelstein is the author of Why Smart Executives Fail. In that book, he and his research associates were in search of the […]

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purple cow

Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable New Edition With bonus chapter (2009)

Author: Seth Godin Reviewer:  Bob Moore The book Purple Cow added the word “remarkable” to my lexicon and gave me a great quotable (remarkable) story I tell frequently. The idea of the Purple Cow came out of a story of the Godin family trip through the countryside in France and seeing hundreds of black and […]

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Leadership challenge 5 th edition

Leadership Challenge (5th Edition: 2012; 1st Edition: 1987)

Authors: James Kouzes and Barry Posner Reviewer:  Bob Moore This fifth edition of the 25-year-old book, which has sold more than two million copies in over 20 languages, has been updated to reflect changes in the modern workplace. I noticed a subtle example of what was to come by the change in the subtitle from […]

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leadership

Leadership Is an Art

Author: Max De Pree Reviewer:  Bob Moore Leadership Is An Art is one of the most widely read examples of transformational, empowering and servant leadership models. De Pree advocates that the art of leadership is liberating people to do what is required of them in the most effective and humane way possible. It is the […]

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leadership

Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time

Author: Jeffrey Pfeffer Reviewer: Bob Moore, CMC In Leadership BS, Jeffrey Pfeffer exposes how leadership really works and why so many leadership development efforts fail.  Pfeffer takes the position that much of the famously recited wisdom about leadership is based more on hope than reality, on wishes rather than data, on beliefs instead of science. Using research […]

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