The Culture Engine

Leadership Freak

Personal Philosophy: Chris Edmonds, in his new book “The Culture Engine,” begins his book by taking readers through a… Continue reading → Author Book Notes Culture Organizational Development Leaders build culture by intent or neglect. Culture building begins with who you are.

Does Your Culture Engine Need a Tune-Up?

Next Level Blog

In his new book, The Culture Engine, veteran leadership consultant Chris Edmonds makes the very valid point that many leaders focus far more on what their organizations do than how they actually do it. General Leadership Next Level Podcast audio Chris Edmonds podcast The Culture Engin

The Referral Engine: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Referral Engine: Teaching Your Business to Market Itself John Jantsch Portfolio/Penguin Group (2012) First, you must be (or become) worthy of the referrals you seek. wind, water, coal, nuclear fission), the most effective engines throughout human history share common attributes: they are well-designed and conscientiously maintained.

First Look: Leadership Books for July 2019

Leading Blog

Here's a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in July 2019. The book presents interdisciplinary research underlying key concepts such as memory, intentionality, and dramatic structure in a down-to-earth style, drawing attention to both the macro and micro levels.

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Crash! Smash! Bash! You’re Engine Hash

Leadership Freak

Image source I remember the day we found Shel Silversein’s book for children, “Where the Side Walk Ends.” Here’s part of “The Little Blue Engine.” We were Christmas shopping in downtown Bangor, Maine. We laughed like children. Years later, we’d read all his poems to our one girl and two boys. ” It shocked us. The [.]. Failure Leading Personal Growth Taking others higher weaknesses Leadership Development

Book Review: The Referral Engine

LDRLB

At first glance, it may seem odd to post a review of The Referral Engine , a marketing book on a leadership website. In one of the more valuable sections, Jantsch explains how referral engine businesses make the “Four C’s” (content, context, connection and community) an integral part of their product or service. Leadership book review However, most of our readers are leadership coaches and consultants.

inGenius: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity Tina Seelig HarperOne/An imprint of HarperCollins (2012) How and why the tools and techniques of creative thinking are as essential to invention as the scientific method is to discovery There are six components that comprise what Tina Seelig characterizes as an “Innovation Engine.”

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Human Competence: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Human Competence: Engineering Worthy Performance Thomas F. Gilbert Crown Business (2007) How and why the behavior engineering model “is really an outline of a performance troubleshooting sequence” Note: The comments that follow discuss the “Tribute Edition” (2007) of a book first published in 1996, after its author’s death.

Take The Weight Off Your Shoulders With A Web Design Agency

Strategy Driven

They book their holidays, apply for bank loans, reschedule their post deliveries, buy clothes, send birthday cards and take out insurance policies, all via the World Wide Web. Online Marketing and Website Development business management search engine optimization seo strategydriven

The Best Business Books Ever: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Best Business Books Ever: The Most Influential Management Books You’ll Never Have Time to Read Basic Books (2011) Note: This review is of a book published earlier this year. What we have here is a series of brief discussions “the most influential management books you’ll [.].

How to Promote Your Self-published Book

Strategy Driven

Authors who have secured a traditional arrangement with a book publisher do not need to concern themselves with marketing or distribution, as this will be handled for them. Create a website or blog for your book. You can then start to add your own insights and excerpts from your book.

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Best Leadership Books To Read In 2015

Eric Jacobson

As you think about what business books you want to read next year, how about adding to the list at least one book from the list below. Perhaps a book that will help you improve your leadership skills. Here is the list of all 235 books, in alphabetical order.

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43 Weird Books to Shock & Delight: Some Odd Books, Some Funny

Miles Anthony Smith

43 Weird Books to Shock & Delight: Some Odd Books, Some Funny We've all seen a weird book or two, haven’t we? Why pick the ordinary if there’s a lot of bizarrely rad books on the shelves? Click "READ MORE" to see books #6-43.

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Beginning our 14th year of the First Friday Book Synopsis, with Practically Radical and Change the Culture, Change the Game

First Friday Book Synopsis

In April of 1998, Karl Krayer and I presented synopses of the first two books selected for the 1st First Friday Book Synopsis. I presented The Circle of Innovation by Tom Peters, and Karl presented The Leadership Engine: How Winning Companies Build Leaders at Every Level by Noel Tichy. (I’m Randy's blog entries first friday book synopsis Noel Tichy The Circle of Innovation The Leadership Engine: How Winning Companies Build Leaders at Every Level Tom Peters

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Book Review: An introduction to organisational behaviour for managers and engineers

Chartered Management Institute

This is a useful compact volume which guides the trained and focussed professional who nevertheless has to work in shark-infested corporate waters, and who has to do more than keep her/his head down in professional work in order to survive and influence the politics of the multicultural firm. Reviewed by Gordon Harris FCMI. You are not watching this post, click to start watching

Zag: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Zag: The Number One Strategy of High-Performance Brands Marty Neumeier Peachpit Press (2006) How to “zag” when everyone else “zigs” In a previous book, The Brand Gap, Marty Neumeier explains how companies can bridge the gap between business strategy and customer experience, noting that brand-building isn’t a series of isolated activities; rather, it is a [.].

Q&A With Millennial CEO And Book Author Rick Lindquist

Eric Jacobson

Rick Lindquist Millennial Rick Lindquist is making his mark in the business world and enjoying the success of his co-authored 2014 bestseller book, The End of Employer-Provided Health Insurance. Lindquist : Professional will, which is defined in Jim Collins’ famous book, Good to Great.

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Maximize Your Potential: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Maximize Your Potential: Grow Your Expertise, Take Bold Risks & Build an Incredible Career Jocelyn Glei, Editor Amazon Publishing (2013) Are you a prospective Free Radical? Potential” means “you ain’t done it yet.” Darrell Royal Jocelyn Glei edited this volume to which she and 21 others contributed their “insights on making things happen,” as did […].

Creating Innovators: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Creating Innovators: The Making of Young People Who Will Change the World Tony Wagner Scribner/A Simon & Schuster Imprint (2012) Why and how to nurture the creativity of all children As Tony Wagner explains, “This book is about how we can develop the capacities of many more young people to be creative and entrepreneurial.

The New HR Analytics: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The New HR Analytics: Predicting the Economic Value of Your Company’s Human Capital Investments Jac Fitz-enz AMACOM (2010) A brilliant explanation of “the first holistic, predictive management model and operating system for the HR function” Those who have read one or more of Jac Fitz-enz’s previously published books know that he possesses superior reasoning and [.].

Judgment: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Bennis Portfolio/Penguin Group (2007) Why a great leader “is the Copernican pivot at the center of the decision-making process&# This is the first book on which Noel Tichy and Warren Bennis have collaborated. Judgment: How Winning Leaders Make Great Calls Noel M. Tichy and Warren G.

Creative Thinkering: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Creative Thinkering: Putting Your Imagination to Work Michael Michalko New World Library (2011) How and why conceptual blending of dissimilar subjects, ideas, and concepts is the most important factor in creative thinking Those who have read any of Michael Michalko’s previously published books, notably Cracking Creativity and Thinkertoys, already know that he has a unique [.].

The Carrot Principle - Book Recommendation | Guy Harris: The.

The Recovering Engineer

If you are looking for ways to inspire high level performance on your team, this book is for you. Related posts: Two Great Learning Opportunities for Aspiring Leaders Tags: book recommendations , employee performance , recognition Guy Harris describes himself as a recovering engineer.

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The Great Reset: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

The Great Reset: How New Ways of Living and Working Drive Post-Crash Prosperity Richard Florida Harper (2010) With each reconfiguration of the economic landscape, there’s “good news&# and “bad news In the first chapter, Richard Florida explains that peaks and valleys are part of the lifecycle of any society as “obsolete and dysfunctional systems and [.].

Book Review: Conflict 101

Eric Jacobson

Shearouse's new book, Conflict 101 , you can learn: How conflict is created How we respond to conflict How to management conflict more effectively Shearouse explains that even though conflict is inevitable, it can lead to both growth and progress. Her clients have included the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers. Note: Thanks to the author for sending me an advance copy of the book.

Breaking Away: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Breaking Away: How Great Leaders Create Innovation That Drives Sustainable Growth – and Why Others Fail Jane Stevenson and Bilal Kaafarani McGraw-Hill (2011) How and why to create a “magic mix” of innovation leadership with innovation processes Year after year, annual lists of the most highly creative organizations include “the usual suspects”: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, [.].

Escape Velocity: A book review by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

engineering the escape) Geoffrey A. Escape Velocity: Free Your Company’s Future from the Pull of the Past Geoffrey A. Moore Harper Business/A HarperCollins Imprint (2011) How to free your organization from “the ideology of comfort and the tyranny of custom” The quotation in the title of this review is from Leading Change in which James O’Toole brilliantly explains why most [.]. Bob's blog entries “Hierarchy of Powers" Category (i.e.

Recommendations For Your Business Books Summer Reading List

Eric Jacobson

This Memorial Day, as you select the books you plan to read for pleasure this summer, how about adding to the list at least one business book. Perhaps a book that will help you improve your leadership skills. Here is the list of all 235 books, in alphabetical order.

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Book Review: It's Not Just Who You Know

Lead on Purpose

This powerful statement comes from Tommy Spaulding in his new book It’s Not Just Who You Know: Transform Your Life (and Your Organization) by Turning Colleagues and Contacts into Lasting, Genuine Relationships.

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11 TED Talks by brilliant women in STEM

First Friday Book Synopsis

As you already know, there have been hundreds of books and articles published in recent years about the barriers that many women face when pursuing an education and then a career in what collectively is call the STEM disciplines: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.

5 Powerful Ways to Answer Self-Doubt and Step into Your Greatness

Leadership Freak

The Little Engine kept saying, “I think I can,” until he climbed the steep hill. … Continue reading → Author Book Notes LeadingBut the story is wrong. Thinking you can is helpful, but never enough to step into your greatness.…

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This Is 'Out Of The Box' Thinking.

Rich Gee Group

home about rich our team news our fans services executive coach business coach speaking inspire media knowledge books affiliates contact Rich Gee Group 203.500.2421 This Is ‘Out Of The Box’ Thinking.

Coffee House Book Review – “Workarounds That Work” by Russell Bishop

Tanveer Naseer

These are just a handful of some of the scenarios that author Russell Bishop delves into, breaks down and provides clear strategies to overcome and hopefully improve on in his new book “ Workarounds That Work: How to Conquer Anything That Stands in Your Way at Work ”. From the very beginning of the book, Bishop makes it clear that the key to overcoming any obstacle or challenge that stands before us is ourselves – specifically our own perception or how we choose to frame a given situation.

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How To Disrupt the Tech World

Mills Scofield

In June 2013, Vivek Wadhwa and Farai Chideya invited women to crowd-create a book on women innovators by sharing their own stories. Freshman Engineers designing radial keyboard for the communication impaired (e.g., What is your image of an inventor or innovator? A man alone in a lab?

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The Leader's Role in Vision Development

Coaching Tip

Books Business Coaching Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Leadership Self-Awareness Skills Tips What is Work life assumptions beliefs business techniques engineering agreement guiding principles intangibles leaders leadership thomas h. The "Vision" describes the organization three to five years from now, answering the question "where are we going" in a way that makes us want to get there. Vision, along with the other intangibles , is a part of the creation of a mission statement.

What Leadership Book Will Be On Your 2014 Reading List?

Eric Jacobson

As you think about what business books you want to read next year, how about adding to the list at least one book from the list below. Perhaps a book that will help you improve your leadership skills. Here is the list of all 235 books, in alphabetical order.

Did You Read Any Of These Leadership Books This Summer?

Eric Jacobson

Now that most of summer has gone by, what books did you read? Let me know, and I'll add them to the next recommended list. __ This Memorial Day, as you select the books you plan to read for pleasure this summer, how about adding to the list at least one business book.

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Bold by Peter Diamonds; The Opposite of Spoiled – Our Selections as we Begin our 18th Year of the First Friday Book Synopsis, April 3, 2015

First Friday Book Synopsis

On April, 3, 1998, Karl Krayer and I gave our first two synopsis presentations at the very first First Friday Book Synopsis. Knopf, 1997) – Synopsis by Randy Mayeux and #2 — The Leadership Engine: […]. Here were our first two selections: April 3, 1998 #1 — The Circle of Innovation by Tom Peters (Alfred A. Randy''s blog entries

Literary Homicide with TropicalMary

In the CEO Afterlife

Mary describes herself as “a heathen, half-breed, comic book loving, gamer who is trying to understand why jeggings exist.” I read this book on my Kindle, and the Kindle app on two different laptops. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

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Book Highlights: Conflict 101 By Susan H. Shearouse

Eric Jacobson

Shearouse''s book, Conflict 101 , you can learn: How conflict is created How we respond to conflict How to management conflict more effectively Shearouse explains that even though conflict is inevitable, it can lead to both growth and progress. Her clients have included the US Environmental Protection Agency and the US Army Corps of Engineers. Leadership Books Leadership Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Conflict Management Susan H.

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Credit comes later

Lead on Purpose

Innovative engineers are recognized for their inventions. The best way to start to learn about product management is to read books, magazines and blogs.

They seemed so normal in the interview…

Survive Your Promotion

We finally terminated him but not before he annoyed some major clients, frustrated his fellow engineers, and absorbed countless hours of management time in coaching and attempts to resolve his performance issues. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Get the book! Survive Your Promotion!

A dozen books to own and read – at least once.

Strategy Driven

I immediately made a lifelong goal to read a thousand books. I love the hardbound vintage book, but I’m finding that reading on my iPad’s Kindle app provides the perfect strategy to increase my desire to read in spare moments. Here’s my list of must read books: 1. Written 70 years ago, it’s still the benchmark book for attitude, goal setting, and achievement. Written just two years later, this book is an unknown gem. There are other imperative non-books.