Book review: Do More Great Work

This review originally ran in The Hamilton Spectator on Oct. 25. Do More Great Work By Michael Bungay Stanier Workman Publishing Co ($14.95) When coworkers suddenly start leaving to unexpectedly pursue other opportunities, playing it safe can seem like the smart bet. So you stay well within your comfort zone. You make yourself busy andContinue reading “Book review: Do More Great Work”

Book review: Power — Why some people have it and others don’t

Power: Why Some People Have It And Others Don’t By Jeffrey Pfeffer HarperCollins ($32.99 Cdn) You’re a team player. You do your best to fit in. You go along to get along. You play by the rules. You’re a workhorse. You get the job done and done right. No fanfare. No drama. No blowing yourContinue reading “Book review: Power — Why some people have it and others don’t”

Book review: Islands of Profit in a Sea of Red Ink

Note: This review was originally published in The Hamilton Spectator. Islands of Profit in a Sea of Red Ink By Jonathan Byrnes Portfolio / Penguin ($35 Cdn) The next time all your managers get together for a meeting, here’s something worth adding to the agenda. Get each manager to list the five customers you shouldn’tContinue reading “Book review: Islands of Profit in a Sea of Red Ink”