Book review: When the Headline is You

This review was orginally published in the March 14 edition of The Hamilton Spectator. When the Headline is You: An Insider’s Guide to Handling the Media By Jeff Ansell I happen to really like reporters. I like their slightly warped sense of humour, the bemused way they look at our mixed up world and theirContinue reading “Book review: When the Headline is You”

Book review: Workarounds That Work

This review originally ran in the Feb. 28 edition of the Hamilton Spectator. Workarounds That Work: How to Conquer Anything That Stands in Your Way at Work By Russell Bishop McGraw Hill You and I belong to one of two clubs at work. We’re either part of the 99 per cent crowd or charter membersContinue reading “Book review: Workarounds That 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”