Suddenly Incharhge

Suddenly Incharhge

Recommendation Leadership expert and four-time author Roberta Chinsky Matuson knows that to succeed you must manage your relationship with your boss and with those who report to you. Her book features a unique format: Start at the front of the...

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Up Is Not The Only Way

Up Is Not The Only Way

Recommendation Today’s employees want meaningful work and a better work-life balance. Beverly Kaye, Lindy Williams and Lynn Cowart – three consultants who’ve experienced the six possible career paths covered here – offer a manual about the...

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The Ethics of Influence

The Ethics of Influence

Take-Aways Ethical states embrace autonomy, self-government, dignity, and public welfare. These four values should limit what states can do.“Nudges” are attempts to influence people without forcing or penalizing them.The “choice architecture”...

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The Elements of Power

The Elements of Power

RECOMMENDATION Executive development expert Terry R. Bacon analyzes the meaningful “elements of power” at the individual and organizational levels. He offers examples of individuals who have prospered or floundered in leadership positions in...

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The Tyranny of Metrics

The Tyranny of Metrics

Take-Aways A “metric fixation” is the belief that numeric measurement can substitute for experience and personal judgment.  Those with a metric fixation believe metrics provide accountability and transparency.Critics say metrics can distort...

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The Long-Distance Leader

The Long-Distance Leader

RECOMMENDATION The Project Management Institute reports that 90% of project teams now include one or, often, more workers who operate from different locations than their supervisors and teammates. Nearly 80% of managers now supervise a worker or...

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Publicity for Nonprofits

Publicity for Nonprofits

Take-Aways Create a publicity campaign for your nonprofit that prepares, shapes and controls your message. Evaluate the campaign to see it if helps the nonprofit reach its goals.Publicity is a distinct category of public relations; the two are...

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Directors’ Dilemmas

Directors’ Dilemmas

Recommendation You rarely find a good advice book for directors, since publishers presumably believe that its audience would be small and that, in any case, those sitting on corporate boards ought to know what they are doing. But as the &hellip...

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Mastering Civility

Mastering Civility

Take-Aways Workplace “incivility” is on the rise.Incivility assaults people’s physical and psychological health.Workplace rudeness generates a lack of productivity, disengagement, absenteeism, and turnover.Often, people are unaware of how...

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Practice What You Preach

Practice What You Preach

RECOMMENDATION Heavy but invaluable reading, this book presents the results of author David H. Maister’s study of 139 offices of 29 professional service – more specifically, marketing and communications – firms in 15 countries. His...

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