Pushback

Pushback

RECOMMENDATION The Bible says to ask and you will receive, yet many women are reticent about asking. Women now earn more advanced degrees than men, outnumber men in the workforce and control more than half the world’s wealth. But when it comes to...

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Conformity

Conformity

Review In revealing how conformity works, prolific legal scholar Cass R. Sunstein discusses the dangers of social dynamics and how group opinions can shift to extremes. Anyone can follow the crowd, Sunstein notes, but dissenting can generate...

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Storytelling With Data

Storytelling With Data

RECOMMENDATION Author Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic, who travels the world teaching companies how to produce better presentations, has streamlined the process of developing effective presentations. Each of her chapters provides a simple lesson that...

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Rebooting Work

Rebooting Work

RECOMMENDATION The industrial age is over. The new economy depends on creativity, innovation and entrepreneurialism. IT guru Maynard Webb and business writer Carlye Adler don’t break any new ground in this short book, but they stand out from many...

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Organizing Genius

Organizing Genius

RECOMMENDATION Warren Bennis and Patricia Ward Biederman describe the qualities that generate "Great Groups," capable of meaningful creative collaborations. Despite the myth of individual achievement and heroic leadership, the authors delve into...

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Cultural DNA

Cultural DNA

RECOMMENDATION Discussing intrinsic differences inherent in certain groups can be uncomfortable, since it can sometimes wrongly assume a hierarchy of good-to-bad, and it can sound like stereotyping or even racism. Business psychologist Gurnek...

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Retreats That Work

Retreats That Work

Recommendation Whether you’re a grizzled veteran retreat planner or a jittery rookie facilitating your first offsite event, don’t make another move until you get your hands on this manual. In this handbook, Merianne and Jeff Liteman and Sheila...

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Complexity and Creativity in Organizations

Complexity and Creativity in Organizations

Recommendation Organizations are adaptive structures that respond creatively to changing circumstances. This responsive evolution takes place on an official, surface level, and also on a deeper, personal level composed of interactions between...

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