Make Your Workplace Great

Make Your Workplace Great

RECOMMENDATION News flash: Happy workers make successful companies. That is what Steven J. Stein’s research concludes. Much of the information in this book is based on the results of his own surveys. He helped develop the “Benchmark of...

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Manage Your Mind

Manage Your Mind

RECOMMENDATION What you put into your body has an impact on your physical health. You are in big trouble if you live on candy, chips and root beer. Similarly, what you dwell on in your mind affects your mental health. If your thoughts are...

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Making The Matrix Work

Making The Matrix Work

RECOMMENDATION Kevan Hall’s consulting firm specializes in matrix management and he clearly believes in it, but he’s so honest about its challenges that he’s almost rueful. He knows that managers who do well in a vertical hierarchy can find the...

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Leading Organization

Leading Organization

RECOMMENDATION McKinsey senior partners Scott Keller and Mary Meaney examined 20 years of queries to their firm and went through Harvard Business Review articles since 1976 to identify the most important, most queried about and most written about...

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Leading Meaningful Change

Leading Meaningful Change

Recommendation A growing trend in change management theory responds to the uncertain times organizations face. Beverley Patwell encourages people to embark on a “change journey.” She urges you to analyze the power dynamics at work, to be an...

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Leading At The Edge

Leading At The Edge

Recommendation When British explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton was busy saving his crew after a shipwreck in the Antarctic in 1914, you would guess that he wasn’t thinking much about teaching leadership lessons. But author Dennis N.T. Perkins uses...

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Leadership In Turbulent Times

Leadership In Turbulent Times

Recommendation Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin has spent decades chronicling four consequential US presidents – Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Lyndon Johnson. Here, she details the personalities, skills and...

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Leadership Through Covid-19 And Beyond

Leadership Through Covid-19 And Beyond

Recommendation This manual by Helen Battersby and Anne Stenbom offers a few additions to their 2019 work, The Discovery Prism, and sets up a framework for leading in crisis and managing change. The metaphoric prism has three “lenses” –...

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Leadership Team Coaching

Leadership Team Coaching

Recommendation Sports coaching skills transfer well to coaching organizational leadership teams. Peter Hawkins – a coach with experience in industry, education and government – deftly explains who leadership team coaches are, what they do, and...

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It’s Your Ship

It’s Your Ship

Recommendation Like many books on leadership from nonbusiness walks of life, this sea tale offers a refreshing new perspective. US Navy Captain D. Michael Abrashoff explains how he and his crew turned their under-performing vessel into the pride...

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Improve Your Virtual Meetings

Improve Your Virtual Meetings

Recommendation Even before COVID-19, conference calls and video meetings were a part of the business world. To thrive in this remote environment, executive John Arthur argues, you need to understand how to make the best use of today’s technology...

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Humble Consulting

Humble Consulting

Recommendation Consultants can no longer operate as they once did: Assume the role of corporate doctor, diagnose organizational challenges and provide detailed prescriptions. Traditional consultancy is inadequate for today’s daunting business...

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