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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How To Be An Inclusive Leader

How To Be An Inclusive Leader

Recommendation A Fortune 500 firm suffered a PR debacle when a victim of anti-gay comments filed a harassment suit against it. The CEO hired Jennifer Brown, a diversity and inclusion consultant and LGBTQ+ advocate, to talk to 25 top executives –...

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How Not to Manage People

How Not to Manage People

Recommendation You can learn a lot from bad managers, as Mike Wicks shows with these instructive stories of managerial mistakes. He reveals that bad management practices are alarmingly common and shows how they harm organizations and...

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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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Digital Goddess

Digital Goddess

RECOMMENDATION Victoria Montgomery Brown candidly covers the highs and lows of being a female entrepreneur. Brown and co-founder Peter Hopkins started the online firm Big Think, which offers short, informational videos made with leading experts...

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Your Team Loves Monday… Right?

Your Team Loves Monday… Right?

Recommendation Gallup surveys found that 50% of 7,200 associates who quit their jobs left because of their managers. Kristin A. Sherry reports that difficult managers often share certain important traits. They don’t know how to identify their own...

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A CEO Only Does Three Things

A CEO Only Does Three Things

RECOMMENDATION Trey Taylor advises CEOs to focus on three things – culture, talent and numbers. All CEOs must develop knowledge of their values and strengths, then embed those values in their organization to shape a culture with an unwavering...

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Beyond The Label

Beyond The Label

RECOMMENDATION Unlike authors of many leadership books, Maureen Chiquet strives to teach by example. From her childhood fascination with everything French, her education at Yale, her first job at L’Oréal, her career climb at The Gap to become...

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What Are Your Blind Spots?

What Are Your Blind Spots?

Recommendation Statistics say that about 70% of your employees suffer disengagement from their jobs. Unfortunately, many leaders have no idea how to engage their employees, often because of insidious “blind spots” in their thinking. Root Inc...

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Suddenly In Charge

Suddenly In Charge

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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Confession of a Recovering Micromanager

Confession of a Recovering Micromanager

Recommendation Chieh Huang, co-founder and CEO of Boxed, offers important words of wisdom to all who aspire to ascend to the lofty heights of management. Through concrete examples punctuated with self-deprecating humor, Huang describes how...

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