Leading Self-Directed Work Teams

Leading Self-Directed Work Teams

RECOMMENDATION Kimball Fisher provides a revised, updated look at the techniques for successfully leading self-directed work teams (SDWTs). He draws on basic principles described in his earlier book of the same name. SDWTs are effective and...

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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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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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Leading Lean

Leading Lean

Recommendation Deloitte’s lean management expert Jean Dahl explains the importance of implementing lean processes and fostering lean leaders. Applying the concepts of operating according to lean principles, she explains how to develop leaders who...

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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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Extreme Teaming

Extreme Teaming

RECOMMENDATION Extreme teams are specialized work groups whose members are experts with diverse backgrounds and skills. Often, team members represent multiple organizations and come together quickly to address sudden, calamitous problems...

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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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The Right Kind Of Crazy

The Right Kind Of Crazy

Recommendation Jet Propulsion Lab engineer Adam Steltzner – writing with William Patrick – offers an absorbing memoir in which space’s challenges make ordinary business seem simple. Steltzner discusses facing failure, heeding your subconscious...

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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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