Book Summary: Leading with Gratitude by Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton

Faced with a seemingly never-ending pandemic winter and pressure-filled jobs, we can all use a morale booster. An easy way to give your co-workers and employees a much-needed boost is to show appreciation. Scientific research on the many benefits of gratitude has proliferated in recent years. In this summary, Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton explain […]

Book Summary: Good Business – Leadership, Flow, and the Making of Meaning by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

People who have heard of psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi usually associate him with the concept of “flow” – a mental state in which a person is completely absorbed in a feeling of energized focus. You may imagine yourself reaching such a state playing your favorite sport or pursuing a passionate hobby. But at work? Yes, indeed. […]

Book Summary: Adaptability – The art of winning in an age of uncertainty by Max McKeown and Kogan Page

Organizational success and failure can be reduced to one thing, or so argues management consultant Max McKeown in his scientific and cultural look at adaptability around the globe and through the ages. If groups can’t change and adapt appropriately, they can’t succeed. McKeown offers case studies from companies you know, such as Starbucks, providing insight […]

Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership

“Long-distance leaders” need to use a variety of tools specifically designed to address distance leadership issues and concerns. Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel’s comprehensive, research-based manual offers valuable insights for those who lead remote workers, including 19 rules for long-distance leaders.

How to Turn Your Top Talent into Leaders

Your company needs an effective program to prepare its young leaders to move up when senior people advance or retire. To protect its future, the organization must help high-potential leadership candidates develop their flexibility, problem-solving acuity, and decision-making ability. Occupational psychologist and HR consultant Ines Wichert details a strategy for “accelerated leadership development” that incorporates […]