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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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4 Actions to Take Charge and Stay Confident, Increase Value, Impact and Happiness Immediately

Take a look at how you can use your powerful leadership skills for YOU! Have you ever experienced resistance about moving yourself or your organization to the next level? Chances are, you need to gain greater insight to be able to create a strategy and crack open that speck of inspiration you can build upon. …

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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 …

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Book Summary: “What Are Your Blind Spots? – Conquering the 5 Misconceptions that Hold Leaders Back” by Jim Haudan and Rich Berens

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. consultancy co-founder Jim Haudan and CEO Rich Berens warn that failing to recognize these blind spots can cause you to …

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Book Summary: The Leadership Killer, Reclaiming Humility in an Age of Arrogance by Bill Treasurer and John R. Havlik

Bill Treasurer and John Havlik detail how you can survive leadership with your soul unsullied and your honor intact. They explain the dangers hubris poses for leaders and how they can guard against it. Both authors draw on extensive leadership experience. After college, Treasurer captained the US High-Diving Team. Later, he became Accenture’s first full-time …

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The Heart of Thought Leadership

What is thought leadership? In our busy, search-driven, and social media powered world, differentiating our brand’s point of view can be a daunting task. What do the words “thought leader” even mean when almost any question you can dream up is instantly answerable with one click? As business communicators, we tend to rely on the …

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