TOO FAST TO THINK

Book News: October 5th, 2016

The author, Chris Lewis, explains how to reclaim your creativity in a hyper-connected work culture.

He explores how, despite being busier and more connected than ever at work, creativity is becoming more elusive and proposes innovative solutions to help you reclaim the creative process and generate better ideas.

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LEARNING LEADERSHIP: THE FIVE FUNDAMENTALS OF BECOMING AN EXEMPLARY LEADER

Book News: October 3rd, 2016

This book by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner offers a framework to help individuals at all levels, functions and backgrounds, to take charge of their own leadership development.

The authors argue that the best leaders are the best learners. Leadership is a set of abilities and like any other skill set it can be learned and improved. Becoming an exemplary leader is not easy. It takes self belief, aspiration, grit, support and deliberate practice. But with solid determination and supportive guidance everyone can learn to become a better leader than they are today. Learning Leadership Delivers the concrete framework and practical steps for building exemplary leaders for today’s and tomorrow’s challenges.

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LEARNING LEADERSHIP

Book News: April 22nd, 2016

In this book James M Kouzes and Barry Z Posner argue that the truth is that the best leaders are the best learners. Leadership is a set of abilities, and like any other skill set it can be learned and improved. Whether you’re an experienced leader or someone new to the role, Learning Leadership offers evidence-based strategies for taking charge of your own leadership development and unleashing the leader within. Based on more than 30 years of research, with data from more than 70 countries, this insightful treatment on learning explores the fundamentals of becoming an exemplary leader and presents a solid foundation on which to strengthen and expand leadership skills.

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COMMUNICATE TO INSPIRE

Book News: July 14th, 2015

Kevin Murray draws on years of experience spent coaching top leaders from a wide range of organizations to create a unique, successful model for developing your own leadership skills.

Inspiring leaders make us want to achieve more. They persuade us to their cause, win our active support, help us to work better together and make us feel proud to be part of the teams they create. So if we want to be better leaders ourselves, how do we communicate in a way that inspires?

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THE FRONT LINE LEADER

Book News: July 7th, 2015

In The Front-Line Leader, Chris Van Gorder candidly shares his own incredible story, from police officer to CEO, and the leadership philosophy that drives all of his decisions and actions: people come first.

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LEADERSHIP PQ

Book News: February 25th, 2015

Gerry Reffo and Valerie Wark explain how Political Intelligence sets successful leaders apart.

Business, government and civil society must find new and better ways to work together to crack the calculus for sustainable growth and create a brighter future.

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HOW TO BUILD A WINNING TEAM

Book News: January 8th, 2015

Mark Gallagher explains how to build teams in a high-pressure, high-stakes environment.

Everyone has his or her own personal traits, ambitions, strengths and weaknesses. By investing in our staff and providing equitable support to all we can build a cohesive, motivated team.

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THE 27 CHALLENGES MANAGERS FACE

Book News: October 31st, 2014

For more than twenty years, management expert Bruce Tulgan has been asking, “What are the most difficult challenges you face when it comes to managing people?”

Regardless of industry or job title, managers cite the same core issues—27 recurring challenges: the superstar whom the manager is afraid of losing, the slacker whom the manager cannot figure out how to motivate, the one with an attitude problem, and the two who cannot get along, to name just a few.

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AUTHENTICITY AT WORK: WHOSE RESPONSIBILITY IS IT?

Book News: October 16th, 2014

Workplace authenticity should matter to everyone, but does the responsibility for it lie with managers or individuals? Robin Ryde and Lisa Sofianos set out their philosophy.

The management task, and the responsibility that sits with the organization as a whole to support authenticity, is important. Let’s be clear that full success depends on leaders, managers and workers alike playing their role. But our position on authenticity is that responsibility for claiming it must ultimately rest with the individual.

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DARE: STRAIGHT TALK ON CONFIDENCE COURAGE AND CAREER

Book News: October 15th, 2014

Though women hold a majority of the managerial and professional jobs in the workforce, they occupy a mere 14% of C-suite positions at Fortune 500 firms.

To break through this stubborn glass ceiling, women must learn to take bold steps when career-defining moments arise. During her 33-year career at Southern Company, a Fortune 500 utility company, Becky Blalock rose to become CIO in a traditionally male industry. Now she offers her own hard-won advice, as well as that of 28 top female executives, to show all aspiring women how to dare to reach the highest tier of leadership and C-suite positions.

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