HOW Why How we do anything means everything

Book Summary – HOW: Why How we do anything means everything

Dov Seidman is founder and CEO of LRN. His career is focused on how companies and their people can operate in both a principled and profitable way. Fortune magazine called Dov the “hottest advisor on the corporate virtue circuit” and he was also named one of the “Top 60 Global thinkers of the Last Decade” […]

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Book Summary: It’s Not the How or the What but the Who

Book Summary: It’s Not the How or the What but the Who

The difference between success and failure within companies is marked by the art of great ‘who’ decisions. In ‘It’s Not the How or the What but the Who’, Claudio Fernández-Aráoz shares his lessons about the identification of people who have potential and how companies can help these people develop and deploy. The 21st century business […]

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The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Book Summary: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, by Patrick Lencioni, published by Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated.   Patrick Lencioni is an American writer of books on business management, particularly in relation to team management. He is best known as the author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. In addition, he is the founder and […]

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How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

Book Summary: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be – The 25 Principles of Success, by Jack Canfield Jack Canfield is an American author and management expert. He is a founding member of the Transformational Leadership Council. He wrote this book in 2005, and is also co-author of the best-selling book series Chicken Soup for […]

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Talent Management Issues

Talent Management: Issues and Strategies (Summary)

The paper: Talent Management: Issues and Strategies by Dr. Chandrakanta Sahoo & B Venkata Prasad in Journal of Business and Management Introduction Today we are living in a society characterized by volatility and uncertainty. In fact the dynamic and fast-changing nature of today’s world is best described by the term VUCA, which stands for Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity […]

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The Invisibles

Managing The Invisibles – Book Review

Intro: In an age where self-promotion is encouraged, some very talented professionals do not like to be in the spotlight. These “Invisibles” work in a wide range of fields and are recognized as follows: they do not crave recognition, they do not spend time on self-promotion, and they savor responsibility. Successful managers need to find […]

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Manage Your Life, Manage Your Work

Manage Your Life, Manage Your Work

Intro: The article ‘Manage Your Work, Manage Your Life’ gives insights into how today’s senior executives strive to balance work/life. Through five years of interviews with almost 4000 executives worldwide, conducted by students at Harvard Business School, they have found that leaders who carefully manage their own human capital by making deliberate choices, maintain a […]

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Find the Coaching in Criticism, the right ways to receive feedback

Find the Coaching in Criticism, the right ways to receive feedback

Intro: Feedback is crucial in the development of people. It solves problems, aligns expectations and improves performance. However, in many organizations feedback doesn’t work. An assumption often made is that the person who gives feedback is in charge of making sure the feedback is effective. Good feedback though is only useful if the receiver is […]

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Primal Leadership – The Hidden Driver of Great Performance

Primal Leadership – The Hidden Driver of Great Performance

The theory of emotional intelligence at work showed that emotionally intelligent men and women finish first. New research shows that of all the elements affecting bottom-line performance, it’s the leader’s mood and behaviors that drive the moods and behaviors of everyone else. The authors’ observation about the overwhelming impact of a leader’s “emotional style” represents […]

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Book Review: How Experts Gain Influence

Book Review: How Experts Gain Influence

‘How Experts Gain Influence’ offers lessons for functional experts in search of influence, from management consultants and internal auditors to HR and marketing executives. In the competition for top management’s limited time and attention, four competencies – trailblazing, toolmaking, teamwork and translation – help experts increase their impact in the organization and gain influence. Want […]

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