Leaders who are learning share at least one thing in common. They are constantly finding out things they don’t know. They are constantly uncovering new knowledge that can possibly overturn what they previously thought or believed. This scares some away from developing a high performance learning organization. There are two primary reasons leaders don’t learn: 1. Ego Why should I learn when I know all I need to know? Ego is a blinder, it keeps you from processing information.
Here are our top picks for the best leadership & business books for September 2015: 5 Gears: How To Be Present & Productive When There Is Never Enough Time by Jeremy Kubicek and Steve Cockrum Be present, connect more effectively, all while being as productive as possible 5 Gears: How to Be Present and Productive When There’s Never Enough Time teaches you to shift into the right gear at the right time so that you can grow in your relational intelligence and increase your influ
Here are our top picks for the best leadership and business growth books this month. Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention by Ben Parr The former editor of Mashable and cofounder of DominateFund examines the psychological phenomena that captivate our attention—and how we can leverage them to draw and retain attention for our ideas, work, companies, and more. Whether you’re an artist or a salesperson, a teacher or an engineer, a marketer or a parent—putting
Here are our top picks for the best leadership & business books for October 2014 The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created The Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. W
Here are our top picks for the best leadership and business growth books this month. Accelerate: Building Strategic Agility for a Faster-Moving World by John Kotter It’s a familiar scene in organizations today: a new competitive threat or a big opportunity emerges. You quickly create a strategic initiative in response and appoint your best people to make change happen. And it does—but not fast enough. Or effectively enough. Real value gets lost and, ultimately, things drift b
Here are our top picks for the best leadership and business growth books this month. The Good Struggle: Responsible Leadership in an Unforgiving World by Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr. The question of how to lead successfully and responsibly is crucially important in our uncertain, high-pressure, turbulent world. In this book, Harvard Business School Professor Joseph Badaracco answers this question in practical and, at times, provocative ways. Leaders today are surrounded by what B