Posts Tagged ‘Leadership’

Say What You Need To Say: 7 Ways to Share Effective Feedback

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In the past two weeks, two people have thanked me for giving them unsolicited feedback. I was struck by this because society tells us that people hate critical feedback. While that theory is mostly true, studies show that most of us want more feedback than we currently receive. Employee engagement firm Office Vibe found that…

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Review: “Difficult Conversations”

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Stone, Patton, and Heen spent 15 years researching communication as part of the Harvard Negotiation Project. In Difficult Conversations, they share that research and provide a memorable mental model for how to navigate…

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Review: “Powerful”

Who would have guessed that a PowerPoint presentation could be interesting enough to garner over 16 million views? Shockingly, Netflix achieved that feat with their now-famous “culture deck”…

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Review: “Servant Leadership in Action”

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For years I’ve believed that developing personal integrity and developing leadership ability are inextricably linked. As character grows, so does leadership. Based upon their recent book, Blanchard and Broadwell agree. Servant Leadership in Action is a guidebook for…

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Review: “Nonviolent Communication”

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I hadn’t heard about this book until a friend recommended it to me a few months ago. Upon reading it, Nonviolent Communication quickly became one of my favorite books on communication. Don’t be deceived by the unflattering title and cover of the book…

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Review: “Great by Choice”

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Jim Collins is the preeminent business mind of our generation. He brought us the business classics Built to Last and Good to Great–two works arguably referenced more than any other business books of the past two decades. His newer book Great by Choice adds to his collection of impressive work…

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Review: “The 5 Coaching Habits of Excellent Leaders”

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I found The 5 Coaching Habits of Excellent Leaders to be a useful guidebook for improving my own reliability and my team’s output. Like most of Lee and Julie’s books, The 5 Coaching Habits is a bite-sized read that can be easily consumed in a short plane ride…

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Review: “Principles: Life and Work”

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Bridgewater founder Ray Dalio is one of the 100 richest men in the world, according to Forbes magazine. In Principles: Life and Work, Dalio shares the principles that have led to his success. Told with raw honesty and enlightening examples, Principles is a fascinating look at…

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Review: “Start with Why”

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I am so thankful I finally read this book. I had heard dozens of people talk about Start with Why, but I prioritized reading other books because I thought Simon Sinek’s TED talk (see link at the bottom of this post) likely captured all I needed to know about the book. I was wrong. This book is definitely…

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Review: “The Power of Positive Leadership”

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Every leader has dealt with negativity on their team and knows that it can be tempting to give in to negative emotions. The best leaders rise above that temptation and continue to lead with positivity and enthusiasm in the face of difficulty. In The Power of Positive Leadership, Jon Gordon shares…

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