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“Stress Is Not the Enemy”

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TV appearances focus attention on you, your product, service or company. Here’s how to make it happen. 

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How to Brainstorm

The great ideas are out there waiting for the patient and the bold to find them.

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How to Set the Parameters for Inclusion

You can spend a lifetime trying to change individual mind-sets. When it comes to promoting inclusion, top-down approaches can win the day.

The Built-In Superpower
The Built-In Superpower

How healthy optimism makes you more resilient.

Agile Communication
Agile Communication

In the hybrid world of work, it's all about agile networking among your employees - no matter where they are. This doesn't require more digital tools but more clear rules.

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How to Achieve Psychological Safety

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Matt Wallaert

Start at the End

Determine how you want your customers to behave. Then, design and market to drive that outcome.

Portfolio
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John P. Kotter, Vanessa Akhtar and Gaurav Gupta

Change

John Kotter calls for urgent broad-based business and social change led by the many, not the few.

Wiley
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Kathryn Zukof

The Hard and Soft Sides of Change Management

Change is hard, but you can manage it better.

ATD Publications
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Michael Canic

Ruthless Consistency

The secret to change initiatives: Do everything well and make sure people not only buy in, but want in.

McGraw-Hill Education
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Gary Lloyd

Gardeners Not Mechanics

Manage change like gardeners who plan, experiment and nurture while accepting the limits of their control.

Gary Lloyd
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Leonard J. Marcus, Eric J. McNulty, Joseph M. Henderson and Barry C. Dorn

You’re It

To thrive in a crisis, become a transformative meta-leader with a broad understanding of complex systems.

Public Affairs
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Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
Emotional Intelligence in Leadership
Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

Convey calm amidst disruption, foster inclusiveness and bring out the best in people.

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Agile Communication
Agile Communication
Agile Communication

In the hybrid world of work, it's all about agile networking among your employees - no matter where they are. This doesn't require more digital tools but more clear rules.

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Why Invest in Ongoing Employee Development?
Why Invest in Ongoing Employee Development?
Why Invest in Ongoing Employee Development?

You are setting up an L&D department? Or are you looking for a new LXP? This is what you have to consider.

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“Stress Is Not the Enemy”
“Stress Is Not the Enemy”
“Stress Is Not the Enemy”

Stress is omnipresent – but it does not need to overpower you. Health and performance educator Richard Sutton shares science-backed strategies to build resilience and thrive in a tumultuous world.

“Well-Being Doesn’t Just Mean Switching Off. It Is About How You Burn Your Light.”
“Well-Being Doesn’t Just Mean Switching Off. It Is About How You Burn Your Light.”
“Well-Being Doesn’t Just Mean Switching Off. It Is About How You Burn Your Light.”

Nicolai Chen Nielsen and Nicolai Tillisch explain how to make ambition work for you.

“You Must Make It Clear That You Really Want People’s Ideas.”
“You Must Make It Clear That You Really Want People’s Ideas.”
“You Must Make It Clear That You Really Want People’s Ideas.”

Leadership consultants Karin Hurt and David Dye explain what it takes to create a culture in which people speak up and know their leaders hear and value their ideas. 

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Someday Come Back with Books
Someday Come Back with Books
Someday Come Back with Books

Microsoft changed the world. Former Microsoft executive John Wood made it a better place to live: He gave up corporate life to deliver books and build schools for children in the Himalayas.

A Definitive Methodology for Remarkable Growth
A Definitive Methodology for Remarkable Growth
A Definitive Methodology for Remarkable Growth

Business development experts Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown explain how adopting a “growth hacking” methodology – including cross-functional teams and  quick testing and iteration – allows organizations to create products customers love and to grow their market share.  

Toxins, Disease and Intelligence
Toxins, Disease and Intelligence
Toxins, Disease and Intelligence

National Book Critics Circle Award winner, medical ethicist Harriet A. Washington reveals startling correlations between proximity to pollution and lower intelligence.

Stick Your Neck Out
Stick Your Neck Out
Stick Your Neck Out

Get involved, says Nassim Nicholas Taleb, but only if you care enough to invest your time, money or commitment. You've got to have skin in the game.

You’ve Done the Antiracism Reading: Now What?
You’ve Done the Antiracism Reading: Now What?
You’ve Done the Antiracism Reading: Now What?

Books about antiracism inform, educate, arouse outrage and break the heart. This one aims to turn readers into activists.

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Is Our Desire to Be the Best More Important than Our Mental Health?
Is Our Desire to Be the Best More Important than Our Mental Health?
Is Our Desire to Be the Best More Important than Our Mental Health?

The world witnessed one of the most courageous acts of vulnerability in Olympic sports, and we should all take note. 

Are We Too Focused on Teaching Leaders to Lead Others…
Are We Too Focused on Teaching Leaders to Lead Others…

…and not themselves first?

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JOSH BERSIN

Josh Bersin, leading HR analyst and founder of Bersin Academy, is convinced that politics will not fix society’s ills. “It’s today’s me-first culture that has to change. We need a clear understanding of why we, as individuals, have to help society work.” Robert Putnam’s The Upswing gave him just that, Bersin says. “It’s an ideal companion book. I loved it.” To see how Putnam decodes both moral and political issues, we recommend you read our summary of The Upswing.

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Robert Putnam

The Upswing

A timely reminder: America works best when it balances rugged individualism with opportunity for all.

Simon & Schuster
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