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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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“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.

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How to Set the Parameters for Inclusion
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.

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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.

How to Achieve Psychological Safety
How to Achieve Psychological Safety

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Pamela Fuller, Anne Chow and Mark Murphy

The Leader's Guide to Unconscious Bias

You can’t eliminate bias, but you can soften its harmful effects.

Simon & Schuster
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Jonty Claypole

Words Fail Us

Lifelong stutterer Jonty Claypole offers a powerful rallying cry to change people’s conceptions of speech disorders.

Wellcome Collection
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Timothy R. Clark

The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety

Unleash your employees’ untapped potential by offering them the freedom to learn, engage and innovate.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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Brené Brown and Patrice Gordon

Reverse Mentoring with Patrice Gordon

Everyone has something to teach – regardless of job title.

Dare to Lead Podcast with Brené Brown
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Benjamin Peters, Mar Hicks, Kavita Philip and Thomas Mullaney

Your Computer Is on Fire

For technology to benefit all, people must stop seeing it as inherently unbiased.

MIT Press
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Josh Bersin

Elevating Equity

Design a diversity, equity and inclusion program that will yield positive results within and beyond your organization.

Josh Bersin
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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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Enforcing Ethical Behavior
Enforcing Ethical Behavior
Enforcing Ethical Behavior

The chief ethics officer at Airbnb Robert Chesnut explains why you need a unique corporate code of ethics, and he tells you how to create, disseminate and enforce it.

Do Well to Do Good
Do Well to Do Good
Do Well to Do Good

Leading authorities on positive corporate social engagement offer a clear, workable manual for companies seeking to help their communities and society at large.

Be Generous and Brave
Be Generous and Brave
Be Generous and Brave

Simon Sinek offers a straightforward, moving and even poetic book on finding your joy in the service of others.

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.  

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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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