“People Don’t Want to Be Merely Motivated – They Seek Inspiration.”
This 13 min. read saves you up to 31 hours
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“People Don’t Want to Be Merely Motivated – They Seek Inspiration.”

Trust is the lubricant of the new world of work, says Stephen M.R. Covey – but if you really want to bring your organization forward, you have to be an inspiring leader and put purpose into action. Here, he explains how to do that.

How Visionary Leaders Inspire
This 9 min. read saves you up to 39 hours
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How Visionary Leaders Inspire

Cultivate these characteristics of inspirational leaders.

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How to Offer Effective Feedback
This 2 min. read saves you up to 34 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 10 getAbstract summaries (7 books with a total of 1668 pages and 3 articles) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2000 minutes (about 34 hours). Learn more.
How to Offer Effective Feedback

Constructive, yet delivered with compassion, feedback is what makes learning cultures thrive.

In Defense of the Office
In Defense of the Office
This 10 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
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In Defense of the Office

Remote work has become normalized. But the “remote versus office” debate is far from settled.

The Main Requirement of Hybrid Work
The Main Requirement of Hybrid Work

It takes a long time to build it up, yet it can be ruined in seconds: Trust is a delicate thing.

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Leadership Skills and Habits: Our Selection from getAbstract's Library

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Rory M. McDonald and Christopher Bingham

Productive Tensions

New theories on how to maximize innovation amid complexity and uncertainty.

MIT Press
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Jason Sperling

Creative Directions

You think working as a creative is hard? Try managing creatives.

HarperCollins Leadership
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David Cooperrider and Audrey Selian

The Business of Building a Better World

This passionately rendered collection of essays sketches socially and environmentally conscious business models for the future.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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Melissa Perri

Escaping the Build Trap

To escape the “build trap,” focus on outcomes – how your product solves customers’ problems – not outputs.

O’Reilly Media
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Edward Segal

Crisis Ahead

Lack of crisis planning can be disastrous.

Nicholas Brealey
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Heather R. Younger

The Art of Caring Leadership

Caring leaders support their team’s emotional health as they boost business performance.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers
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HOT TOPIC: COACHING

How to Support Employees to Reach Their Goals

How to Use Questions as a Coaching Tool
How to Use Questions as a Coaching Tool
This 5 min. read saves you up to 16 hours
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How to Use Questions as a Coaching Tool

Nudge people toward finding their own answers.

Coaching for Emotional Intelligence
Coaching for Emotional Intelligence
This 7 min. read saves you up to 49 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 13 getAbstract summaries (9 books with a total of 2441 pages, one article and 3 videos) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2923 minutes (about 49 hours). Learn more.
Coaching for Emotional Intelligence

Does your technically proficient employee fall short on people skills? Coaching can help.

“If You’re Good at Coaching, You’ll Eventually Become Obsolete to the Person.”
“If You’re Good at Coaching, You’ll Eventually Become Obsolete to the Person.”
This 13 min. read saves you up to 6 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 2 getAbstract summaries (one book with a total of 294 pages and one podcast) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 340 minutes (about 6 hours). Learn more.
“If You’re Good at Coaching, You’ll Eventually Become Obsolete to the Person.”

Master Coach Marion Franklin on asking the right questions, waiting patiently for answers, and the number one problem with coaching-style leadership.

Resolve Conflict with Compassionate Communication
Resolve Conflict with Compassionate Communication
This 7 min. read saves you up to 41 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 13 getAbstract summaries (10 books with a total of 2006 pages, 2 articles and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2401 minutes (about 41 hours). Learn more.
Resolve Conflict with Compassionate Communication

Conflict is bound to arise in the workplace. Here’s how to nip it in the bud or, better yet, channel it productively.

People Will Only Leave Their Comfort Zone from a Safe Place
People Will Only Leave Their Comfort Zone from a Safe Place
This 7 min. read saves you up to 44 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 15 getAbstract summaries (9 books with a total of 2159 pages, 2 articles, 2 videos and 2 podcasts) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2584 minutes (about 44 hours). Learn more.
People Will Only Leave Their Comfort Zone from a Safe Place

You don’t want your team to “play it safe.” You want people to feel safe to play – as in pitching their ideas, performing to their potential and challenging the status quo.

Lessons in Psychological Safety
Lessons in Psychological Safety
This 3 min. read saves you up to 54 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 14 getAbstract summaries (11 books with a total of 2672 pages and 3 articles) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 3204 minutes (about 54 hours). Learn more.
Lessons in Psychological Safety

When people feel safe working together, they achieve more.

INTERVIEWS

In Conversation with Experts and Professionals

“People Don’t Want to Be Merely Motivated – They Seek Inspiration.”
This 13 min. read saves you up to 31 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 4 getAbstract summaries (4 books with a total of 1512 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1802 minutes (about 31 hours). Learn more.
“People Don’t Want to Be Merely Motivated – They Seek Inspiration.”

Trust is the lubricant of the new world of work, says Stephen M.R. Covey – but if you really want to bring your organization forward, you have to be an inspiring leader and put purpose into action. Here, he explains how to do that.

“If You’re Good at Coaching, You’ll Eventually Become Obsolete to the Person.”
This 13 min. read saves you up to 6 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 2 getAbstract summaries (one book with a total of 294 pages and one podcast) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 340 minutes (about 6 hours). Learn more.
“If You’re Good at Coaching, You’ll Eventually Become Obsolete to the Person.”

Master Coach Marion Franklin on asking the right questions, waiting patiently for answers, and the number one problem with coaching-style leadership.

“It’s Not an Evolution, It’s a Revolution”
This 8 min. read saves you up to 7 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 2 getAbstract summaries (2 books with a total of 320 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 376 minutes (about 7 hours). Learn more.
“It’s Not an Evolution, It’s a Revolution”

getAbstract founder Patrick Brigger takes a look at the next horizon line to see the role artificial intelligence will play in business. 

“This Process is Relentless and You Will Either Adapt or Die”
This 18 min. read saves you up to 17 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 3 getAbstract summaries (3 books with a total of 852 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1005 minutes (about 17 hours). Learn more.
“This Process is Relentless and You Will Either Adapt or Die”

Robotic process automation repurposes older software technologies for exponential gains. Christopher Surdak, author of The Care and Feeding of Bots, offers a glimpse into the next wave of digital transformation.

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Instant Practical Insights into the Thinking of Important Contemporaries

Simon Sinek
This 9 min. read saves you up to 39 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 14 getAbstract summaries (9 books with a total of 1912 pages and 5 videos) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2286 minutes (about 39 hours). Learn more.
Simon Sinek

On purpose, leadership and empathy.

Celeste Headlee
This 7 min. read saves you up to 9 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 4 getAbstract summaries (2 books with a total of 429 pages, one video and one podcast) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 508 minutes (about 9 hours). Learn more.
Celeste Headlee

On the power of conversations to bring people together.

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This 7 min. read saves you up to 25 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 4 getAbstract summaries (4 books with a total of 1215 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1451 minutes (about 25 hours). Learn more.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

There are many stories and there are many feminisms.

Carol Dweck
This 8 min. read saves you up to 33 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 9 getAbstract summaries (7 books with a total of 1617 pages and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1933 minutes (about 33 hours). Learn more.
Carol Dweck

On the foundations of a growth mind-set, or, why we are “born to learn.”

Yuval Noah Harari
Yuval Noah Harari, photo by Dirk-Jan Visser/laif
This 9 min. read saves you up to 26 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 7 getAbstract summaries (3 books with a total of 1291 pages, one article and 3 videos) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1541 minutes (about 26 hours). Learn more.
Yuval Noah Harari

On facing the future as one humanity.

Brené Brown
This 7 min. read saves you up to 23 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 8 getAbstract summaries (4 books with a total of 1136 pages, one video and 3 podcasts) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 1357 minutes (about 23 hours). Learn more.
Brené Brown

On vulnerability, psychological safety and other leadership skills.

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A Dozen Books, Summarized in a Handful of Abstracts – in One Story: Our Longreads

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How to Give Back
How to Give Back
This 5 min. read saves you up to 71 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 15 getAbstract summaries (13 books with a total of 3523 pages, one article and one video) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 4223 minutes (about 71 hours). Learn more.
How to Give Back

Embrace corporate social responsibility from the inside out.

NUDGING

The Power of a “Nudge”
The Power of a “Nudge”
This 8 min. read saves you up to 90 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 15 getAbstract summaries (14 books with a total of 4475 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 5362 minutes (about 90 hours). Learn more.
The Power of a “Nudge”

The context of your choices may mean the difference between success or failure.

SKILLS

How to Cultivate Grit
How to Cultivate Grit
This 9 min. read saves you up to 36 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 10 getAbstract summaries (7 books with a total of 1780 pages and 2 videos) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2127 minutes (about 36 hours). Learn more.
How to Cultivate Grit

You have the talent and the skill, but do you have the drive to succeed? 

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Literary Classics and Their Value in Contemporary (Professional) Life

Iliad
Iliad
This 5 min. read saves you up to 42 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 10 getAbstract summaries (10 books with a total of 2087 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2500 minutes (about 42 hours). Learn more.
Iliad

Homer’s Iliad Or: Foregoing Comfort for Adventure

A Wake-Up Call for Change
A Wake-Up Call for Change
This 5 min. read saves you up to 45 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 10 getAbstract summaries (8 books with a total of 2229 pages and 2 articles) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 2670 minutes (about 45 hours). Learn more.
A Wake-Up Call for Change

Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle Or: Laying the facts bare is the first step to change.

Roll off Your Couch, Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get Rolling
Roll off Your Couch, Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get Rolling
This 5 min. read saves you up to 60 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 18 getAbstract summaries (13 books with a total of 2979 pages, 2 articles and 2 videos) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 3570 minutes (about 60 hours). Learn more.
Roll off Your Couch, Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get Rolling

Albert Camus’s The Plague Or: Don’t Throw Up Your Hands, Roll Up Your Sleeves!

Glitz, Glamor and a Very Sad Man
Glitz, Glamor and a Very Sad Man
This 4 min. read saves you up to 5 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 2 getAbstract summaries (one book with a total of 208 pages and one article) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 246 minutes (about 5 hours). Learn more.
Glitz, Glamor and a Very Sad Man

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby Or: How Not to Be Murdered by Your Mistress’s Husband’s Mistress’s Husband.

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Emotional Leadership Versus Virtual Distance
Emotional Leadership Versus Virtual Distance
This 3 min. read saves you up to 8 hours
For your knowledge advantage, we put together the most actionable insights from 3 getAbstract summaries (3 books with a total of 394 pages) on this topic. If you did this work yourself, you would be busy for at least 470 minutes (about 8 hours). Learn more.
Emotional Leadership Versus Virtual Distance

A few tricks can work wonders when it comes to virtual leadership.

Do Your Team Members Feel Safe Enough to Ask for Help?
Do Your Team Members Feel Safe Enough to Ask for Help?

How to promote safety and a culture of dialog in your team – and thus set the course for the future.

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KEN ALLEN

Ken Allen is a CEO at DHL. He’s the author of Radical Simplicity. From Jim Collins' How the Mighty Fall he learned that a good company is more likely to die from indigestion with too many tasks and opportunities than from starvation because of too little. Read our summary of the book!

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Jim Collins

How The Mighty Fall

Best-selling author Jim Collins describes the stages a failing firm goes through – and how to avoid them.

HarperCollins
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