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“Make Sure You Have 35 Years of Experience. And Not One Experience Repeated 35 Times.”
Ken Allen, CEO of DHL
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“Make Sure You Have 35 Years of Experience. And Not One Experience Repeated 35 Times.”

Ken Allen, CEO of DHL, explains what executives will need tomorrow to be able to “deliver”.

TOP SUMMARIES

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

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Michael Lopp

The Art of Leadership

Great leadership is a series of small steps executed correctly.

O’Reilly
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John C. Maxwell

Leadershift

John C. Maxwell says leaders can deal with baffling new challenges by making important “leadershifts.”

HarperCollins Leadership
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Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton

Leading with Gratitude

When you “lead with gratitude” people will not only follow, they’ll also forge new and better paths.

HarperBusiness
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Gretchen Anderson

Mastering Collaboration

Formal collaboration inside organizations seldom works. Here’s what does.

O’Reilly Media
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Paul B. Carroll and Chunka Mui

Billion Dollar Lessons

To avoid sharing their fates, learn from the billion-dollar mistakes many companies have made.

Portfolio
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Ines Wichert

Accelerated Leadership Development

Follow a formal development process to help high-potential candidates become seasoned business leaders.

Kogan Page Publishers
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RECENT CONTRIBUTIONS

Articles

What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
What is the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

A convergence of technologies is swiftly transforming the world. Are you ready for its perils and opportunities?

Articles

Grief – An Often Negated Feeling
Grief – An Often Negated Feeling

How to mourn properly, and how to deal with mourners properly.

Articles

Feedback: Embrace It, Don’t Brace for It
Feedback: Embrace It, Don’t Brace for It

The topic of giving and receiving feedback is in many people’s mind as performance review season is approaching.

Q&As

“What Do 240 CEOs Know Today About the Leadership Qualities of Tomorrow?”
“What Do 240 CEOs Know Today About the Leadership Qualities of Tomorrow?”

And what do you get when you listen to an additional 14,000 employees on the topic? Here are nine answers.

“How Do I Grapple With Complex, Chaotic Problems?”
“How Do I Grapple With Complex, Chaotic Problems?”

Solving big social problems requires “advanced leaders.” Never heard of this? Well, you might not yet be one of them.

“How Do I Lead Inclusively?”
“How Do I Lead Inclusively?”

Everyone performs (subtle) acts of exclusion, most often out of ignorance or unconscious bias. Here is how to handle it – and how you can prevent it.

“What Does It Take to Become a Digital Leader?”
“What Does It Take to Become a Digital Leader?”

One abstract to rule them all.

“What Is the Secret of Remote Working?”
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“What Is the Secret of Remote Working?”

The coronavirus pandemic is currently forcing many companies to advise employees to work from home. Here are four steps to help make this organizational crisis a success.

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Interviews

“For Creativity and Innovation, Life needs Time and Space”
“For Creativity and Innovation, Life needs Time and Space”

Companies are living systems, says management expert Michele Holliday. Cultivate the right conditions for growth and the whole will be more capable than the sum of the parts.

“Your Level of Social Connection Affects Your Longevity”
Michael Lee Stallard
“Your Level of Social Connection Affects Your Longevity”

Business author Michael Lee Stallard on how to maintain connections in our private and professional lives – and why the pandemic could improve our working relationships enormously in the long term.

“Make Sure You Have 35 Years of Experience. And Not One Experience Repeated 35 Times.”
Ken Allen, CEO of DHL
“Make Sure You Have 35 Years of Experience. And Not One Experience Repeated 35 Times.”

Ken Allen, CEO of DHL, explains what executives will need tomorrow to be able to "deliver".

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Soft Skills

Social Capital Is Like Money in the Bank
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Social Capital Is Like Money in the Bank

Building a network of colleagues and friends is an essential part of working and advancing in your career. Several techniques make it as painless as possible. 

Collaborate to Motivate
Collaborate to Motivate

Let your enthusiasm for the task at hand motivate your colleagues and employees to perform at a consistently high level. 

The Fine Art of Teaching Soft Skills
The Fine Art of Teaching Soft Skills

Cultivating an appreciation for tact, basic fairness and responsible behavior in your employees makes life easier for everyone. 

Embracing the Unknown
Embracing the Unknown

Creative thinkers view challenges through a new lens or perspective to find novel solutions.

Mastering Synergy Towards a Purpose
Mastering Synergy Towards a Purpose

Unfortunately, teams are not necessarily teams. Coordinating the work of several people with their own unique skills, opinions and mind-sets is a challenge. To ease the task and deliver extraordinary results, create processes that build…

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FEATURE
Lessons from the Top of the World
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Lessons from the Top of the World

Business writers find insight for leaders from the challenges and deadly hazards of climbing Mount Everest. What’s in it for you?

NEW SERIES: SOFT SKILLS FOR BUSINESS

What You Need to Get along with Others and Lead People More Effectively

Social Capital Is Like Money in the Bank
Head Thinking Icons Set
Social Capital Is Like Money in the Bank

Building a network of colleagues and friends is an essential part of working and advancing in your career. Several techniques make it as painless as possible. 

Collaborate to Motivate
Collaborate to Motivate

Let your enthusiasm for the task at hand motivate your colleagues and employees to perform at a consistently high level. 

The Fine Art of Teaching Soft Skills
The Fine Art of Teaching Soft Skills

Cultivating an appreciation for tact, basic fairness and responsible behavior in your employees makes life easier for everyone. 

FOCUS: CORPORATE CULTURE
“Hello, How Are You?”
You would be surprised how many employees know the difference between an artificial and a real smile. Even if you move the corners of your mouth remotely.
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“Hello, How Are You?”

In times when the whole world is wondering how best to get through the current crisis, small things make the difference. For example, taking an honest interest in your employees.

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Michael C. Bush CEO and The Great Place to Work Research Team

A Great Place to Work for All

Businesses must maximize their human potential to boost performance and gain a competitive edge.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
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L. David Marquet

Leadership Is Language

Reset the balance between your doing and your thinking.

Portfolio
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Simon Mac Rory

Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

A team development specialist provides a comprehensive guide to understanding and strengthening your teams.

LID Business Media
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Pamela Newkirk

Diversity, Inc.

Too often, companies, colleges and sports teams make diversity a buzzword – but not a reality.

Bold Type
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Jennifer Brown

How to Be an Inclusive Leader

Equality is an admirable concept. But equity is what counts: establishing a level playing field for all.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
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Make Great Leaps Forward in Just a Few Learning Steps.