LEADERSHIP

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How to Lead Remote Employees in the Wake of COVID-19
How to Lead Remote Employees in the Wake of COVID-19

Six pieces of practical advice to turn a challenge into a chance.

FOCUS: UNBOSS (Your Company)

To Thrive In Modern Economy, Forget Doing Things the Old Way
To Thrive In Modern Economy, Forget Doing Things the Old Way

During his business career, Lars Kolind was group chairman of Grundfos, the world’s largest manufacturer of water pumps. It might sound like a staid business, but this role led Kolind to groundbreaking epiphanies.

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Growth Management

How to make sure your business can scale up fast enough.

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Personal Development

Do you want to grow and reach your full potential? Your personal development is a lifelong journey you can (re)start at any time. Learn new skills that will help you reach your goals, step by step. Stay motivated and celebrate every success – even the small ones.

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Leadership Skills and Habits

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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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Steven G. Rogelberg

The Surprising Science of Meetings

Save time and energy by facilitating better meetings. (Hint: the best ones are 48 minutes long.)

Oxford University Press (USA)
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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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Bobby Herrera

The Gift of Struggle

Problems hold the clues to becoming a better leader if you take the time to find the gifts they hold.

Bard Press
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Stephen Denning

The Age of Agile

Businesses using agile management practices can flourish in times of tumultuous change.

AMACOM
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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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SKETCH NOTES

Make Great Leaps Forward in Just a Few Learning Steps.

Jack Welch

November 19, 1935 – March 1, 2020 

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Jack Welch

Jack

What more can we say?

Warner Books, Inc.
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Robert Slater

Jack Welch and the GE Way

Legendary General Electric CEO Jack Welch was tough and admired. How did he do it? By following a simple dictate: either fix it, close it, or sell it.

McGraw-Hill Education
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Jeffrey A. Krames

Jack Welch and the 4 E's of Leadership

Famed CEO Jack Welch offers a model leader with 4E`s: has energy, energizes others, works the edge, knows how to execute.

McGraw-Hill Education
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Jeffrey A. Krames

The Welch Way

Jack Welch believed in simplicity but achieved complex victories at GE. How? Check this Abstract of his key tactics.

McGraw-Hill Education
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Dave Ulrich, Steve Kerr and Ron Ashkenas

The GE Work-Out

General Electric used the Work-Out approach to solve problems, build teamwork and create accountability. Could you?

McGraw-Hill Education
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Robert Slater

Get Better or Get Beaten

Jack Welch distilled his leadership precepts to their high-energy essence. Served together, they’re a cup of strong brew.

McGraw-Hill Education
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FOCUS: WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP

Move Forward, Guide, Thrive.

CLIMB THAT LADDER

Learning from the Giants
Learning from the Giants

Women remain grossly underrepresented in executive offices. Yet the personal stories of women who made it to the top of some of the most powerful companies in recent years provide powerful role models for women aspiring to become business leaders.

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Women in Business

Today’s working woman is known for her competence, diligence, talent, skill, emotional intelligence, leadership, grace and work ethic, just for starters. Whether you’re a salesperson, service provider, educator, professional or executive, the information you need to succeed is here.

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Barbara B. Adams PsyD

Women, Minorities, & Other Extraordinary People

After 50 years of diversity efforts, US workplaces remain largely inhospitable to women and minorities.

Greenleaf Book Group
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Caroline Criado Perez

Invisible Women

Human rights activist Caroline Criado Perez offers feminist manifesto for the tech age and addresses gender disparities in data gathering and analysis.

Chatto & Windus
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Melinda Gates

The Moment of Lift

When you lift up women, you lift up the world.

Flatiron Books
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Gretchen Carlson

Be Fierce

Sexual harassment of women in the workplace is an epidemic. Gretchen Carlson offers an antidote.

Center Street
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Miki Tsusaka, Christian Greiser, Matt Krentz and Martin Reeves

The Business Imperative of Diversity

Achieving and maintaining diversity is easier said than done, but making the effort will likely pay off.

The Boston Consulting Group
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Vijay Eswaran

The Business Case for Diversity in the Workplace Is Now Overwhelming

Want increased innovation and profitability? Take a peek into your company’s C-suite and look for diversity.

World Economic Forum
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RELATED CHANNELS

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Gender Equality

Women make a unique contribution and face unique opportunities in the business world. Gender equity affects more than equal pay for equal work (though that would be nice, at last). It’s a mark of progress that you no longer stand out in the world of business just for being a female, though you'll still hear naysayers. Just pass them by, and fight the battles that matter. You’ve got this covered.

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Women’s Careers

Today’s career ladder is more like a climbing a tree with multiple branches. You learn from every twist as you navigate work, family, personal growth and community. Your branches may take you to building a great team, unlocking the executive suite, surfing the next disruptive innovation, opening your own enterprise, even raising the next generation…the knowledge here can help you own your path, whatever you want it to go.

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Women’s Economic Empowerment

Investing in women's economic empowerment sets a direct path towards gender equality, poverty eradication and inclusive economic growth. Check the latest research and the most inspiring success stories from around the world.

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SPOTLIGHT
THE NEXT GENERATION

Who They Are, What They Want, How They Lead

“How to Win with Millennials?”
“How to Win with Millennials?”

Variously described as complex, multitasking, technologically savvy, exasperating, bright but entitled, the millennials are a much-stereotyped bunch.

An Eight-Step Approach to Growing Leaders
An Eight-Step Approach to Growing Leaders

Jeff Immelt was a fresh-faced kid in his 20s, just a month into his new job at GE, when he was called upon to make a marketing presentation to Jack Welch, GE’s notoriously hard-nosed boss.

GUIDES

Workplace Hacks & Best Practices 

The Classic

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Stephen R. Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

To be highly effective, just initiate, focus, prioritize, connect, cooperate, improve yourself and let others win. Whew.

Free Press
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The Hidden Champion

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Morten T. Hansen

Great at Work

Studying 5,000 employees, Morten T. Hansen lists the counterintuitive practices of top performers.

Simon & Schuster
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The Unsuspected

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Jennifer B. Kahnweiler

The Introverted Leader

Introverts can thrive and lead in a world seemingly dominated by extroverts.

Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc.
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The Bubblebreaker

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Bill Treasurer and John R. Havlik

The Leadership Killer

Hubris is every leader’s most dangerous and insidious enemy.

Little Leaps Press
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Crisis Management

“How Do I Respond to a Serious Corporate Crisis?”
“How Do I Respond to a Serious Corporate Crisis?”

Stock market prices are falling, the workforce is threatened with illness – and you have to keep a cool head?

SLEEP BETTER

“What Is Keeping CEOs Awake at Night?”
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“What Is Keeping CEOs Awake at Night?”

There are about a thousand click-bait articles out there with this title – but only one library of compressed knowledge that has enough answers at hand to call those nightmares “a thing of the past” within the next eight (or fifteen) clicks.

Remote Work

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How to Remain Professional at Your Home Office

It’s an open secret that The New Yorker is one of our favorite magazines. Sometimes, however, the great articles are just the beginning of a learning path. For example, when it comes to the improvement of home office skills and habits.

HR

“How Do I Keep Top Talent From Defecting?”
“How Do I Keep Top Talent From Defecting?”

The booming US labor market is a boon for workers but a constant headache for employers, who find they’re working harder to hang onto their talent. The share of workers voluntarily leaving their jobs is at its highest level in more than a decade, according to the US Labor Department.

FOCUS: Sales
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Photo by C. Cagnin from Pexels
“The job is to make your salesperson the hero, not to be the hero”

Sales coach Mike Weinberg says too many sales managers waste their time in corporate meetings unrelated to their core goal of driving revenue. And they’re not following up on their main task, which is making sure salespeople are hitting their goals.

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Individual Growth

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Brian Solis

Lifescale

Protect your time, focus and energy from distraction with the Lifescale method for creative living.

Wiley
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James Clear

Atomic Habits

Habit expert James Clear details how you can change your habits by exerting the smallest of efforts.

Random House Business
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Daniel H. Pink

When

Take a break from how-to guides and use a “when-to” manual instead.

Riverhead Books
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Peter F. Drucker

The Effective Executive

Executives’ positions conspire against their effectiveness. Peter Drucker says to fix this problem with five new habits.

Harper
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Managing Growth

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W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne

Blue Ocean Shift

Don’t swim in competition-infested “red oceans.” Dive into uncharted “blue oceans” of opportunity.

Hachette Book Group USA
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Josh Linkner

Hacking Innovation

How you can succeed – legally – by emulating how hackers deceive, steal, protect and innovate.

FastPencil Publishing
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Vinay Couto, John Plansky and Deniz Caglar

Fit for Growth

With their bloated budgets and confused strategies, many companies need to get in shape.

Wiley
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Lior Arussy

Next Is Now

In the modern, fast-paced world, change is the one constant.

Simon & Schuster
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SELECTED ARTICLES
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First Round Review

Growth at All Costs Is Perilous

Under pressure to press the pedal on growth? Here’s how to avoid a crash.

First Round Review
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First Round Review

The Secrets to Designing a Curiosity-Driven Career

Are you climbing the career ladder, or making wild progress filling your career canvas?

First Round Review
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Till Alexander Leopold, Vesselina Ratcheva and Saadia Zahidi

The Future of Jobs

A World Economic Forum global survey discusses the future of the world of work.

World Economic Forum
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