Book: The Manager’s Path

“The Manager’s Path: A Guide fro Tech Leaders Navigating Growth & Change” By Camille Fournier See: “First, Break All the Rules” “Managers who care about you as a person, and who actively work to help you grow in your career. Managers who teach you important skills and give you valuable feedback. Managers who help you […]

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Book: The Power of Positive Leadership

“The Power of Positive Leadership: How and Why Positive Leaders Transform Teams and Organizations and Change the World” by Jon Gordon “John Gottman’s pioneering research on relationships found that marriages are much more likely to succeed when the couple experiences a five-to-one ratio of positive to negative interactions; when the ratio approaches a one-to-one ratio, […]

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Book: Minimalism

“Minimalism: live a meaningful life” by Joshua Fields Millburn & Ryan Nicodemus “We must stop searching for happiness and instead start looking for meaning. If our short-term actions align with our long-term values, we’ll find purpose in whatever we’re doing. Paradoxically, it is this way of living—living deliberately—that leads to true happiness.” “As yet, try […]

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Book: Real Impact

“Real Impact: The New Economics of Social Change” by Morgan Simon “Impact investment is an attempt to align money with values. It is the practice of selecting for-profit investments in light of a growing awareness of the social and environmental outcomes of such investments.” “Rather than playing with the $46 billion that constitutes the annual […]

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Book: The First 90 Days

“The First 90 Days, Updated and Expanded: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter” by Michael D. Watkins “When more than two hundred company CEOs and presidents were asked for their best estimates of the time it takes a typical midlevel leader who has been promoted or hired from the outside to […]

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Book: Option B

“Option B: Facing adversity, building resilience, and finding joy” By Sheryl Sandberg and Adam Grant “Resilience is the strength and the speed of our response to adversity–and we can build it. It isn’t about having a backbone. It’s about the strengthening the muscle around our backbone.” “three P’s can stunt recovery: (I) personalization–the belief that […]

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Book: The Alliance

“The Alliance: managing talent in the networked age” by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, Chris Yeh. “In an alliance, employer and employee develop a relationship based on how they can add value to each other. Employers need to tell their employees, ‘Help make our company more valuable, and we’ll make you more valuable.’” “Employees need to […]

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