Book: How Did I Not See This Coming?

“How Did I Not See This Coming?: A New Manager’s Guide to Avoiding Total Disaster” by Katy Tynan “But the things that made you great at your old job wont’ help you in your new one.” “As we talked, I realized that unlike Sigmund, Abraham didn’t believe we needed to be pushed hard to be […]

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Book: Young China

“Young China: How the restless generation will change their country and the world” by Zak Dychtwald “China’s is a culture of treated meals, of buying things for other people, and of having things bought for you. The buying is an expression familiarity and affection. ‘Among friends, there is need for thank you’” “My Chinese friends […]

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Book: When

“When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing” by Daniel H. Pink “When the researchers crunched the numbers, they found a ‘consistent and strong bimodal pattern’—twin peaks—during the day. The women’s positive affect claimed in the morning hours until it reached an optimal emotional point’ around midday. Then their good mood quickly plummeted and stayed low […]

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Book: Spark

“Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success” by Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch, and Sean Lynch “At Lead Star, we define a leader as someone who influences outcomes and inspires others. You can be a manager without being a leader. The reverse is also true. You can be a leader without being a […]

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Book: Move Your Bus

“Move Your Bus: An Extraordinary New Approach to Accelerating Success in Work and Life” by Ron Clark Runner: “These individuals are working as hard as possible, and they essentially carry the load of the bus.” “Unfortunately, Runners tend to devote so much time to their job that they often neglect their personal lives.” “If you […]

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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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