Book: The Leadership Gap

“The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness” By Lolly Daskal “The problem is that one day, suddenly what once worked so well to propel their rise stops working. And the very same traits that had worked for them actually start working against them.” “What is the gap between who I am and […]

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Book: Win People Over

“Win People Over: 75 Simple and Powerful Ways to Influence Anyone” By Karen Leong “‘Like most young children they also have an erratic attention span. We use trips to McDonald’s, the promise of a weekend trip to the beach, more pocket money… the usual stuff we all use to get them to study.’ A number of […]

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Book: Accelerate

“Accelerate: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations” By Nicole Forsgren, PhD, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim “The key to successful change is measuring and understanding the right things with a focus on capabilities–not on maturaity.” “First, maturity models focus on helping an organization ‘arrive’ at a mature state and then declare themselves done with […]

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Book: The Culture Code

“The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups” By Daniel Coyle Negative archetypes: “the Jerk (an aggressive, defiant deviant), the Slacker (a withholder of effort), and the Downer (a depressive Eeyor type).” “Safety is not mere emotional weather but rather the foundation on which strong culture is built.” “Belonging cues possess three basic qualities:1. […]

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Book: Suddenly in Charge

“Suddenly in Charge: Managing Up, Manage Down, Succeeding All Around” By Roberta Chinsky Matuson  “Get as much detailed information as possible about your boss’s goals, strengths, weaknesses, and preferred working style and about the pressures on your boss.” “Make an honest self-appraisal about your own needs, objectives, strengths, weaknesses, and personal style.” “Armed with this […]

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