Book: How to Work With And Lead People Not Like You

“How to Work With And Lead People Not Like You: Practical Solutions For Today’s Diverse Workplace” By Kelly McDonald “When technology broken down the walls that separated us from people in other cities, states or countries, it created more opportunity for people from all walks of life to work together.” “On top of that, people […]

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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: 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: 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: The Amazon Way

“The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World’s Most Disruptive Company” by John Rossman “Consider ‘obsession’ versus ‘satisfaction.’ Typical management strives to create and measure ‘customer satisfaction.’ They work to create a slightly more satisfied customer than the competitor and measure the experience in various ways. What if, instead , you ‘obsessed’ over your […]

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MOOC: Leading Teams

Here are my notes from Leading Teams MOOC from Michigan on Coursera. What is the Optimal Team Size? Benefits of larger teams More capabilities Moe resources More information and input More ideas and possible solutions Benefits of smaller teams More cohesive higher member satisfaction Faster decision making, consensus More effective individual contribution For startups, larger founding […]

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Lecture: Emotional Intelligence

Here are some notes based on the training at work today. What is emotional intelligence? “The ability to recognize and understand emotions in yourself and others, and use this awareness to manage your behavior and relationships.” — Emotional Intelligence 2.0 Travis Bradberry & Jean Greaves Key components of emotional intelligence Personal competence Self-awareness Self-managment Short-term: In […]

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