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: 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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Book: Braving The Wilderness

“Braving The Wilderness: The Quest for Tue Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone” By Brene Brown “You are only free when you realize you belong no place–you belong everyplace–no place at all. The price is high. The reward is great.” “not belonging in our families is still one of the most dangerous hurts.” “And […]

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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 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: 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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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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