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The Best Leadership Books of 2018

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The Mind of the Leader : How to Lead Yourself, Your People, and Your Organization for Extraordinary Results by Rasmus Hougaard and Jacqueline Carter (Harvard Business Review Press, 2018) The Mind of the Leader offers a radical, yet practical, solution to solve the leadership crisis.

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Working In The Oil Industry: Finding Jobs

Strategy Driven

Finding a job in the current day and age is a lot more difficult than it ever has been before. Ever since the recession occurred, employment has been on shaky ground. The jobs on offer are scarce, yet there is a huge supply of individuals seeking work. The issue that has arisen is evident.

There’s Still Luck

Joseph Lalonde

Sometimes you stumble upon the right thing. There’s a phrase a lot of people like to toss around. I’ve even tossed around the phrase. That phrase is: Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. This phrase on luck is attributed to the Roman philosopher Seneca. While I agree with this phrase for the most part, I’m beginning to think it’s not only […] The post There’s Still Luck appeared first on Joseph Lalonde.

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Turning Your Back On Paper In The World Of Business

Strategy Driven

People have been aware of the issues which come with using paper for a long time. Unable to keep water out, protect from the elements, or fight off any large animals, the materials used in the modern world aren’t always designed to do a job well.

Leadership Gift #3 – Choose Possibility

Kevin Eikenberry

On Monday, I offered a shopping list of gifts leaders could give this Christmas season. In that post, I promised to detail each of these gifts as a part of a 12 Days of Christmas series. For Day 3, the shopping list suggests you see the world through the lens of possibilities. Specifically, the Day 2 […]. The post Leadership Gift #3 – Choose Possibility appeared first on Kevin Eikenberry on Leadership & Learning.

How to Create a Front Office that Everyone will Love

Strategy Driven

The reception of the office is one place that the management should never ignore. It should be a combination of form and function. The reception area must be able to create a positive first impression and make guests satisfied when they leave. How is this possible?

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3 Questions to a Decision When Things are Uncertain

Leadership Freak

Ambiguity is always present in a world filled with people, change, and opportunity. Only the dead are certain. In praise of imperfect decisions: Clarity and confidence develop as you go, not before you… Continue reading → Decisions Growth Leadership Development

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Weekly Round-Up: 15 Internal Comms Tools for 2019, Ensure Your Leadership Message Sticks, Make Dialogue Thrive In Your Organization, How to Keep Your Leadership Fresh & Powerful


Welcome to my weekly round-up of the best-of-the-best recent leadership and communication blog posts. Top 15 Internal Communication Tools You Need for 2019 By SnapComms ( @ snapcomms ) “So you need to improve your organization’s internal communications? Great. And you’ve got a plan for how to do it?

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Best Books on 21st Century Management and Leadership


Whenever Wally Bock compiles a list, it is worth studying. Photo by Alex Sawyer at Unsplash

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How to Talk to Your Boss When You’re Underperforming

Harvard Business Review

Tim Macpherson/Getty Images. It’s normal to underperform on occasion. After all, everyone has an off quarter — or even an off year — from time to time. But don’t just sit back and wait for that painful performance review.

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Share the Germs


News & World Report gives us another thing to worry about at the doctor's office

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Building a Direct-to-Consumer Strategy Without Alienating Your Distributors

Harvard Business Review

Three Images/Getty Images. Companies increasingly use digital technologies to circumvent distributors and enter into direct relationships with their end-users. These relationships can create efficient new sales channels and powerful feedback mechanisms or unlock entirely new business models.

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The Wexford Carol


You will not find a better performance of a Christmas carol than this video of Yo-Yo Ma and Alison Krauss at Cultural Offering

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Stopping Data Breaches Will Require Help from Governments

Harvard Business Review

Martin Child/Getty Images. Not a month goes by without a major corporation suffering a cyber attack. Often state-sponsored, these breaches are insidious, difficult to detect, and may implicate personal information relating to millions of individuals.

"The Bishop's Wife"


A charming Christmas film that deserves wider viewing. In many respects, Monty Woolley plays the most memorable character

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Study: When Leaders Take Sexual Harassment Seriously, So Do Employees

Harvard Business Review

thatsval/Getty Images. When it comes to the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace, employees demand leadership accountability. Consider the recent Google walkout , which employees staged to protest the lofty exit packages paid to men accused of misconduct.

Keep the Dreamers and Build the Wall


The Washington Post on the potential for a deal on the Dreamers and the border wall. My reaction: go for a deal. Keep the Dreamers and build the wall. It makes no sense to send the Dreamers back to a nation they don't really know. At the same time, it does makes sense to control our borders. The current immigration control pressures are bad enough but the future may be even worse.

Digital Growth Depends More on Business Models than Technology

Harvard Business Review

Yagi Studio/Getty Images. For startups, 2009 was a good year. More than 20 companies launched at that time , including Uber, Slack, Pinterest, and Blue Apron, eventually achieved $1 billion-plus valuations.