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Recommended Reading – Leadership and Self-Deception

Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box (A B-K Life Book) By Arbinger Institute For too long, the issue of self-deception has been the realm of deep-thinking philosophers, academics, and scholars working on the central questions of the human sciences. The public remains generally unaware of the issue. That would be fine except that …

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Academy Curriculum – Culture Code

The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups By Daniel Coyle In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world’s most successful organizations—including the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team Six, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spurs—and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that …

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Academy Curriculum – Mindset

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success By Carol S. Dweck After decades of research, world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol S. Dweck, Ph.D., discovered a simple but groundbreaking idea: the power of mindset. In this brilliant book, she shows how success in school, work, sports, the arts, and almost every area of human endeavor can be …

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Academy Curriculum – Team of Teams

Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World By General Stanley McChrystal with Tantum Collins, David Silverman, and Chris Fussell When General Stanley McChrystal took command of the Joint Special Operations Task Force in 2004, he quickly realized that conventional military tactics were failing. Al Qaeda in Iraq was a decentralized network …

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Academy Curriculum – Triggers

Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts–Becoming the Person You Want to Be By Marshall Goldsmith Our reactions don’t occur in a vacuum. They are usually the result of unappreciated triggers in our environment—the people and situations that lure us into behaving in a manner diametrically opposed to the colleague, partner, parent, or friend we imagine ourselves …

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Academy Curriculum – Turn the Ship Around

Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders By L. David Marquet Since Turn the Ship Around! was published in 2013, hundreds of thousands of readers have been inspired by former Navy captain David Marquet’s true story. Many have applied his insights to their own organizations, creating workplaces where everyone takes …

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