Recommended Reading – Think Simple

Think Simple: How Smart Leaders Defeat Complexity By Ken Segall Ken Segall’s first book, Insanely Simple, was based on observations gained from twelve years working as Steve Jobs’s advertising agency creative director, first with NeXT and then with Apple. He saw firsthand that Jobs looked at everything through the lens of simplicity. His obsession with …

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Recommended Reading – Peak

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise By Anders Ericsson Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. Peak distills three decades of myth-shattering research into a powerful learning strategy that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring new abilities. Buy Peak …

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Recommended Reading – Grit

Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance By Angela Duckworth The daughter of a scientist who frequently noted her lack of “genius,” Angela Duckworth is now a celebrated researcher and professor. It was her early eye-opening stints in teaching, business consulting, and neuroscience that led to her hypothesis about what really drives success: not genius, …

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Recommended Reading – Leaders Eat Last

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t By Simon Sinek In his work with organizations around the world, Simon Sinek noticed that some teams trust each other so deeply that they would literally put their lives on the line for each other. Other teams, no matter what incentives are offered, are …

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Recommended Reading – Leadership in Balance

Leadership in Balance: THE FULCRUM-CENTRIC PLAN for Emerging and High Potential Leaders By Mike Lerario This book is written for the new manager or anyone who aspires to become a leader. Whether you have just finished school or have been working for some time, you are in (or about to assume) your first real leadership …

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Recommended Reading – One Mission

One Mission: How Leaders Build a Team of Teams By Chris Fussell and C. W. Goodyear Too often, companies end up with teams stuck in their own silos, pursuing goals and metrics in isolation. Their traditional autocratic structures create stability, scalability, and predictability — but in a world that demands constant adaptation, this traditional model …

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Recommended Reading – Passion of Command

Passion of Command: The Moral Imperative of Leadership By Colonel Bryan McCoy Author royalties go to Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund. Active-duty Marine Colonel B. P. McCoy expertly relays his innermost thoughts and feelings, drawing on his mastery of personal leadership. He understands the intangibles that make up our modern-day warriors, those young Americans on …

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Recommended Reading – Coaching Habit

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever By Michael Bungay Stanier A fresh innovative take on the traditional how-to manual, the book combines insider information with research based in neuroscience and behavioural economics, together with interactive training tools to turnpractical advice into practiced habits. Witty and conversational, The …

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Recommended Reading – Power of Moments

The Power of Moments: Why Certain Experiences Have Extraordinary Impact By Chip Heath While human lives are endlessly variable, our most memorable positive moments are dominated by four elements: elevation, insight, pride, and connection. If we embrace these elements, we can conjure more moments that matter. What if a teacher could design a lesson that …

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