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Book Review: Originals

Originals by Adam GrantBook Review by Bob SchoultzAll American Leadership To Read More Book Reviews by Bob Schoultz, click here. Why this book: Selected by my All American Leadership reading group, with the enthusiastic endorsement of Rob Nielsen, who finished it and immediately began to read it again, in order to better absorb the many ideas in it. I …

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Recommended Reading – Fearless Organization

The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth By Amy C. Edmondson The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation, and Growth offers practical guidance for teams and organizations who are serious about success in the modern economy. With so much riding on innovation, creativity, …

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Recommended Reading – Everybody Matters

Everybody Matters: The Extraordinary Power of Caring for Your People Like Family By Bob Chapman and Raj Sisodia Bob Chapman and Barry-Wehmiller have pioneered a dramatically different approach to leadership that creates off-the-charts morale, loyalty, creativity, and business performance. The company utterly rejects the idea that employees are simply functions, to be moved around, “managed” …

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Recommended Reading – Focus

Focus: The Hidden Driver of Excellence By Daniel Goleman In Focus, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long-overdue discussion of this little-noticed and underrated mental asset that matters enormously for how we navigate life. Combining cutting-edge research with practical findings, Focus reveals what distinguishes …

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Recommended Reading – Disrupt You

Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation By Jay Samit The business leaders of our future must anticipate change to create their own opportunities for personal satisfaction and professional success. In Disrupt You!, Jay Samit, a digital media expert who has launched, grown, and sold start-ups and …

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Recommended Reading – Leadership BS

Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time By Jeffrey Pfeffer In Leadership BS, Jeffrey Pfeffer shines a bright light on the leadership industry, showing why it’s failing and how it might be remade. He sets the record straight on the oft-made prescriptions for leaders to be honest, authentic, and modest, tell …

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Recommended Reading – Braving the Wilderness

Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone By Brene Brown “True belonging doesn’t require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are.” Social scientist Brené Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives—experiences …

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Recommended Reading – Conscious Capitalism

Conscious Capitalism, With a New Preface by the Authors: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business By John Mackey, Rajendra Sisodia, and Bill George At once a bold defense and reimagining of capitalism and a blueprint for a new system for doing business, Conscious Capitalism is for anyone hoping to build a more cooperative, humane, and …

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Recommended Reading – Loonshots

Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas That Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries By Safi Bahcall In Loonshots, physicist and entrepreneur Safi Bahcall reveals a surprising new way of thinking about the mysteries of group behavior that challenges everything we thought we knew about nurturing radical breakthroughs. Drawing on the science of phase …

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Recommended Reading – Change the Culture

Change the Culture, Change the Game: The Breakthrough Strategy for Energizing Your Organization and Creating Accountability for Results By Roger Connors and Tom Smith Two-time New York Times bestselling authors Roger Connors and Tom Smith show how leaders can achieve record-breaking results by quickly and effectively shaping their organizational culture to capitalize on their greatest …

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