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Leadereview - THE book club for busy executives. Check out our discussions of current leadership issues with great authors.

January 8, 2016

Why Should Anyone Want to Work Here? with Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones

“We used to think that successful, high-performance organizations had “strong” cultures within which individuals did or did not fit.  But the paradigm is changing.  Organization no longer hold all the cards, and can no longer dictate the rules.”

WHY SHOULD ANYONE WANT TO WORK HERE? by Gareth Jones and Rob Goffee explores how organizations can create a thriving workplace culture that attracts and retains the right people and leads to sustained performance.  The book provides useful tools and research.

November 17, 2015

Primed to Perform with Neel Doshi

“It’s remarkable how little it can take to enhance or destroy workplace performance.”

Ready to join the revolution?  In PRIMED TO PERFORM, Neel Doshi and Lindsay McGregor argue that behind every culture is science.  They demonstrate that motivation is at the heart of performance and share ways to measure and improve motivation to build a great culture in your organization.

October 28, 2015

Humans are Underrated with Geoff Colvin

“Empathy is the foundation of all  the other abilities that increasingly make people valuable as technology advances.   It’s inevitable.”

In HUMANS ARE UNDERRATED, Geoff Colvin tackles  tackles the dividing line between humans and technology.    What do we bring to the table that’s different than machines?  A really thoughtful, well written perspective.

We had a great call with Geoff - chocked full of research and advice.
October 22, 2015

No One Understands You and What to Do About it with Heidi Halvorson

"The uncomfortable truth is that most of us don't come across the way we intend.  We can't see ourselves truly objectively, and neither can anyone else."

Heidi Halvorson's latest book, No One Understands You and What to Do About It, is full of research and practical advice for ensuring other people really see you and that you are sending the message you intend.
September 30, 2015

Collaborative Intelligence with Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur

“The most significant danger our species brings to the world is our inability to think with those who think differently.”

In COLLABORATIVE INTELLIGENCE, Dawna Markova and Angie McArthur explore collaboration – what we bring to it, what others bring and how to achieve mindshare.  Chalked full of models and approaches!

August 25, 2015

SHAREOLOGY by Bryan Kramer

“Sharing is a fundamental human behavior central to our survival as a human race.”

In his book, SHAREOLOGY, Bryan Kramer case the case for the importance of sharing and explores how social sharing both in person and through media humanizes our connections with others. We had a great call with Bryan!  Loved his rule of 1/3s.

July 30, 2015

Conversation with Marshall Goldsmith about his new book TRIGGERS

Why is it so challenging to change our behavior?  Marshall Goldsmith's new book, TRIGGERS, provides insight into why we react to triggers in our environment.  Marshall also provides advice and frameworks on change.  We had a great conversation with Marshall!

June 24, 2015

Conversation with Rodd Wagner on WIDGETS

"Your people are not your greatest asset. They're not yours, and they're not assets."

In his latest book, WIDGETS, Rodd Wagner tackles one of the most destructive problems facing organizations today - the breakdown of the social contract between people and the organizations where they work.  Listen to our Q&A with Rodd!

May 21, 2015

Conversation with Heidi Halvorson on NOBODY UNDERSTANDS YOU

“The uncomfortable truth is that most of us don’t come across the way we intend   We can’t see ourselves truly objectively, and neither can anyone else.”

In her latest book, NOBODY UNDERSTANDS YOU, Heidi Halvorson provides us with the tools to alter our words and actions so we send the signals we intend.  We had a great discussion with Heidi Halvorson.  Lots of actionable advice on how to improve the effectiveness of your own communication.  What is so surprising is how little we actually take in AND how challenging it is to change first impressions!
April 29, 2015

Q&A with Charlene Li on The Engaged Leader

We had a great call with Charlene Li!  In her latest book, THE ENGAGED LEADER, Charlene Li argues that leaders must have a digital presence to be effective.  On the call she shared plenty of examples, tactics and tools for using digital tools to be a better leader.