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Leadership Blindspots: How Successful Leaders Identify and Overcome the Weaknesses That Matter by Robert Bruce Shaw

According to Robert Bruce Shaw, in Leadership Blindspots: How Successful Leaders Identify and Overcome the Weaknesses That Matter, great leadership emanates from an ability to make great decisions which comes from making bad decisions and learning from them. The sooner in … Continue reading

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Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell

In Developing the Leader Within You, John C. Maxwell gives advice on improving your leadership skills and a step-by-step guide of the leadership process. It is a fact that leaders are not born but are made. It takes exposure to … Continue reading

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StandOut 2.0: assess your strengths, find your edge, win at work by Marcus Buckingham

the StandOut assessment calculates your two leading strength roles, pinpoints what you can do to channel them, and describes your particular power when these top-two roles combine. Continue reading

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StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath

What happens when you’re not in the “strengths zone”? You’re quite simply a very different person. In the workplace, you are six times less likely to be engaged in your job. When you’re not able to use your strengths at work, chances are that you: dread going to work have more negative than positive interactions with your colleagues treat your customers poorly tell your friends what a miserable company you work for achieve less on a daily basis have fewer positive and creative moments. Continue reading

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Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor by Bennis, Goleman, O’Toole and Biederman (part 3)

Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor is a collection of three essays written by Bennis, Goleman, O’Toole and Biederman. The new transparency by Warren Bennis The new transparency, by Warren Bennis, is the third and last essay of Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of … Continue reading

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Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor by Bennis, Goleman, O’Toole and Biederman (Part 2)

In a recent scientific survey of a cross-section of American workers, over two-thirds report having personally witnessed
unethical behavior on the job, but only about a third of those say they reported what they observed to their supervisors. The reasons given for their reticence range from fear of retaliation to the belief that management would not act on the information appropriately Continue reading

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#JOBSEARCHTweet 140 Job Search Nuggets for Managing Your Career and Landing Your Dream Job by Barbara Safani

#JOBSEARCHTweet by Barbara Safani gathers exactly 140 tweets that serve as a job hunting guide. #JOBSEARCHTweet shares motivating tips to successful carry out your job search, to excel at your a job interview, to craft your resume, cover letters and thank you letters. … Continue reading

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Your First Leadership Job: How Catalyst Leaders Bring Out the Best in Others by Tacy M. Byham and Richard S. Wellins

This book isn’t based on one person’s theory, a cobbled-together dataset, or an
inspiring true story of running one campaign or landing a plane under difficult circumstances. (Some of these books are terrific, and we love them. They’re just not what you need right now.) Instead, we’re giving you specific, actionable information about what to do and how to do it, based it on a combination of hands-on experience and decades of solid research. Continue reading

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Developing Multicultural Leaders by Farid A. Muna and Ziad A. Zennie

Developing Multicultural Leaders  by  Farid A. Muna and Ziad A. Zennie strives to understand the journey to leadership success, in the Middle East, focusing on work achievements as the definition of success. This book analyzes and compares Western and Middle … Continue reading

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Transparency: How Leaders Create a Culture of Candor by Bennis, Goleman, O’Toole and Biederman (Part 1)

One obvious value of transparency is that it helps keep organizations honest by making more members aware of organizational activities. That is no small virtue. But an equally compelling reason for organizational candor is that it maximizes the probability of success. Continue reading

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