Book Review

New business models need fresh leadership.

Book Review Young World Rising: How Youth, Technology, And Entrepreneurship Are Changing the World From the Bottom Up Rob Salkowitz, 2010 “Top-down and command-and-control style management, whether from governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or private companies, is increasingly inappropriate for solving 21st century problems. Young people raised on networks ...

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Everyone loves a good story.

Book Review Lessons From the Top: How Successful Leaders Tell Stories to Get Ahead - and Stay There Gavin Esler; 2012   Everyone loves a good story! A leader’s journey is so much more than a collection of experiences or a series of events. It is part of a much ...

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Are you relevant?

Book Review Relevance: Matter More Phil Styrlund, Tom Hayes, Marian Deegan, 2014   "In a world where we are drowning in information but starving for wisdom, relevance is not a matter of what we know; it is a matter of how what we know matters to someone else."[1] There are ...

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Success. Happiness. Which Comes First?

Book Review The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles That Fuel Success and Performance at Work. Shawn Achor, 2011.   “We think: If I just get that raise, or hit that next sales target, I’ll be happy. If I can just get that next good grade, I’ll be happy. If I ...

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What powers growth and profit?

Book Review GROW: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the World’s 50 Greatest Companies Jim Stengel, 2011 The better you understand the people who are most important to your business’s future, the more you can stand for something fundamentally important in their eyes and the closer you ...

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You can’t afford not to be in the ‘talent’ business

Book Review The Alliance: Managing Talent in a Networked Age Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha, and Chris Yeh; Harvard Business Review Press, 2014 “A business without loyalty is a business without long-term thinking. A business without long-term thinking is a business that’s unable to invest in the future. And ...

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A Leader’s Mind

Book Review A Brief Guide to Ideas William Raeper and Linda Edwards (Grand Rapids, Michigan: Zondervan, 1997). I never imagined that when I agreed to undertake post-graduate studies in global perspectives on leadership that I would be asked to critique such a comprehensive range of texts.  While I had ...

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