Issue 160 | Published Jan. 17, 2018

How Brilliant Careers are Made (and Unmade) How Brilliant Careers are Made (and Unmade)
By Carter Cast

Published Jan. 17, 2018 11:00 a.m. - “Research has shown that one-half to two-thirds of the careers of managers and leaders will derail. At some point, over half of us will get fired or demoted—or our careers will flat-line and we won’t reach our innate potential.”
People Have Power. Don’t Take It Away. People Have Power. Don’t Take It Away.
By Patty McCord

Published Jan. 17, 2018 11:00 a.m. - “The first step in culture transformation is embracing a management mind-set that overturns conventional wisdom. The elaborate, cumbersome system for managing people that was developed over the course of the twentieth century is just not up to the challenges companies face in the twenty-first."
The Truth About Entrepreneurship The Truth About Entrepreneurship
By Derek Lidow

Published Jan. 17, 2018 11:00 a.m. - “Every industry is undergoing change, every industry has weak players, and every industry has disgruntled or unsatisfied customers ripe for the picking. The openings for startups are almost infinite.”
Accelerating into Fearless Growth: Seven Questions That Can Change Your Future Accelerating into Fearless Growth: Seven Questions That Can Change Your Future
By Amanda Setili

Published Jan. 17, 2018 11:00 a.m. - “Though the accelerating pace of market change has made achieving growth goals more risky and perilous, it has never been more critical than it is now. There are several reasons why.”
We Should All Be Serial Achievers (and That Definitely Includes Your Employees) We Should All Be Serial Achievers (and That Definitely Includes Your Employees)
By Jeff Haden

Published Jan. 17, 2018 11:00 a.m. - “To most people ‘specialization’ indicates accomplishment and success, when in fact the opposite is true. You, me, all of us... we’re too good to specialize.”

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Issue 159

Image Is Substance
Dec. 20, 2017 - By: Andy Cunningham
159 “I discovered early on that the answer is authenticity … When companies promote themselves authentically, they get more customers and sell more stuff. It’s as simple as that, and I built my entire career on that premise.”

A Call to Lead with Courage, Authenticity and Service
Dec. 20, 2017 - By: Kevin Cashman
159 “Is focusing on external results the sole source of greater accomplishment? Could it be that our single-minded focus on external results is causing us to miss the underlying dynamics supporting sustainable peak performance?”

The Good and Bad of Grit
Dec. 20, 2017 - By: Caroline Adams Miller
159 “In order to make it easier to understand the differences between good grit and bad grit, I’ve divided up the types of positive Authentic Grit that I see in the world, along with examples to help flesh out their significance and meaning.”

A Values-Based Culture
Dec. 20, 2017 - By: Robert Spector & breAnne O. Reeves
159 “If ‘vision’ embodies the head of your organization, and ‘mission’ personifies the heart, then ‘values” symbolize the soul. Every organization can cite its vision and mission statements, but few recognize the existential value of values.”

Work/Life Balance Is Hurting Us: A Manifesto for a Better Life Because of Work, Not Despite It
Dec. 20, 2017 - By: Jennifer Moss
159 “It makes us believe that work is hard and horrible—that life is fun and work is tolerated. Too many of us cling to the weekend after just ‘getting by’ every other day of the week. Life shouldn’t begin on Friday and end on Sunday.”

Becoming the New Boss
Dec. 20, 2017 - By: Naphtali Hoff, PsyD
159 “What can be done to help new leaders hit the ground running and enjoy sustained success? That was the question that I asked after my own challenging leadership experience. The following is some of what I learned.”

Issue 158

Think Bigger! Change Your Thinking. Change the World.
Nov. 21, 2017 - By: Michael W. Sonnenfeldt
158 “Most people don’t think big enough, which could be the biggest factor limiting their success. And, yes, that includes you.”

Calling All Leaders
Nov. 21, 2017 - By: Constance Dierickx, PhD
158 “Too often, we think that people who lead in high-stakes matters are special people. They are not. You do not need to be a special person, with super-human powers and nerves of steel. What do you need? Courage, character, judgment, and fortitude.”

The Expectant Non-Profit: A Guide for Navigating the Healthy Growth of Organizations
Nov. 21, 2017 - By: Maxine Harris, PhD
158 “Just like new parents often need a ‘how to’ book, so do new non-profit CEOs. So here it is, a guide for helping your organization flourish and live well into old age … ”

Creating Change from the Inside-Out
Nov. 21, 2017 - By: Todd Davis
158 “I’ve learned that it’s not only the people who determine an organization’s performance, it’s what happens between people that makes the greatest impact on effectiveness.”

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