Issue 123

A Consistent Personal Narrative is the Key to Leading in the Social Age
Nov. 12, 2014 - By: Frank Guglielmo & Sudhanshu Palsule
123 “In the new world of deep interconnectivity, what we call the Social Age, leaders are confronted with challenges that constantly test ‘who they are’ … Thriving as a leader in the Social Age means taking a good look at your self and understanding how you are most productive in five areas.”


A New Superpower: Building Habit-Forming Products
Nov. 12, 2014 - By: Nir Eyal
123 “Face it, we’re hooked. The technologies we use have turned into compulsions, if not full-fledged addictions. … How do companies, producing little more than bits of code displayed on a screen, seemingly control users’ minds? What makes some products so habit-forming?”



Issue 122

The Entrepreneur’s Journey
Oct. 23, 2014 - By: Kevin Kruse
122 “This manifesto both celebrates and encourages entrepreneurship because we need entrepreneurs to fight the dragons that roam the globe: civil wars, extreme poverty, disease, water scarcity, domestic violence, illiteracy, and so many others. We need modern-day heroes who courageously take personal risks as they build new companies.”


The Growth Hacker Wake Up Call: How Growth Hacking Rewrote Marketing’s Best Practices
Oct. 23, 2014 - By: Ryan Holiday
122 “It was only a matter of time before someone smart said, 'It doesn’t have to be this way. The tools of the Internet and social media have made it possible to track, test, iterate, and improve marketing ... ' That person was the first growth hacker.”


Effective Leaders Create Discomfort
Oct. 23, 2014 - By: Marcia Reynolds
122 “The best leaders make us feel unsure of ourselves. They help us recognize that what we think is true, is not. Their reflections make us stop and think. Then their questions break down our frames. They create these disruptions with courage, care, respect, and a firm belief in our highest potential.”


Driving Results Through An Organizational Constitution
Oct. 23, 2014 - By: S Chris Edmonds
122 “An organizational constitution outlines your team’s purpose, values, strategies, and goals. It paints a vivid picture of success, values, and behaviors. It maps out how to work from that picture each day. An organizational constitution gives employees’ jobs and roles meaning and clarity.”


Detecting and Surviving Seven Silent Growth Killers
Oct. 23, 2014 - By: Robert Sher
122 “Many of the problems that midsized companies must deal with are not obvious. They grow out-of-sight in the dark recesses of midsized organizations, unrecognized by management in their daily routines until they emerge as full-blown crises that can threaten the present and future of the business.”


Conquering the Seven Summits: High Achievement, From Mount Everest to Every Business
Oct. 23, 2014 - By: Susan Ershler & John Waechter
122 “We don’t believe that perseverance is an intrinsic quality possessed by the fortunate few. On the contrary, we’re convinced that anyone can accomplish great feats if they summon the will required to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.”



Issue 121

Work As We Know It Is Dead
Sept. 24, 2014 - By: Jacob Morgan
121 “The idea that ‘work sucks’ is engrained in almost every aspect of our professional lives. Employees aren't cogs, work should not be drudgery, and managers can no longer be slave-drivers. This isn’t a manifesto about following your passions or being happy, it’s a call to action to change and evolve our organizations to reflect the world they operate in.”


The Humble Pulpit: Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis
Sept. 24, 2014 - By: Jeffrey A. Krames
121 “Since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis in March of 2012, he has shown the world a new way to lead. Not with bluster or bravado, but with humility and humanity. He has, without a doubt, emerged as the most humble leader on the world stage. There isn’t even a close second.”




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