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HBR’s 10 Must Reads on Women and Leadership (with bonus article “Sheryl Sandberg: The HBR Interview”) (ebook)

Author: Harvard Business Review What will it take to create a more gender-balanced workplace? If you read nothing else on leadership and gender at work, read these 10 articles by experts in the field. We’ve combed through hundreds of articles in the Harvard Business Review archive and selected the most important ones to help you … Read more

Women’s panel says it’s fed up with women-only panels and wants more men

Women business leaders have said Australia must move beyond segregated “women in startups” events and that the country should push for stronger investment in female-led businesses while drawing more male founders into the conversation. At a panel during Melbourne startup festival Pause Fest on Wednesday, entrepreneurs including cryptocurrency startup Liven co-founder Grace Wong and co-founder of … Read more

Business chemistry : practical magic for crafting powerful work relationships (book)

Authors: Kim Christfort and Suzanne Vickberg Based on extensive research and analytics, plus years of proven success in the field, the Business Chemistry framework provides a simple yet powerful way to identify meaningful differences between people’s working styles. Who seeks possibilities and who seeks stability? Who values challenge and who values connection? Business Chemistry will … Read more

The leadership lab : understanding leadership in the 21st century (book)

Authors: Chris Lewis and Pippa Malmgren How can today’s business leaders keep up with seismic geopolitical and economic shifts that include Brexit, inflation and the unseating of traditional political powers, and what do these mean for their own leadership narratives? In this book, bestselling author Chris Lewis and superstar megatrends analyst Dr Pippa Malmgren help … Read more

Impromptu : leading in the moment (book)

Author: Judith Humphrey Impromptu shows leaders how to think on their feet and respond eloquently in every situation. Never have there been so many opportunities to inspire and influence in everyday situations — elevator chats, corridor conversations, networking gatherings, meetings, and ceremonial events. Indeed, today the most iconic leadership moments are spontaneous, spur-of-the-moment events that … Read more

Leadership Your Way : Play the Hand You’re Dealt and Win (ebook)

Author: Kim Krisco This book provides a clear, transformational framework for managers to take advantage of their innate leadership style. Kim Krisco encourages authenticity above all else, rather than operating according to rules which may be more suited for different personality types. He describes four distinct personalities and shows how they apply to ten common … Read more

The Insightful Leader : Find Your Leadership Superpowers, Crush Limiting Beliefs, and Abolish Self-Sabotaging Behaviors (ebook)

Author: Carlann Fergusson Traditional leadership coaching asks leaders to substitute ineffective behaviors with alternatives, without addressing the underlying internal beliefs that reinforce the old behaviors. After months of successfully trying to change, a leader may suddenly face stressors at work–a looming deadline or a difficult negotiation–that trigger counterproductive behavior, resulting in guilt, shame, and frustration. … Read more

Funny business : management unmasked (book)

Authors: Rodney Marks, Benjamin Marks and Robert Spillane Funny Business: management unmasked is an expose of management as it is practiced in business, government and the non-profit sector. Keywords are explained through humour, making them better understood than a library of management textbooks. Management theories and applications are made memorable through savage wit and fearless … Read more

Lead with Heart : Transform Your Business Through Personal Connection (ebook)

Authors: Tom Gartland, Patrick Sweeney and Tim Finchem If you want your company to thrive, you need to break one of the oldest unwritten rules of leadership. Leaders in nearly every industry have learned to keep a professional “distance” between themselves and the people who report to them—to avoid getting too close or too personal. … Read more

Exceptional Leadership by Design : How Design in Great Organizations Produces Great Leadership (ebook)

Authors: Rob Elkington, Madeleine van der Steege, Judith Glick-Smith, and Jennifer Moss Breen Imagine a world with great leadership. What would that world be like? Would it be a better world or a worse one? Now ratchet great leadership up to exceptional leadership and suddenly we have cause for optimism. But how do we design … Read more