Category Archives: Management

Radical Candor

Radical Candor:  Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your HumanityBy Kim ScottSt. Martin’s Press, New York, 2017 Search the web for “top 10 reasons people quit their jobs” and you’ll find “bad boss”, “terrible boss”, or “relationship with boss” at … Continue reading

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Dare to Lead

Brené Brown’s latest book, Dare to Lead: Brave Work, Tough Conversations, Whole Hearts, is about courage. The book is pitched towards managers and executives to help them build the courage they need to lead their organizations. But I think the book could just as easily have been titled Dare to Live because it applies to many aspects of our lives. Continue reading

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Informal Leadership: Leading Without Authority

During a lunchroom conversation at work the other day, a colleague asked how you can lead without authority. How can you be an effective leader without having the formal or positional authority of a VP, director or manger? It’s a … Continue reading

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Crucial Conversations

Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High (2nd Edition) By Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, Ron McMillan, Al Switzler McGraw-Hill, New York, 2012 Have you ever had a conversation with someone and they suddenly got defensive? Maybe you were … Continue reading

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Principles

Principles by Ray Dalio Simon & Schuster, New York, 2017 I don’t often read books by celebrity CEOs. They can be jejune; more a testament to the author’s ego and less about providing any real insight or substance. Principles by … Continue reading

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