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  • Author Q&A: Chief Joy Officer

    Richard Sheridan has released his next book: Chief Joy Officer: How Great Leaders Elevate Human Energy and Eliminate Fear. Building on the concepts from his first book, he provides practical advice for leaders who want to cultivate a culture of joy in their organization. He defines Joy as the satisfaction of a job well done, of building products that people love to use, with teamwork and trust.

  • A Simple Mindset Shift Turns Ineffective Teams into Productive Organizations

    To help teams become more effective: #1 Develop and Use a Coaching Mindset #2 Respect Your Team As Experts #3 Allow People Doing The Work To Make The Decisions. To make rapid progress on developing a coaching mindset, learn about the Path to Coaching Program which has five modules: professional coaching, systems coaching, scaling, sustainability, and coaching leaders.

  • Q&A on the Book Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?

    In the book Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders?, Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic explains why it is so easy for incompetent men to become leaders and so hard for competent people - especially women - to advance. He explores leadership qualities and dives into how to recognize them, paving the way to improve leadership in organizations.

  • Author Q&A: From Hierarchy to High Performance

    In a new book From Hierarchy to High Performance, the authors provide a series of essays designed to help “Unleash the Hidden Superpowers of Ordinary People to Realize Extraordinary Results”. The premise of the book is that the management structures and employee engagement systems that most organizations apply are not (may never have really been) relevant and useful for the 21st century.

  • Meaning it: What’s the Real Purpose of Corporate Social Responsibility?

    A restaurant to give homeless people apprenticeships? A centre to foster social enterprise? A ‘round the nation’ bike ride? Helen Walton, chair of the Spark Award judging panel, talks to PwC about the range of their charitable activities in the UK, and why they’re about business, not image.

  • Living Values: A Company Imbued with Spirit

    Helen Walton interviews Places for People, this year’s winner of the Spark Award. By putting people at the heart of how the company operates, Places for People creates a highly innovative culture with an inspirational purpose that delivers outstanding business results.

  • The Agility Challenge

    To be successful, a company needs to become an agile enterprise. In this article Dragan Jojic explores “the agility challenge”: A company where employees are able to sense and respond to external inputs without managers having to tell them what to do, know what they are trying to achieve, understand why, be able to decide by themselves how to best do it and genuinely care that it gets done.

  • A Short Manual to Bring Change Successfully into Your Team

    Leaders are responsible for many interactions and behaviors in a team. So if something is not going the way you want it, start looking at yourself and ask what is your role in this misconduct.

  • Author Q&A on Leading without Authority

    Tathagat Varma, shares his experience of working as an individual contributor at a deeper leadership level. He refers to this as an "Individual Leader". This post explains how to lead without authority.

  • Author Q&A on Strategy, Leadership and the Soul

    Jennifer Sertl and Koby Huberman wrote a book taking a different approach to leadership. Their focus is on providing the tools to nurture agility through resilience, responsiveness and reflection. They aim to support the individual's ability to better trust their core intelligence and apply that to being effective leaders. They spoke to InfoQ about the book.

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