People have been talking about a “generation gap” for, well, generations. Each successive generation is greeted with handwringing about “kids today.” The current crop of young people, born between 1995 and 2012 and known as Gen Z, is no exception. Thus, Working with Gen Z is written to bring clarity to how to deal with […]
Author Raj Sharma, born in India, has been a financial consultant with Merrill Lynch since 1987. Despite joining an industry dominated by old, “pale and male,” advisors, Sharma’s team now handles millions in investments for a select group of wealthy clients. His book, written for people entering the profession, describes his shaky start and reveals […]
“Climate change,” states Derek Paul in his third edition of A Leap into an Ecological Economy, “is the greatest threat to life in general and the human race in particular…” With this edition, he hopes to promote a new paradigm that “recognizes the interdependence of species” and “requires respect for life.”
Paul notes that “a […]
A perfect storm of globalism, “the widespread use of debt and leverage,” technological innovation, and the “imperfect governmental structures and systems” in the U.S. and elsewhere have created, according to Larry Straub in The 6ixth Evolution, “economic and societal complexities like never before.” These complexities require a new approach to career pathways and economic stability, […]
Longtime healthcare leader David Zechman steps forward with this quiet, kindly guide to servant leadership under circumstances good and bad.
A former CEO of two hospitals and devoted family man, he aims to support readers on their “daily leadership journey” through the exploration of eight “compassionate values,” each given its own chapter. Chapter titles are […]
Risk-taking is part of life. Even playing it safe by staying in bed, authors Alan Ying and Doug Schneider note, results in risk – that of muscle atrophy. So, if risks can’t be avoided, when should you take a chance and when should you back away? The authors explore that question through 102 short, risk-taker […]
Educator and personal development mentor Gregory V. Diehl, author of three other nonfiction books, including The Heroic and Exceptional Minority and Travel as Transformation, delivers an earnest paean to the superiority of capitalism through the lens of his years living in a Kalavan village in the Gegharkunik province of formerly communist Armenia.
Diehl moved to […]
What makes a good leader? According to consultant Jason Barger, a leader isn’t someone shouting orders from the top of the corporate pyramid but one who serves others and connects them to a higher purpose.
Barger’s latest book uses the metaphor of breathing. Quality leaders breathe in energy, possibility, connection, and progress while exhaling negativity, […]
The COVID-19 pandemic made working remotely a necessity, but many companies are returning to a more “normal,” in-office approach. According to consultant and author Gustavo Razzetti, however, a hybrid of remote and in-person work is the new normal. In his valuable book Remote, Not Distant, Razzetti explores principles and practices of corporate culture that will […]
Mohammed Ahmad S. Al-Shamsi’s book, Innovation & Imitation for Nations, explores the notion of innovation, including historical case studies for ancient China, Greece, Sumer, medieval Europe, and the American colonies.
Al-Shamsi first writes about the economic motives for innovation, positing that developing countries don’t have the infrastructure to innovate, and hence must “copy” from developed […]