June 18, 2024

The Soil of Leadership: Cultivating the Conditions for Transformation

Dr. Britt Yamamoto, associate professor at the University of Washington’s Department of Global Health, has also founded international leadership organizations. The impetus for this leadership book was the time he spent on a sustainable Japanese farm.

A fourth-generation Japanese American, or yonsei, Yamamoto was born in Japan but had lived in the U.S. since before […]

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June 18, 2024

Human Beings First – Practices for Empathetic, Expressive Leadership

“What if leaders and companies approached their roles from the perspective that we’re all human beings first?” That’s the question author Paul Wolfe poses in this brief book.

An experienced Human Resources (HR) professional who has formerly worked at Indeed, Condé Nast, and Match.com, Wolfe concentrates on the human side of business, proposing eight practices […]

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May 21, 2024

Brilliant Leadership: Patterns for Creating High-Impact Teams

Suzanne Martin, Google director of marketing learning and development, has coached hundreds of staff members in their journey towards developing solid leadership skills. Through this work, she’s discovered that one of the main impediments to transitioning from individual contributor to manager is figuring out what kind of leader to be; what style is the right […]

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May 14, 2024

Do Good While Doing Well: Invest for Change, Reap Financial Rewards, and Increase Your Happiness

In this feel-good guide to “doing good” and getting rich, Marcia Dawood, who serves on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee, explains the ins and outs of “angel investing.”

Unlike traditional investing in stocks and bonds, angel investing, she explains, is putting “money, time, or expertise” into early-stage companies with […]

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April 15, 2024

The Virtue Proposition: Five Virtues That Will Transform Leadership, Team Performance, and You

Author Sig Berg’s leadership development book posits that embodying virtues are what make truly impactful leaders and teams. A nuclear scientist and divinity scholar turned leadership consultant, Berg utilizes the metaphor of a rowing team to exemplify the flow-like results of focusing on virtues over values.

While Berg acknowledges that values are important, he notes […]

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March 12, 2024

How to Get a Job and Keep a Job: The Fundamentals of Organizational Politics

In this lively book, Keith Calhoun-Senghor offers timely advice on how to acquire and manage a career. An international attorney with Stanford and Harvard degrees and broad experience in government, Calhoun-Senghor packs his book with prudential wisdom young readers will appreciate.

For Calhoun-Senghor, getting and keeping a job means mastering organizational politics. He avers that […]

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February 27, 2024

Big Money in Franchising: Scaling Your Enterprise in the Era of Private Equity

Founder and Managing Director of Emergent Growth Advisors and veteran franchise investor Alicia Miller explores the effects of the massive inroads private enterprise has made into the world of franchising in this cogent, exhaustive reference and guide.

Franchising offers an entree to business for entrepreneurs who don’t have the capital or expertise to begin from […]

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February 27, 2024

Bionic Retail: How to Thrive in an Exponential World

Longtime retail executive and author of (among other titles) Building the Customer Specific Retail Enterprise, Gary Hawkins started his career running the family supermarket just at the time that early customer loyalty programs surfaced a need to collect data on shoppers who had previously been anonymous. This serendipitous entry into the industry informs the perspective […]

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