“The Phoenix Project” by Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford is a novel that presents the challenges faced by a fictional company called Parts Unlimited and their journey towards achieving IT and organizational excellence. The story revolves around the protagonist, Bill, who is tasked with turning around a failing IT department and delivering a […]
Category: Soft Skills
Sun Tzu’s Art of War has been vastly influential in the east since China’s Warring States Period (403 BC – 221 BC). And though its first translation into a European language was only in 1782, the book’s significance was quickly recognized; and even such towering figures of Western history as Napoleon and General Douglas MacArthur […]
What do you remember most about the best leader you have ever worked with? This is one of my favourite questions to pose to an audience attending an emotional intelligence workshop because the answers enviably get at the heart of “resonate” leadership. CEO’s and their senior leadership teams have a moral and ethical responsibility to […]
My favorite new releases span problem-solving, persuading and influencing, meaning-making, leading and working, and motivating and becoming. Adam Grant As much as I love escaping into fantasy, mystery, and sci-fi, the books that stick with me are the ones that give me a new take on real life. I spent part of winter break devouring […]
You found our list of top problem solving books. Problem solving books are guides that improve critical thinking capability and the ability to resolve issues in the workplace. These works cover topics like bias and logical fallacies, problem prevention, and prioritizing. The purpose of these books is to help workers remain calm under pressure and come […]
The debut of a New York Times investigative reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist: a gripping narrative that fuses research, exclusive interviews, and on-the-ground reporting to capture the full inside story of Big Tech’s monomaniacal race to drive engagement—and profits—at all costs.
We all have a vague sense that social media is bad for us, for our children, and for our democracies. But what exactly is it about Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other platforms that causes this creeping feeling of unease? Max Fisher, using years of his own international reporting for the New York Times, tells the inside story of how the social networks fundamentally altered the world, detailing the roots of their ideology, their race to maximize engagement, and the resulting algorithms that drive everyday users to extreme opinions and, increasingly, extreme actions.
This practical guide contains everything any manager needs to know to lead a team effectively.
Following a clear, accessible approach and using bold graphics and bite-sized text, this beginner’s guide to leadership will take you from a good leader to a great one!
The world today can seem a scary place. Many Americans share concerns about major current events and perhaps even a general concern that circumstances are growing worse in numerous ways, stability declining, and dangers rising everywhere. In 2019, a step back to look at what’s happening is daunting – from dozens of mass shootings to […]
“Dans une hiérarchie, tout employé tend à s’élever jusqu’à atteindre son niveau d’incompétence.” Le principe de Peter vous plongera dans l’émerveillement, en vous faisant découvrir que votre patron, votre chef de service, votre contremaître… sont moins compétents que vous ne le croyez. Vous serez étonné de constater que, malgré cette incompétence, ils ont pu s’élever […]
From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Thinking, Fast and Slow and the coauthor of Nudge, a revolutionary exploration of why people make bad judgments and how to make better ones–“full of novel insights, rigorous evidence, engaging writing, and practical applications” (Adam Grant). Imagine that two doctors in the same city give different diagnoses to identical […]