Best Leadership Books

  • What does a Manager actually do?

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    “It has become popular to talk about us being over-managed and under-led. I believe we are now over-led and under-managed.” — Henry Mintzberg, Simply Managing: What Managers Do — and Can Do Better (Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 2013). I recently facilitated a senior leadership program for a technology company, where the participants got into a heated debate […]

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  • Cultivate@Work: Why being Nice is bad for you

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    Welcome to the Cultivate@Work Weekly Roundup. We scour the Internet for stories and ideas of how people cultivate winning relationships at work and share them in this weekly summary. It’s perfect for anyone interested in applying the ideas and techniques from Cultivate. The Power of Winning Relationships by SkyeTeam CEO Morag Barrett.

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  • My Latest Obsession: Seth Godin

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    I recently subscribed to Seth Godin’s daily email blog and I am completely hooked. My inbox is endlessly filled with newsletters from here and there and, truth be told, I delete a lot of them without even opening them (which I know begs the question about why I even subscribe but that’s a story for […]

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  • SkyeTeam Book Review: Woman Up! by Aimee Cohen

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    I met Aimee at the Leadership Investment Women’s Success Forum. We had adjacent tables and were signing copies of our books for the conference attendees. As I listened to her talk to the conference attendees about her book my curiousity was piqued. There seemed to be some correlations with a chapter in my book where […]

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  • SkyeTeam Book Review: The First 90 Days by Michael D. Watkins

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    I LOVE this book. There, I’ve said it. In fact, I have loved this book since the first edition was published back in 2003. “The First 90 Days” by Michael Watkins has been a staple on my book shelf and a resource that I have recommended in all our leadership and management programs. When I […]

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  • SkyeTeam Book Review: How to Deliver a TED Talk

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    I know… two book reviews back to back.  What can I say?  I currently have a pile of more than a dozen books waiting for time and attention.  I recently found myself on a number of plane journeys and so I immersed myself in two books! How to Deliver a TED Talk was an interesting […]

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  • Book Review: Courage. The backbone of leadership by Gus Lee

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    Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities…because it is the quality which guarantees all others.- Winston Churchill We are often asked what are the best business books that we have read. Here is our latest addition, I thoroughly enjoyed reading Courage The Backbone of leadership by Gus Lee and Diane Elliott-Lee.  Using case […]

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  • Book Review: Vital Friends: The People You Can’t Afford to Live Without by Tom Rath

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    In Vital Friends: The People You Can’t Afford to Live Without, Tom Rath embarks on a massive study about the impact of friendships in all contexts. In particular, he devotes a section to friendship in the workplace and discovered “that people who have a ‘best friend at work’ are seven times as likely to be engaged […]

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  • Skye Book Review: Positive Intelligence

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    The story of Sisyphus tells of a mythological king who was forced to roll a boulder up a hill but, before he could reach the top, the massive stone would always roll back down forcing him to start over again. In “Positive Intelligence: Why Only 20% of Teams and Individuals Achieve Their True Potential AND […]

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  • What Truly Makes A Champion?

    In Matthew Syed’s book, Bounce: The Myth of Talent and the Power of Practice, he takes a look at what forces need to come together to make a champion. It may seem counter intuitive but Syed argues that natural talent in a successful person is actually of pretty low importance. This seems to go against what […]

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