Tag Archives: Organizational behavior

Humble leadership: the powers of relationships, openness, and trust by Edgar H. Schein and Peter Schein

Overview: Bestselling author and father of organizational culture studies, Edgar Schein and Peter Schein trail-blaze with a creative perspective on leadership that encourages vulnerability and empathy as a form of strength. The more traditional forms of leadership that are based on static hierarchies and professional distance between leaders and followers are growing increasingly outdated and …
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The open organization: igniting passion and performance by Jim Whitehurst

Overview: TODAY’S LEADERS KNOW THAT SPEED and agility are the keys to any company’s success, and yet many are frustrated that their organizations can’t move fast enough to stay competitive. The typical chain of command is too slow; internal resources are too limited; people are already executing beyond normal expectations. As the pace accelerates, how …
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Why should anyone work here?: what it takes to create an authentic organization by Robert Goffee

Overview: Imagine designing the best company on earth to work for . . . What would that company be like? How would you build and sustain it? As a leader, you need to know. In the past, businesses made people conform to the organization’s needs. But the old paradigm has shifted. Now leaders must transform …
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Triggers: sparking positive change and making it last by Marshall Goldsmith and Mark Reiter

Overview: In his powerful new book, bestselling author and world-renowned executive coach Marshall Goldsmith examines the environmental and psychological triggers that can derail us at work and in life. Do you ever find that you are not the patient, compassionate problem solver you believe yourself to be? Are you surprised at how irritated or flustered …
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Fully charged: how great leaders boost their organization’s energy and ignite high performance by Heike Bruch. (Harvard Business Press, 2011)

As you’re well aware, your individual energy ebbs and flows—leading to high and low productivity cycles. Fail to manage your energy correctly, and you risk falling into traps including inertia, complacency, and frenzied, unfocused activity that only erodes the quality of your life. The same holds true for your entire organization. In Fully Charged, Heike …
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Boardroom Secrets: Corporate Governance for Quality of Life by Yilmaz Argüden. ISBN: 9780230230774.

Synopsis Focusing on the sort of structures, processes, and behaviors that a board of directors needs to ensure success, the book Boardroom Secrets: Corporate Governance for Quality of Life examines critical behavioral aspects of governance such as how to evaluate and process information provided to the board; how to critically question without de-motivating; and how …
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