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Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps: How to Thrive in Complexity – Jennifer Garvey Berger

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Jennifer Garvey Berger often hears the common plea from leaders "I know that complexity and uncertainty are testing my instincts, but I don't know which to trust. Is there some way to know what to do when I can't know what's next?" Unlocking Leadership Mindtraps is the answer to this question. For thousands of years, instincts, honed by evolution, helped humans survive. Today, those instincts threaten your success at work and in life. These evolutionary "mindtraps" impair your decision making...

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The Book of Mistakes: 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future – Skip Prichard

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"Our thoughts can empower or imprison. They empower when we try something new, and they imprison when we let them convince us to stay comfortable." 

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to catch all the breaks and win over and over again? What do the super successful know? What is standing between you and your wildest dreams? The Book of Mistakes will take you on an inspiring journey, following an ancient manuscript with powerful lessons that will transform your life. You will...

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Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Greg McKeown

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“Your obligation is to the highest point of contribution you can make.” 

What if doing less, and having less, actually leads to more fulfillment and higher achievement? Essentialism is more than a time-management strategy or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution toward the things that really matter. 

By forcing us to...

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Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life – Francesca Gino

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Comfort is overrated! Francesca Gino is one of my true kindred spirits when it comes to stepping out of our comfort zone and being a rebel! In Rebel Talent, she writes that rebellion stimulates creativity, nurtures professional relationships, and enhances your engagement with your work, but going against the grain isn't always easy. You have to be open to working with diverse and different perspectives, be willing to expose your flaws and vulnerabilities, and prepare for the backlash that...

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A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life – Brian Grazer

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"Life is not about finding the answers; it's about asking the questions." 

Brian Grazer is known as one of Hollywood's most successful producers (he is the one with the crazy hair). In the '80s, he teamed up with Ron Howard and eventually started Imagine Entertainment. With A Curious Mind, Brian reveals that curiosity has been the "secret" that fueled his rise as one of Hollywood's leading producers and creative visionaries and how all of us can channel its power to lead bigger and more...

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The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace – Amy C. Edmondson

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Success requires a continuous influx of new ideas, new challenges, critical thinking, and the interpersonal environment to feel safe speaking up without fear of repercussions. Leadership expert Amy Edmondson defines a fearless organization as one in which people feel psychologically safe – being protected from ridicule or penalties when they share their ideas, feedback, and constructive criticisms. When this happens, firms benefit from better ideas, more risk-taking, increased learning,...

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