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books every leader should read

24 Jan 2014, Denmark --- Interior of living room --- Image by © Torben Djenner/All Over Press/Corbis

24 Jan 2014, Denmark — Interior of living room — Image by © Torben Djenner/All Over Press/Corbis

In today’s fast paced world, where it seems we just never have enough time, it can be hard to carve out even a few short moments for quiet reflection and learning. The irony of this paradox is today’s leaders need to have their hands and heads around a multitude of tough, challenging issues, and be better equipped to tackle them to the ground than ever before. They need new knowledge and fresh insight and, yet, we all tend to push this priority down the list.
It’s not the smartest thing for any of us to do!
So – in response to the question “What do I need to know?”, we have put together a list of the books we believe all leaders should read in their quest to be on top of current thinking in a dozen or so key areas. It’s not that we expect anyone to read them all but, as Spring turns to Summer, there may be a few lazy days when reading a good book would be just the right tonic for rejuvenation.
Enjoy your quiet time, the battle will still be there when you get back from vacation.

click here for the book list

debunking myths about the millennial divide

Co-workers in a meeting

When you Google millennials in the workplace, you find no shortage of articles describing how fundamentally different workers from this generation are, from all who came before. You’ll find articles on how they think differently, they act differently, they communicate and work differently, and that’s just the beginning.

According to a new report, however, when it comes to workplace preferences, perhaps generational differences aren’t as much of a factor as media accounts of millennial uniqueness might indicate. Perhaps it’s even time to stop sensationalizing the millennial divide, and start focusing instead on workplace environments and practices that foster productivity and success for all.

read the entire article here