This book uses a case study approach along with research to buttress its conclusions. The main argument is that crises are God-given opportunities for growth. Most of us, rather than attempt to understand what God is doing, seek to force a task paradigm onto the situation. The author provides a framework on how to better consider and handle a crisis. Special attention paid to women in leadership and the challenges they face.
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This book helps leaders understand how disruptive change occurs and does so in the context of mobility. It makes the claim that the next big social and business revolution will be in moving people from one place to another.
This book is written to help readers understand when disruptive change is coming and how to prepare for it. The primary thesis is that disruptive change gathers slowly and that those who pay attention will see the signs of it. Then, when certain conditions are met, an inflection point occurs which changes the fundamentals of the business or industry. The book relies heavily on examples and each chapter includes a “Key Takeaways” section at the end.
Indistractable is a field guide to focus. The author presents a framework contrasting distraction and traction along with internal and external triggers. Eyal suggests that through an understanding of our distraction triggers we can reduce them. The book gets down to very specific advice about this, including app suggestions and other tricks that he utilizes to increase his focus. Each chapter has a short summary. This is a broad treatment of distraction ranging from work to relationships.
This book is written by the first intern that Facebook hired who has now risen into the upper echelons of the company. The book covers the basics of management, starting from small teams to more complex, multi-team organizations. Zhuo walks through major topics of management such as starting out as a manager, feedback, leading, self-management, meetings, hiring, execution and nurturing organizational culture. Most of the illustrations are drawn from her personal experience.
This book is about the decisions we make that have long term consequences, sometimes with ramifications lasting hundreds of years. These are typically complex decisions with many different stakeholders. The author identifies the attributes of these sorts of decisions as well as some tools that might be considered as we make them. Long-term thinking, according the author, is something we must get better at doing.
This is a detailed treatment of the importance of habits, how they are formed, how they can be maintained over time, and the challenges we face in keeping them. The premise of the book is that small changes contribute to significant differences over time. The author provides a four-part framework for habit formation (cue, craving, response, and reward). Many tips and suggestions are provided on how to follow this formula to help the leader implement positive habits while also limiting bad habits.
This book argues that specialization has been over-sold as a means to achieving mastery. It may even be harmful. Contrary to the often quoted “10,000 Hours Rule” (that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to master something), Epstein posits that we may develop better mastery by having “range” or breadth of experience and understanding.
Unlike so many leadership books published over the past two decades, this one emphasizes structure instead of culture as the prime consideration in creating innovation within organizations.
Thorough in the research presented and knowledgeable of the history and culture of the Iranian people, Oksnevad presents an insightful look inside the community of first generation believers from Muslims backgrounds.