Behind every able man, there are always other able men.
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On December 2014 Bob Sutton, Professor at Stanford University, published the long-awaited list of 12 books (or 13…) recently published books that every leader should read.
This is the list:
1. The Progress Principle by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer.
2. Influence by Robert Cialdini.
3. Made to Stick by Chip and Dan Heath.
4. Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.
5. Collaboration by Morten Hansen.
6. Orbiting the Giant Hairball by Gordon MacKenzie.
7. Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull.
8. Leading Teams by J. Richard Hackman.
9. Give and Take by Adam Grant.
10. Parkinson’s Law by the late C. Northcote Parkinson.
11. To Sell is Human, by Dan Pink.
12. The Path Between the Seas by historian David McCullough.
Sutton suggests also to add a 13th book published in April 2015: Work Rules by Laszlo Bock.
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Quick Diplomatic Response is one of the few existing comic books on diplomatic activities. This booklet was written by Jovan Kurbalija, illustrated by Vladimir Veljasevic and published by Diplofoundation in 2007. It can be consulted here.
Successful leaders continue to grow and learn on the job. In fact, an essential leadership attribute is the ability to remain open to new ways of thinking and to continuously learn new skills.
According to the research Learning About Learning Agility by the Center for Creative Leadership and Teachers College, Columbia University, the willingness and ability to learn throughout one’s career is increasingly important as changing technology, markets and methods require new skills and behaviors.
Over the long term, your ability to learn new knowledge, skills and behaviors will equip you to respond to future challenges more than your current skill-set.
Researchers found five tips that enable one’s learning agility:
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Which are the nine most important things that it is possible to learn in our life? In an interesting article mixing numerology, wittiness and common sense, Maria Popova, the founder of “Brain pickings”, tried to create her own personal list.
Here’s the result:
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On August 9th, 1940, Winston Churchill, Prime Minister of UK, sent a Memorandum to the War Cabinet . He asked his staff to write shorter Reports and to avoid those useless phrases which could be replaced by one word.
In particular he wrote, in the final part of the Memorandum:
The saving in time will be great, while the discipline of setting out the real point concisely will prove an aid to clearer thinking.
Copy of the original document is available at UK National Archives http://www.ukwarcabinet.org.uk/documents/345
In his short talk at TED@NYC, Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, Hogan Vice President of Research and Innovation, examines the relationship between confidence and competence. Most people, according to his researches, are overconfident. He urges the audience to take a more self-aware approach to confidence, and to embrace the power of negative thinking.