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[Recommended Book] Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

“Sent to the most violent battlefield in Iraq, Jocko Willink and Leif Babin’s SEAL task unit faced a seemingly impossible mission: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a city deemed “all but lost.” In gripping firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories in SEAL Team Three’s Task Unit Bruiser, they learned that leadership—at every level—is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails. Willink and Babin returned home from deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training that helped forge the next generation of SEAL leaders. After departing the SEAL Teams, they launched Echelon Front, a company that teaches these same leadership principles to businesses and organizations. From promising startups to Fortune 500 companies, Babin and Willink have helped scores of clients across a broad range of industries build their own high-performance teams and dominate their battlefields.”  Read more…

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[Recommended] HBR – Praise Reappraised

Richard FARSON […] “begun to question the cherished idea that people enjoy being praised. He realized that he is in unfriendly territory because praise is perhaps the most widely used and thoroughly endorsed of all human relations techniques. Parents, businessmen, psychologists, teachers—everyone seems to believe in its value as a motivational tool, a reward, a way to establish good relationships.” Read more…

Source: HBR – Praise Reappraised

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[Recommended] HBR – What Effective General Managers Really Do

“Here is a description of a typical day in the life of a successful executive, in this case the president of an investment management firm.” Read more…

Source: HBR – What Effective General Managers Really Do

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[Recommended] HBR – All the Charts, Tables, and Checklists You Need to Conduct Better Meetings

” The ripple effects of too many meetings can be astonishing…But there’s hope! While a whole host of cultural changes need to take place to make meetings at your organization more productive and efficient, a few good tools can also go a long way in keeping everyone on the right track (and out of your Outlook calendar when there’s no reason for you to go there).

Source: HBR – All the Charts, Tables, and Checklists You Need to Conduct Better Meetings

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[Recommended Book] Developing the Leader Within You by John C. MAXWELL

<<Developing the Leader Within You is Dr. Maxwell’s first and most enduring leadership book, having sold more than one million copies…. 

You will learn:

The True Definition of Leader. “Leadership is influence. That’s it. Nothing more; nothing less.”

The Traits of Leadership. “Leadership is not an exclusive club for those who were ‘born with it.’ The traits that are the raw materials of leadership can be acquired. Link them up with desire, and nothing can keep you from becoming a leader.”

The Difference Between Management and Leadership. “Making sure the work is done by others is the accomplishment of a manager. Inspiring others to do better work is the accomplishment of a leader.”>>

Source: Developing the Leader Within You by John MAXWELL, Amazon.com

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