Recently I’ve had a few questions come my way about on-boarding successfully as a new manager. As the old classroom adage goes, if one person
Recently MIT Sloan, in partnership with Cognizant, published their 2020 Future of Leadership Global Executive Study and Research Project (click here for the deeper dive). An
Books & Podcasts
Some of the things I read and listen to that may help you, too:
PEAK – if you’re like me, you have an interest in learning how to get better. K. Anders Ericsson’s work on human achievement dispels a lot about what we’ve heard in the mainstream media. Spoiler alert: Hollywood stories about genius are not exactly accurate! Dr. Ericsson’s decades of work reveal evidence-based insight into high achievers, and how we can learn from them to accelerate our own lives.
The Coaching Habit – if you find coaching awkward, or you’re a people leader who dislikes having to coach, this book by Michael Bungay-Stanier will make your life a lot easier.
ALI – a spectacularly written book about one of the greatest athletes of all time, Muhammad Ali. Jonathan Eig is a brilliant writer.
The Effective Manager – great evidence-based read on the fundamentals of management. Author Mark Horstman is an inspiring speaker who walks the talk!
Psycho-Cybernetics – hate the title, love the book. One of my all-time favourites, written in 1960 by Dr. Maxwell Maltz, a Columbia University trained plastic surgeon. Fascinating read about self-image and how your mind can help (or hinder) accomplishing your goals.
Last 8% Morning – led by co-founder of the Institute for Health and Human Potential, Dr. JP Pawliw-Fry, this has helped level set my days during the pandemic. Great way to start the day with focus and momentum.
The Prof G Show – interesting perspective on business from Scott Galloway, professor of marketing at NYU Stern School of Business.
Six Pixels of Separation – host Mitch Joel is a really interesting keynote speaker, and keeps his finger on the pulse of all things business, innovation, and technology.
Humans 2.0 with Mark Metry – mental health focused Global Top 100 show for entrepreneurs. Lots of amazing guests with sharp insights and honest reflections. Mark is a genuine guy who truly cares about what he’s doing.
3 Books – host Neil Pasricha is on a 15 year mission to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Neil is an interesting guy who helps stretch your mind.