Communication

Quiet Leadership – Six Steps to Transforming Performance

By: David Rock Reviewed by: Susan MacKenzie The Premise: At the Roundtable, we work with some of the brightest leaders around.  We coach to change their behaviour which results in better performance.  If you are a people leader, how much of your energy gets focused on improving the performance of your team?  In today’s work …

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Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success

Written by: Shane Snow Review by: Julie Melaschenko The Premise: Billed as a book for entrepreneurs, Shane Snow’s Smartcuts is actually a great book for anyone looking for ways to innovate, simplify or create. A smartcut is a term Snow coins to describe the way in which a person jumps a series of steps towards …

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The Decoded Company: Know Your Talent Better Than You Know Your Customers

By: Leerom Segal, Aaron Goldstein, Jay Goldman, Rahaf Harfoush Reviewed by: Daneal Charney The Premise: I am one of those HR geeks who closely follows management innovationalists like Gary Hamel and Don Tapscott. So when I picked up The Decoded Company I got excited. The book presents breakthrough ideas on how to leverage employee work data …

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Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

By: Simon Sinek Reviewed by: Glain Roberts-McCabe The Premise: In a follow-up to his bestseller, Start with Why, Simon Sinek explores what factors drive some employees to say “I love my job” while others approach work like they’re heading to the gallows. In Leaders Eat Last, Sinek explores how you can create an organization in …

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Change with Confidence

By: Phil Buckley Reviewed by: Glain Roberts-McCabe The Premise: Change with Confidence is consultant Phil Buckley’s first book and provides leaders and change professionals with answers to the top 50 questions about change that Buckley has encountered in his career as a corporate change specialist. The book is organized around four phases of a change …

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Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead

By: Sheryl Sandberg Reviewed by: Glain Roberts-McCabe The Overview: 30 years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions. In Lean In, Facebook COO and Harvard graduate Sheryl Sandberg combines research, data and personal insights to explore the reasons why the …

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