leadership

Book coverof Forged in Crisis: The Making of Five Courageous Leaders

Forged in Crisis: The Making of Five Courageous Leaders

By: Nancy Koehn Reviewed by: Shelby Gobbo The Premise: Harvard Business School Professor Nancy Koehn highlights the profiles of five remarkable leaders and uses their profiles and stories to produce of book full of tools to help facilitate courageous leadership behaviours. Featuring Ernest Shackleton, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Rachel Carson – five …

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Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startup

By: John Carreyrou Reviewed by: Glain Roberts-McCabe The Premise: In Bad Blood, Wall Street Journalist John Carreyrou gives a play-by-play recounting of the rise and fall of Theranos, a media-darling silicon valley startup that fell like a house of cards and destroyed lives and reputations along the way. Carreyrou was the Journal reporter that blew …

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Better Together: Equip your leaders to navigate disruption with group coaching

For many organizations, Covid-19 is causing a shift to a virtual workplace that is creating challenges around communication and community, particularly for leaders who are trying to navigate this disruption while keeping their teams focused and engaged. Group coaching is one of the best ways to harness the collective intelligence of your leaders as they …

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What Do I Do When Work Takes Over My Life?

Over the past few days, life has unfolded in a way that I think few could’ve predicted when the ball dropped to mark the start of 2020. Who would have predicted that by March, instead of packing for a beach vacation, many of us would be scrambling to change travel plans, set up home offices …

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My Manager is a Lousy Career Coach. Now What?

I’ll never forget the moment. I was in an alignment meeting with one of our Roundtable group coaching program participants and his direct manager. We were talking about the key behaviours that my coachee was going to need to demonstrate to be successful. With great confidence, his manager leaned back in his seat and said …

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How to Own The Room: Women and the Art of Brilliant Speaking

By: Viv Groskop Reviewed by: Leah Parkhill Reilly The Premise: Don’t let the title scare you off, if you don’t happen to be a woman. This is a great and practical book on developing solid mindset approaches to breakthrough your own inner dialogue and command a room. In the upfront framing for the book the …

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