productivity

The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right

By: Atul Gawande Reviewed by: Shelby Gobbo The Premise: The Checklist Manifesto had been on my reading list for a while. As someone who thrives on process, I was immediately excited by the title alone (call me crazy!). After diving in and reading Atul Gawande’s book, my eyes were opened to the art of possibility …

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Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It: The Results-Only Revolution

By: Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson Reviewed by: Glain Roberts-McCabe The Premise: In this groundbreaking (and for many managers, mindboggling) book, authors Jody Thompson and Cali Ressler make the case for how measuring work based on time and not outcomes is outmoded, out-of-date and should be outlawed. As former HR leaders at Best Buy (US), …

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What To Do When It’s Your Turn (and it’s always your turn)

By: Seth Godin Reviewed by: Shelby Gobbo The Premise: As soon as you open this book, it speaks to you not only through Seth Godin’s words but through the bold imagery and photography that he has paired with each message. He opens with this, “This is a book about opportunity. The opportunity to take your …

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Call Sign Chaos: Learning to Lead

By: Jim Matthis and Bing West Reviewed by: Susan MacKenzie The Premise: At the Roundtable, leaders notice an increase in navigating a VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) environment.  This is a military term and who better to share his leadership philosophies and best practices in that VUCA world than Jim Matthis.  If his name …

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The Fearless Organization: Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace for Learning, Innovation & Growth

By: Amy Edmondson Reviewed by: Leah Parkhill-Reilly The Premise: Amy Edmondson is a Harvard researcher and professor who is best-known for coining the phrase “psychological safety” and delivering a phenomenal TED talk on the subject. At the heart of it, being a great leader (and ultimately a great boss) is about how effectively you can …

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Stop Doing That Sh*t: End Self-Sabotage and Demand Your Life Back

By: Gary John Bishop  Reviewed by: Liyana Johan  The Premise: From the author of Unfuck Yourself, Gary John Bishop is back with his second book Stop Doing That Sh*t which attempts to describe the reasons why we’re stuck in destructive self-sabotaging cycles and how by Stop Doing That Sh*t, we can break through and achieve …

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