Global Human Capital Trends 2015:
Deloitte University Press
This research represents one of the largest longitudinal studies of talent, leadership, and HR challenges and readiness around the world, involving surveys and interviews with more than 3,300 business and HR leaders from 106 countries. The study shows that “softer” areas have become urgent priorities with the top 3 Global Human Capital challenges being identified as:
- Culture & Engagement
- Leadership Development
- Learning and Development
Unlocking the Full Potential of Women at Work
McKinsey & Company
Since 2007, McKinsey has been researching intensively the advancement of women in the workplace. This report presents the findings of an ambitious US-based research project supported by 60 Fortune 500 or similarly sized companies, and takes a closer look at the progress these companies are making in advancing their women.
Why Should Anyone be Led by You?
by Robb Goffee and Gareth Jones
What does it take to be a real leader-one who is confident in who s/he is and what s/he stands for, and who truly inspires people to achieve extraordinary results?
Mindsight: How You Can Fulfill Your Potential
by Dr Carol S. Dweck
A compelling story of how the way we think shapes our success, and reminiscent of Henry Ford’s quote, “Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right!”
Search Inside Yourself
by Chade-Meng Tan
Based on his highly popular Google development program, Chade-Meng’s book describes a life-changing mindfulness-based emotional intelligence
Your Brain at Work
By David Rock
Learn how to improve how you work by understanding how your brain works!
Thinking Fast and Slow
By Daniel Kahneman
A new look at the way our minds work, and how we make decisions. This book compares fast & intuitive versus slow & rational thinking, providing practical techniques to make better decisions.
A Great Day at the Office
By Dr. John Briffa
In this, his latest book, Dr John Briffa offers practical solutions to the challenges of modern-day business life for a healthier, happier and more productive time at the office and away. Discover how small changes to your lifestyle will recharge your batteries and boost your performance and productivity.
The Power of Habit
By Charles Duhigg
The award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg explores scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed bringing to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.
Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe
Simon Sinek, TED 2014
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.
How Our Attitudes Remake the World
Kelly McGonigal, Big Think; June 2015
How does your mindsets affect you? In this short video segment, Kelly McGonigal explains how the way you think about something can actually transform the effect that it has on you.
Prepare Your Brain for Change
Margaret Moore, Harvard Business Review; April 2013
Margaret Moore, CEO of Wellcoaches Corporation, explains ways to de-stress and de-clutter your mind so you can perform at your cognitive and creative best.
How to Succeed? Get More Sleep
Arianna Huffington, TEDWomen 2010
In this short talk, Arianna Huffington shares a small idea that can awaken much bigger ones: the power of a good night’s sleep. Instead of bragging about our sleep deficits, she urges us to shut our eyes and see the big picture: We can sleep our way to increased productivity and happiness — and smarter decision-making.
Reinventing Your Personal Brand
Dorie Clark; Harvard Business Review March 2011
Taking control of your personal brand may mean the difference between an unfulfilling job and a rewarding career. How will you persuade others to embrace your new brand and take you seriously?
Making Yourself Indispensable
John H. Zenger / Joseph R. Folkman / Scott K. Edinger; Harvard Business Review October 2011
If you want to get to the top, develop skills that complement what you already do best.
The Seven Skills you Need to Survive in the C-Suite
Boris Groysberg; Harvard Business Review 18 March 2014
What executive skills are most prized by companies today? How has that array of skills changed in the last decade, and how is it likely to change in the next ten years?
What Makes a Leader?
Daniel Goleman; Harvard Business Review January 2004
Goleman established a direct link between emotional intelligence and measurable business results. This article describes the components of emotional intelligence, discussing how to recognize it in potential leaders, how and why it connects to performance, and how it can be learned.
Leadership that Gets Results
Daniel Goleman; Harvard Business Review March-April 2000
A leader’s singular job is to get results; but HOW do you do that? Research conducted by Hay / McBer identifies six distinct leadership styles, each springing from different components of emotional intelligence. Which are your dominant styles?
The New Path to the C-Suite
Boris Groysberg/ L. Kevin Kelly / Brian MacDonald; Harvard Business Review March 2011
Different times and different circumstances call for different leadership skills. So when it comes to managing your own career, how do you move up?
How Leaders Create and Use Networks
Herminia Ibarra & Mark Lee Hunter; Harvard Business Review January 2007
This article covers the types of networks needed for career success and offers practical suggestions to strengthen networking.
Connect, Then Lead
Amy J.C. Cuddy / Matthew Kohut / John Neffinger; Harvard Business Review July-August 2013
To exert influence, you must balance competence with warmth.
Manage Stress By Knowing What You Value
David Brendell; Harvard Business Review September 2015
Pause, reflect & identify personal values – to prepare yourself to effectively deal with uncertainty and complexity.
Organize Your Mind to Organize Your Life
Margaret Moore for CNN; September 25, 2013
Whether or not you have an organized mind depends upon your ability to “drive” your attention and keep it focused when you’re under pressure or faced with challenging conditions.
Rebounding from Career Setbacks
Mitchell Lee Marks / Philip Mirvis / Ron Ashkenas; Harvard Business Review October 2014