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Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath & Barry Conchie, copyright 2008

“If you focus on people’s weaknesses, they lose confidence.” The main premise of Rath & Conchie’s best-selling book, Strengths Based Leadership, is building on existing strengths increases the capacity of leaders and teams to work effectively, harmoniously, and profitably. They had me at the opening sentences: “If you spend your life trying to be good […]

How Full is Your Bucket? by Tom Rath and Donald O. Clifton

This year for my job, I set a goal of reading one book each quarter related to leadership, development, assertiveness, or management. You can read books from earlier in the year here and here. I found How Full is Your Bucket? on the shelf of my stepson Andrew — a gift from his grandmother. I […]

Assertiveness, part of the #BizGirlMind series of e-books

My annual professional goals at work include reading one book per quarter on certain topics & blogging about them. For Q1, I read and reviewed Primal Leadership. For Q2, I started a book about negotiation but found myself unable to recall what I’d read (so much for reading on a plane!), so I switched topics […]

Primal Leadership by Goleman, Boyatzis, and McKee, copyright 2013

Everyone knows smiles and yawns are contagious, but the authors of Primal Leadership contend emotions are, too; therefore, effective leaders are those who manage their own emotions — and the emotions of those they lead — in positive ways. Reflect on your personal experiences in the work place. Could your boss’s bad mood bring down […]