Communication, Leadership Development, Personal Development, psychology

Care to Dare by Georg Kohlrieser

Have you ever been led by someone who cared for you like family, and dared you to achieve more than you ever thought possible for yourself, your organization, and even society? I have and I can tell you without hesitation that it felt really great!

This week I read a very lovely book called ‘Care to Dare’ that made me further understand why this type of leadership not only feel goods for everyone involved but can also be of tremendous benefit to the department, company or even the world!

See, the book teaches us how to unleash tremendous leadership potential by building trust, facilitating change, and accelerating focus. A key point in the book is that to obtain sustained high performance in a team; the leader must facilitate a combination of safety and stretch. Put in other words, leaders must install a sense of protection and comfort in the team from which everyone:

– Receives energy,

– Find inspiration to explore,

– Feel safe to take risks

– and uncover the courage to seek new challenges!

They must become ‘Secure Base Leaders’

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Communication, Effectiveness, Entrepreneurship, Leadership Development, Personal Development, psychology

An Everyone Culture by Robert Kegan and Lisa Lahey

All corporate organizations, big or small, has a culture. It is defined by it. Corporate culture gives identity to every organization. To be more precise: it is what gives a company its personality.

Like an individual, a culture defines the way how your corporation interacts within itself and to the outside world! This week I read an inspiring book calld ‘An Everyone Culture’. The book explores the concept of company cultures and puts forward the simple but radical theory that organizations will ONLY be able to perform at their best if they create a solid organizational culture in which ‘people development’ is woven into the very core!

See, a primary assumption of ‘An Everyone Culture’ is that an excessive amount of organizational time and energy is wasted because employees are in constant protection mode! They want to look good, stay safe, and avoid vulnerability! Which does indeed keep them somewhat safe, but unfortunately, it also prevents them from performing at their best.

The good news is that some organizations are not only aware of this problem but are actively addressing and correcting it! In these companies, employee development is a ‘need to have’ rather than a ‘nice to have’, and employees are not only encouraged but expected to:

– Bring their vulnerability to work,

– Take responsibility for their development and performance,

– and Build relationships based on trust and respect.

These companies have acknowledged that in order to reach their full potential, they must become “Deliberately Developmental Organizations” (simply referred to as DDOs.)

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Communication, Entrepreneurship, Leadership Development, Marketing, psychology

Trust me I’m Lying by Ryan Holiday

They say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but when I recently picked up this version of Ryan Holiday’s ‘Trust me I’m Lying’ at the library the cover was so dead-boring that I almost couldn’t bring myself to start reading!! Luckily, I have read other books by Ryan Holiday and know that he is an inspiring and honest author with great things to say so I picked it up and started reading nonetheless and I am glad I did since the book is both HONEST, BOLD and thought-provoking.

The book uncovers the secret methods used by Online Marketers, Bloggers, and Professional Media Manipulators! Build on his own experiences; the book explores how ‘good news’ – true or false – travels, distorts, and expands online until it becomes national headlines that generate real-world ‘ripples’.

Ryan Holiday argues that whenever you see a malicious online rumor or Anonymously Sourced Article, someone somewhere is sitting behind the scenes scrupulously pulling the strings!

…And he knows what he is talking about since he used to be one of those people.

At first, Holiday didn’t see any harm in the work he was doing, but at some point, he had no choice but to acknowledge that his manipulations had enormous consequences.

He wrote this book to expose how media manipulators work! In his own words: …I’m tired of a world where trolls hijack debates, marketers help write the news, opinion masquerades as fact, algorithms drive everything to extremes, and no one is accountable for any of it. I’m pulling back the curtain because it’s time the public understands how things really work…”

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Entrepreneurship, Leadership Development

Blue Ocean Strategy by W. Chan Kim and Renée A. Mauborgne 

I recently watched the TV show ‘Dragon’s den’ and noticed that many of the investors kept referring to an idea “being part of the ‘Red Ocean’”! They did this without further explanation – that is, until the TV show felt the need to put in a small ‘info-box’ explaining what it means. It reminded me of two things:

  1. One of My favorite expressions – ‘The Curse of Knowledge’ – Since Red Ocean is a presumptuous term to use without explaining it and,
  2. That I should really add ‘Blue Ocean Strategy’ to my production list – since this is where the term ‘Red Ocean’ comes from!  

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Communication, Leadership Development

The Art of War By Sun Tzu

This week I read a book that has truly stood the test of time. Written more than two thousand years ago ‘The Art of War’ by Sun Tzu is a renowned guide for engaging in conflict and being successful in battle. Through elegant words and thoughtful advice it:

  • Details the nature of conflict,
  • Reflects on the psychology of leadership,
  • and provides strategies for approaching both.

Although his teachings are geared toward actual military conflict, the principles can be applied in all areas of conflict or competition.

One of the critical points in the book is that Strong leadership involves knowing when and how to mobilize when faced with conflict.

Throughout the book, we learn that we:

  • Must understand ‘our troops’ and learn how to motivate them in varied circumstances.
  • Must be cunning and intelligent in planning our strategy
  • and adaptable and capable of allowing the opponent’s actions to guide our decisions.

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