Most people rarely get beyond the first chapter when reading the next best book on becoming a great leader.
For once here’s something a little different that caught our eye. More than just the usual dry text, the essential toolkit to Be(Come) An Awesome Manager is a practical workbook with modules on every aspect of management inviting the reader to reflect on managerial capabilities, how to evaluate them, and build the ones needed to create value for customers, employees and the organization. Using stories, guided reading and interactive exercises and assessments, the three authors all with real-life experiences in management, explain how to reflect on your own capabilities and determine areas for self- improvement and growth. It makes a welcome change from yet another video conference.
Be(Come) An Awesome Manager:
Liesbeth Claus, Scott Baker, Peter Vermeulen
Recently, we had the pleasure of talking to Brett Hautop, Founder at Workshape. In our conversation, Brett mentioned that more and more companies are asking for insight and guidance about where to go from here, knowing that physical proximity in one workspace matters to them. The challenge is most of the time, they have no idea why it even matters to them.
Transformational leaders are exceptional communicators. In this piece, the author outlines four communication strategies to help motivate and inspire your team: 1) Use short words to talk about hard things. 2) Choose sticky metaphors to reinforce key concepts. 3) Humanize data to create value. 4). Make mission your mantra to align teams.
With economic troubles mounting, it’s a time to tighten belts and put on hard hats. But don’t forget the jet pack, to accelerate into the next phase of growth. What matters most today? Just as we did last year, we’ve spoken with hundreds of leaders this year and found six priorities that feature prominently on CEO agendas worldwide.