Whether you’re a leader of an organization or community, we all have the opportunity to dismantle toxic hierarchies and build the world we want to live in—one centered on justice, inclusion, and equity.
Here’s a collection of books for anyone who wants to stay connected in remote organizations, help their business adapt to accelerating rate of change, or take care of themselves (and others) in the year ahead.
NEW 2021 RELEASE
As organizations and employees adapt to a newly remote workforce, so must their leaders. In this book, cofounders of the Remote Leadership Institute Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel offer leaders a practical framework for guiding distributed teams.
Filled with exercises that can help leaders ensure projects stay on track, keep productivity and morale high, and build lasting relationships, this book is the go-to guide for managing remote organizations effectively.
Even as we've adapted to an era of remote work, many of us still struggle with virtual meetings. Technical barriers and invisible group norms increase risk and uncertainty and can make it harder than ever to collaborate and share new ideas.
Zoom-fatigue is real. But with a little awareness, planning, and practice, you can make your remote meetings much, much better. This book offers a practical approach using proven techniques that accommodate a diversity of cultures, locations, and personalities. Whether you're a seasoned facilitator or just someone hoping get more out of team meetings, now is the time to empower yourself to get the most out of your remote meetings. Your team will thank you for it.
Over and over, we see big legacy businesses getting beaten to the punch by energetic little start-ups. It seems like innovation can come from only the bottom up or from the outside in.
In this book, tech experts Vivek Wadwha and Ismail Amla show how legacy companies can actually create new markets and remake their businesses by combining the mindset and tool belt of start-ups with the benefits of incumbency: boatloads of customer data, decades of brand equity, robust distribution channels, enormous financial assets, and more. This fast-paced, anecdote-rich story rethinks modern innovation—and is a book every manager and executive should read.
NEW 2021 RELEASE
Judy Samuelson, founder and executive director of The Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program, describes the profound shifts in attitudes and mindsets that are redefining our notions of business in the modern world. The bygone emphasis on profits, shareholder mindset, and the bottom line has lead to corporate greed and short-termism that today is no longer viable. Instead, Internet-powered transparency, more powerful worker voice, the decline in importance of capital, and the complexity of global supply chains in the face of planetary limits all define the new landscape.
There's no question about it: diversity initiatives are falling short. This book shows leaders how to develop the skills needed to build sustainably inclusive organizations using a tested, research-based model developed by the global organizational consulting firm Korn Ferry.
In this book, Andres Tapia and Alina Polonskaia, senior client partners at Korn Ferry, define essential qualities of inclusive leaders and how to develop what they call the five disciplines of inclusive leadership: building interpersonal trust, integrating diverse perspectives, optimizing talent, applying an adaptive mindset, and achieving transformation.
Strong cultures help people support one another, share their passions, and achieve big goals. Cultures of belonging aren't just happy accidents—they are purposefully cultivated, whether they're in a company, a faith institution or among friends and enthusiasts.
In this award winning book, Charles Vogl, an executive advisor, speaker, and bestselling author, lays out seven time-tested principles for growing enduring, effective and connected communities. He provides hands-on tools for creatively adapting these principles to any group—formal or informal, mission driven or social, physical or virtual.
When we are overwhelmed by:
...just a few subtle shifts can help sustain us.