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The Courage Solution

- by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor

The only thing you can reliably change or control in any company or team is yourself. So start there and be a truth-teller, says Mindy Mackenzie, author, McKinsey senior adviser and former WalMart executive. It’s the first step in building a credible partnership with your boss and collaborative, reciprocal relationships with your peers.

Tough Things First

- by Kathleen Ryan O'Connor

Silicon Valley’s longest serving CEO Ray Zinn says that focusing on “culture, kindness and discipline” are how his semiconductor company survived the booms and busts commonplace in the tech industry. Here, he shares his thoughts on leadership, the current startup scene, and the concept of regret.

The Power of Less

- by Lisa Earle McLeod

“Essentialism” is more than a time-management or productivity technique. It is a systemic discipline that drives us to ask questions that go deeper than “Is this meeting important?” and venture “Is this project actually going to make a difference in our organization?” And it requires the scheduling of “blank space.”

Find the Hidden Leader

- by Scott Edinger and Laurie Sain

How does an organization ensure that its corporate culture recognizes, supports and enables high integrity? An important step is to identify the “hidden” leaders who help facilitate solutions on project and programs. Here are some examples of how they can be found.

The First Jeep, A PM Story

- by ProjectsatWork.com

A new book tells the little-known story of a small team of engineers and designers who created the four-wheel drive, all-terrain vehicle that is credited as one of the reasons the Allies won World War II. Along the way, it provides valuable project management lessons still relevant today.

Lead Like It Matters

- by Roxi Bahar Hewertson

Whether cutting wasteful meetings, addressing conflict, or better aligning decisions with business needs, every decision a leader makes will have ramifications. It is approach, attitude and skills that will determine if those choices are helpful or a hindrance. Here are four ways that you can create a positive ripple effect.

What It Takes to Lead

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Leaders are made, not born. Here, leadership development expert Al Bolea discusses the two crucial “gateways” into leadership mastery … the importance of aligning your message and performance metrics … and the problem of “serial reorganizers” who create “zombie syndrome.”

Hotel PM

- by ProjectsatWork.com

A new book explores how project management can help the hospitality industry improve its processes, specifically in the area of hotel openings, which typically suffer delays.

A Bigger Boat or Smaller Shark

- by Jerry Manas

In the face of limited resources, executives and project leaders simply can’t keep up with the shifting priorities, emergent activities and sheer complexity of managing demand across an entire organization. This is the fundamental issue that inspired a new handbook on resource management and capacity planning.

Agile Innovation

- by ProjectsatWork.com

A new book offers Agile-based principles and techniques for accelerating the innovation process, reducing inherent risks, and nurturing creativity and collaboration. Featuring 11 detailed case studies, it addresses five critical performance areas: strategy, portfolios, process, culture and infrastructure.

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