CloseUp with Eileen McDargh

April 25, 2017 | Book Club, CloseUp

When you meet with someone whose professional title is “Chief Energy Officer,” you know you’re dealing with a person who’s tough to keep down. Eileen McDargh has made a career out of helping people not just bounce back but bounce upward and onward. In the #LeadersRead featured book for April, Your Resiliency GPS: A Guide more

CloseUp with Ari Weinzweig

March 21, 2017 | Book Club, CloseUp

Most people who graduate from college with a degree in Russian history probably don’t imagine they’ll eventually start a successful deli and market. And most people who launch a deli and market probably don’t imagine they’ll go on to write a series of success books on business and leadership. Yet this is just the path more

CloseUp with Kate Talbot

February 16, 2017 | Book Club, CloseUp

Millions of people use Snapchat every day to share moments, tell stories, have fun … only to watch it all disappear a short time later. It’s called “ephemeral content” and while it might not sound like the ideal business communication platform, companies everywhere are discovering the power of reaching customers and building their brand using more

CloseUp with René Boer

January 18, 2017 | Book Club, CloseUp

“By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.” René Boer and co-author Gino Wickman quote this witticism, attributed to Robert Frost, in their book How to Be a Great Boss. Like all great quips it has the ring of truth – so why more

CloseUp with Monique Svazlian Tallon

October 13, 2016 | Book Club, CloseUp

The current election season in the US has put women’s rights in the spotlight, with candidates talking about issues such as equal pay for equal work. Shining a light on these issues has been the career work of Monique Svazlian Tallon, author of this month’s Social Business Book Club selection, Leading Gracefully: A Woman’s Guide more

CloseUp with Anese Cavanaugh

September 21, 2016 | Book Club, CloseUp

Anese Cavanaugh was a keen observer of interpersonal relationships even when she was just a girl – and thinks other people are as well. In fact, she believes it’s our predilection for observation that leads us to take on other people’s moods and ideas. “I think we learn this quickly at a young age,” Anese more

CloseUp with Pamela Meyer

August 23, 2016 | Book Club, CloseUp

Imagine a slalom skier racing down a mountain. She familiarized herself with the course and set a game plan, but now she’s scanning the terrain ahead and making split-second decisions and adjustments based on changing conditions as she flies toward each successive gate at fantastic speeds. It’s an apt metaphor for how organizations today must more

CloseUp with Ryan Williams

July 25, 2016 | Book Club, CloseUp, Collaborat​ion

You’d think a person who met a future first lady and a former leader of the Soviet Union before he was even out of high school would know a thing or two about influence – and you’d be right. Author, podcaster and influencer Ryan Williams has lived a life of connecting with and making connections more

CloseUp with David Burkus

June 29, 2016 | Book Club, CloseUp

Meet David Burkus, podcaster (check out his Radio Free Leader podcast), associate professor and award-winning author. In his new book, Under New Management, David tells us why many of the principles of business management that companies have held near and dear for so long are outdated and even downright harmful. David arrived at his conclusions more