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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 ...read more


Tweetchat to Examine How to Lead Gracefully with Confidence, Authenticity and Effectiveness

October 17, 2016 | Book Club

Are you as a leader born or made? I’d challenge that the more “made” you are, the higher your rate of success may be. “Made” doesn’t mean being inauthentic; it’s rather the culmination of your work and life experiences that helps to shape who you are and what you become. Let’s focus in on leadership. ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read more


CloseUp with Barry O’Reilly

May 31, 2016 | Book Club, CloseUp

Barry O’Reilly has been thriving at the center of digital transformation and innovation since before he even finished college. From his internship days to his time spent putting classic arcade computer games onto the first generation of smartphones to his current work helping executives become entrepreneurs, Barry lives and breathes the principles he and his ...read more


CloseUp with Joanne Molesky

May 26, 2016 | Book Club, CloseUp

How does someone go from a degree in Home Economics to writing an authoritative how-to guide for innovation at high-performance organizations? For Joanne Molesky, the journey from college to registered dietician to IT to Principal Associate at software development consultancy ThoughtWorks has had one constant: her desire to keep exploring, learning and growing. That journey ...read more