Book Club

CloseUp with Ari Weinzweig

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 […]

A Lapsed Anarchist’s Approach to the Power of Beliefs in Business

For as much as I’ve studied, taught, and written about both business and self-management over the years, up until recently I’d hardly paid a coffee cup’s worth of attention to the ways in which beliefs were impacting my world. In the course of Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the books that make up the […]

CloseUp with Kate Talbot

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 […]

Oh Snap: Unleashing Creativity in the Era of Ephemeral Content

Kate Talbot’s book Oh Snap! You Can Use Snapchat for Business is the #LeadersRead book club selection for February 2017. Creating social media content is not for the faint of heart. Being part of a social team is a 24/7 job that entails being first to market to use the latest social apps in a […]

Who’s Getting Your Time and Attention?

Years ago, when I was starting my business career I would occasionally meet my father-in-law Jack at a small diner for what we called our “businessman’s lunch.” During these lunches, he would ask me all sorts of questions about work and how I handled the situations that I found myself in. When I was promoted […]

CloseUp with René Boer

“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 […]

The Future of Work: The Opportunities & Challenges of Diversity

Monique Svazlian Tallon is the author of the October 2016 Social Business Book Club selection, Leading Gracefully: A Woman’s Guide to Confident, Authentic and Effective Leadership. The way we work is shifting. We see that in subtle ways and other times, in not so subtle ways. Organizations that strive toward a competitive advantage intuitively understand […]

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

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. […]

CloseUp with Monique Svazlian Tallon

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 […]

How to Help Your Team (and Yourself) Be More Agile

While major corporations such as AT&T are recognizing the need to create a more agile workforce1, most continue to rely on strategies designed for the mythical stable, knowable future. Whether you are leading or a member of a software development team, developing and executing your company’s sales and marketing strategy, or working in any number […]