Summaries of the Week

Small Acts of Leadership

Small Acts of Leadership

In Small Acts of Leadership, G. Shawn Hunter outlines 12 seemingly small behaviors that can have a big impact on a person’s path to successful leadership. Small, incremental changes are superior to big changes because they are more likely to last over the long term. By starting small, leaders can sustainably build their confidence, inspire others, and make a greater impact on the world.

Hunter, G.Shawn
Harvard Business Review Manager’s Handbook

Harvard Business Review Manager’s Handbook

In their day-to-day roles, managers are often tasked with solving practical problems, evaluating internal processes, drafting new budgets, and overcoming obstacles. These challenges can be daunting to both new and experienced managers alike, but those who master a distinct set of personal and professional skills are equipped to reach their full potential. Harvard Business Review Manager’s Handbook provides a step-by-step guide to developing 17 of these critical skills.

Review Press, Harvard Business
On Fire at Work

On Fire at Work

In On Fire at Work, veteran workplace researcher Eric Chester explains why and how a company’s culture is the determining factor in attracting, developing, and retaining high-quality employees. Companies voted as “best places to work” are achieving this designation by supporting seven cultural pillars: compensation, alignment, atmosphere, growth, acknowledgment, communication, and autonomy.

Chester, Eric
Digital Marketing Strategy

Digital Marketing Strategy

Major lifestyle shifts due to technological advances in the past 20 years have meant an accelerated pace of change in the field of marketing, particularly within digital marketing. While digital departments have historically been in separate silos from marketing departments, companies can no longer afford to have this dichotomy. Furthermore, today’s marketers need to have greater alignment between their digital campaigns and their companies’ larger business strategies to be truly effective.

Kingsnorth, Simon
People Risk Management

People Risk Management

In People Risk Management, Keith Blacker and Patrick McConnell provide insight and practical suggestions about how to manage people-related risks at large commercial firms. Due to their size and complexity, large companies are more prone to disastrous outcomes, such as those experienced by BP, Enron, and Lehman Brothers. The authors offer practical tools, real-world examples, and best-practice guidance about how to implement effective people risk management across an organization and thereby improve decision-making processes.

Blacker, Keith