Margaret Heffernan argues that the biggest threats and dangers we face are the ones we don’t see–not because they’re secret or invisible, but because we’re willfully blind. A distinguished businesswoman and writer, she examines the phenomenon and traces its imprint in our private and working lives, and within governments and organizations, and asks: What makes us prefer ignorance? What are we so afraid of? Why do some people see more than others? And how can we change?About
We are addicted to prediction, desperate for certainty about the future. But the complexity of modern life won’t provide that; experts in forecasting are reluctant to look more than 400 days out. History doesn’t repeat itself and genetics won’t tell you what your life will become. Ineradicable uncertainty is now a fact of life.
So how can we think about the future? What do we need to do – and who do we need to be? In her bold and invigorating new book, Margaret Heffernan explores the individuals, organisations and mindsets that aren’t daunted by uncertainty but seize the challenge making the future for themselves.About
Leadership has become measurable in the brain. This opens a new perspective on “the biology of leadership”.
Build Better Brains is neither a leadership book nor a book on neuroscience. It merges the best of the two worlds to serve a new type of leader emerging with contemporary organizations. Build Better Brains:
‧ Offers practical, science-based applications for improving the efficiency of leadership in today’s fast-paced VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world;
‧ Applies the knowledge and tools of neuroscience as foundation for leading people and building better companies;
‧ Is based on simple concepts, utilizing the latest insights from both leadership and neuroscience, without missing out on scientific facts;
‧ Teaches, but also entertains: leadership is full of fights, fiction, failures, but should also be fun;
‧ Serves the common need in today’s over-engineered yet antiquated workplaces to discover the magic inside our brains.
Leadership is born in the brain.About
What does it take to reach the top in business and to inspire others? Adam Bryant of The New York Times decided to answer this and other questions by sitting down with more than seventy CEOs and asking them how they do their jobs and the most important lessons they learned as they rose through the ranks. Over the course of extraordinary interviews, they shared memorable stories and eye-opening insights.About
In Beyond Measure, Margaret Heffernan looks back over her decades spent overseeing different organizations and comes to a counterintuitive conclusion: it’s the small shifts that have the greatest impact. Heffernan argues that building the strongest organization can be accelerated by implementing seemingly small changes, such as embracing conflict as a creative catalyst; using every mind on the team; celebrating mistakes; speaking up and listening more; and encouraging time off from work.About
In Quick and Nimble; Lessons from Leading CEOs on How to Create a Culture of Innovation, Adam Bryant draws on interviews with more than two hundred CEOs to offer business leaders the wisdom and guidance to move an organization faster, to be quick and nimble, and to rekindle the whatever-it-takes collective spark of a start-up, all with the goal of innovating and thriving in a relentlessly challenging global economy. By analyzing the lessons that these leaders have shared in his regular “Corner Office” feature in The New York Times, Adam has identified the biggest drivers of corporate culture, bringing them to life with real-world examples that reflect this hard-earned wisdom.About