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“Taking the stress out of stressful conversations” by Holly Weeks, HBR.
“The neurobiology of grace under pressure.” by Christopher Bergland, Psychology Today.
“How to be a neuro-leader: Use your brain.” by Fiona Smith, Business Review Weekly
“A Conversation about conversations” by Ray Stata, CEO
“A boss’s challenge: have everyone join the ‘in’ group” by Adam Bryant, The New York Times
“The Price of Incivility” by Christine Porath
The Huffington Post on being an approachable leader here.
Google’s popular emotional intelligence course: Search Inside Yourself
Favorite Books for Leaders:
Quiet by Susan Cain (for those who don’t rely on being extroverted to lead teams)
Primal Leadership by Goleman et al (for leadership versatility and beefing up emotional intelligence)
Your Brain at Work by David Rock (for greater understanding on the neurobiology of leadership and how to optimize your prefrontal cortex)
The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi (for a samurai’s teaching on business strategy)
Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki (for developing empathy through the power of story)
Zen and The Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel (for timeless wisdom on mastering your mind)
Fuckery by Lori Eberly and Jon Sabol (for reducing the Denominator that divides your success)
The Heart Aroused: Poetry and the Preservation of the Soul in Corporate America by David Whyte (Do yourself a favor and just read his full canon.)
Nothing will alter your ability to lead and to influence like your ability to wield the swords of Discovery and Direction with intention and grace. You want to be respected? Be respectful. You want to set the course? Better learn how to listen.
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coactes, and African-American perspective on belonging