While many of you are rightfully enjoying fantastic summer reads, my beach reading this summer has consisted of titles such as, Leadership by James MacGregor Burns, Leadership BS by Jeffrey Pfeffer, and The End of Leadership by Barbara Kellerman. As you can plainly see, I am still very much immersed in my PhD studies. At the same time, I’ve been thinking about the concepts these authors are trying to convey, and the way that the concepts effect their readers. Each of the authors I mention above has had a significant impact not only on the leadership industry but also on organizations, and leaders, themselves.
How often does something we read cause us to see something in a new way; or offer us a different way to approach a situation we are faced with; or simply give us language to understand and explain what is going on around us? And, how often does a publication leave you wanting a bit more; wishing you could engage with the author themselves? Well, the center is helping to make that happen.
This year, our online training series will introduce you to six authors who have written books across a variety of leadership topics, such as building high functioning teams, to engaging and embracing those rebels in your workplace, to reflection on who you are (and where you’re headed) as a leader. These interactive sessions will allow you to dive a bit more deeply into the topic with the expert who has written about it. I’d encourage you to sign up for one, two, or all six. And, slip some of these titles into your reading list. You won’t regret it!