A Gourmet Guide to Collaboration Strategies: Learn to INSPIRE

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by Robert Maurer and Michelle Gifford On a daily basis we are called on to help others. We do this as parents, spouses, and friends; and we do this in the workplace, as employees, colleagues, and managers. But how often do we consciously and skillfully pull from our toolbox the right strategy for guiding, motivating,… Read more »

Interview with a Tech Manager: VM Brasseur

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We first heard VM Brasseur speak in 2013 at Open Source Bridge, where she gave an dynamic and motivating talk about people, processes, and management to a rapt crowd. Since then, VM has given that talk, called “A Crash Course in Tech Management,” at OSCON EU and Portland in 2014 and 2015, respectively. A notable… Read more »

Publisher Spotlight: Seven Dimensions

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One of the strongest features of Safari is the array and range of publishing partners who provide valuable content to our library. A partner that exemplifies this breadth and depth is Seven Dimensions, a producer of video training on personal and professional development topics since 1979. As part of a continuing feature here at the… Read more »

Safari Goes to Business School

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Safari has just loaded in a terrific collection of short articles from new publishing partner Harvard Business School Working Knowledge. Working Knowledge is an online-only periodical that gives a practical focus to new research and ideas from Harvard Business School faculty. We’ve curated a special collection of Working Knowledge content specifically for Safari’s audience. Check out the full collection, which… Read more »

The 10 Days That Will Shape You as a Leader

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It’s amazing the amount that managers have to learn when they begin a new position. Whether it’s a big promotion within the company or a new job with a new employer, new leaders rarely have a meaningful grasp of the circumstances they will be entering until they are already there. That’s a problem: unknown politics, misunderstood expectations, and… Read more »

Why So Few Innovation Efforts Pay Off and What You Can Do About It

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By Theodore Kinni Theodore Kinni has written, ghosted, or edited more than 20 business books. He was book review editor for strategy+business for 7 years. Companies spend a lot of money on innovation. According to an annual study by PwC Strategy, the top 1000 corporate R&D spenders invested $647 billion in their quest for innovation in 2014. That’s… Read more »

Why You Should Read Daniel Goleman

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By Theodore Kinni Theodore Kinni has written, ghosted, or edited more than 20 business books. He was book review editor for strategy+business for 7 years. It’s hard to imagine anyone who has influenced the discipline of leadership to a greater degree over the past 20 years than psychologist, consultant, and author Daniel Goleman. Goleman is best known for… Read more »

How To Find the Hidden Leaders on Your Team

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By Theodore Kinni Theodore Kinni has written, ghosted, or edited more than 20 business books. He was book review editor for strategy+business for 7 years. Everybody recognizes the importance of leadership in the C-suite, but we don’t always give it the attention it deserves in the trenches—where execution is the name of the game. Nevertheless, there are lots… Read more »