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There's No Such Thing as Difficult People "Often ... leaders don’t agree with, like, or trust one another, but they choose to collaborate with “difficult others” because they think it’s the best way to make progress on the issues they care about." Learn the 3 steps to dealing with challenging relationships. (Strategy & Business blog, 5 minutes)
How GM went from a government bailout and bankruptcy to being one of the world's best-run car companies a decade later "The current team is a model of earnest conflict transmuted into productive collaboration." A great example of teamwork, which has resulted in a much stronger company. (Business Insider, 10 minutes)
How to Lead in the Age of Isolation "The biggest challenge facing business leaders today isn’t politics, climate change, cybersecurity, or even disruption—it’s leading in an age of increased isolation, loneliness, and decentralization." "Here are five tips for leaders to create a stronger culture and increase employee engagement:" (Fortune, 3 minutes)
How Diversity Makes Teams More Innovative "Are diverse companies really more innovative? Rocío Lorenzo and her team surveyed 171 companies to find out -- and the answer was a clear yes. In a talk that will help you build a better, more robust company, Lorenzo dives into the data and explains how your company can start producing fresher, more creative ideas by treating diversity as a competitive advantage." (TED Talk, 11 minutes)
The Speed of Trust: The One Thing that Changes Everything Effective teams require trust among the team members and with leadership. "Stephen M. R. Covey shows how trust—and the speed at which it is established with clients, employees, and all stakeholders—is the single most critical component of a successful leader and organization." (Stephen M.R. Covey, 322 pages)
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