Leadership thinking is what we do for a living.
Here’s a brief selection of some of what our Dove Nest team is reading, watching and listening to.
The Chimp Paradox provides a framework for understand why parts of our personality seem so primitive yet powerful. Dr Peters explains this by talking about our “inner chimp” and that the key to success is understanding and supporting the chimp, without letting it dominate
Leader Habit by Martin Lanik – listening to the audio book and completed the leader habit quiz which you do for free as part of looking at what habits to focus on. This only takes a few minutes to do and the send you your personal results showing where you come out high and low and what areas you would find easiest and more difficult to develop
Radical Candor by Kim Scott – billed as “how to get what you want by saying what you mean” Scott talks about how to be a great leader and not be a jerk, with practical advice for more candid communication
A great TED talk from Adam Grant about how much you give to others at work, how much others take and how to navigate the balance for long term success
Emotional Intelligence – why it can matter more than IQ.He has a nice digestible writing style, so if you have been exposed to an Emotional Intelligence Assessment, or you just want to know more about EQ in general this would be a good place to start.
“How to be awesome at your job” podcast, is an upbeat and chilled-out interview podcast run by an experienced coach, talking about all sorts of stuff related to general workplace productivity.