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Book Recommendation #5: Daring Greatly

Posted on August 21, 2014 by The Soderquist Center | 0 Comments

“Courage starts with showing up and letting ourselves be seen.”- Brene Brown, Daring Greatly

Fact. You need to read “Daring Greatly,” by Brene Brown. I read it about a year ago, and find myself continually referencing it to everyone I know today. To say that I am still being influenced and challenged as a leader by the...

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Recommendation #4: Season of Life

Posted on August 19, 2014 by The Soderquist Center | 0 Comments

For many summers, I would go through the same ritual as I prepared for our summer vacation. I would gather up the latest issue or two of important professional magazines, along with two or three leadership books that managed to sit on the nightstand for several months because I would only make it through a page or two before I nodding off to sleep each night....

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Recommendation #3: The Rare Find

Posted on August 14, 2014 by The Soderquist Center | 0 Comments

By now, most of us are aware that one of the most pivotal points for our organizations is the talent we attract, develop, and retain.  In The Rare Find, George Anders takes the task of talent selection head-on and does a masterful job of identifying key pitfalls of traditional selection processes and their antidotes.  Written in the same style as Jim Collins’ Good to Great and Malcolm...

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Recommendation #2: Unbroken

Posted on August 13, 2014 by The Soderquist Center | 0 Comments

Every once in a while you read a good book and tell people that you just read a great book- but you only kind of mean it. Unbroken is not one of those books. When I say it’s good, I really mean it.  After reading it, I couldn’t say enough about it.  I told all my colleagues and friends that you...

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Recommendation #1: Managing the Millennials

Posted on August 07, 2014 by The Soderquist Center | 0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago I was having dinner with a friend who was visiting from out of town.  She had lived here previously and had arranged a get together with some of her former colleagues, who I didn’t know, and some of our mutual friends.  During the course of the conversation, we ended up having a fairly heated discussion regarding managing employees who are in the...

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