Weekend Leadership Reading: 1/10/20

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular workdays. That’s a sure road to burnout. Take time to refresh yourself. Take time for something different. Take time for some of that reading you can’t find time for during the week.

Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms. This week there are articles about forecasting and looking ahead at 2020.

From Ville Satopää: The Secret Ingredients of ‘Superforecasting’

“Data from a political predictions tournament are starting to yield insights into the main drivers of forecasting excellence – and how to cultivate it.”

From James Manyika and Lareina Yee: The Questions Companies Should Ask Themselves to Prepare for a New Era of Business

“Eras never align neatly with the calendar. The forces behind the first industrial revolution started well before 1800 but didn’t really get rolling until Victoria became queen in 1837. Today, a new era of 21st century companies has arrived. While it’s too soon to declare precisely how this emerging wave of companies will be organized and run, what’s clear is the context that will shape them.”

From the Economist: A manager’s manifesto for 2020

“THE START of the year is traditionally the time to make resolutions to change your behaviour. Hardly anyone keeps them, of course, but in the spirit of optimism, here are Bartleby’s eight suggestions for what managers ought to resolve to do in 2020.”

From David Michels: A New Year’s Resolution for 2020: Change the Way You Change

“Major forces are disrupting business, but you can learn to ride today’s waves of change.”

From Lucy Quist: Five Qualities for Leading Business in the 21st Century

“In an age of uncertainty, people need inspiration.”

From Yale Insights: How to Make the Most of Next Year—According to the Research

“We asked faculty with expertise in strategy, psychology, competition, and organizational design for their best ideas to make 2020 a year filled with accomplishment and purpose.”

My Post: 21st Century Leadership: Are we there yet?

“Three ways leadership in the 21st century will be different. And how you can transform the way you lead.”

Book Suggestions

The Bold New Normal: Creating The Africa Where Everyone Prospers by Lucy Quist

21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

Serve to Lead: 21st Century Leaders Manual by James Strock

Every Monday, I do a blog post about business reading and business books. Last Monday I shared “The 5 Best Books for Business Leaders I Read in 2019.”

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