Weekend Leadership Reading: 11/30/18

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Weekends are time when things slow down a little. Your weekend shouldn’t be two more regular work days. 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.

From Adam Belz: In the field: More and more hunters are out to fill the freezer

“For Pennings and growing numbers of hunters across the United States, hunting is not only a passion but also a way to get food. Even as hunting declines as a pastime, the share of hunters who say the most important reason they hunt is ‘for the meat’ more than doubled, from 16 percent in 2006 to 39 percent in 2017, says Responsive Management, a Virginia-based research group.”

From John Baldoni: Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh: Winning The Big Game Is Really (Really) Hard

“Focusing on winning teams, however, can obscure lessons that may seem out of reach for most managers. For that reason, it can help to examine teams that fall short of their goals.”

From Lila MacLellan: The life-changing art of asking instead of telling

“The most satisfying, potentially life-changing books about management are inevitably those that are really about our wider culture. Whether at work, or at dinner parties, or home with our families, how do we behave around other people? And how are we complicit in what’s not working?”

From David Meyer: In the Wake of GDPR, Will the U.S. Embrace Data Privacy?

“A year ago, the idea of a federal data privacy law in the U.S. was unthinkable for all but a handful of digital rights activists. As 2018 comes to a close, the prospect of such legislation has suddenly become very real.”

From Farhad Manjoo: How to Survive the Next Era of Tech (Slow Down and Be Mindful)

“The tech industry in 2018 is far more consequential than it was in 2014, when I started this job. It’s bigger, more pervasive and in every way more dangerous. It is also less amenable to outside pressure: The companies that run the show are more powerful than ever, and in many cases governments — especially in the United States — have proved ineffective at curbing their excesses.”

Book Suggestions

Lead by Example: 50 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Results by John Baldoni

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