Weekend Leadership Reading: 2/15/19

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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. This week there are articles about transformation and change.

From Ari Zoldan: These 3 Things Are Going to Change the Business Landscape Forever

“But just because digital technology is ubiquitous and familiar doesn’t mean the digital revolution is over, or that it ever will be. Indeed, our newfound technological prowess lends itself to quicker, bigger, better breakthroughs; it compounds its own evolution on an exponential scale. As we fast approach the third decade of the 21st century, there are four schools of technology that hold the promise to not just disrupt, but transform the way we all approach day-to-day business.”

From Nathan Furr, Kyle Nel, and Thomas Zoëga Ramsøy: It’s Time for a Behavioural Revolution in Innovation

“Transformative change requires organisations to rethink the way they envision their future.”

From Greg Satell: 2019: The Return Of The Large Enterprise

“Over the past few decades, we’ve come to glamorize the garage (or WeWork) startup. These days, parents take the same pride telling their neighbors that their progeny have gone to work for some fledgling enterprise that used to be reserved for a job at IBM or General Electric. Today’s celebrity CEOs tend to be founders. We can expect that to change in the years to come.”

From Bill Barnett: How to Change for Good

“Easy changes are easy to undo, so easy change is temporary. And the easiest changes are the snap decisions, made in a moment, since they can be unmade just as fast.”

From Greg Satell: Transformation Is Always A Journey, Never A Destination

“To create a real impact on the world, you first must drive change internally. That’s not easy and it doesn’t happen all at once, which is why most transformations fail. However, successful leaders understand that to bring true change about it is not enough to simply plan and direct action, you have to inspire and empower belief.”

Book Suggestions

Prediction Machines: The Simple Economics of Artificial Intelligence by Ajay Agrawal and Joshua Gans

Blockchain Technology Explained: The Ultimate Beginner’s Guide About Blockchain Wallet, Mining, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Zcash, Monero, Ripple, Dash, IOTA and Smart Contracts by Alan T. Norman

The Innovator’s Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization by Nathan Furr and Jeff Dyer

Mapping Innovation: A Playbook for Navigating a Disruptive Age by Greg Satell

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones by James Clear

Every week I share some recommendations of business books that I think are worth a look. Follow this link to the most recent list.

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