Weekend Leadership Reading: 6/15/18

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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. This week there are articles about the future of work and workers, the organizations where they toil and the lives they live.

From Amy Edmondson and Bror Saxberg: Putting lifelong learning on the CEO agenda

“In an open letter to business leaders, a Harvard Business School professor and a learning engineer at the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative present an emphatic case to make learning a corporate priority.”

Thanks to Art Petty for pointing me to this post.

Book Suggestion: Teaming: How Organizations Learn, Innovate, and Compete in the Knowledge Economy by Amy C. Edmondson

From Adi Gaskell: Working Nine to Thrive – The Workplace Of The 21st Century

“A new report by architecture firm WATG explores this new breed of 21st century workplaces, which the authors believe are drawing inspiration from the hospitality world. These workplaces focus on things such as community and wellbeing rather than just productivity.”

Book Suggestion: The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules For Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees by Jeanne Meister and Kevin J. Mulcahy

From Harold Jarche: lifelong learners in a learning organization

“Taking the SDT model we can overlay the five disciplines of the learning organization so that we have intrinsically engaged individuals working in an organization that is continuously learning. All of these factors can be assessed to determine whether an organization is aligned for learning and living. From this solid foundation we can create organizations that are built to last and learn for a creative knowledge economy.”

Book Suggestion: The Fifth Discipline: The Art & Practice of The Learning Organization by Peter M. Senge

From Jackie Crosby: ‘Invisible workforce’ of caregivers is wearing out as boomers age

“Social trends and medical progress are working against each other. Half of the 35 million family caregivers who now assist older adults have full-time jobs. Families are more geographically dispersed. Adult children are squeezed between raising their own families and managing a dizzying array of housing needs, health care, insurance, finances and supportive services for their elders.”

Book Suggestion: The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity by Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott

From Daniel Gross: Desperately Seeking Workers

“In late May, a viral story neatly captured the zeitgeist. Michael Rotondo, a 30-year-old Syracuse-area man who refused to leave his parents’ home where he had lived for eight years without paying rent, sued his mom and dad after they tried to evict him. It was the proverbial entitled-millennial-refusing-to-grow-up story.”

Book Suggestion: The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization by Jacob Morgan

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