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Entries tagged with: The Next Big Idea Club

Leadership in Our New Power World

17 July 2018

Janie read New Power: How Power Works in Our Hyperconnected World—and How to make It Work For You by Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms and found herself pondering how to be a good leader in this new power world.



Unpacking the CEO Genome

31 July 2018

Eden read The CEO Next Door by Elena L. Botelho, Kim R. Powell, and Tahl Raz, and thought about the ordinary behaviors exhibited by extraordinary CEOs.



Be a Better Learner by Asking Questions

9 October 2018

Janie read Never Stop Learning: Stay Relevant, Reinvent Yourself, and Thrive by Bradley Staats and thought about how asking questions can help her to be a better learner.



Take Your Gatherings from What to Why

23 October 2018

Eden read The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters by Priya Parker and reflected on how she could be more intentional in the way she designs her gatherings.



Sensitivity and Censorship

20 November 2018

Eden read Uncensored: My Life and Uncomfortable Conversations at the Intersection of Black and White America by Zachary Wood and examined what makes her uncomfortable about controversial topics.



Tips for Complex Decisions

5 February 2019

Janie read Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most by Steven Johnson and considered her decision-making approach.



Designing for Joy

19 February 2019

Eden read Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things to Create Extraordinary Happiness by Ingrid Fetell Lee and thought about the design elements of joy.



Embracing Emotions at Work

30 April 2019

Janie read No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work by Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy and was excited to read a book with so much excellent practical advice about how to be selectively vulnerable and show emotion in a healthy way at work.   



Teaching with Stories

14 May 2019

Eden read Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries, by Safi Bahcall and felt inspired by the author’s knack for storytelling.



Recognizing my Privilege

4 August 2020

Janie read Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do by Jennifer Eberhardt and considered ways that she can be more aware of her privilege and her own biases going forward. 



Be a Better Listener by Embracing Silence

27 April 2021

Janie read You’re Not Listening: What You’re Missing and Why it Matters by Kate Murphy and got a jumpstart to strengthen her listening. 



Communicating More Clearly With Numbers

22 November 2022

Janie read Making Numbers Count: The Art and Science of Communicating Numbers by Chip Heath and Karla Starr and was excited to learn new techniques to help her communicate more clearly with (and without!) numbers.



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