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September 25, 2014

News & Opinion: ChangeThis: Issue 121

By: 800-CEO-READ @ 3:35 AM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture


Work As We Know It Is Dead by Jacob Morgan


“The idea that ‘work sucks’ is engrained in almost every aspect of our professional lives. Employees aren't cogs, work should not be drudgery, and managers can no longer be slave-drivers. This isn’t a manifesto about following your passions or being happy, it’s a call to action to change and evolve our organizations to reflect the world they operate in.”


The Humble Pulpit: Leadership Lessons from Pope Francis
by Jeffrey A. Krames


“Since Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis in March of 2012, he has shown the world a new way to lead. Not with bluster or bravado, but with humility and humanity. He has, without a doubt, emerged as the most humble leader on the world stage. There isn’t even a close second.”


Working Across Cultures and Knowing When to Shut Up by Erin Meyer


“Today, we are all part of a global network where success requires navigating through wildly different cultural realities. Unless we know how to decode other cultures and avoid easy-to-fall-into cultural traps, we are easy prey to misunderstanding, needless conflict, and deals that fall apart.”


Watch Your F#*k%^g Language!: Why the Analogies We Embrace Drive Success and Failure, and How to Choose Better Ones by John Pollack


“Bad analogies can deceive and distort, even without ill intent by those who make them. Good analogies can reveal fresh insights, leading to breakthroughs in understanding. The challenge is telling one from the other at the very outset.”


The Quest for True Value: An Investor’s Manifesto to Turn On, Tune In, Get High by Guy Spier


“Our careers and financial security are a very serious and important part of our lives, but if we worry about them for every hour of our waking day our lives will be filled with much unnecessary misery. This was the first lesson that I learned when I sat down for lunch with Warren Buffett in 2008.”