Reflecting this month on a spate of bad news, and how CEOs and other humans tend to react. The good news is that bad news mobilizes us. The bad news is that we can get stuck in a threat-rigidity trap. Have a look below at some Thought Sparks on these topics and more
In Case You Missed It
A great Fireside Chat with author Bob Sutton on the subject of toxic bosses and how we remedy this issue.
An exciting LinkedIn Live with Jeremy Utley, co-author of the “Ideaflow”, where we had an intriguing conversation about the roadmap innovative leaders take to cultivate steady creative practices.
A Fireside Chat with Rob Cross and Karen Dillion on how micro stressors can be the leading cause of burnout and how to navigate through them.
A Friday Fireside Chat with Freada Kapor Klein discussing the inequalities and lack of access to capital and resources that entrepreneurs who aren’t white, male, or well connected
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Episodic Innovation–Raise the curtain on Innovation Theater yet again!
Stop Requiring Innovation Heroism! –We can do better at innovation than Orphans and “Hail Mary” passes.
Why Uncertainty Is Your Friend If You’re Looking for Big Returns.
CEOs make a lot more money, have more autonomy, and enjoy more control than those working for them.
In the News
The 2023 Remote Influencer Report. Remote list Rita on this list of top remote influencers.
As Thinks50 said, “The Management Classics Booklist is our curated collection of books that have stood the test of time and remain powerfully relevant today.” Click here for more.
UK’s decision to block the Microsoft-Activision merger due to concerns around competition and Brexit implications highlights the importance of understanding and navigating complex regulatory environments when pursuing M&A deals. Click here for the full article.
Five Key Lessons From The 2008 ‘Moonshots For Management. Forbes
Newswires EIN talks about my book “Discovery Driven Growth” being selected as one of ten Thinks50 Classic Management Books. Read the full article here
Tool of the month:
Team Effectiveness Evaluation
If you think your CEO is freaking out, what about your team? Hybrid, together, or something else – teams today have had to deal with a lot. Our team effectiveness evaluation includes a diagnostic that your team takes plus a debrief from myself with actionable outcomes. Check it out
My Columbia Course, Leading Strategic Growth and Change, has been sold out for June. Don’t wait to sign up for our October session! Register here.
May 10: Sheena Iyengar book launch with 60 minutes co-host 5:30. Click here to register.
May 11: Exploring a partnership with the Mentora Institute. Check them out.
June 23: Fireside Chat with Zeynep Ton; Author of the forthcoming book “The Case for Good Jobs”. Register here.
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