Category Archives: Book Reviews

The Best Books I Read In 2016

A post on LinkedIn inspired me to compile the list of the books I read in 2016. As we are bravely moving further into this millenium, the age of information overload and the explosion of devices that are competing for our attention. Fewer people seem willing to dive deeply into a specific topic where several angles of thought are explored. Most tend to prefer short articles and blog posts. This robs you from a truly well thought ot argument with supporting evidence which allows you to make up your own mind. Harry Truman said: “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.”

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4 Fascinating Must Read Books To Enhance Yourself

BooksAs consultants we read a lot. We need to keep abreast of the most current research and activities in the field of Emotional Intelligence, Leadership and Psychometrics. (Of course we do a whole lot more, but these things tend to keep us the busiest) Most often the time does not allow us to share everything we have learnt from these fantastic resources and we fear that our recommendations to “read this or that” does not always get remembered as it is said in passing. Therefore we decided to post a short blog on 5 Books That Influenced Us This Year.

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Primal Leadership [Book Review]

Primal Leadership

Primal Leadership

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Daniel Goleman is widely accredited with putting Emotional Intelligence on the map. His original book on the subject became an international best seller and created a movement that made most people sit up and consider this concept in the way the live, socialize and work.

The definition of Emotional Intelligence is defined by Goleman as: “The capacity for recognizing our own feelings and those of others, and for managing emotions effectively in others and ourselves”. In this book he describes how best to leverage Emotional Intelligence to become a better leader. 

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The Alliance – Managing Talent in the Networked Age [Book Review]

The Alliance

The Alliance

Written by the founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman in association with Ben Casnocha, and Chris Yeh, this book challenges your thinking of your relationship with your employees. In a time where it is predicted that individuals will not only change job, but change career several times in the duration of their employment before retiring one day.

The concept presented by the authors is, in my opinion, unique and while I challenge the application thereof in a real world setting, it certainly proposes a new way of thinking about the relationship from the employer toward the employee.

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Book Reviews – An Introduction

Book Reviews

Book Reviews

As consultants we read a lot of books… We have to, as we are often called upon to act as experts in certain projects and assignments. One of the ways to keep up with the latest trends and methods is to read books. Reading a book allows you to really get into the depth of a specific topic.

This is often not the case with short blog articles. Academic articles on the other hand can be too complicated and it may go over the heads of most.Therefore reading a book is sort of the middle ground. With this article we are introducing a new section on our website where we will review some of the important books we have read recently. 

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