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As a big fan football on both sides of the Atlantic, it’s exciting to see the Premier League and NFL seasons upon us this weekend. Best of luck to all our friends at the start of a new campaign!
Here’s another bi-weekly collection of news, insights, stories and tips from across the industry and beyond. Enjoy!
6 questions, answered
1. Matt – any ways I can learn and connect with my peers through Leaders in the coming weeks?
Absolutely, that’s the reason our Virtual Roundtables exist. Here are the upcoming topics:
2. Want to learn something new this autumn?
Here are 30 book recommendations from Adam Grant to help you do just that.
3. What is the biggest buzzword in leadership at the moment that you’ve heard?
Authenticity. So much is being written about how to be truer and more transparent, and it’s not hard to see why. Here’s how you can be a more authentic leader.
4. How do you build grit?
5. Does being a selfish jerk get you ahead?
6. Can ignorance be a good thing?
According to psychologist Barry Schwartz, apparently so.
The Digest, Digested
It’s a numbers game
7 strategies for…
…leading a crisis-driven reorg.
6 mistakes you should never make…
…when thinking about diversity and inclusion.
10 leadership lessons from…
…Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynt Marshall.
1 new phone app…
……from the Next Big Idea Club.
COVID Corner – because right now, we’re all in this together
Patience is a virtue
Leading in a crisis takes patience. Slow down and get ahead, and see your team increase its creativity, productivity and collaboration.
Think big. Go far
Russell Wilson certainly has. That’s why he’s one of the most unique and talented players in the whole of the NFL. Here’s a breakdown of what makes him so special.
Don’t shoot the messenger
Sometimes you have to deliver some less from ideal news to someone. Here’s how to do it and not end up being hated for it.
Pride and prejudice
Prejudice and bias is always going to exist as it’s how we’ve developed over time. It’s what we do with these thoughts and opinions that will help us to succeed.
The Observer Effect
To make change, or get a more accurate view of the world and how it works, first take a step back and observe. The picture, and your opinions, may look a little different than it did before.
A throwback interview from 1970s, where Director Jean Renoir gives us a simple reminder of how to approach being a good leader – ‘Set goals. Reflect on your failures, and recognize your success.’
Diversity and Equality – let’s do something about it
Mental Health – let’s talk about it
Ex-football ‘hardman’ Vinnie Jones opens up about his struggles since losing his wife Tanya. It’s not an easy watch, but it’s an important one. Don’t bottle it up men, it’s vital to open up. Well done, Vinnie.
Two top coaches having a chat. What’s not to like?
Haven’t read it yet, but can’t wait to do so. The Hurt by Dylan Hartley alongside the ever-impressive Mike Calvin is out now.
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