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Simple Habits for Complex Times: Powerful Practices for Leaders Hardcover – February 25, 2015
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I believe this book offers great support for promoting the ideas of adult development and a complexity approach to leadership.
In this book the authors take readers on a thoughtful journey and make good on their promise to share powerful practices. I think this book will be a game changer for any leader ready to take a fresh look at how they think and how they approach their leadership challenges. Really. I am recommending this book to leaders in all types of organizations as well as those supporting the growth and development of leaders.
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This book offers a great view of leading in complex times. The writer uses well researched perspectives but writes in a way that is digestible for the average reader. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Joe
As much as I hate the term VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) it's here to stay and it serves wonderfully here. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Jim Dezieck
Taking on a topic that lots are writing about and doing so in a way that is fresh and usefulPublished 5 months ago by Hilary Bradbury
This is a truly excellent book. It does for the emerging science of “complexity” what Peter Senge’s “Fifth Discipline” and “Fifth Discipline Fieldbook” together did 25 years ago... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Grady McGonagill
This book explores and deepens the knowledge garnered in Garvey Berger's previous book, "Changing on the Job," by applying four different habits. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Alandis Johnson
This is truely the most exciting, beautiful and useful book I've read in ages - simplicity shines through in an integrated way generating great ease and an experience of space as I... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Simon Divecha
This book is a must read for anyone navigating complexity. The brevity of the list of simple habits provides encouragement to experiment with them. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Anne Nagle
I liked this book. It gave me some nice extra insights on developing leadership in a complex world. It gave some extra insights on the CYNEFIN-model. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Philippe Bailleur