Leadership reading to enjoy with your leftover pumpkin pie

Brain science, the impacts of saying ‘good morning,’ and character-based leadership were high on the research list this past week for the LeadBIG team. Enjoy the highlights!

The 5 Perils of Leadership (Miles Anthony Smith on Great Leadership)

A thoughtful character-based approach to leadership. “This world desperately needs leaders who aren’t afraid of the discomfort that is required of leadership and will do the gnarly job of putting the needs of others first, not their own selfish interests.”

7 Ways to Outsmart Your Brain And Be More Innovative (Stephen Shapiro on 24/7 Innovation)

Some interesting insights on how our brain’s survival instinct can prevent innovation and seven ways to outsmart it.

10 Free Gifts to Boost Holiday Brains (Dr. Ellen Weber on Brain Leaders and Learners)

The BIG team was into brain science this week! Ellen shares ten tips for retraining our brains so we can enjoy the holiday season.

The level 5 “Good morning” (Alexander Kjerulf on Chief Happiness Officer)

An interesting take on how one says “good morning” and its impact on the receiver. How many level 0′s are in your office? Any Level 5’s?

Statistics and Sound Bites from Women Business Leaders [Infographic] (Susan Gunelius on Women on Business)

Some areas of hope, others of despair but good information about women in business and the progress that’s been made.

Are you doing what you were meant to do? Every man is a diary in which he writes one story while intending to write another. His humblest moment is when he compares the two. ~Hugh B. Brown



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