Leadership Reading Favs

The team at BIG loved listening, loving and leaping as acts of leadership; overcoming myths that held us back, and how we can get tripped up by shallowness. Enjoy!

9 Leadership Myths-& How to Overcome Them (Brian Evje on Inc.)

Insights for overcoming nine myths of leadership that can hamstring you, your company, and your employees. Continue reading


The Thriving Individual

Dr. Andrew Thorn is the founder of Telios Corporation and creator of The Telios Experience™.  Dr. Thorn is also the author of U-wun-ge-lay-ma: A Guide to Next-level Living and the upcoming book Who Do You Want To Be When You Grow Whole? The Future of Meaning and Purpose. 

This year I enjoyed the amazing opportunity of helping a Fortune 100 Company roll out a major talent and leadership development strategy for their emerging leaders in Central America.

As I held one hour meetings with 230 members of their sales, finance, HR, marketing and executive teams, I discovered something very fascinating. Even though everyone was working for the same company, with the same support and same rules, some locations were succeeding and others were struggling. Continue reading


5 questions for leaders who need to do both

At the time I thought it was the coolest thing, ever. Mostly because I wanted my Mom to treat me the same way.

Our next door neighbor let her kid, Grant, pick.  Would you like macaroni and cheese or a hot dog for lunch?  Will we read a book today or go to the movies?  Do you want to sign up for riding camp or take piano lessons?

There was no picking lunch food at our house. Continue reading


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.” Continue reading


Leadership Reading Favs

Influence, diversity, inclusion, a-name-for-the-deadbeats-in-a-project-group, and office politics snagged our reading attention this past week and show up in our curated list of reading favs. Enjoy!

Why Inclusion is the New Competitive Business Advantage (Patty Rasmussen, Womenetics)

A great little interview that shreds some good light on how diversity is different from inclusion. “While diversity is certainly linked to inclusion, organizations can be diverse and not inclusive.” Continue reading


5 Strategies for Teamwork at the Edge

Today’s guest post is from Dennis N.T. Perkins, author of Into the Storm: Lessons in Teamwork from the Treacherous Sydney to Hobart Ocean Race, CEO of Syncretics Group, a consulting firm dedicated to helping leaders and teams thrive under conditions of adversity, uncertainty, and change. A graduate of the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, he successfully completed his first Sydney Hobart Race in 2006.

Dennis PerkinsImagine navigating a tiny boat through a sudden, violent storm at sea — with winds roaring at nearly 100 mph and waves soaring to 80 feet — to not only survive, but triumph over formidable competitors in one of the world’s toughest ocean races. Continue reading