You must be vigilant in moistening your mind to challenge long-held assumptions that can serve as a straitjacket to change. Lubricating your mind helps increase its elasticity and permits you to do things different and do different things! Don’t be concerned with the source for new ideas, remember, you’re an adventurer, experiencing the world through all your senses. Consuming content that is inconsistent with how we see the world is good for us. Remember, growth and comfort don’t co-exist!
After I speak at a conference or present a workshop, I always offer to send these resources to those interested and then I realized, why not share it with all 3,500 people who receive my newsletter. I can attest to each of the items on this list – for their relevance, impact and immediate benefit. They all have value and while there’s no solitary factor, cumulatively they generate an enormous impact helping you pivot your mindset.
These resources are fundamental in shaping my thinking, trying to help leaders translate headwinds into a tailwind. Topics include Leadership, Change, Marketing, Culture, and Innovation.
Time to live in the dis-comfort zone and illuminate your mind!
I’m always looking to add new items to the list, so if you have a resource you’d like me to consider putting, send it to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- What Matters Now by Gary Hamel
- The Future of Management by Gary Hamel
- The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg
- Linchpin by Seth Godin (everything by Seth is terrific)
- Great by Choice by Jim Collins
- Truth about Leadership by Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner
- Mavericks at Work by William Taylor and Polly LaBarre
- Weird Ideas at Work by Robert Sutton
- Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip and Dan Heath
- Switch: How to change things when change is hard by Chip and Dan Heath
- Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson
- Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World by Don Tapscott
- Leadership Brand by Dave Ulrich
- Top Dog by Po Bronson and Ashely Merryman
- The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck
- Business Week
- Fast Company
- Government Management Daily
- Harvard Business Review
- The Mejorando Group (okay, so this is a given!)
- Seth Godin
- Harvard Kennedy School Ash Center for Innovation