As the world emerges from the various sheltering in place situations we have been experiencing it is time to think disruptively on Leadership Development.
The Leadership Development process as it is currently constituted is a prescriptive for failure as we address our new normal. Our processes prior to Covid-19 were barely adequate as they were absent foresight, assessment, and seriousness.
The book Leadership Development-The Next Curve to Flatten! presumes It will be years before the economic turbulence associated with the Pandemic subsides. In this book the authors encourage enterprise and human capital leaders to challenge the status quo in a visionary measurable way, applying the quote from Santayana “the wisest mind has something yet to learn”. Learn more and purchase the book here.
By Ken Dychtwald and Robert Morison
What Retirees Want presents the culmination of 30 years of research by world-famous "Age Wave" expert Ken Dychtwald, Ph.D., and author and consultant Robert Morison. It explains how the aging of the Baby Boomers will forever change our lives, businesses, government programs, and the consumer marketplace. This exciting new stage of life, the "Third Age," poses daunting questions.
In this entertaining, thought-provoking, and wide-ranging book, Dychtwald and Morison explain how individuals, businesses, non-profits, and governments can best prepare for a new era – where the needs and demands of the "Third Age" will set the lifestyle, health, social, marketplace, and political priorities of generations to come. Learn more and purchase the book here.
By Thomas F. Casey
DPC’s first book on succession planning, Executive Transitions-Plotting The Opportunity!, framed the challenge of succession planning in the context of enterprise and executive preparedness for the retirement of senior personnel and the need to replace their talents in an organized manner. Executive Transitions 2-Leveraging Experience For Future Success! expands on the initial work via case studies derived from over 500 executive assignments leading to three central conclusions. Learn more and purchase the book here.
By Thomas F. Casey & Gino Piaggio Valdez
Tobey Choate, Catherine Crane Halloran, Casey Lawlor Osborne, Tricia Lawlor Jorden, Ada Zane, & Zohy Dakota Renner
In this book, senior executives share personal stories of mistakes they made during their youth which, to this day, are embarrassing.
A number of additional interviews were conducted on the topic of “best advice given” from parents and others.
The premise of the book was that embarrassing moments, errors in judgment, provide a platform of opportunities for children and younger adults to learn from others' mistakes and hopefully avoid repeating. Learn more and purchase the book here.
By Tom Wilson
Every day, thousands of people turn sixty-five – some feel excitement, some feel scared, most feel both. Many find themselves wondering "What am I going to do with my time?" or "Will I have enough money to enjoy my life?" or "What can I do to stay healthy?" Drawing on years of research, interviews and analysis, Tom Wilson gives you what you need to address these questions, and many more. Learn more and purchase the book here.
By Thomas F. Casey
Tim Donahue & Eric Seubert
Tom Casey and his collaborators want ALL CEOs to be prepared for the imminent “perfect storm” of human capital disruption leading to a dramatic imbalance between talent needs and talent availability.
Talent Readiness addresses the top ten human capital challenges of the new decade, and provides immediate solutions to harness the unique skills and attitudes of a new labor market, comprised of four generations with different needs and styles. Learn more and purchase the book here.
By Tamara J. Erickson
They make up nearly one-third of all Americans living today. Born after 1980, they're now pouring into the work world with values, aspirations, and approaches that differ markedly from their parents--and coworkers. They're Generation Y.
In Plugged In, Tamara Erickson shows Gen Y's how to use their own unique strengths to understand and influence their professional relationships, to figure out how they define "success," and to help them find their way in the changing workplace.
Filled with Erickson's extensive research into demographic trends and thoughtful insights, Plugged In gives Gen Y's the information they crave to connect with the working world and to craft the lives they want. Learn more and purchase the book here.
By Tamara Erickson
Good news: there is no need to retire. Why? With the widening gap between the number of workers and the demand for talent, employers are looking to keep smart, productive workers in the workplace. The growing talent shortage will allow you to re-negotiate your relationship with "work." The question is how will you make the most of your new career options. By retreating from traditional 9-5 work or by exploring unconventional ways to stay a part of the workplace? The choice is yours. In this conversational, optimistic book, you will learn how to negotiate the best work environment for you, how to work with different generations to get the most out of your job, and explore the great opportunities that lie ahead. This book will help you create the opportunities that fit your unique needs--now and in the years to come! Learn more and purchase the book here.
By Tamara Erickson
Is your organization prepared to attract and retain the talent you’ll need? Do you understand the implications of demographic trends for the global workforce?
Unprecedented shifts in age distribution are underway. Decades of slowing birth rates mean that the future rate of workforce growth will decline precipitously, for example, from over 10% per decade in the United States in the past to just 2% or so going forward. Younger workers, particularly those with college degrees, will be in increasingly short supply, and the fastest growing source of additional labor will be older people, including those already retired. The reality: organizations in the industrialized world are going to experience profound changes in the available workforce. Learn more and purchase the book here.
By Tamara Erickson
You're a member of Generation X, and you've drawn the short stick when it comes to work. The economy has been stacked against you from the beginning. Worse, you're sandwiched between Boomers (with their constant back-patting blather and refusal to retire) and Gen Y's (with their relentless confidence and demands for attention). You're stuck in the middle-of your life and between two huge generations that dote on each other. But you can move forward in your career. In What's Next, Gen X? Tamara Erickson shows how. She explains the forces affecting attitudes and behaviors in each generation-Boomer, X, and Y-so you can start relating more productively with bosses, peers, and employees. Erickson then assesses Gen X's progress in life so far and analyzes the implications of organizational and technological changes for your professional future. She lays out a powerful framework for shaping a satisfying, meaningful career. Learn more and purchase the book here.
By Thomas F. Casey & Sean Casey
Inflection Points-Risk Readiness & Failure Fearless! asks and answers the question “are their common denominators in career decision making between and among senior citizens, veterans entering the commercial sector, and aspiring South America female executives”?
The book traces the journey of three people of diverse ages, backgrounds, and life experiences and focuses on how they consider their career options, how they address the restraints that exist and are material to decision making, and the frameworks for determining how they achieve their goals. Learn more and purchase the book here.
By Lynda Gratton & Andrew Scott
Does the thought of working for 60 or 70 years fill you with dread? Or can you see the potential for a more stimulating future as a result of having so much extra time? Whether you are 18, 45 or 60, you will need to do things very differently from previous generations and learn to structure your life in completely new ways. Drawing on the unique pairing of their experience in psychology and economics, Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott offer a broad-ranging analysis as well as a raft of solutions, showing how to rethink your finances, your education, your career and your relationships and create a fulfilling 100-year life. Learn more and purchase the book here.
By Sean Moffit, Mark Dover, and Don Tapscott
It's the next generation of business building that taps into the true power of social networks, brand connections, and customer participation to build real value. It's a status update on Facebook, a rave on Twitter, a review on YouTube, and so much more. It's the herald of a new golden age in customer freedom and individualized customer service.
It's the future of business--and this book is your wake-up call, strategy guide, and road map to what's ahead.
In Wikibrands, acclaimed media marketing experts Sean Moffitt and Mike Dover show you how to take advantage of the exciting new models of business and technologies--and enthusiastic online communities--one click at a time. Learn more and purchase the book here.
By Paul E. Casey
Preflight Checklist gives you a list of questions to ask yourself prior to starting your own business—to help you avoid major turbulence along your journey—much the same way a pilot goes through a preflight checklist prior to taking off. Drawing on his experience of running a successful business and interviewing hundreds of entrepreneurs, Paul E. Casey walks you through the 10 steps of thinking like an entrepreneur, dispels the 8 myths of self-employment, offers a 5-minute self-employment quiz, and much more. After you have read Preflight Checklist, you will have a clear understanding of what self-employment really means and what challenges await you once you decide to take off on your own. Learn more and purchase the book here.
By Joseph A. Defeo
The cornerstone text on quality management and performance excellence – thoroughly revised to reflect the latest challenges and developments. The “body of knowledge” for the science of quality management and performance excellence for more than half-a-century, Juran’s Quality Handbook has been completely updated to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s business and quality professionals. This authoritative resource demonstrates how to apply the right methods for delivering superior results and achieving excellence in any organization. Juran’s Quality Handbook, Seventh Edition provides you with a complete road map for the discipline – from key concepts, methods, research, and tools to practical applications on the job. Learn more and purchase the book here.
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By Mike Dover
A wide-ranging and deeply researched tour of the worst part of today's technology, the book shows how tech including the Internet is reshaping our society in perilous ways and offers suggestions on how to adapt to these changes.
Learn more and purchase the book here.