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Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die
By Chip and Dan Heath
I’ve always been someone who isn’t afraid to stand in front of a crowd, but recently I decided to take some time to really develop how I deliver messages, make a pitch and “sell” my ideas. I’m learning that in order for me to be able to sell my ideas, I’ve got to tighten my elevator pitch, and if I want my message to be memorable, I’ve got to make it simple. This book does a great job of breaking out six characteristics that make an idea “sticky.” I’m really looking forward to putting these learnings in place in my professional and personal life.
Dania Shaheen Gutterson
— Dania Shaheen Gutterson, vice president of strategy and people operations, Kazoo HR
Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction
By Philip E. Tetlock and Dan Gardner
Not a new book but a good one: Tetlock, a professor at Penn, details why so-called experts’ predictions stink and how and why a group of amateur forecasters are a more reliable guide to the future. Lots of useful stuff for data analysis that CLOs can use to be better business partners.
Mike Prokopeak
— Mike Prokopeak, editor in chief, Chief Learning Officer
The Coddling of the American Mind
By Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt
Great read as we look to the future and consider learning and development opportunities for the next generation and what will have the biggest impact.
Ashley Morris

— Ashley Morris, consultant, Navalent

The Mismeasure of Man
By Stephen Jay Gould
There is a common practice to try and reify intelligence. We often need heuristics to simplify our learning and often use labels we use to categorize people, label roles or measure learning. It’s a historically fresh reminder that ours is a complex process. But don’t we live the journey!
Andrew Webb
— Andrew Webb, co-founder, Inspired Learning Group
TakingPoint: A Navy SEAL’s 10 Fail-Safe Principles for Leading Through Change
By Brent Gleeson
Gleeson’s approach captures attention using the Navy SEAL ethos [and] generates connections between SEAL and corporate leadership experiences.
Ashley C. Gillis
— Ashley C. Gillis, chief learning officer, Anchor Pointe Learning
Chief Learning Officer wants to hear from you: What’s at the top of your reading list?
Send your submissions to Elizabeth Loutfi at eloutfi@CLOmedia.com.
Chief Learning Officer wants to hear from you: What’s at the top of your reading list?
Send your submissions to Elizabeth Loutfi at eloutfi@CLOmedia.com.