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The Bellweather Effect: Stop Following. Start Inspiring. by Lance Secretan
The Bellweather Effect: Stop Following. Start Inspiring.
By Lance Secretan
This book is an eye-opener in terms of inspiring leadership. Secretan is a long-standing and revolutionary thinker in terms of leadership theory, and this book gets to the heart of many of the myths we surround ourselves with in the workplace when it comes to leading people. His key message is that inspiring leadership is driven from care, compassion and love in the workplace — a message often lost in today’s fast-paced, demanding work environment. The common-sense way in which he contrasts what we do with what people want is refreshing.
Carol Leaman
— Carol Leaman, CEO, Axonify
An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization
By Robert Kegan and Lisa Laskow Lahey
The authors of this book break down exactly how to create a culture of ongoing learning by highlighting the journey of three DDOs: deliberately developmental organizations. Through great storytelling and case studies, readers are educated on the structure, processes and practices that create the environment for continuous learning and growth, where shortcomings are publicized and not a source of shame, and employees are supported by their peers, managers and leadership to reach their greatest potential at work and through their contributions.
Heidi Collins
— Heidi Collins, VP of people operations, 15Five
The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials Into Triumph
By Ryan Holiday
Our perceptions about what stops us are somewhat universal and yet so personal that we can be blind to the reality. The author finds excellent examples to demonstrate his points on this. Whatever we are currently learning, we have perceptions about our natural ability and our “blocks” to that learning, so I see this as quite relevant to CLOs.
Teri Johnson

— Teri Johnson, founding partner and CEO, Personal Best Partners LLC

Part-Time Sales Management for Small Business Sales Teams
By Rene Zamora
According to Rene Zamora, the two biggest challenges for business owners who do not have a sales manager are time considerations and know-how. What a surprise! CEOs, like me, are always juggling multiple projects and responsibilities at any given moment. Who has the time to take on sales management too? At first, I thought Zamora meant product know-how, but I came to understand he meant knowing how to manage and lead a sales team. The book is chock full of charts, forms and examples, but the real value comes from acknowledging that someone has to manage the sales team, and that person does not have to have a full-time presence.
Gerri Knilans
— Gerri Knilans, co-founder and president, Trade Press Services

Chief Learning Officer wants to hear from you: What’s at the top of your reading list?
Send your submissions to Ashley St. John at astjohn@CLOmedia.com.

Chief Learning Officer wants to hear from you: What’s at the top of your reading list?
Send your submissions to Ashley St. John at astjohn@CLOmedia.com.