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Book Capsules, February 2024

Thursday, February 1, 2024

The Communication Code: Unlocking Every Relationship, One Conversation at a Time
Jeremie Kubicek and Steve Cockram
Wiley, 224 pp., $28

Healthy communication builds productive professional and personal relationships, but it can be difficult to master. The Communication Code includes a practical, step-by-step process to decrease miscommunications and help people better communicate with their colleagues, family, and friends. The authors give readers strategies to increase their emotional intelligence and communication skills. The book encourages readers to integrate care, celebration, collaboration, critique, and clarification into their skill sets. If you aim to have healthier relationships with clear and authentic communication, this book is an essential read.

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The Great Remobilization: Strategies and Designs for a Smarter Global Future
Olaf Groth, Mark Esposito, and Terence Tse
MIT Press, 240 pp., $32.95

The authors detail what they call "tectonic shifts" in the global economy that will force leaders to change strategies. Known as the five Cs, those shifts are: COVID-19 and pandemic management; the cognitive economy; cybersecurity; climate change; and China. The book uses 100 interviews with executives, entrepreneurs, and other leading experts (in tandem with the five Cs) to show readers how to create a new, inclusive vision of the future that will generate human and economic growth. Over-pressurized global systems must change for leaders, workers, and organizations to grow and thrive.

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