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Book Capsules, May 2023

Monday, May 1, 2023

Finding Clarity: How Compassionate Accountability Builds Vibrant Relationships, Thriving Workplaces, and Meaningful Lives
Marc Lesser
New World Library, 256 pp., $18.95

Lesser defines accountability as not just living up to obligations and responsibilities but also seeing clearly, staying focused on facts, and telling the truth. He developed that philosophy through years of taking on various roles until he became an in-demand mindful leadership trainer. Lesser's leadership roles helped him to develop practices he calls "compassionate accountability." He writes that accountability shouldn't be harsh or judgmental but, rather, empathetic. Finding Clarity teaches you how to practice compassionate accountability to enrich your life and the lives of others.


Leading Through Inflation: And Recession and Stagnation
Ram Charan and Geri Willigan
Ideapress, 134 pp., $24.49

There are many different ways to look at the current financial climate. Costs are rising, which eats cash, squeezes margins, threatens working capital, and generally puts all your plans as a leader in flux. But leaders can see it as an opportunity to come out of a looming recession stronger than they went in. Charan has guided companies through many different financial challenges, including helping GE maintain its credit rating in the face of inflation in the 1980s. In Leading Through Inflation, Charan and Willigan have created a guide to assist leaders with navigating the hazards of inflation to help the company and its employees stabilize during uncertain times.

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