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Book Capsules, November 2020

Monday, November 2, 2020

Transfluence: How to Lead With Transformative Influence in Today's Climates of Change
Walt Rakowich
Post Hill Press, 208 pp., $28

Fuse the words transformative and influence together and you get transfluence—an approach by which leaders can seize opportunities, embrace challenges, and make their organizations great. In this book, Rakowich covers the gamut of issues leaders face in times of change, such as how to instill confidence, values, and purpose in people during times of anxiety and uncertainty. He also discusses why trust and transparency are so important for the modern leader. Rakowich acknowledges that change isn't always comfortable or easy, but to successfully navigate through it requires leaders to be intentional about their influence on others.


Winning Now, Winning Later: How Companies Can Win in the Short Term While Investing in the Long Term
David M. Cote
HarperCollins Leadership, 288 pp., $28.99

Cote is the former CEO of Honeywell who is credited with turning the company around and helping it thrive through the Great Recession. Drawing from his experience at Honeywell, Cote shares guiding principles and strategic practices that can help leaders bring the best out of any organization, division, or team in good and not-so-good times. A key theme of the book is that leaders do not have to sacrifice long-term growth at the expense of short-term gains. Readers are sure to benefit from the author's perspectives and sage advice on leadership.

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The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.

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