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Book Capsules, September 2020

Ruthless Consistency: How Committed Leaders Execute Strategy, Implement Change, and Build Organizations That Win
Michael Canic
McGraw-Hill Education, 304 pp., $27

The majority of all organizational change projects fail. But if you ask Canic how leaders can drive in their favor the odds of winning, he'll tell you they must do three things: Develop the right focus, create the right environment, and build the right team. Divided into five parts—The Reality, The Right Focus, The Right Environment, The Right Team, and The Right Commitment—this book contains principles for executing winning strategies. Though designed with middle-market business leaders in mind, Ruthless Consistency shares principles you can put into play at organizations of all sizes.

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We're All in This Together: Creating a Team Culture of High Performance, Trust, and Belonging
Mike Robbins
Hay House Business, 208 pp., $25.99

Fostering strong team dynamics among workers is critical to every project's success in the workplace. In We're All in This Together, Robbins shares the secrets of building and sustaining a strong team. The book is organized into four key pillars the author says are essential to successful team dynamics: Create psychological safety, focus on inclusion and belonging, embrace sweaty-palmed conversations, and care about and challenge each other. As Robbins expands on each pillar, he equips readers with insights, ideas, tools, and techniques to enhance their team leadership skills. The content makes this read a good choice for individual as well as team reading.

About the Author

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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