The LEAN STARTUP -Dr riaan steenberg and frik landman
Most startups fail. But many of those failures are preventable. The Lean Startup is a new approach being adopted across the globe, changing the way companies are built and new products are launched.
Open to think - slow down, think creatively, and make better decisions
Based on organizational and societal data, academic research, historical studies, and a wide range of interviews, Open to Think is an appeal for a world of better thinking. Pontefract introduces tangible, actionable strategies to improve the way we think as organisations and individuals.
Leadership - the inner side of greatness - Dr riaan steenberg and frik landman
In this thoroughly revised edition of his classic book he shares his wisdom about the fundamental nature of leadership and shows what it takes to become an exceptional and passionate leader in today's complex world. At the very heart of the book is his Leadership Diamond model--a paradigm that challenges managers to transform their thinking and approach everything with fresh effectiveness in order to reap richer results and become great leaders.
Exponential Organisation - Dr riaan steenberg and frik landman
In business, performance is key. In performance, how you organize can be the key to growth. In the past five years, the business world has seen the birth of a new breed of company-the Exponential Organisation-that has revolutionised how a company can accelerate its growth by using technology.
From Zero to one - Dr riaan steenberg and frik landman
Zero to One is about how to build companies that create new things. It draws on everything Peter Thiel learned directly as a co-founder of PayPal and Palantir and then an investor in hundreds of startups, including Facebook and SpaceX.
Extreme Ownership how u.s. Navy seals lead and win - Dr Riaan Steenberg
Combat, the most intense and dynamic environment imaginable, teaches the toughest leadership lessons, with absolutely everything at stake. Jocko Willink and Leif Babin learned this reality first-hand on the most violent and dangerous battlefield in Iraq. As leaders of SEAL Team Three's Task Unit Bruiser, their mission was one many thought impossible: help U.S. forces secure Ramadi, a violent, insurgent-held city deemed "all but lost." In gripping, firsthand accounts of heroism, tragic loss, and hard-won victories, they learned that leadership--at every level--is the most important factor in whether a team succeeds or fails.
Willink and Babin returned home from deployment and instituted SEAL leadership training to pass on their harsh lessons learned in combat to help forge the next generation of SEAL leaders. After leaving the SEAL Teams, they launched a company, Echelon Front, to teach those same leadership principles to leaders in businesses, companies, and organizations across the civilian sector.
12: The Elements of Great Managing - Yendor Felgate
More than a decade ago, Gallup combed through its database of more than 1 million employee and manager interviews to identify the elements most important in sustaining workplace excellence. These elements were revealed in the 1999 bestseller First, Break All the Rules.
12: The Elements of Great Managing is that book's long-awaited sequel. It follows great managers as they harness employee engagement to turn around a failing call center, save a struggling hotel, improve patient care in a hospital, maintain production through power outages, and successfully face a host of other challenges in settings around the world.
Written for managers and employees of companies large and small, 12 explains what every company needs to know about creating and sustaining employee engagement.
Keep Your Focus - Sarah Arnot Mulhern
This book is a collection of her most useful leadership research findings, distilled into a 40 bite-sized leadership lessons. These briefings are perfect for leaders who are chronically short on reading and research time. They unlock the latest thinking about learning, leadership, decision-making and growth to help executives “move the dial” on leadership.
If you’re looking to reach your full potential or push your boundaries and improve as a leader – KEEP YOUR FOCUS: 40 Thought-Pieces on Maintaining Your Top Performance will give you insights you can apply straight away.
Fight Flight or Flourish - Ingra Du Buisson-Narsa
Fight, Flight or Flourish: How neuroscience can unlock human potential takes the latest research in neuroscience and translates it into actionable steps you can take today to help you and your team thrive at work!
This practical book offers dozens of neuro-tips to help you: Cope better with stress; increase your focus at work; bring moods into balance; foster better relationships; quickly identify the intentions of others; make your goals more meaningful and achievable; cultivate a stillness of mind; use improved sleep as a way to increase performance; and more!
Rehumanizing Leadership - Sudhanshu Palsule
The rehumanization of leadership has become one of the most pressing issues of our times. This book offers an antidote to the linear and fragmented leadership models that emerged out of the industrial mind-set. Rather than pay lip-service to values, which has been the 20th century approach to addressing anything higher than strategy, we demonstrate that it is purpose that must be discovered. The authors make a compelling case for rehumanizing leadership and provide you the simple tools you need to lead your organization in the 21st century
Creative Intelligence CQ@PLAY - Cherylene de Jager
Reignite your creative spark! Don’t believe the myth that you’re either born creative or you’re not. Creativity is a skill that can be unleashed at any age, no matter your career or circumstances; you just need the right tools to unlock it! Creative Intelligence CQ@Play: Shaping your future in the Fourth Industrial Revolution offers an arsenal of methodologies, techniques, tips and exercises to help you unleash your creative thinking.
The Coaching Effect by Bill Eckstrom & Sarah Wirth reviewed by Dr Riaan Steenberg
Based on the research of over 100,000 workplace coaching interactions, “The Coaching Effect” will help leaders at all levels understand the necessity of challenging people out of their comfort zone and create a high-growth organisation.
Leaders will learn how they can develop trust relationships, drive accountability, and leverage growth experiences to propel their team members to the highest levels of success.
Influencer by Joseph Grenny, reviewed by Dr Riaan steenberg
Whether you're a CEO, a parent, or merely a person who wants to make a difference, you probably wish you had more influence with the people in your life. But most of us stop trying to make change happen because we believe it is too difficult, if not impossible. We learn to cope rather than learning to influence.
Betting on a Darkie - Mteto Nyati
'If you want to take the system down, provide a better alternative at least. At heart, I’m an engineer. I want to encourage people to fix things, not to raise false hopes.'
Mteto Nyati knew years ago as a schoolboy in Mthatha, working behind the counter at his mother’s trading store, that he wanted to fix and build things. After completing his studies in Mechanical Engineering at Natal University, he turned down a Rhodes scholarship and headed for Johannesburg to take up a position at Afrox. He was the only black engineer and the sole advice he received from his superiors was ‘don’t mess up’. He didn’t. Today Nyati is one of South Africa’s top CEOs, having steered Microsoft South Africa and MTN South Africa out of troubled times. He is currently guiding the transition of Altron from a family business, started at the height of apartheid, into a high-performing international IT company with a social conscience.
Inspired by Marty Cagan - Explained by Dr Riaan steenberg
As part of our executive book club listen how today's most successful tech companies - Amazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix, Tesla - design, develop, and deploy the products that have earned the love of literally billions of people around the world.