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Academics, consultants, leaders, and authors Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones have not created a step-by-step manual for becoming an effective leader. In fact, they are adamant that such "recipes for leadership" don't even exist. What they have done is crafted a thoughtful and well-researched guide that leads readers through a path of self-awareness, emerging at the other end with clear ideas on what will make them a successful, authentic leader.

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"Influencer: The Power to Change Anything", by Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan, and Al Switzler, offers practical strategies for implementing change in the healthcare workplace. 

It's no surprise that healthcare is fraught with change, both imposed and initiated. A quick scan of the health system on any given day produces examples of new technology, promising medications or ground-breaking procedures.

Yet successful implementation is questionable for a majority of those examples. Not because the tool or product is subpar per se, but because leaders typically don't know how to introduce "new" or "change" into organizations...and make the transformation last.

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As leaders we often think we need to have all the answers. We must always be strong and never show our weaknesses. We know that the most effective leaders are authentic leaders who embrace their imperfections and their vulnerabilities but it is not something we like to talk about or want to acknowledge. Brené Brown does.

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  • Ellen
    Ellen says #
    Thanks Danie. I think you will like it. It's funny too!
  • Danie
    Danie says #
    Great blog! Now I need to buy this book. Thanks Ellen. Very inspirational. Danie
  • Gary McClure
    Gary McClure says #
    This is a book for leader and practitioner alike. Chock full of wisdom (most of which shines the spotlight in the crevices of our
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