Book Summary: “Leadership & Self Deception”, by Arbinger Institute

November 15, 2009 | Comments Off on Book Summary: “Leadership & Self Deception”, by Arbinger Institute

This is a book summary I have written for “Leadership & Self Deception”, by Arbinger Institute. The book uses the fiction format to discuss two concepts: “In the box” and “out of the box”. “In the box” refers to when people see others as the source of problem. They see themselves as the center of […]

Book Summary: “Career Empowerment, Executive Recruiters on Leveraging Your Talents & Making The Right Decisions Around a Rewarding Career”, by Various Authors

November 12, 2009 | Comments Off on Book Summary: “Career Empowerment, Executive Recruiters on Leveraging Your Talents & Making The Right Decisions Around a Rewarding Career”, by Various Authors

This is a book summary I have written for “Career Empowerment, Executive Recruiters on Leveraging Your Talents & Making The Right Decisions Around a Rewarding Career”. The book was written by various experienced HR experts and recruiters, each contributed a chapter. Each chapter, although written by a different HR expert, touches on similar topics, therefore […]

Article Summary: “Discipline of Innovation” by Drucker

November 7, 2008 | Comments Off on Article Summary: “Discipline of Innovation” by Drucker

This is a summary I have written for Drucker’s article “Discipline of Innovation”, originally as part of my Harvard Business Transformation class assignment. Leaders need to ensure that the scarce resources such as money and people are the put where they do the most good. Undiagnosed problems may hinder performance and it is the leader’s […]

Article Summary: “How to Kill Creativity” by Amabile

October 3, 2008 | Comments Off on Article Summary: “How to Kill Creativity” by Amabile

This is a summary I have written for Amabile’s article “How to Kill Creativity”, originally as part of my Harvard Business Transformation class assignment. The pursuit of control, productivity and efficiency in a corporate environment can kill productivity. Creativity has three parts: expertise, the ability to think flexibly, and motivation. Extrinsic motivators are not very […]