You know them at first sight: teammates or colleagues, direct reports or bosses who radiate enthusiasm, positive energy, and inspiration. Even in difficult circumstances they glow with an attitude that inspires others, fosters a great working experience for everyone, and creates empowering relationships. And Lynda Gratton can make sure you’re one of them. Drawing on years of original research, Gratton identifies three principles that people who glow live by, and three actions for putting each principle into practice. Lynda Gratton is one of the world’s leading experts on how pockets of energy and innovation are created in organizations. Now she zeroes in on how you can become a source of energy and innovation yourself.
About the Author
Lynda Gratton is Professor of Management Practice at London Business School where she directs the school's executive program, "Human Resource Strategy in Transforming Organizations." She is the author of The Democratic Enterprise, Living Strategy, and Strategic Human Resource Management. She has twice been named one of the world’s top management thinkers in The Times of London.
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The Secrets of Glowing
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1: The secrets of Glowing
Chapter 2: Your Glow resources
Chapter 3: The first principle: A Cooperative mindset
Chapter 4: Stories about the warmth of cooperation and the Big Freeze
Chapter 5: Action #1 Developing the daily habits of cooperation
Chapter 6: Action # 2 Learning the art of great conversation.
Chapter 7: Action # 3 Acting on the ‘smell of the place’
Chapter 8: The second principle: Jumping across worlds
Chapter 9: Chocolate stories and inhabiting different worlds
Chapter 10: Action # 4 Increasing the value of your network
Chapter 11: Action # 5 Jumping out of the boundaries that constrain you
Chapter 12: Action # 6 Finding and moving to boundaryless places
Chapter 13: The third principle: Igniting latent energy
Chapter 14: Action # 7 Asking questions that spark energy
Chapter 15: Action # 8 Creating visions that compel
Chapter 16: Action # 9 Crafting meaningful and exciting work
Chapter 17: Glowing every week
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