Optimizing Leadership (Harvard Extension School) Week 11-15

This list of music, video, article, and book is from MGMT E-4178 Optimizing Leadership at Harvard Extension School (HES) in Fall 2017 (Week 11-15), generously shared by our HBXer – Marvin Hansen

Part One: Music

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1. Audiomachine – Existence

2. Epic Score – Liberators (Epic Powerful Hybrid Action)

3. Epic Hybrid | Ivan Torrent – The Bounds of the Universe – Epic Music VN

4. Two Steps From Hell – Heart of Courage (Extended Version)

 

Part Two: Video

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1. MIT Sloan Management Review: Why Business Leaders Need an Augmented Reality Strategy

2. The Next Generation of Smart Glasses for Enterprise

3. Uber’s Electric Flying Taxis | NEW Battery Breakthroughs!

4. Amazon Has 45,000 Robot Employees

 

Part Three: Articles

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1. Tasks & Relationships

2. Culture Values

3. Vision Strategy

Part Four: Books

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Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times

Author: Nancy Koehn

Publisher: Scribner; First Edition edition (October 3, 2017)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: tasks & relationships

 

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First, Fast, Fearless: How to Lead Like a Navy SEAL

Author: Brian “Iron Ed” Hiner

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education; 1 edition (September 9, 2015)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: leadership traits

 

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The Innovator’s Solution: Creating and Sustaining Successful Growth

Author: Clayton M. Christensen, Michael E. Raynor

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press; 1 edition (November 19, 2013)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: culture values

 

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Optimizing Leadership (Harvard Extension School) Week 1-10

The list of music, videos, articles, and books is recommended from MGMT E-4178 Optimizing Leadership at Harvard Extension School (HES) in Fall 2017, dedicatorily shared by our HBXer – Marvin Hansen

Part One: Music

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1. Stephen Walking – Walkers [Monstercat Release]

2. Heist – Lindsey Stirling

3. Brighter Future – Big Gigantic (ft. Naaz)

4. Skillet – Hero

5. Big Gigantic – The Little Things ft. Angela McCluskey

6. audiomachine – Guardians at the Gate [GRV Extended RMX | Redux]

7. Oscar H Caballero – “Realm Of Infinity” [Epic Hybrid]

8. Ivan Torrent Rêverie Full Album

9. Sons Of Pythagoras – To Leave It All (Epic Powerful Intense Cinematic Action)

10. 2-Hour Epic Music Mix | Audiomachine – Most Beautiful & Powerful Music – Emotional Mix

 

Part Two: Video

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1. Overcoming Laziness from Unconscious Incompetence to Conscious Competence – Mark Divine

2. Listening to Shame – Brené Brown (TED Talk 2012)

3. The wonderful and terrifying implications of computers that can learn – Jeremy Howard (TED Talk at TEDxBrussels 2014)

4. Eric Ries, entrepreneur-in-residence at Harvard Business School, explains how to find the human causes of technical problems: The 5 Ways (Harvard Business Review)

 

Part Three: Articles

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1. Engaging People Strengths

2. Finding Out Your Strengths

3. Becoming A Leader

4. Talent Engagement

5. Handling Conflict

6. Ethics Artificial Intelligence

7. Leadership Styles

Part Four: Books

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Soar Above: How to Use the Most Profound Part of Your Brain Under Any Kind of Stress

Author: Steven Stosny

Publisher: HCI (April 5, 2016)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: constructive climate

 

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Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation

Author: Linda A. Hil, Greg Brandeau, Emily Truelove, Kent Lineback

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press (June 10, 2014)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: engaging people strengths

 

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Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration

Author: Ed Catmull, Amy Wallace

Publisher: Random House; 1 edition (April 8, 2014)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: engaging people strengths

 

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Rising Strong: The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution.

Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau; 1 edition (August 25, 2015)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: engaging people strengths

 

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The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Hazelden Publishing; 1 edition (August 27, 2010)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: engaging people strengths

 

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The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter, Updated and Expanded

Author: Michael D. Watkins

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press; Revised ed. edition (May 14, 2013)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: becoming a leader

 

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Sensemaking in Organizations (Foundations for Organizational Science)

Author: Karl Weick

Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 1 edition (May 31, 1995)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: becoming a leader

 

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Exercising Influence: A Guide For Making Things Happen at Work, at Home, and in Your Community

Author: B. Kim Barnes

Publisher: Pfeiffer; Revised edition (November 17, 2006)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: becoming a leader

 

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Power Is the Great Motivator (Harvard Business Review Classics)

Author: David C. McClell, David H. Burnham

Publisher: Harvard Business Review (August 04, 2008)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: becoming a leader

 

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Leadership Presence

Author: Kathy Lubar, Belle Linda Halpern

Publisher: Avery; Reprint edition (October 14, 2004)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: talent engagement

 

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Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges

Author: Amy Cuddy

Publisher: Little, Brown and Company; First Edition: December 2015 edition (December 22, 2015)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: talent engagement

 

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Xi Jinping: The Governance of China: [English Language Version]

Author: Xi Jinping

Publisher: Shanghai Press (February 17, 2015)

Comments from HBXer – Marvin Hansen

  • If you want to understand where China is going and how it plans to get there, look no further than the official leadership manual from the most powerful man modern China has ever seen.

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: leadership skills

 

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The Leadership Journey: How to Master the Four Critical Areas of Being a Great Leader

Author: Gary Burnison

Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (February 1, 2016)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: leadership skills

 

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Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t

Author: Simon Sinek

Publisher: Portfolio; Rep Rev edition (May 23, 2017)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: leadership skills

 

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Radical Candor: Be a Kick-Ass Boss Without Losing Your Humanity

Author: Kim Scott

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (March 14, 2017)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: leadership skills

 

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Humble Consulting: How to Provide Real Help Faster

Author: Edgar H. Schein

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1 edition (April 4, 2016)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: leadership style

 

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Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career

Author: Herminia Ibarra

Publisher: Harvard Business School Press; 47739th edition (January 1, 2004)

Topic of Optimizing Leadership: leadership style

 

(Book photos source: Amazon, Harvard Business Review)

Artificial Intelligence books & articles (Harvard Extension School)

Here is the Artificial Intelligence (AI) book list from Harvard Extension School (HES), again, generously shared by our HBXer – Marvin Hansen:

Part One: AI Readings

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Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future

Author: Andrew McAfee, Erik Brynjolfsson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (June 27, 2017)

 

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Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for Business: A No-Nonsense Guide to Data Driven Technologies

Author: Steven Finlay

Publisher: Relativistic; 2 edition (May 28, 2017)

 

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The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

Author: Erik Brynjolfsson, Andrew McAfee

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (January 25, 2016)

 

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Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies

Author: Nick Bostrom

Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (May 1, 2016)

 

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Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization (Leadership for the Common Good)

Author: Robert Kegan, Lisa Laskow Lahey

Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press; 1 edition (January 13, 2009)

 

 

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Man’s Search for Meaning

Author: Viktor E. Frankl

Publisher: Beacon Press; 1 edition (June 1, 2006)

 

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Part Two: Tech Learning

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Deep Learning with Python

Author: Francois Chollet

Publisher: Manning Publications; 1 edition (January 30, 2018)

 

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Deep Learning (Adaptive Computation and Machine Learning series)

Author: Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio, Aaron Courville

Publisher: The MIT Press (November 18, 2016)

 

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The Deep Learning Revolution (MIT Press)

Author: Terrence J. Sejnowski

Publisher: The MIT Press (May 25, 2018)

 

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Part Three: AI Articles

 

  1. Reshaping Business With Artificial Intelligence (MIT Sloan Management Review)

  2. AI will redefine the role of manager

  3. A sober view of AI will lead to more effective innovation

  4. How to Deal With the Elephant in the Room

 

(Book photos source: Amazon)

Leadership Books (MGMT-4178, Harvard Extension School)

Here is the leadership book list from MGMT-4178 in Fall 2017 at Harvard Extension School (HES), generously shared by our HBXer – Marvin Hansen:

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Multipliers, Revised and Updated: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter

Author: Liz Wiseman

Publisher: HarperBusiness; Revised, Updated ed. edition (May 16, 2017)

HES review:

  • Multipliers remains the all time leadership classic.
  • If you ever wondered how to get the most of your smart team, this may help you.

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The Discomfort Zone: How Leaders Turn Difficult Conversations Into Breakthroughs 

Author: Marcia Reynolds

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1 edition (October 13, 2014)

HES review:

  • Discomfort Zone helps the most when hard conversation are due and a practical pocket guide is needed to confront and navigate the ugly.

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The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever

Author: Michael Bungay Stanier

Publisher: Box of Crayons Press (February 29, 2016)

HES review:

  • The coaching habit is pretty honest about the fact that senior leadership is more about coaching than delegating and as such it shares some wisdom.

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Turn the Ship Around!: A True Story of Turning Followers into Leaders

Author: L. David Marquet

Publisher: Portfolio; 1 edition (May 16, 2013)

HES review:

  • Leadership at the military is different, although full of invaluable practical insights.
  • Turn the ship around stands out as a reference whenever distributed leadership needs to be implemented but no field guide is at hand.

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Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win

Author: Jocko Willink, Leif Babin

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press; First Edition edition (October 20, 2015)

HES review:

  • Extreme Ownership defies corporate management by establishing a counter culture of personal responsibility for the team – taken to the extreme level. Nothing for the faint hearted.

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Team of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World

Author: General Stanley McChrystal, Tantum Collins, David Silverman, Chris Fussell

Publisher: Portfolio; 1 edition (May 12, 2015)

HES review:

  • Team of Teams takes the idea of extreme ownership to the next level and looks how a distributed and networking centered organization maximizes its effectiveness.

Comment from HBXer – Jim Dubela:

  • Leadership is perhaps my favorite subject–after baseball. There’s so much to learn–and practice. But the most important aspect of leadership I’ve discovered is being yourself and going with what your instinct says is right.
  • Saw your book list and wanted to share a briefing by one of the authors on the list. My favorite, btw.

 

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Negotiation readings recommended by HBX-Managing Your Career Development

At HBX-Managing Your Career Development session 5 (June 13, 2017), HBS Professor Alison Wood Brooks recommended the following supplemental readings:

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Negotiation Genius: How to Overcome Obstacles and Achieve Brilliant Results at the Bargaining Table and Beyond

Author: Deepak Malhotra and Max H. Bazerman

Publisher: Bantam; Reprint edition (August 26, 2008)

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Website: PON – Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School

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Emotion and the Art of Negotiation

Author: Alison Wood Brooks

Publisher: Harvard Business Review (December 2015 Issue)

Link: “Emotion and the Art of Negotiation” by Alison Brooks

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How to Negotiate with a Liar

Author: Leslie K. John

Publisher: Harvard Business Review (July-August 2016 Issue)

Link:  “How to Negotiate with a Liar” by Leslie John

 

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Lighting the Fire: Crafting and Delivering Broadly Inspiring Messages

Author: Tsedal Neeley and Tom Ryder

Publisher: Harvard Business Review (March 15, 2016)

Purchasing Link: HBS Case Study

 

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(Case study photo source: Harvard Business Review)