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35 Million Years At Work

By Glenn Kaufman on May. 29, 2012 in Leadership Bites

Biologists will tell you that evolution is a work in progress, and for all species, it only ends at extinction.  While evolution seems to have been kind to our species, it did leave us with at least one peculiarity:  our rational, thinking cortex did not replace our more primitive “reptilian” brain stem, but rather, sits on top of it with blazing interconnected circuitry.  What does this have to do with leadership?

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Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders

by Rajeev Peshawaria

Reviewed by Glenn Kaufman on May. 7, 2012 in Biz Lit

If anyone can speak with conviction about leadership as a corporate-insider, it is Rajeev.  During his career, Rajeev has worked for such global giants as American Express, Goldman Sachs, and Coca Cola, and has witnessed all manner of leadership types in action.  Just what did he find?  Well, the title of his book says it all.

“Too Many Bosses, Too Few Leaders” is divided into two parts.  While the second part, “Enterprise Leadership” is chock full of advice on how to “galvanize large numbers” of employees in a company, it is the first part of the book, “Self and Team Leadership” that sets this book apart from the pack.

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