Drawing on fresh research, Rob Cross and Karen Dillon will explain the science behind what microstress is doing to you and teach you how to recognize and manage the most common forms of microstress, and even remove some from your life. Compelling interviews with high achievers who’ve endured their share of microstress bring to life best practices that show you how to build resilience against microstress, and ultimately how to find purpose in your everyday life, using it as an antidote to your own microstress. Learn more.
A product of over a decade of study, this book reveals the hidden practices of today’s more successful leaders. First, they engage in ways that buy back 18-24% of time. Then, they invest that time collaboratively in ways that enable them to scale their accomplishments and avoid de-railing traps. Learn more.
This groundbreaking book, co-written with Robert J. Thomas, shows executives and managers how to obtain substantial performance and innovation impact by better leveraging traditionally invisible assets—social networks. Based on work with executives from over a hundred top-level companies and government agencies, the book gives in-depth examples of how leaders are using network thinking to increase revenues, lower costs and accelerate innovation.
A powerful, visual framework helps managers discover how employees really communicate and collaborate to get work done—and helps them identify ways they can influence these social networks to improve performance and innovation. Co-authored with Andrew Parker and based on our in-depth study of sixty informal employee networks in well-known companies around the world, we illustrate how leaders can conduct a social network analysis of their organization.