Many public and private figures go down in the history books as great leaders, but a Harvard business professor poses that the circumstances surrounding those figures are often as important, if not more so, as their leadership qualities. David Hoff, COO and executive vice president of leadership development at EASI•Consult ®, explores this idea further in his review of Gautam Mukunda’s book, “Indispensable: When Leaders Really Matter.”
While iconic, Albert Einstein was a complicated, often-controversial figure who was as inconsistent and consumed by celebrity as he was brilliant. As David Hoff, COO and executive vice president for leadership development at EASI•Consult®, discusses in his review of Neffe’s book, great thinkers don’t always great leaders make.
A fishing trip turned out to be a chance to meet the son of an extraordinary leader for David Hoff, COO and executive vice president of leadership development at EASI•Consult®. Hoff says the story of that man’s father, detailed in the memoir, The Hanoi Commitment, provides modern-day lessons in leadership for those in both public and private sectors.
While not for the casual reader, the third edition of EEO Law and Personnel Practices does provide a detailed account of the law’s history, says reviewer David Smith, president and CEO of EASI•Consult®.
A book about a college rowing team from the Depression Era wasn’t one that Dave Hoff, COO and executive vice president of EASI•Consult®, expected to read, let alone find a connection to executive teams. Yet, with its themes of cooperation, communication and commitment, The Boys in the Boat provides a solid illustration of what makes any team effective.
The Five Dysfunctions of a Team presents fact through fable – a top-tier technology firm with an unbelievably strong business plan that, within two years, began to miss critical deadlines, see morale deteriorate and lose key employees. What happened?
In what appears to be a growing trend, companies are being hit with lawsuits from unpaid interns claiming they are owed wages, and the litigation has many organizations on guard. But Dave Smith, Ph.D., president and CEO of EASI•Consult®, highlights how companies can offer unpaid internship programs without fear of being sued.
Do you have a fixed mindset or a growth mindset? The book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success explains what mindset and why it matters.
A recent study shows that women and minorities respond very differently to the same workplace diversity program. David Smith, Ph.D., president and CEO of EASI•Consult®, says this research carries an important lesson for organizations that may have taken a one-size-fits-all approach to developing their value statements.