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5 unmissable resources for the #FutureWaterLeader!

This first list of recommended resources will provide you advice on:

how to improve your conversation skillshow to get promotedhow to have better and more meaningful meetings, how to develop your leadership skills in a complex world

Have a fun professional development!

#1 10 ways to have a better conversation

Video, duration 11:18

A conversation requires a balance between talking and listening. Celeste Headlee’s speech teaches us how to get involved in a conversation and how to learn from conversation activities.

#2 How to Get Promoted – The Complete Guide to Moving Up

Article, approx 2200 words

You need to earn your promotion by first acting in a way that’s promotable. This article by Paul Petrone gives some tips about moving up in your organization. Promoting means moving to be a leader, and a leader always look up to new challenges.

#3 How to save the world (or at least yourself) from bad meetings

Video, duration 6:40

An epidemic of bad, inefficient, overcrowded meetings is plaguing the world’s businesses — and making workers miserable. David Grady talks about this problem and suggests some solutions.

#4 Expanding the Leadership Equation: Developing Next-Generation Leaders

Manual, 20 pages

This manual focuses on the early leadership development. It is based on a 2012 Leadership Insights survey carried out by the Centre for Creative Leadership (CCL). Key topics include: 1. the age a young person should commence his or her leadership journey; 2. whether leadership development should be part of the regular educational curriculum; 3. how widely it should be offered; 4. leadership qualities that managers want to see in young people entering the workforce; 5. what excites managers and what concerns them about the young people they employ today.

#5 Mind Traps: Why Simple Stories Don’t Work in a Complex World

Podcast, duration 53:55

Parker Mitchell interviews Jennifer Garvey Berger on developing leadership in complex operational environment. They discuss about five mind traps and how to overcome them: simple stories, rightness, excessive agreement, too much control and being trapped by ego. Key things to be able to work in uncertainty are to be curious, listen more deeply and learn from failures.

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