A collection of videos + books + people to watch for modern leaders

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A collection of short videos, interesting books, and inspiring thought leaders worth following, to test the whitewaters of modern leadership for modern organisations

Videos & People

Gary Hamel is a business thinker. He has been on the faculty of the London Business School for more than 30 years.
In this video Reinventing the Technology of Human Accomplishment (15 mins) he explores the Why and How management and ways of working have evolved and are evolving.

Richard Sheridan is CEO and co-founder of Menlo Innovations and author of Joy, Inc.
In this video Joy, Inc. (20 mins) he talks about the people side of the modern ways of working.

John Seely Brown is a researcher who specializes in organizational studies.
In this video Sense-Making in our Post AlphaGo World (45 mins) he provides a compelling explanation of the dynamics that turn an organisation from a quiet river into whitewater, and what is needed to navigate them.

Another insightful video from Gary Hamel is Why (in the context of transformations) Change Management is an Oxymoron (12 mins).

Henrik Kniberg created this short and insightful animation that provides an example of several aspects of Agile ways of working: Agile Product Ownership in a Nutshell (15 mins).

Stanley McChrystal is a retired United States Army general best known for his command of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) in the mid-2000s. Leadership courses teacher and Author of the best seller Team of Teams. On Organizing to Win in a Complex World (56 mins)

David Marquet is a retired United States Navy captain and the author of Turn the Ship Around.
In these short videos #1 Lead with intent (3 mins), #2 The Ladder of Leadership (2 mins), #3 How to Level Up with the Ladder of Leadership (2 mins), he introduces the practice of Intent-based leadership for leaders that want to make their managers/leadership team more proactive and autonomous in solving problems.
And in these two short videos, he articulates the characteristics of the two types of work we usually do at work: Red Work Blue Work (2 mins), Increase The Blue Work (2 mins).

Books & People

In terms of the books, here is the suggestion related to David Marquet book (he tells a story that contains several tangible and pragmatic modern leadership practices): Summer reading list for the (to be) reformed leader.
Here there are more books worth reading: Summer reading list for the (to be) reformed manager.

Finally, I would add these two books:

Author: Stephen Denning
Title: Radical Management

Author: Stanley Allen McChrystal
Title: Team of Teams

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