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Leadership Books for 2019

In recent years, I have intentionally spent more time reading, and some of my favorite topics include leadership, creativity, and team building. I’ll be honest, much of my “reading” occurs through audio books, but I still try to spend time reading physical books. In his article “The Reading Habits of Highly Successful People,” Andrew Merle shares statistics about how many books successful people read each week, month, and year. I am amazed by the hours so many leaders devote to reading.

I recently read “The 19 New Leadership Books to Read in 2019” by Adam Grant. I am looking forward to reading several of these books this year.

This article about Jim Kwik provides us with some strategies to increase how fast we read.

As I reflect on the new year, I hope to spend more time reading and less idle time looking at my phone. I am going to try to have a book available to read or listen to when I have down time.

I am always looking for book suggestions and hope to hear from you. Happy new year!

Tad is leading a two hour creative problem solving workshop at the University of Evansville (Evansville, Indiana) on February 13, 2019. More information can be found below. Please consider registering or sharing with your contacts.

Registration information

Professional Development Mini-Workshops

$75 for Community
$45 for UE Students
Two-Hour Workshops

Enhancing Creativity and Building Collaborative Teams to Solve Complex Problems

February 13, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Stone Family Center for Health Sciences, Downtown Evansville

This workshop will provide hands on opportunities for participants to learn about creativity and problem solving. In advance of the workshop, all participants will take the Basadur Profile, an assessment that identifies their creative problem solving style. The Profile includes an individual print out and a scatter diagram for the entire team. Some of the topics addressed include the accelerating rate of change in today’s society, how people gain and use knowledge, characteristics of effective creative problem solving teams, and divergent and convergent thinking. Participants walk away with an enhanced understanding of creative problem solving and how these skills can be applied within their organization. These skills have been applied in all types of organizations, including Fortune 500 companies, nonprofits, universities, government entities, schools, religious institutions, and small businesses.

How can we help your organization?

DSC_0336.JPGT.A. Dickel Group, LLC was founded to help organizations be more creative, collaborative, and ultimately more productive. The business began with a focus on facilitating strategic planning processes but has expanded to include a variety of services for all types of organizations.

Here are some common reasons for needing our services:

  • Your organization desires to be more creative and innovative.
  • Your meetings are not as productive as they could be.
  • Your teams need to work more collaboratively and effectively.
  • Your employees need to be empowered to solve complex problems.

We can develop customized training that meets your organization’s needs. Please contact us for more information.