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Leading From the Front

January 5, 2024
It's The Manager

Dedicated Research

Gallup is one of the world’s largest analytical and advisory companies. Clifton and Harter use the data from Gallup’s research to provide leaders with the tools to deal with various issues organizations face.

What I Like About the Book

It’s The Manager is not designed for you to read linearly, chapter by chapter. The book is broken up into five sections - Strategy, Culture, Employment Brand, Boss to Coach, and Future of Work – so you can quickly navigate to sections needed to help you address problems as they arise.

The appendix portion of the book is another treasure. Each one has a focus, including Leading with Your Strengths, The 12 Elements of Great Management, The Relationship Between Engagement at Work and Organizational Outcomes, The Relationship Between Strengths-Based Employee Development and Organizational Outcomes, and Gallup Meta-Analytic Study of Managerial Hiring and Development Profiles.  My favorite of the five is the first one. Leading with Your Strengths covers the CliftonStrength themes. In short, these themes discuss how to supervise, identify, and challenge those with certain traits. Leadership is not one size fits all. This section does a great job of highlighting that and will propel you to be the leader you know you can be. 

In Closing

It’s The Manager is filled with notes and references for further learning opportunities. If you already serve in a leadership role or aspire to become one, this book will help you maximize your and your organization's potential.

PS: AI and The Future

Join us for a fun chat about AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ChatGPT. Learn how AI can make your day-to-day life easier including tasks such as planning a party, organizing a trip, or applying for a job. ChatGPT can help with all these and more! Come find out what the buzz is all about!

Dr. Yaa Kumah-Crystal is a Pediatric Endocrinologist and Biomedical Informaticist at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Her research focus is on improving communication within the medical community to enhance patient care and using technology to improve health outcomes.

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Saturday, February 3rd, 2024 in the auditorium at the Main Library.  

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Lavelle Miller Sr. is a U.S. Army Veteran, gamer, podcaster, and mixed-martial artist. He currently works in the Adult Services Division at the Main Library where he strives to inspire and motivate patrons as well as fellow co-workers.

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