Videos & Book reviews about leadership, success and networking for young professionals

Tag: career development

Video Review for Essentialism by Greg McKeown

This is video review for Essentialism by Greg McKeown, produced by Callibrain.

Video Book Review for Mindset by Carol Dweck (Stanford University)

This is video review for Mindset by Carol Dweck, produced by Callibrain.


Video Review for The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg

This is video review for The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg, produced by Callibrain.

Essentialism-The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (Greg McKeown, Stanford Graduate School of Business)

Taking inspiration from legendary designer Dieter Ram’s philosophy of “less but better”, McKeown outlines an antidote in his book Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, which features practical tips on how to figure out what’s most important, eliminate the trivial, and establish routines for effortless execution. McKeown earned his MBA from Stanford Graduate School of… Read More ›

Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets (Carol Dweck, Stanford UniversityO

Dr. Carol Dweck discusses Dwecks groundbreaking book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. One of the leading researchers in the field of motivation, Dweck explains why being smart and talented doesnt always add up to success. What is a fixed mindset, and why should you avoid it?

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman (Animated Book Summary)

An animated book summary of Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ by Daniel Goleman.

Shawn Achor (Harvard University) on happiness as a competitive advantage

Happiness and positive psychology expert Shawn Achor talked about his research of (mostly unhappy) Harvard students. Achor’s research indicates that only ten percent of our happiness is shaped by our external world; ninety percent is influenced by our internal perspective. In studying high-achieving Harvard students, Achor realized that one common mistake we make is thinking… Read More ›

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (Animated Book Summary)

Learn essential communication skills in this animated book summary of How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie.

Daniel Goleman: What makes a leader?

A synthesis The main ideas of the book ‘What makes a leader’, by Daniel Goleman (author of ‘Emotional intelligence’).  

Shawn Achor (Harvard University): happiness inspires productivity

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

Clayton Christensen (Harvard Business School) On Truth, God and Personal Courage

The Harvard Business School professor and author of “How Will You Measure Your Life?” talks about how he dealt with getting cancer, a heart attack and stroke—all in 3 years, and how religion and science are not incompatible at all.

Developing the CEO Within You (Harvard Business Review)

An interview with Joseph L. Bower, Professor, Harvard Business School. To become an effective CEO, work for companies committed to leadership development, and take responsibility for your own development on the job.

The Growth Mindset (Stanford Professor Carol Dweck )

Sal talks with Stanford Professor Carol Dweck about her research on the Growth Mindset.

Richard St. John: “Success is a continuous journey”

Richard St. John reminds us that success is not a one-way street, but a constant journey. He uses the story of his business’ rise and fall to illustrate a valuable lesson — when we stop trying, we fail.

Richard Branson: learning from failure

Richard Branson speaking with Seth Godin about learning from failure.

Seth Godin on social networking

Godin describes the value for businesses.  

Professional Networking Tips

Kathryn Minshew is the founder and CEO of The Muse, a career website that helps people figure out what they want to do with their lives and how to get there. And she’s sharing 5 great tips to get you started at any networking event.

Katty Kay | Confidence is a Choice

A nice story about gaining self-confidence.

Geoff Colvin | Talent is Overated

A nice example about overcoming obstacles.

Create a Life with Purpose–Clayton Christensen (Harvard Business School)

Clay Christensen, Harvard Business School professor and best-selling author, discusses his new book and explains why it’s essential to follow your commitments 100% of the time.

Leadership Takes Humility (Tim Westergreen, Co-founder Pandora)

Tim Westergreen, co-founder of Pandora, explains why leadership takes humility (Harvard Business Review).

How Will You Measure Your Life?, Clayton Christensen (Harvard Business School)

Clayton M. Christensen is the architect of and the world’s foremost authority on disruptive innovation. Consistently acknowledged in rankings as one of the world’s leading thinkers on innovation, Christensen is widely sought after as a speaker, advisor and board member. He is currently the Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard… Read More ›

Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address

Drawing from some of the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs, chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, urged graduates to pursue their dreams and see the opportunities in life’s setbacks — including death itself — at the university’s 114th Commencement on June 12, 2005.  

The Art of Career Development (Harvard Business Review)

Gianpiero Petriglieri, associate professor at INSEAD, explains what we can all learn from artists.

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success (Carol Dweck)

World-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck, in decades of research on achievement and success, has discovered a truly groundbreaking idea—the power of our mindset. Dweck explains why it’s not just our abilities and talent that bring us success—but whether we approach them with a fixed or growth mindset. She makes clear why praising intelligence and… Read More ›

Con ganas, ganas. Del esfuerzo a la plenitud (Santiago Alvarez de Mon)

La presente obra constituye una reflexión lúcida sobre la alquimia que surge entre el talento y el esfuerzo como base de una vida aprovechada que sueña con la felicidad. En un mundo presidido por la incertidumbre, la diversidad y el cambio, el ser humano se interroga por sus señas últimas de identidad. Trascendiendo el efecto… Read More ›

Aprendiendo a perder: Las dos caras de la vida (Santiago Alvarez de Mon)

Se trata de un libro paradójico y lleno de preguntas, algunas de las cuales se responden a lo largo de las páginas, pero otras interpelan directamente al lector implicándole en su desarrollo personal. A través de conversaciones de coaching con profesionales cuyo perfil queda esbozado en relación a la problemática con el error, muestra que, a… Read More ›

What You’re Really Meant to Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential (Robert Kaplan)

Building a fulfilling life and career can be a daunting challenge. It takes courage and hard work. Too often, we charge down a path leading to “success” as defined by those around us—and ultimately, are left feeling dissatisfied. Each of us is unique and brings distinctive skills and qualities to any situation. So why is… Read More ›

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less (Greg McKeown)

Have you ever found yourself stretched too thin? Do you simultaneously feel overworked and underutilized? Are you often busy but not productive? Do you feel like your time is constantly being hijacked by other people’s agendas? If you answered yes to any of these, the way out is the Way of the Essentialist. The Way… Read More ›

True North: Discover Your Authentic Leadership (Bill George)

True North shows how anyone who follows their internal compass can become an authentic leader. This leadership tour de force is based on research and first-person interviews with 125 of today’s top leaders—with some surprising results. In this important book, acclaimed former Medtronic CEO Bill George and coauthor Peter Sims share the wisdom of these… Read More ›

Bill George – A Unique Life Story

Bill George gives examples of successful CEO’s and the backgrounds that influenced them to become remarkable leaders.

Good Leaders are Authentic Leaders

A very helpful video about the importance of authentic leadership.

J.K. Rowling – motivational speech

Excerpts from her commencement speech at Harvard University in 2008

The 6 Behaviors of Great Leadership: Franz M. Haniel, Haniel Chairman

“Great leaders,” said Haniel during the opening of IESE campus in Munich, can be characterized by their competence, character and empathy. “They don’t extrapolate, they anticipate; they are courageous enough to abandon a successful practice if necessary; they accept their social responsibility, build a culture of trust and cooperation and empower others.” The event also… Read More ›

Keith Ferrazzi: Online Relationships

Networking has changed since the internet. Online relationships don’t have to stay on the web though. Keith Ferrazzi, best selling author and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, speaks about the value of your network.

Keith Ferrazzi: High Performance Relationships

Building relationships are important to success. Keith Ferrazzi, best selling author and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, speaks about the value of your network.

Working for Happiness

It’s not about the money. At the end of the day, we want to be happy. Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, a public policy organization in Washington, D.C., talks to IESE about the research linking hard work and happiness. Brooks explains why earned success may make you happier than a lottery… Read More ›

Keith Ferrazzi: People Plan

A “People Plan” requires you to identify the people you want to build relationships with for your success. How do you build that network? How do you make it work for you?

How to Be Successful

An interesting video by IESE Business School

Leading as a CEO: It’s All About People

A leader has to be someone people trust, they have to be open and truthful, says José Antônio do Prado Fay, former CEO of the food company BRF. Companies have to be aware that there are many stakeholders. If you can’t reward your shareholders you have a problem, he says, but if you only reward… Read More ›

Keith Ferrazzi: How Can I Be More Outgoing?

Success is rarely a solo accomplishment. The author of “Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time”.

Keith Ferrazzi: How Do I Start Networking?

Success is rarely a solo accomplishment. The author of “Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time”.

Keith Ferrazzi: What is Networking?

Success is rarely a solo accomplishment. The author of “Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time”.

Ben Bernanke’s Ten Suggestions for Princeton Grads

June 2, 2013 — Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, returning to the Princeton University campus where he taught economics for 17 years, offered graduating seniors often humorous advice on subjects ranging from love and success to money and politics.

Paolo Cardini: Forget multitasking, try monotasking

People aren’t just cooking anymore — they’re cooking, texting, talking on the phone, watching YouTube and uploading photos of the awesome meal they just made. Designer Paolo Cardini questions the efficiency of our multitasking world and makes the case for — gasp — “monotasking.” His charming 3D-printed smartphone covers just might help.

Relationships Are Core to Your Success

Keith Ferrazzi explains that relationships are core to your success. Every relationship is at its core personal.  

Meshing What We Love and What We’re Good At

Gina Amaro Rudan discusses how to address the conflict between our personal and professional self, and how we can mesh them to achieve greatness, and to discover and sustain our inner genius.

Keith Ferrazzi – Best-Selling Author of Never Eat Alone

Keith Ferrazzi is one of the rare individuals to discover the essential formula for reaching the top – a powerful combination of marketing acumen and a remarkable ability to connect with others. Both Forbes and Inc. have designated him one of the world’s most connected individuals.

The Power of Vulnerability

Brené Brown, Ph.D., LMSW is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past decade studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame.

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