Applied Empathy

by Mike Hunter

Having built his career working with iconic brands and institutions such as General Electric, Google, Nike, Warby Parker, and also The United Nations and the Obama Administration, Michael Ventura offers entrepreneurs and executives a radical new business book and way forward. Empathy is not about being nice. It’s not about pity or sympathy either. It’s… [More]

Gracious and Strong

by Mike Hunter

From the first female executive vice president of Walmart Inc., Gracious and Strong reveals what it means to rise above the most uncertain leadership challenges and make essential hard-right decisions. We’ve all faced an unexpected left turn, the types of challenges that can be completely life-changing and put one in survival mode, causing one to… [More]

Leading Clarity

by Mike Hunter

Leading Clarity offers a bold proposal that changes the trajectory of one’s business and leadership. Today’s business environment is more complex than at any time in history, with greater ambiguity, chaos and uncertainty. Too often, individuals and organizations become bogged down with competing priorities and the constant press of daily demands. This book provides a… [More]

Managing Up

By Mike Hunter

Managing Up is a guide to the most valuable “soft skill” one’s career has ever seen. It’s not about sucking up or brown-nosing; it’s about figuring out who one is, who one’s boss is, and finding where those meet. It’s about building real relationships with people who have influence over one’s career. This book offers… [More]

Getting It Right the First Time 

by Glenn H. Varney, Ph.D., and James M. McFillen

Leaders and managers of an organization often face the challenge of change. Unfortunately, managers often make costly mistakes when they start making changes in their organizations. In fact, the record shows that 70 percent of change projects in organizations fail. We’ll look at one such failure as an instructive example to discuss why the attempted… [More]

The Reputation Game

by Mike Hunter

It’s a game you’re already playing, whether you like it or not. You can choose to ignore it and remain at the mercy of what others say about you, or you can take the time to learn how it works. For those who do, the potential benefits are unlimited. Through pioneering research and interviews with… [More]

The Invisible Leader

by Mike Hunter

The best leaders aren’t people. Instead, innovative and emerging research shows that a compelling and other-centered authentic purpose — “The Invisible Leader” — may be the most powerful influencer of our behaviors, attitudes and motivation in organizations, work, school and life. Yet, despite the increasing evidence of purpose’s power, many of the organizations, systems and… [More]

How Leaders Improve

by Mike Hunter

Written by a team of highly experienced and successful executive leadership consultants, this book offers 10 data-driven insights regarding leadership effectiveness, accompanied by practical and easy-to-implement recommendations that directly serve the development of leadership ability. The book provides insights based on a sample of leaders who improved significantly over time, supplying findings that are based… [More]

The People First Effect

by Mike Hunter

Veteran consultant and award-winning author Jack Lannom outlines a clear, comprehensive strategy for increasing trust and decreasing tension in one’s personal and professional lives. The People First Effect is a business fable about CEO Dan Burton. Dan has successfully led his company out of the 2008 recession and sees his organization moving back toward sustainable… [More]

High-Stakes Leadership

by Mike Hunter

What makes some leaders so effective when the stakes are high, while others fall short? Why are some able to not only survive but to lead their organizations to new heights even in risky, fast-changing times? The answer is succinct but multi-layered: Such leaders display courage, judgment and fortitude. High-stakes leadership does not require unnatural… [More]