Mark C. Crowley

Transformational Leadership For The 21st Century

What people feel in the hearts has profound influence over their motivation & workplace performance.
“In contrast to longstanding management thinking, the heart is the driving force of human achievement, and employee engagement is a decision of the heart.”
– Mark C. Crowley
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Jim Kouses: A Leadership Giant!

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Podcast 001: Jim Kouses

Thirty-years ago, Jim Kouzes and his collaborator Barry Posner wrote The Leadership Challenge – a book that has sold 2.5 million copies and is taught in universities and management classes around the world. As the author of five other best-selling leadership books, a consultant and a Fellow of Leadership at the Leavey Business School at Santa Clara University, Kouzes was one of the earliest people to urge managers to purposefully affect employees’ hearts. Listen in as he shares his uncommon management wisdom, and explains why caring about the human needs in workers is the most enlightened way of driving sustainably great performance.

 

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Adam Bryant: Leadership Insights From Over 500 Corner Offices

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Podcast 002: Adam Bryant

Imagine having the opportunity to interview hundreds of the business world’s top CEOs and to hear them describe their leadership philosophy, not to mention the successes and failures that shaped their thinking.

For eight years, Adam Bryant did that exact thing as the creator and writer of the New York Times ‘ highly popular “Corner Office” column. In our discussion, we ask Adam what traits stood out amongst all these leaders, and what they collectively have to teach us that can help make all of us better managers.

 

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Mark C. Crowley: Glad You’ve Joined Us!

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Podcast 000: Mark C. Crowley

The expression “Lead From The Heart” elicits different meanings to different people, so Mark uses his first podcast to introduce himself, his vision for the show and some clarity around his leadership philosophy. Interviewed by his friend and “Blip” author, Ken Boynton, Mark talks about his best-selling book, the kinds of guests he plans to bring on the podcast and why he believes listening in will be highly worthwhile for anyone seeking to excel as a 21st Century leader.

 

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Here’s Why Bill Gates Calls Steven Pinker’s “Enlightenment Now” The Greatest Book He’s Ever Read

Here’s Why Bill Gates Calls Steven Pinker’s “Enlightenment Now” The Greatest Book He’s Ever Read

Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 in Current Affairs, Leadership, Wisdom From Other Authors | 0 comments

 

As I started reading Steven Pinker’s new bestseller, Enlightenment Now: The Case For Reason, Science, Humanism And Progress, I must admit I was curious to learn why Microsoft founder, Bill Gates, called it the greatest book he’s ever read.

And after making it through only a few pages of the preface, I thought I had my answer. Harvard psychology professor, Pinker packs more information into his sentences than any mere mortal could ever accomplish. Filled with astonishing erudition, brilliant references, and stunning conclusions, this is a book written by a genius for geniuses! The thought even crossed my mind that only a Mensa member could fully benefit from this book. “No wonder Gates loves this!”

But as I kept reading through its nearly 500 pages, I soon realized my initial assessment was entirely wrong. Gates didn’t herald this book for its style. He lauded it for it’s research – and for Pinker’s perfect timing in urging readers to start embracing optimism instead of the negativity that pervades so much of today’s discourse and thinking.

“Ordinary people think the world is going to hell in a hand basket,” Pinker writes, “and a solid majority of us believe our country is headed in the wrong direction.” And it’s easy to see why people feel this way. “Every day the news is filled with stories about war, terrorism, crime, pollution, inequality, drug abuse and oppression. We never see a journalist report live from a country to say ‘war has not broken out here.’”

In response, Pinker fills his book with chapter upon chapter of evidence that proves human life is only getting progressively better. We have fewer wars, less violence, more freedoms – and life expectancy has increased by 10 years in just the past half century. In areas of health, wealth, equality, the environment and overall wellbeing, all of it is ascending.

Consider these compelling examples of how life is actually improving:

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