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Applicable – You’ll get advice that can be directly applied in the workplace or in everyday situations.
Analytical – You’ll understand the inner workings of the subject matter.
Background – You’ll get contextual knowledge as a frame for informed action or analysis.
Bold – You’ll find arguments that may break with predominant views.
Comprehensive – You’ll find every aspect of the subject matter covered.
Concrete Examples – You’ll get practical advice illustrated with examples of real-world applications or anecdotes.
Controversial – You’ll be confronted with strongly debated opinions.
Eloquent – You’ll enjoy a masterfully written or presented text.
Engaging – You’ll read or watch this all the way through the end.
Eye opening – You’ll be offered highly surprising insights.
For beginners – You’ll find this to be a good primer if you’re a learner with little or no prior experience/knowledge.
For experts – You’ll get the higher-level knowledge/instructions you need as an expert.
Hot Topic – You’ll find yourself in the middle of a highly debated issue.
Innovative – You can expect some truly fresh ideas and insights on brand-new products or trends.
Insider’s take – You’ll have the privilege of learning from someone who knows her or his topic inside-out.
Inspiring – You’ll want to put into practice what you’ve read immediately.
Overview – You’ll get a broad treatment of the subject matter, mentioning all its major aspects.
Scientific – You’ll get facts and figures grounded in scientific research.
Visionary – You’ll get a glimpse of the future and what it might mean for you.
Well structured – You’ll find this to be particularly well organized to support its reception or application.
Harvard Business School professor Rosabeth Moss Kanter argues that solving today’s complex social problems requires a new kind of leadership: “advanced leadership.” An advanced leader understands that established social institutions, such as big companies, nonprofits or governmental agencies, can become barriers to progress if they focus on defending their turf rather than embracing innovative reforms. Advanced leaders prioritize seeking new ideas, soliciting input from people who usually don’t have a voice in social issues, and drawing on expertise from a range of business, scientific and cultural fields
About the Author
Rosabeth Moss Kanter is the Ernest L. Arbuckle professor at the Harvard Business School and co-founder of the Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative. She is the author or co-author of 20 books, including Confidence: How Winning Streaks and Losing Streaks Begin and End; Men and Women of the Corporation, and SuperCorp: How Vanguard Companies Create Innovation, Profits, Growth, and Social Good.
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