We curated a lineup of experts to speak (virtually) on topics ranging from diversity and inclusion to change management, additive manufacturing, emerging technologies, coaching, supply chain, and innovation. As 2020 draws to a close, we wanted to share a selection of books recommended by several of our speakers and team members. Without further ado, here are the titles to add to your 2021 reading list:
The COVID-19 crisis has undoubtedly shifted our lives in a myriad of ways, including how we work. While more than twenty percent are out of work due to COVID-related layoffs, the global pandemic has forced the eighty percent still working to either perform their responsibilities remotely or to work in a facility while trying to maintain social distance (along with additional new best practices like increased sanitation or shift staggering). Regardless of where we are doing our work, one thing is certain: we have all had to adapt.
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What seemed like a clear-cut research project on the “secret sauce” behind the greatest teams in sports history has evolved into a multi-year endeavor and bestselling book for Sam Walker, a Wall Street Journal columnist and one-time editor. Walker, author of The Captain Class: A New Theory of Leadership, took the stage as the kickoff keynote for The Ohio State University Center for Operational Excellence’s seventh-annual Leading Through Excellence summit.
Throughout the year, COE blends its line-up of big events with other sessions designed to get member companies connected on a smaller scale. The beginning of the summer has a few notable opportunities like this. June 5: Lean Leader Benchmarking