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2018 continues our prior focus on productivity with Maura Nevel Thomas' timely guide how to be an effective and modern leader. Dr. Amy Cooper Hakim shares her lifetime guide how to deal with thirty types of difficult people. Whitney Johnson offers a systematic, seven step process to disrupt ourselves, others or our organizations in pursuit of innovation. Father and son team Riggs attempt to jolt Baby Boomers into the 21st century with their breakthrough Counter Mentor Leadership, and Dr. Jennifer Kahnweiler reminds us that the power of opposites in the workplace frequently produces astonishing results.

For endurance athletes, Dr. Alison Eyring enthusiastically links the cadence of company building with long distance running. Next, Sir Ken Robinson takes us on a deep dive into education, as we focus on how we may be more creative leaders. We draft Wesley Middleton and Carla Moore's Personal Leadership Philosophies based on his courageous journey from ordinary CPA to contemporary business leader, and her transformative work/life experience, respectively. Annie Duke, famous for her poker skills, shares the deep intellectual underpinnings leading to improved decision making. We revisit Jennifer Kahnweiler and Michelle Gibbings, who offer their continuing leadership stories about introversion and career growth. Kim Scott shares her amazing Silicon Valley leadership journey and a the new term Radical Candor.

We also return to Master Storyteller Carmine Gallo, who instructs us how to go from good to great in Five Stars. Actor turned leader Kimberly Scott shares her transformation in Brave Leadership, adding to a 21st leadership vision.