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CHICAGO–It’s Thanksgiving Week, and that means turkey in all forms. That includes some of the worst turkey-management ideas in corporate history, as well has internal business practices that are turkeys.

NEW YORK–Malcolm Gladwell has sold more than 4.5-million books examining hidden factors that affect our lives, and spoken to people around the world, including credit unions. Now Gladwell is out with a recommended list of nine books every leader should read.

Is there a textbook on innovation? In truth there are many, one of which was highly recommended to credit unions recently. CU leaders looking for some good “brain food” should giving “Managing Innovation” by Joe Tidd and John Bessant a read, according to Tansley Stearns, chief impact officer with the Filene Research Institute, who cited the book in recent remarks to the California/Nevada leagues’ REACH Conference.

SEATTLE–Credit unions increasingly talk about their service delivery platforms, but no company has better executed on the “platform” than Amazon.com.

NEW YORK–Daymond John first rose to prominence by building the FUBU brand from scratch, and then to national fame after becoming one of the Sharks on ABC’s popular Shark Tank program. Now John, who says he is dyslexic and often has to re-read text in order to grasp it, has offered a list of six business books he believes everyone should read.

SAN FRANCISCO–There are many leadership programs available today, from 1-day workshops to corporate training programs, including within credit unions. But chances are, these won't really help, according to Roselinde Torres.

The excerpt below is from chapter 1 of “Control Your Destiny or Someone Else Will,” by Noel M. Tichy and Stratford Sherman, which is based on the leadership style and management practices of Jack Welch, the now retired CEO of General Electric. It appears here as part of CUToday.info’s series on leadership and management, The Corner.

BOULDER CITY, Nev.–The challenge of emotional intelligence, what a child's poem can teach, and the lessons of a pick-up artist all offer guidance in their own ways for credit union leaders. Below, Dr. Brandi Stankovic, organizational change consultant and motivational speaker, Mitchell Stankovic and Associates, shares her insights in CUToday.info's The Corner.

Simon Sinek, the author of 'Start with Why,' delivers a TED talk on what makes a great leader? In this talk Sinek suggests it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure and who draws staffers into a circle of trust.