TPG's Top Picks: Week of Dec 11

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As we wind down for the holidays and get ready to welcome a new year, we’re moving away from our usual industry round up. This week, we hope these articles will allow to focus on your personal and professional growth goals, and provide some insight into on how to set yourself up for success in 2021 and beyond.


Planning for the Unknown: What Sled Dogs Can Teach Us About Setting Up for Sustainable Success

Humans are falling into uncertainty, stretching ourselves thin, and we have no idea how far it is to the finish line. This author takes a lesson from sled dogs, arguing that the trick to avoiding burnout in uncertain times is taking care of ourselves before we need it — getting enough sleep, asking for help and connecting with others regularly to set ourselves up for a potential marathon.

2020: The Year of the Human Leader

“Faceless, top-down leadership has become stale, fake and ineffective”. Head over to Forbes to read more about the need for human leaders who lead from the bottom up, in 2020 and beyond.

What is Organizational Intelligence and Why Does Good Leadership Hinge On It?

For those looking to build their leadership skills to manage dynamic teams in the new year, HBR provides insights on a lesser-known: “organizational intelligence” or how to catalyze organizational alignment.

The Case for ‘Resilience’ as the Word to Live By in 2021

As we enter another year fraught with unprecedented uncertainty, Forbes explores why your plans for 2021 should be centered on “resilience”, so that you’re able to thrive, not just survive.


A reminder: As we approach a holiday season unlike any other in a winter that’s likely to get worse before it gets better, don’t forget to look out for the health and well-being of yourself, your loved ones and your community! Although physical health remains top of mind, experts warn of an imminent mental health crisis that could ravage North America in the next few months.

We’re taking the liberty of passing on some location-specific starting points that you might find helpful. We will be adding to this list in coming weeks when relevant.




Happy holidays from the TPG team, see you in the new year!

TPG’s Top Picks is a weekly column of curated, industry-specific trends. We will focus on a new industry every week, and offer you the latest developments in a quick, digestible post.

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