Synopsis: In this book, Steven Covey represents the top seven ways to solving personal and professional problems. He demonstrates through his writing, a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, honesty, and human dignity.
We recommend reading this book in order to emphasize the importance of self-renewal and understanding what it means to show leadership and creativity within your own spiritual, mental, and physical resources.
Synopsis: The most important message of this book is to find your voice and inspire others to find theirs. Following his 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, this book helps its readers move beyond effectiveness and into greatness.
We recommend reading this book in order to help leaders to better understand their people and inspire others to find their voice.
Synopsis: This book offers a practical guide to entrepreneurs who wish to rise above the fray of the competition, become pioneers in previously uncharted market territory, and gain access to impressive growth opportunities and an untapped customer base.
Most businesses make the mistake of focusing on their competitors when developing strategies. A “blue ocean” business, on the other hand, focuses on how to create new value for customers, the base of which may be people who are not yet customers of this business’ core industry. The term “blue ocean” is derived from the idea that an area of unexplored market space is like the clear, blue waters of an undisturbed portion of ocean.
Synopsis: Based on a revolutionary morning routine that has helped Robin Sharma and many of his clients maximize their productivity, activate their best health and bulletproof their serenity in this age of overwhelming complexity. You will discover the early-rising habit that has helped so many accomplish epic results while upgrading their happiness, helpfulness and feelings of aliveness.
Through an enchanting—and often amusing—story about two struggling strangers who meet an eccentric tycoon who becomes their secret mentor, The 5am Club will walk you through:
- How great geniuses, business titans and the world’s wisest people start their mornings to produce astonishing achievements
- A little-known formula you can use instantly to wake up early feeling inspired, focused and flooded with a fiery drive to get the most out of each day
- A step-by-step method to protect the quietest hours of daybreak so you have time for exercise, self-renewal and personal growth
- A neuroscience-based practice proven to help make it easy to rise while most people are sleeping, giving you precious time for yourself to think, express your creativity and begin the day peacefully instead of being rushed
- “Insider-only” tactics to defend your gifts, talents and dreams against digital distraction and trivial diversions so you enjoy fortune, influence and a magnificent impact on the world
Synopsis: The Path of Least Resistance discusses how people can find inspiration in their own lives to drive their creative process. This book discusses that by understanding the concept of structure, we can reorder the structural make-up of our lives; this idea helps clear the way to the path of least resistance that will lead to the manifestation of our most deeply held desires.
Synopsis: First published in 1910, “The Science of Getting Rich” is Wallace D. Wattle’s work of the New Thought movement which describes the process by which one can focus one’s mental energies towards the attraction of financial success. As Wattles begins in his preface: “This book is pragmatical, not philosophical; a practical manual, not a treatise upon theories.
It is intended for people whose most pressing need is for money; who wish to get rich first, and philosophize afterward. It is for those who have, so far, found neither the time, the means, nor the opportunity to go deeply into the study of metaphysics, but who want results and who are willing to take the conclusions of science as a basis for action, without going into all the processes by which those conclusions were reached.
Synopsis: Maltz was the first researcher and author to explain how the self-image (a term he popularized) has complete control over an individual’s ability to achieve (or fail to achieve) any goal. He developed techniques for improving and managing self-image—visualization, mental rehearsal, relaxation—which have informed and inspired countless motivational gurus, sports psychologists, and self-help practitioners for more than fifty years.
The teachings of Psycho-Cybernetics are timeless because they are based on solid science and provide a prescription for thinking and acting that lead to quantifiable results.
Zero Resistance Selling: Achieve Extraordinary Sales Results Using the World-Renowned Techniques of Psycho-Cybernetics
Synopsis: Achieve extraordinary sales results using the world-renowned techniques of Psycho-Cybernetics. Dr. Maxwell Maltz, the creator of Psycho-Cybernetics, and five hugely successful sales entrepreneurs – each a Psycho-Cybernetics success story – reveal how to apply this powerful self-improvement program to every aspect of selling. Learn how to completely eliminate customer resistance even as you remove your own mental obstacles and doubts. This unique program enables you to:
- Quickly become a “master closer”
- Use objections to forge a “partnership” between you and the customer
- Make dynamic, action-inspiring sales presentations
- Soar out of any selling slump
- Ensure your own financial health and well-being
- Sell successfully even in situations where your self-image insists you’re in “over your head”
- Network for astounding results – without wasting time
- Conquer call resistance forever
- Use stress to your advantage
- Attain happiness and peace of mind in your sales career
Zero Resistance Selling shows you how to literally “reprogram your self-image to help you attain your loftiest selling and career goals.
Synopsis: “It’s Not All About Me” offers readers a look into the human mind, explaining how it really works. Dreeke provides techniques he’s tested and mastered when it comes to building rapport with others.
In some aspects, Dreeke’s “It’s Not All About Me” is about the individual and his wants, goals, desires and dreams. The 10 techniques covered in this guide will help readers achieve their goals by treating others well and placing communal wants and needs above individual ones. Dreeke believes the short and simple nature of his guide to building rapport makes the points easy to understand and adapt to one’s life.
Synopsis: To bring your dreams and desires to fulfillment, you must be successful with money. This book shows you how to amass personal wealth by sharing the secrets of the ancient Babylonians, who were the first to discover the universal laws of prosperity. Clason offers an understanding of, and a solution to, your personal financial problems. This is the book that holds the secrets to keeping your money and making more.
Synopsis: Conventional accounting uses the logical (albeit, flawed) formula: Sales – Expenses = Profit. The problem is, businesses are run by humans, and humans aren’t always logical. Mike Michalowicz has developed a behavioral approach to accounting to flip the formula: Sales – Profit = Expenses. Just as the most effective weight loss strategy is to limit portions by using smaller plates, Michalowicz shows that by taking profit first and apportioning only what remains for expenses, entrepreneurs will transform their businesses from cash-eating monsters to profitable cash cows. Using Michalowicz’s Profit First system, readers will learn that:
· Following 4 simple principles can simplify accounting and make it easier to manage a profitable business by looking at bank account balances.
· A small, profitable business can be worth much more than a large business surviving on its top line.
· Businesses that attain early and sustained profitability have a better shot at achieving long-term growth.
With dozens of case studies, practical, step-by-step advice, and his signature sense of humor, Michalowicz has the game-changing roadmap for any entrepreneur to make money they always dreamed of.
Synopsis: The valuable lesson contained in this book is that the best way to attract prosperity is to abandon the pursuit of wealth and allow it to flow toward oneself. The ancient laws of attraction are explained in plain language and applied in an economic framework—a new perspective not found in other popular explications of these principles.
A path to prosperity is offered in tandem with guidance for achieving harmony in both professional and personal spheres while strategies to overcome destructive thinking patterns and to sustain the flow of wealth while channeling it constructively are delineated. Profiles of individuals who pursued their passion rather than profit, and subsequently reaped immense rewards, will inspire those seeking to transform their lives.
Synopsis: Gartner classifies all managers into one of four types:
- Teacher managers, who develop employees’ skills based on their own expertise and direct their development along a similar track to their own.
- Cheerleader managers, who give positive feedback while taking a general hands-off approach to employee development.
- Always-on managers, who provide constant, frequent feedback and coaching on all aspects of the employee’s performance.
- Connector managers, who provide feedback in their area of expertise while connecting employees to others in the team or organization who are better suited to address specific needs.
Although the four types of managers are more or less evenly distributed, the connector manager consistently outperforms the others by a significant margin. Meanwhile, always-on managers tend to see their employees struggle to grow within the organization. Why is that?
Drawing on their groundbreaking data-driven research, as well as in-depth case studies and extensive interviews with managers and employees at companies like IBM, Accenture, and eBay, the authors show what behaviors define a connector manager, and why they are able to build powerhouse teams. They also show why other types of managers fail to be equally effective, and how they can incorporate behaviors of connector managers in order to be more effective at building teams.
Synopsis: There’s an art to success! You don’t have to be a super-achiever or unusually creative. You don’t have to endure great obstacles. You don’t even have to do exceptional things. You just have to do ordinary things exceptionally well.
The Art of Exceptional Living by Jim Rohn shows you how to begin living life according to your own rules. Catch up on your success and attain all you want and need.
Jim will teach you the importance of self-education, developing new skills, and how to start your own personal success library filled with information that will make you more knowledgeable as well as more employable.
Synopsis: If you had the opportunity to work where, when, and with whom you wanted – all while getting paid very well – would you take it?
Whether you’re thinking about starting a new business or growing an existing one, Ready, Fire, Aim has what you need to succeed in your entrepreneurial endeavors. In it, Masterson shares the knowledge he has gained from creating and expanding numerous businesses and outlines a focused strategy for guiding a small business through the four stages of entrepreneurial growth. Along the way, you’ll learn the skills needed to succeed in this dynamic environment.
Synopsis: Become a passionate, purposeful, and meaningful leader through identifying who you are, your strengths, and your skills.
Stedman Graham’s Identity Leadership is a very personal and prescriptive guide that is based on his philosophy that a leader can’t lead others until he can first lead himself – the more he works on himself, the more he can give to those around him. To know our purpose in life, we begin with our passions, skills, and talents, and with this book we learn how to channel the best of who we are to achieve success for ourselves and those we lead.
In Identity Leadership, Graham examines why self-awareness matters, how leaders lead, the importance of communication, and much more. He then shows the listener how to step into their role as a leader and create their identity leadership plan. Key to the journey is believing in yourself, knowing your competence, continually challenging yourself, and being patient with yourself. Graham uses anecdotes from his own life, as well as discussing successful leaders, to illustrate the importance of identity leadership in each of our lives.
Self-leaders can create a roadmap that leads to personal growth, development, and improvement of performance in every area of life. Identity Leadership provides the tools-self-awareness, emotional intelligence, discipline, and more – needed to continually plan and execute learning and development of our talents and skills. These tools enable readers to commit to a personal vision and lead with purpose.
Synopsis: It is time to ditch the old networking-for networking’s-sake mentality in favor of a more powerful and effective approach to creating and enhancing connections. In Superconnector, Scott Gerber and Ryan Paugh reveal a new category of professionals born out of the social media era: highly valuable community-builders who make things happen through their keen understanding and utilization of social capital. Superconnectors understand the power of relationship-building, problem-solve by connecting the dots at high levels, and purposefully cause different worlds and communities to interact with the intention of creating mutual value.
How can you become a Superconnector? Gerber and Paugh share instructive anecdotes from a who’s who roster of high achievers, revealing how to systematically manage a professional community and maximize its value. Of utmost importance is practicing Habitual Generosity, acting on the knowledge that your greatest returns come when you least expect them, and that by putting others’ needs first the good karma will flow back to you tenfold. Gerber and Paugh also explore winning strategies such as The Art of Selectivity, a well-honed ability to define which relationships matter most for you and decide how you will maintain them over time. Full of helpful advice on how to communicate with anyone about anything, Google-proof your reputation, and much more.
Expert Secrets: The Underground Playbook for Creating a Mass Movement of People Who Will Pay for Your Advice
Synopsis: Your message has the ability to change someone’s life. The impact that the right message can have on someone at the right time in their life is immeasurable. It could help to save marriages, repair families, change someone’s health, grow a company, or more…
But only if you know how to get it into the hands of the people whose lives you have been called to change. Expert Secrets will put your message into the hands of people who need it.
Synopsis: The lack of personal accountability is a problem that has resulted in an epidemic of blame, complaining, and procrastination. No organization or individual can achieve goals, compete in the marketplace, fulfill a vision, or develop people and teams without personal accountability.
John G. Miller believes that the troubles that plague organizations cannot be solved by pointing fingers and blaming others. Rather, the real solutions are found when each of us recognizes the power of personal accountability. In QBQ! The Question Behind the Question, Miller explains how negative, inappropriate questions like “why do we have to go through all this change?” and “who dropped the ball?” represent a lack of personal accountability. Conversely, when we ask better questions, QBQs, such as “what can I do to contribute?” or “how can I help solve the problem?” our lives and our organizations are transformed
This remarkable and timely book gives a practical method for putting personal accountability into daily action, with astonishing results: Problems are solved, internal barriers come down, service improves, teamwork grows, and people adapt to change more quickly. It is an invaluable resource for anyone seeking to learn, grow, and change. Using this tool, each of us can add tremendous worth to our organizations and to our lives by eliminating blame, complaining, and procrastination.
Synopsis: Whether your goal is to change minds, change markets, or change the world – anything is possible for an influencer.
Everyone wants to be an influencer. We all want to learn how to help ourselves and others change behavior. And yet, in spite of the fact that we routinely attempt to do everything from lose weight to improve quality at work, few of us have more than one or two ideas about how to exert influence. For the first time, Influencer brings together the breakthrough strategies of contemporary influence masters. By drawing from the skills of hundreds of successful influencers and combining them with five decades of the best social-science research, Influencer shares eight powerful principles for changing behaviors – principles almost anyone can apply to change almost anything.
Synopsis: Why did crime in New York drop in the mid-90s? Why is teenage smoking out of control? Why are television shows like Sesame Street good at teaching kids how to read?
In The Tipping Point looks at why major changes in society happen suddenly and unexpectedly. Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a few fare-beaters and graffiti artists fuel a subway crime wave, or a satisfied customer fill the empty tables of a new restaurant. These are social epidemics, and the moment when they take off, when they reach their critical mass, is the Tipping Point.
Gladwell uncovers the personality types who are natural pollinators of new ideas and trends. He analyzes fashion trends, smoking, children’s television, direct mail and the early days of the American Revolution for clues about making ideas infectious.
The Tipping Point is an intellectual adventure story with an infectious enthusiasm for the power and joy of new ideas. Most of all, it is a road map to change, with a profoundly hopeful message: that one imaginative person applying a well-placed lever can move the world.
Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
Synopsis: For more than 25 years, Your Money or Your Life has been considered the go-to book for taking back your life by changing your relationship with money. Hundreds of thousands of people have followed this nine-step program, learning to live more deliberately and meaningfully with Vicki Robin’s guidance.
Whether you’re just beginning your financial life or heading towards retirement, this book will tell you how to:
- Get out of debt and develop savings
- Save money through mindfulness and good habits, rather than strict budgeting
- Declutter your life and live well for less
- Invest your savings and begin creating wealth
- Save the planet while saving money
Synopsis: How can the latest brain research help increase your sales?
We are inundated daily by an average of 10,000 sales messages and selling is now tougher than ever. That’s why you need to learn what neuroscience has uncovered that will immediately increase your selling and influencing effectiveness.
Unveiling the latest brain research and revolutionary marketing practices, authors Patrick Renvoisé and Christophe Morin teach highly effective techniques to help you deliver powerful, unique, and memorable presentations that will have a major, lasting impact on potential buyers such as:
- The 6 stimuli that always trigger a response
- The 4 steps to align content and delivery of your message
- The 6 message building blocks to address the “old brain”
- The 7 powerful impact boosters to set your delivery apart from the rest
Once you know how the decision-making part of the brain works, you’ll quickly begin to deliver more convincing sales presentations, close more deals, create more effective marketing strategies, and radically improve your ability to influence others.
Synopsis: Predicting the behavior of others is an urgent need for anyone whose work involves relationships with others, whether it’s leading an organization, collaborating with a teammate, or closing a sale. But predictability is not as simple as good and evil, or truth and fiction. Allies might make a promise with every intention of keeping it, not realizing that they will be unable to do so due to some personal shortcoming. And those seeking to thwart your endeavor may not realize how reliable their malevolent tells have become.
Dreeke’s system is simple, but powerful. For instance, a colleague might have a strong moral code, but do they believe your relationship will be long-term? Even the most upstanding person can betray your trust if they don’t see themselves tied to you or your desired result in the long term. How can you determine whether someone has both the skill and will to do what they’ve said they’re going to do? Behaviors as subtle as how they take notes will reveal their reliability.
Using this book as their manual, readers will be able to quickly and easily determine who they can trust and who they can’t; who is likely to deliver on promises and who will disappoint; and when a person is vested in your success vs. when they are actively plotting your demise. With this knowledge they can confidently embark on anything from a business venture to a romantic relationship to a covert operation without the stress of the unknown.
Synopsis: You might imagine that an effective leader is someone who makes quick, intelligent decisions, gives inspiring speeches, and issues clear orders to their team so they can execute a plan to achieve your organization’s goals. Unfortunately, David Marquet argues, that’s an outdated model of leadership that just doesn’t work anymore.
As a leader in today’s networked, information-dense business climate, you don’t have full visibility into your organization or the ground reality of your operating environment. In order to harness the eyes, ears, and minds of your people, you need to foster a climate of collaborative experimentation that encourages people to speak up when they notice problems and work together to identify and test solutions.
Too many leaders fall in love with the sound of their own voice and wind up dictating plans and digging in their heels when problems begin to emerge. Even when you want to be a more collaborative leader, you can undermine your own efforts by defaulting to command-and-control language we’ve inherited from the industrial era.
It’s time to ditch the industrial age playbook of leadership. In Leadership is Language, you’ll learn how choosing your words can dramatically improve decision-making and execution on your team.
Synopsis: Nelson Mandela was one of the great moral and political leaders of his time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. After his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela was at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa’s antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is still revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality.
Long Walk to Freedom is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history’s greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela told the extraordinary story of his life — an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.
Synopsis: Building on the astonishing success of The Power of Now, Eckhart Tolle presents readers with an honest look at the current state of humanity: He implores us to see and accept that this state, which is based on an erroneous identification with the egoic mind, is one of dangerous insanity.
Tolle tells us there is good news, however. There is an alternative to this potentially dire situation. Humanity now, perhaps more than in any previous time, has an opportunity to create a new, saner, more loving world. This will involve a radical inner leap from the current egoic consciousness to an entirely new one.
In illuminating the nature of this shift in consciousness, Tolle describes in detail how our current ego-based state of consciousness operates. Then gently, and in very practical terms, he leads us into this new consciousness. We will come to experience who we truly are, which is something infinitely greater than anything we currently think we are and learn to live and breathe freely.
Synopsis: Internationally renowned psychiatrist, Viktor E. Frankl, endured years of unspeakable horror in Nazi death camps. During, and partly because of, his suffering, Dr. Frankl developed a revolutionary approach to psychotherapy known as logotherapy. At the core of his theory is the belief that man’s primary motivational force is his search for meaning.
Man’s Search for Meaning is more than a story of Viktor E. Frankl’s triumph: it is a remarkable blend of science and humanism and an introduction to the most significant psychological movement of our day.
Synopsis: Negativity in the workplace costs businesses billions of dollars and impacts the morale, productivity and health of individuals and teams. “In The No Complaining Rule: Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work, Jon Gordon, a bestselling author, consultant and speaker, shares an enlightening story that demonstrates how you can conquer negativity and inspire others to adopt a positive attitude.”
Based on one company’s successful No Complaining Rule, the powerful principles and actionable plan are practical and easy-to-follow, making this book an ideal read for managers, team leaders and anyone interested in generating positive energy.
Synopsis: Based on a five-year research project comparing companies that made the leap to those that did not, Good to Great shows that greatness is not primarily a function of circumstance but largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline.” This book provides you with the main reasons why certain companies become great, by narrowing their focus of the company’s resources on their field of key competence.
We recommend reading this book so that you can benefit from learning how companies transition from being good companies to great companies, and how most companies fail to make the transition.
Synopsis: This book focuses on three types of ‘value discipline’ that successful companies need to follow in order to create leadership in their markets. The three types of ‘value discipline’ include: operational excellence, product leadership, and customer intimacy.
We recommend reading this book because it offers you a plan whereby practices, such as your own, can examine their existing operations through a provided outline and determine which three value disciplines you should focus on most.
Synopsis: This book focuses on the concept of your purpose in life. The Power of Purpose helps you center in on your focus towards life. Understanding the power of purpose can help direct you toward achieving a full, productive, and long life.
We recommend reading this book because it offers a newly revised perspective on life. Reading this book will help you find your reason to get up in the morning and integrate it into everything you do for yourself and your team.
Synopsis: This book focuses on the power of the mind. Anthony teaches you how to master your personal and professional life through neurolinguistics programming (NLP). Neurolinguistics programming is control of the mind over body, and once it is mastered, you can communicate success to yourself.
We recommend reading this book because it offers you a chance to learn how to gain emotional and financial freedom, how to attain leadership and self-confidence, and how to win the cooperation of yourself and your team.
Synopsis: This book focuses on a speech that was given by Russell Conwell where he urges his audience to discover the wealth in front of them. Rather than searching far off places in vain or believing that success in unattainable, this book provides you with your vision to success.
We recommend reading this book because it helps you realize that you are in your own acres of diamonds, you just don’t realize it. It also teaches you that opportunity is always there and doesn’t just come and go.
Synopsis: This book guides businesses and people like you towards the greater luxuries in life. By using the 13 principles found throughout this book, you can easily accumulate the riches in life. Napoleon focuses on the importance of desire throughout the book. He explains six ways in which individuals, like yourself, can turn your desire into gold. In addition, this book draws out the major attributes of leadership, as well as the 31 causes for failure. Overall, this book has sold millions of copies and has been very effective for all businesses.
We recommend that you read this book because it examines the psychological power of thought and the brain in the process of furthering your success for both monetary and personal satisfaction.
Primal Leadership, with a New Preface by the Authors: Unleashing the Power of Emotional Intelligence
Synopsis: This book focuses on the necessity and power that is needed in order to become a leader in today’s technologically advanced world. This book will teach you how to develop leadership through every resonant aspect. It provides examples based on science and business experiences that will exemplify how emotions are the control role of effective leadership.
We recommend this book because it will offer you a guide to becoming a successful leader and manager. In addition, it helps you to better understand how to effectively maximize a leaders impact by communicating through resonance.
Synopsis: This book focuses on the role emotions play in our lives. Emotions can help and hurt our ability to maneuver the world. According to this book, the key to living a successful life includes improving your own emotional intelligence. There are two minds that live inside our brains, rational minds and emotional minds. Understanding your social awareness and acuity to serve others.
We recommend reading this book because it demonstrates the skills that people from every field, from entry-level jobs to executive positions need, in order to succeed with emotional intelligence. Goleman provides guidelines for cultivating these capabilities-and also explains why training must change if it is to be effective.
Synopsis: This book focuses on showing managers how they can become more effective by using a system known as the “DISC” system. The DISC system is broken down into four communication styles that are proven to be very effective.
We recommend reading this book because it offers proven and practical tools you, your team and your leaders can use to quickly and accurately assess each employee and patient’s adaptation style to guide them to “Yes”.
Synopsis: This book focuses on timeless leadership principles. In order to be a great leader, you must S.E.R.V.E. – meaning see the future, engage and develop others, reinvent continuously, value results and relationships, and embody the values. Through the character Debbie Brewster, you will read about her journey of dealing with her own challenges and how she turned them around.
We recommend reading this book because you will learn what effective leadership requires, how the SERVE model of leadership works and how to use the SERVE model to become an effective leader.
Synopsis: This book focuses on the role of situational leadership, a simple system that refutes the conventional management mandate of treating all employees equally. By following the situational leadership method, leaders can maintain competent, committed employees. The main point of this book is knowing that you have to lead each person in different ways and understanding how to recognize and do it.
We recommend reading this book because it will thoroughly teach you how to match your leadership style with each person you are leading, rather than trying to lead everyone in the same way.
Synopsis: This book is presented through a story about a man searching for an effective manager. The one-minute manager gives managers three simple tools, which each take 60 seconds or less, but can tremendously improve how they do their job: getting people to stay motivated, happy and deliver great work.
We recommend reading this book because it has been discovered that one-minute goal setting is an important tool for management and it helps provide immediate feedback, which will inspire motivation.
Synopsis: This book reveals the whole process of developing a high performing team which involves three major skills on the part of team leaders and team members as well: diagnosis, adaptability, and empowerment. The book discusses how individuals can use situational leadership skills to help teams become more highly productive.
We recommend reading this book because it shows how an effective manager can help any group become successful quickly and with minimal stress. It also highlights you the importance of teamwork in your practice.
Synopsis: This book is designed as a workbook that is filled with self-assignments, exercises, bibliographies, and many other tools to help leaders internalize the principles from the Bennis leadership philosophy.
We recommend reading this book because it presents how to see beyond leadership myths, translate failures into springboards for renewed creativity, and communicate your vision for yourself, your team and your practice.
Synopsis: This book focuses on communication and conflict resolution skills in business. The skill-building aspect of L.E.T. training is a priority for you and your leaders.
We recommend reading this book because it offers ground-breaking and training methodology that has proven to provide skills and tools to management and leaders.
Synopsis: In this book, the author shows how you can become a principle-centered leader, and how you can use principle-centered leadership philosophies to more effectively manage people. The purpose of the book is to train and guide you by offering insights and guidelines that will assist you in apply these principles both at the office and at home.
We recommend reading this book in order to support you and your practice in understanding how to increase quality and productivity and also to form a new appreciation of the importance in building personal and professional relationships in order to enjoy a more balanced, more rewarding, and more effective life.
Synopsis: The core of this book is devoted to the real “stuff” of work. This main part of the book is split into three sections. The first looks inside your business, from leadership to picking winners to making change happen. The second section looks outside, at the competition with chapters on strategy, mergers, and Six Sigma, to name just a few. The final section is about managing your career and achieving work-life balance.
We recommend reading this book because it focuses on building your practice’s values, why your practice should differentiate among its team members, how to lead, how to hire and fire, how to compete and how to build your success.
Synopsis: This book deals with the constant changes and transitions that can occur throughout your business. Spencer Johnson discusses how you can take complicated and overwhelming moments and make them manageable with the ability to change. The ‘cheese’ is considered a metaphor of the things we want most in life, which will eventually lead us into a never-ending search for satisfaction.
We recommend reading this book if you or your team needs guidance understanding the inspiration that can come with change. It will teach you to adapt to changes in your environment, rather than overanalyzing the situation.
Synopsis: This book addresses the vexing reality that most of our approaches to patient satisfaction will not lead to patient loyalty. The book takes aim at service excellence initiatives, quality and performance improvement, patient satisfaction surveys, dispelling some of our most cherished beliefs about loyalty and leadership.
We recommend reading this book because it explains why standard service excellence initiatives in healthcare have not led to high patient satisfaction and loyalty, and it provides 9 1/2 principles that will help you gain the competitive advantage that comes from being seen as “the best” by your employees, patients, and community.
Synopsis: This book presents tested principles and best practices to help improve your culture and patient satisfaction, which in turn leads to loyalty, stability, sustained productivity, and profitability in your practice.
We recommend reading this book because it is a leader in developing programs that help energize you and your team through positive interactions with patients and their families.
Synopsis: When reading this book, you will learn how to inspire your team and shape your practice to respond to change.
We recommend reading this book because you will learn about the how and why of empowering your employees, and how to make your company stand out in your competitive market.
Synopsis: This book focuses on low cost solutions for improving your employee retention.
We recommend reading this book because it will teach you how to understand why employee turnover is high today…and will be higher in the future; discover the five principal reasons employees leave their jobs; learn 195 proven techniques for reducing turnover; and gain new insights and approaches for stabilizing your practice.
Synopsis: This book reveals the enormous changes in society that have transformed the rules for locating and retaining great employees. It examines how competition, ethical considerations and economic conditions have an impact on the hiring process. In addition, it discusses the significance of salary, promotions, bonuses and motivation in order to keep excellent team members.
We recommend this book because it features tips for dealing with problem employees, including how to spot losers and “shirkaholics,” dealing with “time theft,” recognizing discontentment and firing responsibly.
Synopsis: The primary focus of this book is to teach you how to boost your morale, not your morals.
We recommend this book because you will learn about why reaching your goals requires faith in yourself and a strong self-image, why the way you treat others matters so much, how to set and pursue clear objectives and why you need a positive attitude, determination and desire.
Synopsis: This book focuses on the problems and conflicts that often prevent teams from working together to achieve their stated goals. The author coaches you in narrative form. The story is about a female CEO who is hired to bring together a dysfunctional executive staff to work as a team in a company that just two years earlier, had looked promising. The five dysfunctions explained provide an understanding in: absence of trust, fear of conflict, lack of commitment, avoidance of accountability, and inattention to results.
We recommend reading this book because it provides worksheets and self-assessments that assist you in building and sustaining a successful team.
Synopsis: Many defining moments in life come from having crucial conversations. This book focuses on techniques to have conversations in a positive space when surrounded by highly charged emotions. Their findings are based on 25 years of research with 20,000 people.
We recommend invest this book because it gives you tools to prepare for high-stake situations, transform anger and hurt feelings into powerful dialogue, makes it safe to talk about anything and helps people to be persuasive vs. abrasive.
The Personality Code: Unlock the Secret to Understanding Your Boss, Your Colleagues, Your Friends… and Yourself
Synopsis: This book teaches you how to clearly and persuasively demonstrate how personality determines why we do what we do and how we can maximize our strengths, work smarter with others and profit from better relationships in business. Each book comes with a personality profile DISC that will reveal profiles from among the fourteen personality types.
We recommend reading this book to better understand yourself and how you interact and communicate with others.
Synopsis: This book teaches you how to get out of your mental rut, help you win people to your way of thinking, help you become more persuasive, effectively manage complaints, avoid arguments and make the principles of psychology easy for you to apply in your daily contacts.
We recommend this book because it is the basic foundation and principals of all communication whether in the office or out in the world. The lessons are simple and provide you with a guide to becoming more influential with yourself and others.
Synopsis: This book focuses on setting goals for yourself that are 10x greater than what you believe you can achieve. The biggest mistake most people make in life is not setting their goals high enough. This book is based on understanding the level of effort and the level of thinking required to succeed. By amplifying your goals 10x, you’ll place yourself in the discomfort zone where genius happens.
We recommend this book to assist you in dissolving fears, increase your belief in yourself, eliminate procrastination, and provide you with an overwhelming sense of purpose. It compels you to separate yourself from everyone else in the market and do what others refuse to do.
Synopsis: This book challenges you to stop pursuing happiness and start creating meaning instead, lead you to rethink your daily interactions with the people who matter most, and show you how to put your own health first in order to be your best every day. When you are fully charged, you get more done and have more impactful interactions.
We recommend this book because it will provide you with small steps you can easily take to ensure that you are living life to your fullest potential.
Synopsis: This book is an amazing small personal development book packed with wisdom and big ideas. The Compound Effect will show you why big, abrupt changes rarely work and how you can change your life over time with the power of small, daily steps, a routine that builds momentum and courage to break through your limits when you reach them.
We recommend this book because everyone needs to understand the “why” and “how” of making effective change.
Synopsis: The Tipping Point discusses how ideas spread like wildfires and only a few elements need to come together to help an idea reach its “tipping point”. Using the science of epidemics, Gladwell shows how small actions at the right time, in the right place, and with the right people can create a ‘tipping point’ for a product – the moment when a domino effect is triggered and an epidemic of demand sweeps through a population like a virulent virus.
We recommend reading this book to recognize how epidemics happen, and whether it’s possible to start and control them.
Synopsis: This book endeavors to show why the lost art of rhetoric-the study of argument and persuasion-can help people understand the world, help them succeed, and generally improve their lives. Whether you’re a lover of language books or just want to win a lot more anger-free arguments, this book is for you.
We recommend reading this book to understand the three necessary steps required for every discussion.