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: 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.