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Thousands of business books are published each year. While there is a lot of similarity between many and they all come at the issues somewhat differently, so there is something for everybody to relate to and learn from. Below we are sharing the titles of just a couple of our favorite books and articles with you and briefly explain why they made the list. We have also included links to other resources we find useful.
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Trusted Advisors Network, LLC (2019). A powerful tool on the real essence of leadership. It advances a results-based definition of leadership. It demonstrates how it is possible to grow leaders quickly, and how to align every individual's work effort directly to the company's vision and strategic plan to improve a company's bottom line. A seasoned agent in the book industry has described the book as: "concise, reads well, sharp, and it is to the point."
Michael E. Gerber (2004). A must-read for anybody starting a new business. The author points out how common assumptions, expectations, and even technical expertise can get in the way of running a successful business.
Patrick Lencioni (2002). Want your team to perform better. This is a good place to start to have some quick insights in how to accomplish that.
Terry Leahy (2012). I think everybody can handle to study 10 words. Lots of practical advice from the man who created one of the world's largest retailers.
Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten, et al. (2016). Time is in limited supply for all of us. If you do not have enough hours in the day but still would like to read more business books, this is not a bad place to start. Highly illuminating and puts a lot of the key findings of the business books over the years into perspective.
Jay Niblick (2009). This book is essentially a personal development training program in book form. It shows you how to think like the world's best performers by discovering your unique talents that only you can do best! The coaching program has helped thousands of people become more successful in what they do, and overall, live a more satisfied, fulfilling life.
Clayton M. Christensen, James Allworth & Karen Dillon (2012). Excellent principles and insights for thinking and reflecting on yourself and people in your life by the author of the Innovator's Dilemma.
Michael E. Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed (Harvard Business Review, April 2013).
A quest for reliable data on organizational excellence yields surprisingly simple guidelines:
In an article for The New Yorker, Gawande argues that coaches can help anyone, in any profession. NPR interviewed him about the article. Excellent insights into what coaching is and does.