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We are avid readers. Below we are sharing the titles of some 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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Linda L. Martin and Dr. David G. Mutchler (2009). The book advances a results-based definition of leadership. It demonstrates how it’s possible to grow leaders quickly, and how to align every individual’s work effort directly to the company’s vision and strategic plan, in order 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.”
What’s Your Genius?
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.
A Common Sense Approach to Sustainability
Tammy S. Kohl (2012). This book provides a clear overview and step-by-step guide explaining how to combine environmental with business sustainability in a “common sense” approach.
Management in Ten Words
Terry Leahy. 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.
The New Rules of Marketing & PR
David Meerman Scott (2011). Excellent introduction to using social media.
The 100 Best Business Books of All Time: What They Say, Why They Matter and How They Can Help You
Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten (2011). If you don’t have enough hours 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.
Michael E. Raynor and Mumtaz Ahmed (Harvard Business Review, April 2013). A quest for reliable data on organizational excellence yields surprisingly simple guidelines: 1. Better before cheaper; 2.Revenue before cost; and 3. There are no other rules.
Atul Gawande. 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.