Give and Take by Adam Grant
“Give and Take just might be the most important book of this young century. As insightful and entertaining as Malcolm Gladwell at his best, this book has profound implications for how we manage our careers, deal with our friends and relatives, raise our children, and design our institutions. This gem is a joy to read, […]
What the Most Successful People Do at Work: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Career
What would you do right now if you learned that you were going to die in ten minutes? Would you race upstairs and light that Marlboro you’ve been hiding in your sock drawer since the Ford administration? Would you waltz into your boss’s office and present him with a detailed description of his personal defects? […]
What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast: A Short Guide to Making Over Your Mornings
About the ebook The third installment in the What the Most Successful People Do series looks at how we can make the most of our time on the job. With stories from highly productive people who get it done (and get home), this ebook offers tips that will help you make over your career — […]
What the Most Successful People Do On the Weekend
About the ebook Mornings hold the key to taking control of our schedules. If we use them wisely, we can build habits that will allow us to lead happier, more productive lives. Drawing on real-life anecdotes and scientific research that shows why the early hours of the day are so important, Laura Vanderkam reveals how […]
Tips on how to say “No” to your boss
About the ebook With this newest ebook in her What the Most Successful People Do series, Laura Vanderkam shows how we can take control of our weekends to get necessary R&R, while also using our downtime as a springboard to a productive week. Drawing on real-life anecdotes and scientific research, Vanderkam explains why doing nothing […]
The truth about leadership by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner
Most of us have the habit of accepting any job delegated to us from our superior to please him/her. Whenever a task is delegated we will jump to say “Yes Boss”, “OK Sir/Madam”. It is a nice thing to say as long as you are able to fulfill the obligation on time. But when you’re […]
The seven habits of highly effective people by Steven R. Convey
There are some things that will always play a role in effective leadership. Trust, credibility, and ethics are among those things. Kouzes and Posner reveal 30 years of research that support these and other core principles.
Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini
Seven Habits is a timeless lesson in leadership and success. By changing your mind set to embrace an alternative perspective, Covey walks you through the self-mastery Paradigm Shift. This process is broken down into Independence, Interdependence, and Continual Improvement, resulting in meaningful and consistent growth.
Man’s search for meaning by Viktor Frankel
Persuasion is at the heart of business, where leaders must reach clients, customers, suppliers, and employees. Cialdini’s classic on the core principals of persuasion is a sterling example of the cross application of psychological principles to business life. Based on his personal experiences and interviews — with everyone from expert car salesmen to real estate […]
This book recounts Viktor Frankel’s experience in Auschwitz, the Nazi prison camp, during the Holocaust. Through all the pain and suffering Frankel was able to maintain perspective and conclude that there “must be meaning in suffering.” He reminds us that the meaning of life is to define that meaning for ourselves through action.