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Hot New Releases Of Leadership Books In December 2016

1. Speed: How Leaders Accelerate Successful Execution Author: Jack Zenger, Joseph Folkman Release Date: December 1, 2016 Amazon Rating:  Overview: The rapid pace at which change occurs in business today is unprecedented. Speed has become a major source of competitive advantage. Leaders who act quickly and inspire others to do the same are the ones who ultimately win the day. But achieving increased levels of speed is not always easy.  Culled from the data of one million 360-degree feedback assessments, Speed provides valuable insights into the qualities that make a leader successful and productive. Jack Zenger and Joe Folkman reveal ...

These Are the Best Books of 2016

I read an average of 1-2 books per week. Books are a major source of acquiring cutting-edge knowledge on topics that I'm passionate about: leadership, vocation, and Christian faith. As an avid reader, I've been always curious what type of books my tribe enjoys. So, a few days ago, I asked my followers on my personal Facebook page.  Over 50 people responded with the best book they've read in 2016. I was suprised and pleased with the variety of books and genre. As we enter this Christmas season, I hope you get to spend time of solitude and enjoy a few of the books from this list. David B: Under New Management by David Burkus Jacob P: The ...

How to Get Free Books from Publishers [Includes a Simple Formula]

I'm an avid reader. I read about 60~70 books a year. Had I purchased every single book, it would cost me roughly around $1,300/ year. If I keep up with this pace for the next ten years, I'd spend a whopping $13,000. As a life-long learner, I find this investment thoroughly worthwhile. At the same time, I definitely don't mind reading books for free - especially if I'm directly or undirectly promoting the book. That just means, I can redirect that money on other self-development opportunities. Let me share with you a simple and proven template and formula I've used for the last several years. 1. You Must Have a Platform The #1 pre-requisite ...

Hot New Releases Of Leadership Books in October 2016

1. Rock Bottom to Rock Star Author: Ryan Blair Release Date: October 4th, 2016 Amazon Rating:  Overview: In his first book, Blair shared the brutally honest story of how he went from an at-risk youth, sleeping on a mattress on the floor of a shack, to a self-made multimillionaire by his early twenties. As his story became a national sensation, fans started asking him how they too could become entrepreneurs, take their careers to the next level, and achieve financial freedom. Rock Bottom to Rock Star answers those questions. Much of his advice is counterintuitive, and definitely not what you would learn in business school. Here's one ...

5 Quick Ways to Structure a Winning Presentation

In Timothy Koegel's The Exceptional Presenter, he guarantees that if you use the following five components - you can master any presentation. This could be a 60-second elevator pitch or a 20-minute keynote or a 2-hour workshop. Personally, I used this approach in my latest sermon at a church and it has elevated my delivery significantly. Whether you're scheduled for a media appearance or job interview, these five components will benefit you greatly. 1. Begin with a "Purpose" Ralph Smedley said it best: "A speech without a purpose is like a journey without a destination." Picture yourself speaking in front of your audience. You are about to ...

Reading Habits of Highly Effective People [Infographic]

Oscar Wilde is right: "It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it." I read about 1-2  books per week. Like a miner searches for gold, I read because it’s my daily sustenance for learning. In fact, I am addicted to learning. One of my dreams is to have a Beauty-in-the-Beast like personal library in my house. The truth is leaders are consummate learners. The following #infographic shares reading habits of some of the most successful people. Leaders are readers. According to an HBR article, “Nike founder Phil Knight so reveres his library that in it you have to take off your shoes ...

Hot New Releases Of Leadership Books | September, 2016

1. The Four Virtues of a Leader Author: Eric Kaufmann Release Date: September 1st, 2016 Amazon Rating:  Overview: True leaders inspire us with their confidence, dedication, and track record of achievement—but does their success arise from innate gifts, or qualities that we all can develop? “Each of us, no matter what our title or job, can become an effective leader by cultivating the same essential attributes found in the classic hero’s journey,” says Eric Kaufmann. With The Four Virtues of a Leader, this top executive coach presents a must-read guide to help you awaken and amplify the fundamental competencies that every ...

Here Is The One Perfect Book For Every Single Myers-Briggs Type

I'll admit it. I'm a MBTI junkie. In fact, in my coaching practice, I use Myers-Briggs Personality Type to help leaders become more effective by helping them become more self-aware and overcome their blind spots. So far, I've recommended a lot of books on my blog. A lot of people ask for which books they should read. I wondered, what if I could recommend books based on their Myers-Briggs personality type? So, here you go. Here's my top books for every single MBTI type. Enjoy! INFP Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking (by Susan Cain) How many introverts do you know? The real answer will probably surprise you. ...

Hot New Releases of Leadership Books | August, 2016

1.  Unmistakable: Why Only is Better than Best Author: Srinivas Rao Release Date: August 2, 2016 Amazon Rating:  Overview: Stop trying to beat everyone else. True success is playing by your own rules, creating work that no one can replicate. Don’t be the best, be the only. You’re on the conventional path, checking off accomplishments. You might be doing okay by normal standards, but you still feel restless, bored, and limited. Srinivas Rao gets it. As a new business school graduate, Srinivas’s dreams were crushed by a soulless job that demanded only conformity. Sick of struggling to keep his head above water, Srinivas ...

Six Best Leadership Books You Should Read this Summer

"What books are you reading this summer?" "Can you recommend some of your favorites?" I get these questions a LOT! If you want to the definitive list every leader should read, check out this LIST. In the meantime, let me share six books my virtual mentor Daniel Pink suggests in his last newsletter. Daniel asked 6 authors of 6 new nonfiction books to describe succinctly one key idea takeaway from the book and one useful action-oriented takeaway. Enjoy the summer read! 1. Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That Shape Behavior  by Jonah Berger IDEA: Peers are a powerful motivating force.  Trying to push yourself to achieve ...