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World-class Writers are Avid Readers. But You’ll Be Surprised By How They Read.

Writing and reading are like two different sides of the coin. To read well, you ought to learn how to write well, and to write well reading well is an indispensable skill. It’s obvious that world-class writers write differently from the rest of us. What I didn’t know until now, thanks to Daniel Coyle, was how differently some of them read. Here’s an in-depth look at two world-class writers: Mark Twain and David Foster Wallace. Check out the books they read and how they’ve “engaged” with the book. Looking at how they read these books is like looking into the engine room of their minds which provides an important lesson on how we ...

The Simple Phrase that Increases Effort 40%

Every effective leader and coach knows that there's no moment more important than the moment feedback is delivered. When you perform this important process correctly,  the learner takes a step forward. Do it poorly, and the reverse happens. Daniel Coyle asks this great question, "What’s the secret of great feedback?" Coyle says "we instinctively think that effective feedback is about the quality of the information — telling the learner to do this and not that. But is this true, or is there something else going on?" Leading psychologists from leading institutions including Stanford, Yale and Columbia addressed this same question. They had ...

Top Business Books Every Young Professional Must Read

Frank Zappa was fond of saying, “So many books, so little time.” If you are a young professional aspiring to lead and impact organizations, you may resonate with this statement. I'd like to introduce you to top books that are tested and provide a plethora of takeaways that will catapult you into a more effective young professional. If you don't know what books to read, this is an awesome list to start with. Literally thousands of business books are published each year, each with the potential to promote change and enlighten the way people think about business. 800-CEO-Read began recognizing these efforts in 2007 with the 800-CEO-READ Business ...

Your Definitive Guide to Resume Writing (Value of $500)

Are you a seasoned professional looking for a transition in your career? Are you a young professional looking to accelerate your leadership development opportunities? Or, are you a recent grad or soon-to-be graduate seeking to work at your dream job? If you find yourself in any one of these categories, this is a MUST-READ! I assure you’ll find the content of this blog post of inestimable value. My objective is two-fold: provide specific, practical, high-impact tips on how to immediately enhance your resume and demystify what it takes to build an effective resume. In fact, in the last month, I have invested around $500 worth of value to ...

God and Guinness: The Missional Drink that Changed the World

God and Guinness? To many, this juxtaposition may appear sacrilegious, if not rightfully awkward. But only those who know the story behind the Guinness family can fully appreciate the connection between the two; that is, how the national drink of Ireland became arguably the greatest instrument for propagating the Gospel. Here are some interesting tidbits I gleaned in my study of the Guinness family: The trademark thick foam head of Guinness is the result of the presence of nitrogen. This is why one should drink Guinness from a glass and not the can or bottle. Hendry Grattan Guinness, the grandson of Arthur Guinness, was a contemporary ...