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What I'm Reading Now

Here is a list of books currently on my reading list, or recently completed/ reviewed/ summarized or guest posted

The Good Struggle: Responsible Leadership in an Unforgiving World: Joseph L. Badaracco Jr.: 9781422191644:

ADVANCE PRAISE for The Good Struggle:Gail McGovern, President and CEO, American Red Cross-"Badaracco has written a valuable book that examines the evolving fundamentals of leadership in a contemporary world filled with greater uncertainty and more intense market pressures."

Small Move, Big Change: Using Microresolutions to Transform Your Life Permanently: Caroline L. Arnold: 9780670015344:...

Arnold, corporate executive, finds from personal experience that "microresolution" is the first long-term success she achieved in realizing her resolutions-from losing weight to spending more time with her family, to going to the gym regularly, to being better organized.

Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream: The Scoop on Increasing Profit by Differentiating Your Company Through Strategy and T...

If you are like most business owners and leaders today, you feel stuck working constantly ''in'' your business, for little return. Profit guru Steve Van Remortel has the solution. The Stop Selling Vanilla Ice Cream ® process offers an easy-to-follow strategic planning and talent development methodology to work ''on'' your business that leads to a real differentiation and a high-performance team ready to deliver it. You will discover the answer to the most important strategic question for your business: Why will a customer choose you over your competitors.

18 Minutes: Find Your Focus, Master Distraction, and Get the Right Things Done

18 MINUTES is an intensely smart, insanely readable, and eminently practical guide to boosting our effectiveness and deepening our satisfaction. I've already benefited from the ideas in is book in my own work. So will you.--Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New MindPick this book up and read it.

Manage Your Day-to-Day: Build Your Routine, Find Your Focus, and Sharpen Your Creative Mind (The 99U Book Series)

Stop doing busywork. Start doing your best work.
Are you over-extended, over-distracted, and overwhelmed? Do you work at a breakneck pace all day, only to find that you haven’t accomplished the most important things on your agenda when you leave the office?

The world has changed and the way we work has to change, too. With wisdom from 20 leading creative minds, Manage Your Day-to-Day will give you a toolkit for tackling the new challenges of a 24/7...

Hacking Leadership: The 11 Gaps Every Business Needs to Close and the Secrets to Closing Them Quickly

"I love this book! Mike Myatt hooked me at the Prologue and had me engaged until the end. Hacking Leadership is insightful, stimulating, and entertaining-rich in wisdom and long on practicality. It has so many golden nuggets of learning that I know I'll return to it often for expert advice and counsel.

Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love

David Sturt is a New York Times bestselling author and an Executive Vice President of the O.C. Tanner Company. His career began in market research, where he analyzed the impact of recognition on people and their work. In the two decades since, he has developed products and services that engage employees, inspire contribution, and reward outstanding results in organizations around the world.

Coherence: The Secret Science of Brilliant Leadership: Alan Watkins: 9780749470050: Books

"The approaches in this book have helped me remain in the present. In life sometimes your inner voice can be nervous, worried and unhappy... learning to operate from a position of inner peace and calmness, to be present, is transformational.