This month, I'm recommending some business books that will help you cut out the time-wasters, spend focused effort on the things that count and help you achieve your best life!
BOOK: Decisive: How to Make Better Choices in Life and Work by Chip Heath and Dan Heath
It's an age-old tactic for making a decision - weigh the pros and cons. This book explores why the pro/con method rarely leads you to the best decisions and offers a four-step alternative. This book is useful for making decisions in every realm of life - career, personal, families and volunteer organizations.
BOOK: Execution IS the Strategy: How Leaders Achieve Maximum Results in Minimum Time by Laura Stack
This book gives practical, actionable advice for spending less time planning and more time doing and accomplishing. Author Laura Stack shows how to plan strategic initiatives and get results from your team. Her LEAD Formula outlines the steps to successful execution: the ability to Leverage your talent and resources, design an Environment to support an agile culture, create Alignment between strategic priorities and operational activities, and Drive the organization forward quickly.
BOOK: Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown
The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time - it’s about getting only the right things done. I like how the book challenges the assumption that we can have it all and have to do everything and replaces it with the pursuit of ‘the right thing, in the right way, at the right time’. Practical and useful.
ARTICLE: A Second Chance to Make the Right Impression by Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorsen
What do you do if you unwittingly make a bad first impression? Author Heidi Grant Halvorson suggests specific ways you can use this information to put your best foot forward. To be trusted, project warmth and competence. To appeal to someone more powerful, demonstrate your instrumentality in reaching his or her goals. And to be seen positively through another person’s ego lens, be modest and inclusive. Sounds good to me!
Please share the books that YOU're reading! I love hearing your recommendations.
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