These are simply in the order in which I finished them.
- I recommend this book to everyone. It’s the story of the 1936 Olympic crew team who won the gold medal despite all odds after winning the National Collegiate Championship against all odds and against teams with much better resources. If you’re thinking a book about rowing would be boring, this story is anything but…
- With a growing number of entrepreneurs, all of whom have no shortage of great ideas, this book is a must. It stresses the importance of effective execution, which is really where the rubber meets the road in business.
- You will see why Google is consistently rated as one of the best places to work. You will understand a philosophy based on the notion that work doesn’t have to be demotivating and dehumanizing. And you will learn how they continue to work on building a culture that promotes freedom, creativity and play.
Power Questions: Build relationships, Win New Business, and Influence Others, Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas http://amzn.to/2kM6pxo
- I love questions. They help build relationships, provoke learning and promote exploration and insight. These are some great questions to ask yourself – and others.
- What would you do if you learned you only had 90 days to live? This powerful book tells the story of one man who decided to make it count. You might expect it to be depressing. It isn’t. It’s truly inspirational and provocative.
- Our genes are not our destiny. Learn how talent grows in the brain. Understand the role of commitment, coaching and the right kind of practice can work effectively together to accelerate skill development
- This is such an notable book about how work is evolving and how individuals, leaders and organization must evolve along with it. This is the most important book I read in 2016.
Six Simple Rules: How to Manage Complexity without Getting Complicated by Yves Morieux & Peter Tollman http://amzn.to/2jvBmoF
- As the world of business becomes more increasingly complex and fast-paced, learning how to simplify is a critical skill to develop. This book provides a framework for doing just that. Simplicity is my theme for 2017.
- This book provides 4 rules, including one that defies the popular notion about following your passion. Instead, it makes a compelling case for becoming a skilled craftsman, along with the importance of control and having a mission.
- In conjunction with publishing the 10th anniversary edition of The Success Principles, these are some of the inspirational stories from real people who put the principles into action and changed their lives.
- Written in 1938, this book was so controversial that it was hidden until it was published in 2008. Hill “broke the devil’s code, forcing him to confess his secrets,” providing deep insight into the big obstacles we face in reaching our personal goals – fear, procrastination, anger and jealousy.
- This book synchs so well with my own philosophy of leadership, as described in my book Becoming Deliberate: Changing the Game of Leadership from the Inside Out and takes it to an even deeper level. The author provides practical strategies for training the mind and becoming a more effective leader.
- Listening is one of the most under-rated of leadership skills and one of the most critical. The author, a psychiatrist and business coach, provides simple but effective tools for increasing your level of influence with others.