Good Reading

 

Are you looking for some good books on leadership, change, management, business development, the Introvert … and more?

Below you will find some great books and other resources that we think you will enjoy.  Check back regularly as we will add new books/audio programs for you to read.  Some are new, others are timeless old favourites!

Interested in purchasing the book?  Just click on the link or image and you will be taken to Amazon.ca

 


Please Understand Me II: Temperment, Character, Intelligence

by David Keirsey

Please Understand Me II begins with The Keirsey Temperament Sorter, the most used personality inventory in the world. But also included is The Keirsey Four-Types Sorter, a new short questionnaire that identifies one’s basic temperament and then ranks one’s second, third, and fourth choices.

 


Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking

by Susan Cain

In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She charts the rise of the Extrovert Ideal throughout the twentieth century and explores how deeply it has come to permeate our culture. She also introduces us to successful introverts—from a witty, high-octane public speaker who recharges in solitude after his talks, to a record-breaking salesman who quietly taps into the power of questions. Passionately argued, superbly researched, and filled with indelible stories of real people, Quiet has the power to permanently change how we see introverts and, equally important, how they see themselves.

 

A New Psychology for Sustainability Leadership: The Hidden Power of image001 (2)Ecological Worldviews

by Steve Schein PhD

This book explores how sustainability leadership differs from traditional leadership enabling these leaders to lead transformational change.  Schein has interviewed leaders and explored research on this topic and shares his findings in this new book.   (Greenleaf (June 19, 2015) 220 pages ISBN: 978-1783531950)

 

The Success Principles ™: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be

by Jack Canfield

A practical and inspiring guide that will help any aspiring person get from where they are to where they want to be.

 

Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

by Sheryl Sandberg

In this book, Sandberg looks at why the number of women in leadership  roles has stalled.  She shares her insights on the causes and solutions to empower women to step forward and embrace leadership.

 

Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions

by Guy Kawasaki

“Guy’s book captures the importance – and the art – of believing in an idea that delivers something entirely unique to the customer. The power of a really good idea to transform the marketplace and individual customer experiences is huge, and this book offers a wealth of insights to help businesses and entrepreneurs tap into that potential.”  -Sir Richard Branson, Founder of the Virgin Group

 

 Positioning: The Battle for Your Mind

by Al Ries and Jack Trout

The authors of this book are leading marketing experts.  In “Positioning” they,  ‘…describe a revolutionary approach to creating a “position” in a prospective customer’s mind – one that reflects a company’s own strengths and weaknesses as well as those of its competitors.  ” Positioning” also shows you how to: use leading ad agency techniques to capture the biggest market share and become a household name; build your strategy around your competition’s weaknesses; reposition a strong competitor and create a weak spot; use your present position to its best advantage; choose the best name for your product; determine when – and why – less is more; and, analyze recent trends that affect your positioning. Ries and Trout provide many valuable case histories and penetrating analyses of some of the most phenomenal successes and failures in advertising history. Revised to reflect significant developments in the five years since its original publication, “Positioning” is required reading for anyone in business today. ‘ (Amazon.ca product description)

 

The Dream Power Goal System: Five Simple Steps to Achieve Any Goal, Guaranteed!

by Monica M. Regan

Do you know you want more from life but struggle to take the steps to get there? Have you felt frustrated in the past when you have set goals and not achieved them? In this book, author Monica Regan provides the five simple steps to setting and achieving any goal. But beyond providing the tools for goal attainment, readers will explore and understand just how to overcome those formidable habitual thought patterns and underlying beliefs that have caused them to remain stuck or to give up. Through new self-awareness, inspiration flourishes and readers are guided to success through the simple, but impressively effective five steps of the DREAM Power Goal System. This book combines psychological principles, practical yet powerful tools and techniques and real-life examples in a comprehensive package for making dreams into reality.

 

 Blue Ocean Strategy: How To Create Uncontested Market Space And Make The Competition Irrelevant

by W. Chan Kim & Renée Mauborgne

Learn the six strategies to reconstruct market boundaries, focus on the big picture, reach beyond existing demand, get the strategic sequence right, overcome organizational hurdles and build execution into strategy.

 

Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time

by Brian Tracy.

An easy read.  Learn 21 habits to overcome procrastination and get more done in less time!

 

Who Moved My Cheese?: An A-Mazing Way to Deal with Change in Your Work and in Your Life

by Spenser Johnson

A very easy read and fun story about change.  This book shares insights into how different people react to change and the results they achieve.

 

Tribes: We Need You to Lead Us

by Seth Godin

A great book on leadership and the traits of leaders and how they are able to create a movement with followers.

 

 

Think And Grow Rich

by Napoleon Hill

Mastermind groups have been shown to make the successful more successful.  Napoleon Hill is the father of masterminding.  A great book that offers new insights each time you read it.

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