Leaders are readers. Reading helps you discover ideas to try and expand your mental models. In this post I point you to reviews of recent business books. You’ll find pointers to reviews of Time Smart: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life, Don’t Take Yes for an Answer: Using Authority, Warmth, and Energy to Get Exceptional Results, The Interaction Field: The Revolutionary New Way to Create Shared Value for Businesses, Customers, and Society, he Long-Distance Teammate: Stay Engaged and Connected While Working Anywhere, and Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations. Plus Michael McKinney’s preview of business books scheduled for release in February 2021.
“Time Smart by Ashley Whillans helps us to move from time poverty to time affluence. The key is how we think about time and money.”
From the Next Big Idea Club: Don’t Take Yes for an Answer: Using Authority, Warmth, and Energy to Get Exceptional Results
“Below, Steve shares 5 key insights from his new book, Don’t Take Yes for an Answer: Using Authority, Warmth, and Energy to Get Exceptional Results.”
“In The Interaction Field: The Revolutionary New Way to Create Shared Value for Businesses, Customers, and Society, the author argues that the future of business is about creating value for everyone, not just shareholders. Erich Joachimsthaler offers a new model, called interaction field companies, to generate and benefit from data exchanges among multiple groups. The book offers a fascinating view into a new type of organization that is just emerging. Erich is the founder of VIVALDI, a global strategy and transformation firm. After reading the book, we talked about this new perspective.”
“I’m delighted to host this guest post from my friends, Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel as they launch their newest book, The Long Distance Teammate. This topic could not be more timely and it’s addressed skillfully by two experts in the field. Enjoy their post. Consider purchasing their book. Wishing you all the best in the new year and beyond!”
“The statement by Marcus Aurelius (121-180 AD) offers no indication that he once ruled the Roman Empire when it was most dominant but its assertion is representative of the thoughts of someone who was — and remains — among the most highly regarded philosophers in the ancient world, in a group that also includes Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. My own opinion is that Marcus Aurelius more closely resembles Erasmus and Montaigne, and more recently, Emerson and Thoreau.”
“Here’s a look at some of the best leadership books to be released in February 2021. Don’t miss out on other great new and future releases not listed here”
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