WHAT TO READ

The E-Myth Revisited

Since we are focused on choices this month, one of the more challenging choices a business owner makes is how much time to spend working in the business versus how much time to work on the business. In his book, “ The E-Myth Revisited , Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What To Do About It ”, Michael Gerber explains how the person who likes to work in the business as The Technician can also work on the business as The Manager and The Entrepreneur. My favorite part of the book is in Section 3 where the author talks about the three key activities that form the foundation of the business. These activities are: Innovation – Creativity is thinking new things, Innovation is doing new things to advance the business. Quantification – What do the numbers say about how far Innovation has moved the business. If you don’t measure it,...
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The Power of Habit

In keeping with the theme of sustainable leadership, this month’s book review covers a topic that is, in my mind, at the very root of successful leadership. We define Attitude as Habit of Thought and so this month’s book review tells us how habits work and, more importantly, how we can change our habits if need be. In “ The Power of Habit ”, Charles Duhigg, gives leaders some wonderful insights into why change is so difficult for many and how that can improve when we understand the power of habits. My favorite part of the book is the discussion around how to change habits. We know that habits are formed through life as our brains process and compartmentalize the vast amount of information we consume every day. Those habits that no longer serve us well, unfortunately, cannot be erased. However, we can change the behavior by exercising the Golden Rule...
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What’s Your Genius

As I work with clients both as an organization and individually, I am often asked how I can make them better leaders. My response is always to the effect of “I help you change the way you think about leadership, including leading yourself”. This month author was my inspiration for taking that approach and understanding the power of changing your attitude, or habit of thought. In his recent book, "  What’s Your Genius ", Jay Niblick lays out in easy to follow details, the research, the process and the solution to helping you understand the way you think to realize your greatest potential. Of special note in the book is its connection to the  website  allowing the reader to establish a private online workbook to go along with the book itself. This reinforces the importance of repetition and applying the knowledge we gain to ensure success from reading the book. My...
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