Category Leadership

The Consummate Leader

The Consummate Leader
by Patricia Thompson
Silver Lining Psychology
Retail Price $16.00
Amazon Price: $14.40


Book Description: 

Exceptional leaders inspire others to dream, fill them with a sense of passion, and expertly guide the way to achieving outstanding results; in short, great leaders can change the world. Yet, as we strive to move and motivate people in our given fields, many of us are unsure of how to best develop the untapped potential in others … as well as in ourselves. In The Consummate Leader, award-winning corporate psychologist and management consultant Dr. Patricia Thompson transforms uncertainty into confidence, drawing on both scientific research and her decade-long experience advising senior leaders. In this holistic and interactive guide to professional development, she illustrates the seven keys to becoming an impeccable leader, including how to:

* Achieve heightened self-awareness to affect the way you influence
* Build a happiness toolbox to bring joy to yourself and those around you
* Care for your whole self first as a hallmark of effecting positive change
* Embrace your own authenticity to allow others to embrace their own
* Foster positive relationships in the workplace that promote greater productivity – and job satisfaction
With her accessible and often humorous style – utilizing notable lessons from Nelson Mandela to SpongeBob SquarePants – Thompson reveals why truly outstanding leaders not only focus on strategy, metrics, and execution, they also tend to their bodies, minds, and spirits. Chock-full of real-life examples, thought-provoking exercises, and personal stories, The Consummate Leader is an indispensable book that will reshape the way you approach leadership – and life.

Review

If you are grooming for leadership, or aspire to lead on either a personal or professional level, this book is for you. It covers every aspect, from leadership to motivating staff or those you have influence over.  Sprinkled with case studies, anecdotes, and gems of wisdom, this is a must read for those who understand leading is not management., but that leadership includes leading by example & inspiring others.

~Reviewed by Dave H.

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    Sacred Success

    Sacred Success
    by Barbara Stanny
    BenBella
    Retail Price $24.95
    Amazon Price: $18.04

    Book Description: 

    Barbara Stanny, the leading expert on women and money, has helped women take control of their finances for two decades—and she knows there is much more to success than how much you earn. In her work with powerful, successful women over the last 20 years, bestselling author and financial educator Stanny has found that most women’s problems with money have little to do with money itself, but rather with their fear of, or ambivalence toward, power. Instead of pushing women to pursue financial success in the traditional fashion, Sacred Success seeks to redefine power from a feminine perspective.

    More than a financial guide, Sacred Success is a primer on power for women—a tutorial for taking charge of your life by taking charge of your finances, and not only growing your money but creating a deeper, richer, and more meaningful life. Best described as “A Course in Miracles meets the Wall Street Journal,” Sacred Success gives you a proven process that uniquely blends the practical, psychological, and spiritual work of wealth.

    You can be financially successful without sacrificing your soul or compromising your values. You can create wealth and exercise power by staying true to your authentic self and personal mission.

    Review

    Most book that I have read on how women can become successful have focused on how to make money, how to climb to the top of the corporate ladder, and how to be a leader in your field.  This is how these books define success.  In this book author Barbara Stanny paints quite a different picture of success and then give us the tools to help us achieve the success we are looking for in our individual lives.  She reminds us that success is not all about money and power for power’s sake.  It is about knowing what is important to us and giving our all to achieve it and then paying it forward to inspire others.  This book is full of sage advice on personal growth and how to avoid pit falls along your journey as you stay true to yourself and become the woman you desire to be.

    ~Reviewed by Monica P.

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      The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective Teens

      7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens
      By Sean Covey
      Touchstone
      Retail Price $16.99
      Amazon Price: $9.93

      Book Description: 

      With more than five million copies in print all around the world, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens is the ultimate teenage success guide—now updated for the digital age.

      Imagine you had a roadmap—a step-by-step guide to help you get from where you are now, to where you want to be in the future. Your goals, your dreams, your plans…they are all within reach. You just need the tools to help you get there.

      That’s what Sean Covey’s landmark book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, has been to millions of teens: a handbook to self-esteem and success. Now updated for the digital age, this classic book applies the timeless principles of the 7 Habits to the tough issues and life-changing decisions teens face. In an entertaining style, Covey provides a simple approach to help teens improve self-image, build friendships, resist peer pressure, achieve their goals, and get along with their parents, as well as tackle the new challenges of our time, like cyberbullying and social media. In addition, this book is stuffed with cartoons, clever ideas, great quotes, and incredible stories about real teens from all over the world.

      An indispensable book for teens, as well as parents, teachers, counselors, or any adult who works with teens, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has become the last word on surviving and thriving as a teen and beyond.

      “If The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens doesn’t help you, then you must have a perfect life already.”–Jordan McLaughlin, Age 17

      Review

      If I had to recommend one book for teenagers to read, this would be it.  So many kids waste away their high school years when they should be planning for the future.  This book will help those teens who want to be prepared for life after high school succeed in life. What Covey offers here is a proven success model that works.  The author speaks directly to teens in easy, comfortable, straight forward style that connects with teenagers and he uses stories that bring his points home.  He gives lots of tips and advice that they can not only take to heart but apply to their lives.  He touches on improving relationships, honing leadership skills, and accessing the tools they will need to realize their dreams.

      ~Reviewed by Dave H.

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