Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time (Howard Schultz)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ If you are interested in learning about all of the trials and tribulations that Howard Schultz experienced as he was scaling his entrepreneurial, local company into a professionally managed global corporation, then this is the book for you. It is absolutely...
The Magic of Thinking BIG (David J. Schwartz)
⭐⭐⭐⭐✰ In this book, David Schwartz gives us useful methods, not empty promises. He presents a carefully designed program for achieving financial advancement, work promotions, a positive outlook on life, fulfilling relationships, and lasting happiness. Basically, the...
If You Want It Done Right, You Don’t Have to Do It Yourself! (Donna M. Genett)
⭐⭐⭐⭐✰ In this delightful, quick to read, business management allegory, Donna M. Genett Ph.D., uses an entertaining narrative about identical cousins, James and Jones, to introduce her successful six-step program for effective delegation. Whether you are the one...
An Everyone Culture: Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization (Robert Kegan)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ As a radical new model for unleashing your company's potential, this book is an absolutely inspiring game changer for the world of business and the world of personal development. It demonstrates a whole new way of being at work. It suggests that the culture you...
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t (Jim Collins)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book is at the top of my list when it comes to business books. To find the keys to greatness, Collins's 21-person research team read and coded 6,000 articles, generated more than 2,000 pages of interview transcripts and created 384 megabytes of computer...
Evil Plans: Having Fun on the Road to World Domination (Hugh MacLeod)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This book is one of my all-time favorites. A short read that packs a lot of punch, this book explains that it has never been easier to escape the rat race, do work that really matters, and still earn a great living. And once your Evil Plan really gets rolling,...
The E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It (Michael Gerber)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ An instant classic, this revised and updated edition of the phenomenal bestseller dispels the myths about starting your own business. Small business consultant and author Michael E. Gerber, with sharp insight gained from years of experience, points out how...
Managing a Nonprofit Organizations (Thomas Wolf)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This is THE bible when it comes to nonprofit organizations focusing on recent changes and pinpoints their impact on staffing, governance, and fund-raising. It goes over everything, including staffing, fundraising, recruiting trustees, marketing, planning,...
Laddering: Unlocking the Potential of Consumer Behavior (Eric. V. Holtzclaw)
⭐⭐⭐⭐✰ It's a consumer-powered economy. The consumer is in charge, with almost limitless choices for making a purchase in a shrinking decision window. Consumers are looking for a relationship, not a transaction - they want to be acknowledged and understood. In...
Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work (David Rock)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ In this incredible book, David Rock presents several science-based exercises that will improve the way you lead and transform your team's performance. He has proven that the secret to leading people (and living and working with them) is found in the space...
The Happiness Advantage: How a Positive Brain Fuels Success in Work and Life (Shawn Achor)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ In this book, Shawn Achor disputes the conventional wisdom that success will bring happiness. He turns this formula around, instead, asserting that happiness will bring success. According to rigorous research in psychology and neuroscience, management studies,...
The New One Minute Manager (Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson)
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson provide a concise, easily read story that reveals three very practical secrets: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings, and One Minute Reprimands. These secrets are simple management techniques that spell profitability for every...
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