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Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow
Why follow leaders?
1. The most effective leaders are always investing in strengths.
2. The most effective leaders surround themselves with the right p
Jan 2008
Nov 30, 2012
How to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable
Hostile language is problematic both personally and professionally. Cleaning up our verbal express creates a safe and secure, healthy and successful e ...more
Jan 2002
May 28, 2013
The 11 Laws of Likability: Relationship Networking . . . Because People Do Business with People They Like
Each "law" own chapter with summary at end. Nothing new.

Section 1: Authenticity: make connections you want, "do it, re-frame it, or delete it"

Apr 04, 2012
Apr 03, 2012
Public Speaking Survival Kit: Expert Training to Dazzle Your Audience
Very impressive. A great talk (I listened to it). So much is packed in. From the basics to more advanced techniques.
Opening (<10%), Body (bulk), C
Feb 17, 2013
Feb 22, 2013
Winning with People
Very gentle approach to friendly, kind ways to interact with others. Discusses 5 central concerns: readiness, connection, trust, investment and synerg ...more
Jan 2007
May 21, 2013
Pitch Perfect: How to Say It Right the First Time, Every Time
Seven Principles of Persuasion:

Headline principle: start with best material
Scorsese Principle: Hold your audience's attention with visual images.
Jun 30, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
Mother Teresa, CEO: Unexpected Principles for Practical Leadership
Short and sweet. Author's experiences with Mother Teresa shape this guide. Using the life and deeds of Mother Teresa to outline the following:
8 princi
Feb 09, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
The Soul of Leadership: Unlocking Your Potential for Greatness
L -look and listen -- observe, analysis, feeling, incubation
E -emotional bonding -- emotional freedom, shared enthusiasm, caring for other (their stre
Dec 13, 2011
Dec 13, 2013
Dealing with People You Can't Stand: How to Bring Out the Best in People at Their Worst
Tank (confrontational) - hold ground, interrupt attack, backtrack to main point, aim for bottom line; if you are wrong: admit mistake, state briefly w ...more
Nov 10, 2007
Nov 10, 2014
Say This, Not That: How to Build Trust and Motivate Others with the Right Choice of Words
* connect with subject, affinity
* if in doubt - play safe - say little while showing smiling
more on how can relate, less on how wrong and judgments
3 s
May 31, 2013
May 31, 2013
Humor and Information Literacy: Practical Techniques for Library Instruction
Lit review of how humor has been used in education and then also in libraries/by librarians in first part.
The second part is a how-to: ad-libbing and
May 21, 2013
May 21, 2013
Eat That Frog!: 21 Great Ways to Stop Procrastinating and Get More Done in Less Time
From Mark Twain - if the first thing you do is eat a frog, it is probably the worst thing that will happen to you that day. So do the most important t ...more
Jan 2005
Feb 28, 2012
Choices: Taking Control of Your Life and Making It Matter
Self-help with a Christian bent. Choices have consequences. Starts with cause and effect, talks about living in the mystery (here the process of becom ...more
Jan 2005
Jan 20, 2012
The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work
Says the idea that once one is successful, then you will be happy is false as shown by positive psychology and neuroscience. Prof teaches positive psy ...more
Apr 30, 2012
Apr 30, 2012
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Yes, sure this is about the life of a high-powered woman who has many opportunities unavailable to most other. Yet, she touches on topics important to ...more
Apr 17, 2014
Apr 17, 2014
Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting Out of the Box
Another one told in story format of struggling new manager.

Self-betrayal is to act contrary to what I feel I should do for another. Leads to viewing w
Jan 2005
Mar 14, 2012
E-Mail Etiquette: Do's, Don'ts and Disaster Tales from People {logo} Magazine's Intenet Manners Expert
(bit dated) take aways:
1. Sent clear, concise and responsive to recipient's needs (to:, cc:, and bcc:).
2. Correct spelling and grammar.
3. Respect corr
Jan 2006
Mar 07, 2012
CrazyBusy: Overstretched, Overbooked, and About to Snap! Strategies for Coping in a World Gone ADD
Skimming is the way to read this book or it will be one more things added to your crazy-business!
Skip the first 41 pages - it's just filler unless yo
Apr 10, 2012
Apr 10, 2012
Creating Personal Presence: Look, Talk, Think, and Act Like a Leader
1. Look - appearance and dress, body language, walk and surrounding
2. Talk - voice, word choice, meaningful conversations
3. Think- thought process and
Feb 29, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
Slide: ology: The Art and Science of Creating Great Presentations
lots of examples of slides

7 questions for knowing audience
1. what are they like
2. why are they here
3. what keeps them up at night
4. how can you solve
Nov 05, 2013
Oct 30, 2013
The Truth about Getting Your Point Across... and Nothing But the Truth
If I had to recommend one book right now about being effective at work, this would be it.
Good practical, straight forward tips. Basically takes: cour
Feb 07, 2012
Feb 16, 2012
The Job Search Solution: The Ultimate System for Finding a Great Job Now!
It's a full time work itself - only take on if 1. out of work or 2. committed to changing job. (Don't use to leverage current job. And don't say in cu ...more
Apr 02, 2012
Apr 02, 2012
How to Change Minds: The Art of Influence without Manipulation
Starts with ethical and moral aspects of behavior.
Understand decision process - want to change, identify the reason (problem) for change, research -
Aug 16, 2013
Feb 17, 2014
How Will You Measure Your Life?
Incentive theory - doesn't work, there are anomalies VS. Motivation theory - 2 factors: HYGIENE (external factors, dissatisfaction if not done right, ...more
Sep 20, 2012
Sep 18, 2012
Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes are High
Talk about anything and achieve positive resolutions. Prepare for high-impact situations with a 6-minute mastery technique; be persuasive, not abrasiv ...more
Jan 2006
Oct 12, 2011
Fired!: Tales of the Canned, Canceled, Downsized, and Dismissed
The books starts innocently enough with a story from the editor about being hired and shortly thereafter fired by her idol, Woody Allen. She was miser ...more
Jan 2007
Nov 01, 2010
How to Get Ideas
2 parts
1. 10 ways to idea-condition your mind (have fun, be like a child, be idea-prone, visualize success, rejoice in failure, get inputs, get courag
Jan 2002
Feb 28, 2012
The One Minute Negotiator: Simple Steps to Reach Better Agreements
Another self-help career book with a story of some character implementing the authors' tool. In this case the Negotiation Matrix with 4 strategies: av ...more
Feb 09, 2012
Feb 09, 2012
The 100 Greatest Leadership Principles of All Time
Odd little piece (can't bring myself to call it a book really). Frankly, I'd be embarrassed say I wrote a book and sought publication for this. Follow ...more
Jan 2008
Feb 22, 2012
Wait: The Art and Science of Delay
Lots of case studies and examples of waiting. Thin of other sorts of facts. A fast read - can even skim and not miss much. Entertaining though.
The chi
Sep 24, 2012
Sep 24, 2012
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