Radical Candor is a strong, conceptually robust, idea. The purpose of the book is you demonstrate to people how to be both clear, direct and effective. The basic idea is relatively easy to grasp for anyone with experience in working with groups of people.
Stepping up to mastery
Masters of business follow a similar plan. They build a business that is fit for purpose. Then they build strength into that business by developing their skills, improving their knowledge, and transforming experience.
The battle between resilience and efficiency, and how to win it.
Planning how to ensure that there will be the money needed by the business, planning to ensure that the company will have access to the required resources, and planning to ensure that a sudden unexpected change does not harm the business creates resilience. It is how the most masterful companies manage themselves all the time.
The Busy Person’s Guide to Great Presenting by Lee Warren
You can’t get away from it – this is a book about communication that communicates its message better than any other that I have read. In many ways the book is more like a conversation than a text yet gold dust within it paragraphs is sprinkled liberally throughout.
The Mastery of Tulips
We had a chance to visit Kuekenhof, a fabulous centre only open during the tulip season, to see the work of those that plan their beautiful gardens. It’s very special.
How to Begin by Michael Bungay Stanier
At some point you may not understand the process to go through for the most important projects, or you cannot determine what you should do to start all of the things that you wish to start. For that reason, I think this book is one that every small business owner should, at some point, read.
When we understand the context of the work we are being asked to do, and when we understand the stage of the journey to mastery that our client expects, then we can deliver extraordinary value and exceed the expectations that they have with ease.
Mastering the present moment.
Being in the moment, truly focussed on what is happening and knowing that the future will come, come what may, means we can really connect with others, and with the environment.
Dare to Lead by Brené Brown
This is an important book, a book that will leave you with questions as well as answers. It is a book that demands thought and provides the substance to let those thoughts develop.