Kate’s book is “the busy professional’s guide to authentic, enjoyable success”. It’s aimed squarely at business leaders who know that their success, whilst present today, will be greater in the future.
This is a book that invites you to be active; it invites you to undertake exercises as part of assignments (collections of actions that lead to a specific outcome) within its pages that you can work through.
Influence by Dr Robert Cialdini is a seminal work. It’s been cited by business people in the 40 or so years since it was originally published.
The subtitle of this book is “how to solve problems before they happen”, and the book is devoted to clarifying what we can each do to eliminate problems before they arise. It is a very thought-provoking work that provides many examples to draw insight and inspiration.
Masters see decisions in the broader context. They are curious about the chain of causation for their challenges; they seek out the underlying truths more deeply and make more robust decisions.
This month’s book review is written by Paul Laughlin and first appeared on Customer Insight Leader.
This book review will be particularly relevant for those running their own businesses, but developing intentional mastery can also be for all leaders.
It was delightfully cloudy on Saturday 9th July, at about 5am. We breathed a sigh of relief as we realised that the potential heat from the sun in a clear sky would not be with us, at least for the start of the Race to the Stones, #RTTS.
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.
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.