Showing posts from April, 2019

5 Books on Leadership, Coaching, Entrepreneurship and Management

I have read quite a bit this year. Here are 5 books I found interesting. Check it out. Trillion Dollar Coach by Eric Schmidt, Jonathon Rosenberg, Alan Eagle –  This is a tribute to the legendary Silicon Valley Coach Bill Campbell. He was the CEO of Intuit before he became the legend in the field of entrepreneurial coaching. This book starts with the story and finally finishes with interesting but counter intuitive coaching tips for all managers. The premise is all managers should see themselves as coaches. Bill Campbell believed in transparency and honesty. The top priority of any manager is the well-being and success of their people. It is a breezy read with lot of good insights. I have also reviewed their earlier book How Google Works check it out.  How Google Works Great Leaders Have No Rules by Kevin Kruse -  This book is the anti-thesis of regular leadership books. It is interesting and useful for sure. One of the tips is to never be a people pleaser. Don’t try to be liked b

10 Ways to Finish the Rest of 2019 on a High

We are nearly half-way through 2019. While at the start of the year we had great resolutions or goals this would be a good time to take a strategic time out. We can really assess whether we are on track or need to make some course corrections. We also want to make sure this excitement that we have at the start of the year doesn’t just last for two months but lasts for the entire year. So how do you keep this excitement going for a long time? To me the answer is one word which is discipline. It is discipline that will keep you going for the long haul and continue to keep your resolutions and goals in focus. This quote is great “Discipline is the refining fire by which talent becomes ability.” Roy L. Smith As Tony Robbins says you should have a vision that is so exciting and compelling that it pulls you rather than push. Of course it is not easy to create this but if we do then the path towards goals and resolutions become effortless. Pull is always better than push which can seem

My Top 101 Books around Leadership, Management, Productivity, Success and Happiness

Here is the list of my top 101 books to read which covers topics across leadership, management, success, health, personal development, happiness, psychology, motivation and finance. 1.     Humans are Underrated by Geoff Colvin -  The world of work is changing. This book talks about the key 21st century skills that machines can’t replace. Empathy, connections, and social sensitivity are the most important skills we need and will not be replaced by machines. What we need more than knowledge workers are relationship workers. It was a great read and gives hope that machines ultimately can't replace everything humans do. There is a detailed account of how the military used after action reviews to improve outcomes. There are chapters on storytelling and innovation as well. 2.     Work Rules by Laszlo bock -  This book contains a wealth of wisdom on how to hire people, keep people inspired and what an organizations mission should be. Coming from a practical practitioner of the art