Conscious Business: How to Build Value through Values
By Fred Kofman
Consciousness is the main source of organizational greatness. Conscious business, means finding your passion and expressing your essential values through your work. A conscious business seeks to promote the intelligent pursuit of happiness in all its stakeholders.
Cold Hard Truth: On Business Life and Money
By Kevin O’Leary
If you want to be a successful entrepreneur and amass wealth, you’re going to have to work for it. But the good news is: with the right guidance, focus and perseverance, you can turn entrepreneurial vision into lucrative reality and have the personal freedom that only wealth can buy.
By John J. Ratey
Did you know you can beat stress, lift your mood, fight memory loss, sharpen your intellect, and function better than ever simply by elevating your heart rate and breaking a sweat? The evidence is incontrovertible: aerobic exercise physically remodels our brains for peak performance. Better your business with exercise!
Profit First: A Simple System to Transform Any Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine
By Mike Michalowicz
A simple yet effective accounting solution that will transform your business from a cash eating monster into a money making machine. This new method is the easiest and smartest way to ensure that in your business, profits come first.
First, Break All the Rules
By Marcus Buckingham and Curt Coffman
This book encourages managers to personalize and break away from traditional, one-size-fits-all leadership techniques. One of many takeaways: the best managers are “revolutionaries” who cast the right people for the right roles and then leave them to do their best work.
Do you ever feel like your business is in a rut? You get stuck on some obstacle that you just can’t seem to get past?
Those of you who know me know that I’m a big believer in the power of the mastermind. I’ve been involved in industry peer groups for years. My current group recently decided to step up our efforts and take all our businesses to the next level. We’ve really opened up about our challenges only to find that we all share the same issues.
We have also found what I consider the most important business book I have ever read: “Traction,” by Gino Wickman. There is nothing new in terms of what he suggests. He talks about vision, goals, roles and responsibilities, process development, metrics, etc. What IS different is how he layers all these together, in a very cohesive way. Every single exercise links to all the rest, with no waste and no fluff. It has given all of us the clarity and focus we need to tackle issues and move our businesses forward. Challenges that once seemed overwhelming and unsolvable suddenly seem common and fixable.
In my group, we are going through this book chapter by chapter, diligently following the process and spending the time it takes to really dig deep and work “on” the business, as they say. We are sharing ideas, but more importantly we are being critical when needed, in order to hold each other accountable to the highest standard. It takes a lot of trust to open up like this, but the results are amazing. My team is already seeing and embracing the change. Turns out the clarity and focus is huge for them too!
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
By Sheryl Sandberg
Facebook CEO Sheryl Sandberg examines why women’s progress in achieving leadership roles has stalled. She explains the root causes and offers compelling, common- sense solutions that can empower all women to achieve their full potential.