Have you ever been in a social situation where you wished you had telepathic powers and could read the other person’s mind? Although the ability to read minds is impossible, we can do the second-best thing, read body language.
Almost everyone has heard of the book The Art of War; the famous strategy book about winning military battles. However, there is a great book by a similar title; The War of Art, that is about winning creative battles. If you’ve ever wanted to write a novel, become an artist, start a business or run a marathon, then I’d recommend reading The War of Art by Steven Pressfield.
When Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg give a book positive praise, you know it is worth reading. Zero to One is that book. Written by Peter Thiel, the billionaire who co-founded PayPal (he and Elon worked at PayPal together) and Palantir. He also made the first outside investment in Facebook and funded companies like LinkedIn and SpaceX.
This book was recommended to me by my management professor who worked for IBM for over 25 years.
Written by bestselling author David Cottrell and sales guru Robert Nix, Indispensable! Becoming The Obvious Choice In Business And Life, teaches how to project strength, smarts, competence and leadership.
Early in our careers, ego impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. At every stage, ego holds us back. In his WSJ bestseller book, Ryan Holiday gives advice on how people can combat their ego to achieve more in life.
Peter Drucker is the often called the "founder of modern management" and for good reason. He wrote over 35 books, contributed frequently to the WSJ and Harvard Business Review, and worked as a consultant for Fortune 500 CEO's and Heads of States. Here are 10 managements lessons from The Effective Executive.