Book Reviews

The Talent Code

Level: Advanced

What is the secret of getting really good at something? How do we unlock it? Journalist and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle visited nine of the world’s greatest talent hotbeds — tiny places that produce huge amounts of talent, from a small music camp in upstate New… Read More »

QBQ

Level: Beginner

Author John G. Miller admonishes people to quit whining! Miller advocates personal accountability, an almost novel concept in today’s litigious world of finger pointing, excuse making and not-my-fault thinking. Instead of asking, “Why is this happening to me?” he says to ask, “What can I do to improve my… Read More »

Multipliers

Level: Intermediate

Everyone wants to elicit more from the people with whom they work (or live). Liz Wiseman and her colleague and primary contributor Greg McKeown show you how. They know you can draw more from people by making more of them – by multiplying their contributions. This book names the… Read More »

Good To Great

Level: Advanced

Jim Collins, already established as one of the most influential management consultants, further established his credibility with the wildly popular Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t, originally published in 2001. The book went on to be one of the bestsellers in the genre, and… Read More »

Getting Naked

Level: Intermediate

Being vulnerable takes guts, especially in business. But the payoff, explains best-selling author Patrick Lencioni, is strong, honest client relationships that engender trust and allegiance. Lencioni puts forth his “naked service” model via a story about a fictitious consultant named Jack Bauer (not to be confused with the main… Read More »