Book Review: Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?

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If you’ve ever thought about looking for a job in the post 2000-whatever economy, then Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google by William Poundstone is a must read. It’s harder to get an interview in 2012 than it was in 2007. Period. If you haven’t been job-hunting lately, I can tell you from […]

Book Review: The Leader Who Had No Title

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I’ve been intending to read this since I saw Robin Sharma speak at the Toastmasters Convention back in August. I’m glad I finally did! An interesting twist in a leadership book, The Leader Who Had No Title, by Robin Sharma is a work of fiction. More accurately, it is “a modern fable on real success in business […]

Book Review: The Myth of the Garage

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Note: This is only available as an e-book, and it’s only available for free. Go to: http://www.heathbrothers.com/the-myth-of-the-garage/ to pick it up. I read both of Chip and Dan Heath‘s previous books, Made to Stick and Switch (links are to my reviews). When I saw they had another book out, I jumped at the chance to […]

Are you a selfish speaker?

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When you get on stage, is it for the audience, or for yourself? Don’t confuse “on stage” to mean only a physical stage in front of a large audience. “On stage” can include a job interview, talking to your kid, training some coworkers, or even taking on a leadership role. No matter what “on stage” […]

Where Leaders Get Stuck

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Ever felt stuck in your development as a leader? Have you ever noticed how the best leaders – you know, the ones you really respect – tend to also be great communicators? Would you like get unstuck? If so, read ahead to learn the correlation, and learn how you can make one change and see […]

Easy to be Cynical

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“Branding demands commitment; commitment to continual re-invention; striking chords with people to stir their emotions; and commitment to imagination. It is easy to be cynical about such things, much harder to be successful.” I recently saw this quote, from Sir Richard Branson. The second line is what caught my eye – it’s easy to be cynical…much […]

Author Review: Take the Stairs

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Rory Vaden is the author of the new bestselling book, Take the Stairs – 7 Steps to Achieving True Success. In promoting his new book, he recently spoke here in Wichita and to a packed house in Salina, Kansas. I was fortunate to be able to see him at those events. Rory’s concept of “Taking […]