Broadcasting Happiness

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I had the great fortune to hear Michelle Gielan speak at a recent IT conference. Her topic was based on her book, Broadcasting Happiness. First, let me say that Michelle is a phenomenal speaker. Her style, presence and ability to connect with her audience made decide to order the book before the presentation even finished. […]

Book Review: David and Goliath

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It’s an easy decision when I hear Malcolm Gladwell has a new book out. David and Goliath – Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants was released this week and I immediately downloaded it on Audible. A couple of long drives later, I’m glad I didn’t wait. Malcolm already has an established following from […]

Book Review: The Honest Truth about Dishonesty

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I cheat; you cheat; we all cheat. So says Dan Ariely, author of The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty – How We Lie to Everyone-Especially Ourselves. One think I like about Dan’s work, he turns studies about how decisions are made into stories that bothe educate and entertain. His studies sometimes make me feel like, “I […]

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 […]

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 […]

The value of appreciation

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Last week I had the opportunity to hear author Paul White, coauthor of the book The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace with Gary Chapman. His presentation was titled, The True Value of Diamonds. He started by discussing the value of diamonds. Looking beyond the shiny and pretty, you’ll find Diamonds are used extensively in […]

Book Review: Running the Gauntlet

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Running the Gauntlet: Essential Business Lessons to Lead, Drive Change and Grow Profits by Jeffery Hayzlett is my kind of book. I like books about leadership, handling and overcoming obstacles to change and generally getting off your … and getting things done. More than once I had to put the book down to make some […]