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 […]

Book Review: Million Dollar Coaching

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Do you see yourself as a coach, or want to know what strategies work in becoming a highly successful one? I do, so I picked up Million Dollar Coaching – Build a World-Class Practice by Helping Others Succeed by Alan Weiss, PH.D, the Bestselling author of Million Dollar Consulting. Alan uses a methodical approach to defining the […]

Book Review: Sway

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I recently received a recommendation to read Sway, The Irresistible Pull of Irrational Behavior. To me, this work looked similar to Dan Ariely’s work, The Upside of Irrationality. As it turns out, there were some similarities but there were also enough differences to make this one a worthwhile read. I always enjoy books that give me […]

Book Review: Drive

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You’ve no doubt read different theories about motivation. and you’ve probably heard different methods about how to motivate others and the opposing thought that we only motivate ourselves. If you’ve ever been interested in what motivates us, or how we can effect the motivation of others, then Daniel Pink’s book Drive is for you. Whether you are a speaker […]

Book Review: The Upside of Irrationality

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Do you consider yourself to be a rational person? I used to, until I read Dan Ariely’s book The Upside of Irrationality, The Unexpected Benefits of Defying Logic at Work and at Home. This work builds on, but differs from his NY Times bestseller, Predictably Irrational. In this work, the author shows how our decisions […]