Scaling Up: How a Few Companies Make It. Highly recommend this book to anyone that is a high performer and want's to get to the next level or aspires to be a high performer. James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation, reveals practical strategies that will teach you exactly how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. Your Oxygen Mask First teaches 17 habits that will allow any leader to transcend the perils of success and keep achieving. I run a small business and like many small business owners you get distracted with stuff. This is not a theory book. I liked the real life story peppered throughout.
There's a reason this mental work doesn't get done, and it's as if the author totally ignores that fact. This book will help a new generation of leaders capture the same magic. A lot of us want more out of life but how many of us are actually taking action? Is the fear of failure preventing you from moving forward? I think the points made are important, but I think you can find those ideas in a book that applies more directly to you. I was in a dark place in my life despite the fact that everything appeared to be all right on the surface. It provided not only a clear why, but also the how in highly practical steps.
I loved everything about this book - from the stories to the checklists - but my favorite thing was the way every chapter included an exercise that allowed the reader to put the advice immediately into practice. If it were not for this straightforward, direct, driven and passionate guy pushing and prodding and cutting through the B. He believes there is no in-between with leadership; either it slowly destroys your life or it forces you to get stronger. The higher you climb the thinner the air! Kevin hit it out of the park with ideas and tools to help motivate me for a lifetime! Such as, you're not going to be good at everything, so focus on what you're good at. Click on the cover image above to read some pages of this book! Enter for a chance to win one of 100 digital copies! If you're having trouble changing your habits, the problem isn't you. The seventeen habits provide a life-changing framework that has ever-increasing circles of influence as they are implemented. So many leadership books are written that focus on growing your business or taking care of your employees.
This pragmatic, straight-talking book delivers the 17 habits every high-achiever must adopt to survive and thrive in business and life. The simplicity in the main thrust of this book is what gives it incredible power. Thank you, Kevin, for being such an inspiring and guiding force in our lives. Each chapter hands you a strong habit to form, how it can help short-term, how it can help long-term, an anecdote of his habit, and finally how to begin to implement it. It's not the typical leadership fluff in all the other books.
. His straight-talk advice in Your Oxygen Mask First will surprise and propel even the most seasoned leaders as he cuts through the platitudes and jargon to share the best tools he has found to ensure your survival, no matter how high you fly. No, I don't think I recommend it to the non-business readers. It is not through a lack of desire to spend time on their self or with family and friends that causes the issue. Our relationship would not be what it is today had he not started on this journey thirteen years ago. Maybe I'm not in the target demographic. So many leadership books are written that focus on growing your business or taking care of your employees.
Lawrence clearly knows the traps of owning a business and how to get out of them. His speciality is helping great leaders get stronger. It gives it a very Type A approach - which is ironic, since he writes a lot about how a lot of life's challenges comes from being a type A. When nothing can be further from the truth. Byrnes reveals an uncomfortable truth. Despite that, Lawrence is big on making sure you have a life outside of work, as well as at driving hard while you're working.
Other books make you feel good. Study after study confirms that stories have unparalleled power to break down walls, build trust, and influence people to act. Well written and easy to digest for a busy life it will give you the tools to get through it. Not perfect, but 90% of where we want to be. Maybe I'm not in the target demographic. I'd encourage any leader to take some time to work through the exercises contained in this book, and reset their personal habits to make sure that they look after themselves first before they can effectively lead others and be happy in their interactions with other important people in their life.
Obsessed with understanding why successful people crash and burn, Lawrence has studied and tested virtually every leadership theory known to humankind in his two decades as a business advisor. Your Oxygen Mask Here's the hard truth about leadership: it either forces you to get stronger or it slowly destroys your life. The book provides exercises to do, but honestly not much guidance in supporting them. Story time over, Lencioni offers explicit instructions for overcoming the human behavioral tendencies that he says corrupt teams. As a workplace strategist and business coach, Erica Keswin has spent over 20 years working with top business leaders and executives to build successful organizations that honor relationships. Radical Candor is a simple idea: to be a good boss, you have to Care Personally at the same time that you Challenge Directly. I no longer measure my wealth in dollars and cents.