It’s true. There are no real new ideas, just permutations and combinations of others’ ideas. We believe in the power of reading and learning from other’s ideas, mistakes and successes. Because of that, we have an in-house printed-book lending library and a couple Kindles to share electronic versions, and we regularly recommend books to each other and for our clients to read.
If you’re following along, here’s the latest:
In Boundaries for Leaders, clinical psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Henry Cloud leverages his expertise of human behavior, neuroscience, and business leadership to explain how the best leaders set boundaries within their organizations–with their teams and with themselves–to improve performance and increase employee and customer satisfaction.
How do you get your Fifteen-year-old son to do his homework? Surprisingly, not much differently than trying to get anyone to do anything. Daniel Pink reveals interesting studies and theories on what actually makes us want to perform. It’s not all carrots and sticks.
Looking at the worldview through which Paul, one of the best communicators in history, saw his world and tailored his message – and how, when we read his message we ignore all the stuff that he used to appeal to his worldview – as we don’t get it. Wondering what his message would look like if he wrote it today?
My takeaway, you have to be very aware of your surrounding cultures, how they work at different generations, and tailor your message to appeal to them. If your staring point is, “Your worldview is wrong! Correct it and be like me!” You will come across as the neighbor yelling “Get off my lawn” to the local kids, instead of trying to connect with them.
What makes high-achievers special. What makes them seem so different than you and I? Are they just plain smarter, more coordinated, stronger, or is it pure luck? Perhaps we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. In this book you’ll explore the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band.