by Ron Willingham. Subtitle: a revolutionary redefinition of leadership. Willingham owns a sales and customer service training company, and I've seen his training packages in a couple client sites. As you might imagine, I read LOTS of books like this, and unfortunately for Mr. Willingham, I am probably way too discerning. This book was terrible. It certainly wasn't revolutionary. Don't buy it, even if it gets 4 and a half stars on Amazon.
[Full disclosure: I was predisposed to not like this book, but read it anyway in a spirit of being fair and open to my own narrow-mindedness.
When I start working with a group of managers, one of the questions I ask is what self-development efforts they've undertaken recently. Overwhelmingly - 90+% of the time, the answer boils down to, "Not much". Sometimes they mention a book that came out 10 years ago. I admit to always having a drop in energy when I hear it, even though I know it's coming. I think, "gee, if they won't do it for themselves, why would they do it for me?"
So, in the spirit of making it easier, If i read a book, I'll post about it. I'll include fiction, because I read a lot of fiction, too.
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
The Fifth Discipline by Peter Senge
Why We Like This Book:
The ONLY book on changing jobs you will ever need. As detailed and well-documented and -researched book as we know of. It is the equivalent of Effective Executive for job searches. May not be 100% applicable for college graduates, but is for everyone else. He says you should do your resume like we do, and no one else recommends this. Buy this book.
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity by David Allen