Coach Wooden's Greatest Secret: The Power of a Lot of Little Things Done Well
Written from the depth of experience of Coach Wooden, this teaching in this book is applicable to everyday life.
By paying attention to the detail, working on the little things, success can follow.
While this is not the only book on how to be successful, it is written from the wisdom of a professional sports coach, and shares the secrets of his, and his teams success.
The book includes the success stories and secrets from others who have achieved greatness in their respective fields, including Lou Holtz, Walt Disney and Steve Jobs.
A book for the leaders, sports fans, and those looking for the edge to success.
Why Achievers Suffer and What to do about it
By Tom E Jones
Publisher: Worx Publishing
Doer’s Dilemma is a surprisingly useful book for looking at people, particularly those in the workplace and reviews of different people and how to deal with their particular idiocies.
It focuses on relationships, and they interactions with people affect your work and career.
This book will explain why things occur and how to deal with them, such as people that are incompetent, and how to work with them to achieve goals.
Jones does not wander with personal success stories, and is not big noting himself, rather providing a practical guide to organisational relationship success.
Other topics include communication issues , dealing with negative information, lack of direction from managers, collaboration and team work, taking responsibility and having accountability, dealing with motivation in the workplace, taking initiative, performance coaching, workplace dysfunction, and the change process.
There is a toolbox at the end, that relate to each chapter, with checklists of strategies.
This book is one that I plan to keep with me as I work with the issues that occur in different organisations I work with.
By Fred Dawkins
Dawkins uses the art of storytelling to explain how to become an entrepreneur. Writing from his own experiences he shares the positives to create your own job in the 21st century.
He discusses cash flows and money, both as a reward for hard work, and as a fear to conquer to enable success.
The book also highlights some of the dangers of being an Entrepreneur, including the demands of time upon a family.
This book is ideal for anyone considering taking the step into becoming self-employed, starting or taking over a business.
While there are lots of books and advice on becoming an Entrepreneur, this one is adds to the collective knowledge and is written in a way that is easy to read.
Greer & Horst identify the great challenge of any leader - ensuring the organisation stays true to its mission, particularly applied to the setting of churches in the modern society.
Writing from their own experiences and challenges in running a mission organisation, and the temptations to modify their mission for significant financial support.
They supplement with stories from organisations that have changed their purpose and mission over time.
They provide strategies to avoid mission drift, and to keep the organisation focussed on its true mission.
Substantial time is spent on leadership and governance of organisations, particularly on the integrity of the individuals and groups involved in setting and running the strategic direction of the organisation.
A particularly good book for senior leaders and those in governance to ensure that they recognise the signs leading to drifting from purpose and how to rectify issues.
Heath Henwood consults and speaks on Leadership, Strategic Planning and Management techniques. He has a Masters in Leadership, and is a Doctorial Candidate focusing on Leadership Development Strategies. He has extensive experience in private business and serves on several boards.