Business innovator Nilofer Merchant explains…
“Walk and talk. … You’ll be surprised at how fresh air drives fresh thinking.”
I always thought that golf was invented for this reason. Some of the best conversations can be found on the golf course. Not counting all the cursing for missing a good shot, though. Enjoy this brief TED Talk.
Looking back at past posts of this blog, we still find value in this post from 2 summers ago, and the timing couldn’t be better. These books are timeless, fast reads – perfect for summer.
I’ve chosen two books that I believe are perfect for summer reading. Both books are not your typical heavy business or career read; and the best thing – they can be read in a very short space of time. Isn’t that what summer reading is all about?
For the Manager: The Little Book of Coaching – Motivating People To Be Winners
Ken Blanchard, Author of the One Minute Manager, co-authored the Little Book of Coaching with Don Shula, former coach of the Miami Dolphins.
This is the perfect beach side book as it’s written so you can easily navigate through it and pick up at any point. It’s a series of key quotes and statements that associate with their acronym: C.O.A.C.H. This book has many inspiring ideas and stories that can be applied to both personal and business. I believe it is an essential read for anyone in a leadership or management role.
Career Reading: Johnny Bunko – The Last Career Guide You’ll Ever Need
New York Times best-selling author, Daniel Pink wrote this book in Manga format, so end to end this book should take no more than an hour. It’s visual format and strong messaging serves as the ultimate guide to take charge of your career that may actually help you get unstuck and start doing what really makes you happy and fulfilled. This book carries a universal message applicable to both those deeply into their career as well as for those just beginning.
Feeling tension in your shoulders? Are you hunched over your keyboard?
Take care of yourself and give your aching body a break with these recommended office stretches to do at your desk from the team at hiredmyway.
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I recall one time being in the passenger seat of a friend’s really nice car. We pulled up to the curb at our destination, and as my friend handed the valet the car keys, the valet asked, “Wow, what do you do to drive a nice car like that?” My friend’s answer was simple and to the point. “Work hard”.
“I learned the value of hard work by working hard.” ~ Margaret Mead
“Working hard is very important. You’re not going to get anywhere without working extremely hard.” ~ George Lucas
“I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard.” ~ Maria Bartiromo
“You really have to work hard and apply yourself and by applying yourself and working hard and being diligent, you can achieve success.”
~ Julie Benz
“The only way to get people to like working hard is to motivate them. Today, people must understand why they’re working hard. Every individual in an organization is motivated by something different.”
~ Rick Pitino
“Nobody in life gets exactly what they thought they were going to get. But if you work really hard and you’re kind, amazing things will happen.”
~ Conan O’Brien
Work to live. Live to work. We’ve heard that before.
Nigel Marsh is the author of “Fat, Forty and Fired” and “Overworked and Underlaid.” In this TED Talk video, Nigel has an interesting approach to the concept of work-life balance, and really gets down to the core of what is really important.