Six Steps to Small Business Success
By Five PASBA Members
Written and inspired by members of the “Professional Association of Small Business Accountants (PASBA), this book will help any small business owner remember to dream big, think realistically, and plan carefully, ultimately achieving more than ever imagined.
The Carrot Principle: How the Best Managers Use Recognition to Engage Their People, Retain Talent, and Accelerate Performance
By Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton
The book shows definitively that the central characteristic of the most successful managers is that they provide their employees with frequent and effective recognition.
The Referral of a Lifetime: The Networking System That Produces Bottom-Line Results Every Day
By Tim Templeton
Another book from the Ken Blanchard Series its author uses a fable to explain how understanding one’s personality type can enable you to showcase strengths and improve weaknesses to achieve success in business and in life.
Book of the Month
5 Levels of Leadership
John C Maxwell
True leadership isn't a matter of having a certain job or title. In fact, being chosen for a position is only the first of the five levels every effective leader achieves. To become more than "the boss" people follow only because they are required to, you have to master the ability to invest in people and inspire them. To grow further in your role, you must achieve results and build a team that produces. You need to help people to develop their skills to become leaders in their own right. And if you have the skill and dedication, you can reach the pinnacle of leadership—where experience will allow you to extend your influence beyond your immediate reach and time for the benefit of others.
The 5 Levels of Leadership are:
1. Position—People follow because they have to.
2. Permission—People follow because they want to.
3. Production—People follow because of what you have done for the organization.
4. People Development—People follow because of what you have done for them personally.
5. Pinnacle—People follow because of who you are and what you represent.
Through humor, in-depth insight, and examples, internationally recognized leadership expert John C. Maxwell describes each of these stages of leadership. He shows you how to master each level and rise up to the next to become a more influential, respected, and successful leader. More...