Raquel Richardson, 91 Ways to Market Your Business. Marketing ain't what it used to be. At its core, it's still strategies and tactics for growing your business, but what those strategies and tactics are is constantly evolving. Check out this book to keep up, whether marketing your business, your organization or your projects.
Trish Uhl, Mastering the CPLP: How to Successfully Prepare for and Pass the CPLP Knowledge Exam, If you are a training professional interested in the ASTD CPLP certification, you know there is a new competency model and the component evaluations have changed dramatically. Drastically increase your likelihood of PASS with this e-book.
Renie McClay, 111 Ideas to Engage Global Audiences. Global meetings and training can be easier for you and your audience. This book includes tips for managing the potentially grueling travel and jet lag, for preparation and what and how to research before you go. Even if you're teaching other cultures in your home country, this book offers ideas by seasoned professionals to help you be successful.
Larry Straining, LEARNiappe: 111 Creative Ways to use QR Codes. Whether spicing up a meeting or building a team scavenger hunt, this clever little book has ideas for how to leverage smart phones and QR codes to engage staff if learning.
Bill J. Bonnstetter & Ashley Bowers, Talent Unknown: 7 Ways to Discover Hidden Talent and Skills. Learning, identifying and discovering the talents, skills, behaviors, motivators and emotional intelligence we - or our employees - excel at is a process of trial, error, exposure and rejection. Leverage this book to build a deeper understanding of talents. Ask us for more information.
Great Leadership Books:
Steven Pressfield, The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles. Prepare to be provoked. The quote on the back says it all for me "As I finished, I felt a surge of positive carlm. I now know I can win this war."
Kouzes and Posner, Christian Reflections on The Leadership Challenge. Great leadership minds contribute inspiring chapters to this book. My favorite was Ken Blanchard's chapter on Encourage the Heart.
Joseph Grenny et al, Influencer: The New Science of Leading Change. This is a powerful book that I have yet to finish. Each section makes me pause to digest the way I can apply this research into my own work. Not a beach read - you'll need some quiet and focus for this one.
Lou Russell (couldn't resist), IT Leadership Alchemy. Now available as an e-book. Yes, I said that already...