Personal Development & Human Behavior


Strength(s) Training

By 800-CEO-READ, published April 20, 2007, at 7:53 PM in News & Opinion

There are three books right now on the Wall Street Journal Business Bestseller list dealing with strengths development. Gallup hold a spot with their new StrengthsFinder 2. 0.


Can You Hear What David Allen Is Saying?

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 21, 2007, at 3:07 PM in News & Opinion

LifeClever has a list of 17 different interviews with Getting Things Done guru David Allen. You'll find 247 minutes of audio and over 21,000 words of text in the links provided—useful for novice and expert alike.


Other Strengths Books From Gallup

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 13, 2007, at 7:27 PM in News & Opinion

I talked last week about Strengths Finder 2. 0. I posted a short podcast I did with Tom Rath.

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New book excerpt up!

By 800-CEO-READ, published March 2, 2007, at 5:43 PM in Staff Picks

This morning, Todd gave a nice summary of what's new on our blogs. I'd like to point out that there's also a new entry up on our Excerpts blog. It's an excerpt from The No Asshole Rule by Robert Sutton.


A conversation

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 21, 2007, at 10:03 PM in News & Opinion

Our crew of 13 has bi-weekly meetings where we take an hour or two of our day to talk about what's going on in our world. The goal being shared knowledge--which can only make us smarter. In another effort to become smarter, last week we had the pleasure of being taught by Erika, author of Growing Great Employees.


8cr's Social Styles workshop

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 16, 2007, at 4:40 PM in News & Opinion

Yesterday our team partipated in a Social Styles workshop, led by Erika Andersen, author of Growing Great Employees and founder of Proteus International. By the end of the day we had mapped ourselves out across four social styles: Analytical, Driver, Expressive and Amiable. Now, understanding our social weaknesses and strengths, we have new ideas for how to interact with one another and develop a stronger workplace.


Market Inefficiencies

By 800-CEO-READ, published February 7, 2007, at 6:38 PM in News & Opinion

I have been walking around with a October issue of Fortune in my bag for months. There is a special section in the 10/30/06 edition called Secrets of Greatness. The Q&A with Michael Lewis is what has kept in my bag.


There _is_ such a thing as a free lunch.

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 25, 2007, at 8:44 PM in News & Opinion

Remember that special offer I mentioned? It's up at inBubbleWrap. com.


Business Books For January: Ego Check

By 800-CEO-READ, published January 18, 2007, at 2:47 PM in News & Opinion

Given headlines that executives like Bob Nardelli and Bill McGuire are getting, the timing of Mathew Hayward's new book Ego Check couldn't be better. Hayward believes it is hubris, what many consider the original deadly sin, to be the cuplrit for fallings of Enron, Worldcom, and Parmalat. Consider Hayward's four sources of Hubris: If extraordinary confidence is grounded in the best available data, it is authentic, and a positive force for advancement.


A Perfect Mess

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 27, 2006, at 7:10 PM in News & Opinion

After any holiday, I always return to a slightly messy desk; one that is covered with books, letters and anything else left from the week before. Today was no different. In attempt to dig out of the post-holiday mess that is my desk, I found this a bit comforting: Don't let the neat freaks push you around.


Author Pow-Wow 2006. Emphasis on the WOW.

By 800-CEO-READ, published December 4, 2006, at 3:39 PM in News & Opinion

They say the American Indian name for Milwaukee means "the good land"? or "gathering place by the water. "?


Business Ideas for Your Ears

By 800-CEO-READ, published November 14, 2006, at 3:10 PM in Jack Covert Selects

I think business audio on the net is exploding. Here is a sampling of what I found this week Lisa Haneberg has been doing her Fireside Chats for some time. Her latest two are with Peter Georgescu(The Source of Success) and Lee Froschheiser (Vital Factors).