Personal Development & Human Behavior


10 Question Quiz

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 2, 2004, at 2:15 PM in News & Opinion

Take this quiz to assess your organization's level of initiative and accountability: For each question, answer 'YES' or 'NO'. Do people refer to they or them when talking about management or other departments? (ie, They wont let us .


Hi There!

By 800-CEO-READ, published August 2, 2004, at 1:55 PM in News & Opinion

Hi there! My name is BJ Gallagher and I am the coauthor of a new book on personal accountability entitled Who Are "They" Anyway? When I told my son that I had just finished writing my new book, he wrinkled up his nose and exclaimed, "Personal accountability!


Tom Peters' Summer Reading

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 30, 2004, at 5:45 PM in News & Opinion

I was looking through Tom Peters' website this morning (still upset the blog has no RSS feed). Tom has been relaxing and recharging the batteries this summer. He just got done spending five weeks at Canyon Ranch/Berkshires.


Martha, Martha, Martha

By 800-CEO-READ, published July 16, 2004, at 3:16 PM in News & Opinion

Well, Martha got 5 months in Club Fed and $30,000 in fines. While she is appealing, we thought we would recommend two books: Martha Inc. by Christopher Byron (for the highs) and Who Moved My Soap?


The 8th Habit

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 29, 2004, at 2:02 PM in News & Opinion

On November 9th, Stephen Covey is releasing a follow-up to his mega-bestseller 7 Habits to Highly Effective People. The book will be called "The 8th Habit". Here is a couple of paragraphs from the press release issued by Free Press this morning: Covey's new book comes at a profoundly different time in history than when THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE was originally published.


New Contributor

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 28, 2004, at 1:52 PM in News & Opinion

We have a new contributor to the 800-CEO-READ Blog. Susan RoAne is a author and speaker. She is best known for How to Work a Room, which has sold over a million copies.



By 800-CEO-READ, published June 25, 2004, at 5:12 PM in News & Opinion

On my long list of books to read is "something" by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. In Re-imagine, Tom Peters recommends Becoming Adult. In May, The Monday Morning Book Club at the Miami Herald reviewed his book Good Leadership.


Book to Watch For

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 14, 2004, at 1:18 PM in News & Opinion

We have already given you a heads-up on new books from Kawasaki and the team of Bossidy and Charam. The other book that caught our attention at BEA was Overachievement by John Eliot. Here is the description from the Portfolio catalog: In OVERACHIEVEMENT, John Eliot, a rising star in the field of performance enhancement, explains the latest research into why goal setting, relaxation, visualization, stress management, and flow simply don't work for most people.


Links on 6/10/04

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 10, 2004, at 1:00 PM in News & Opinion

Richard Prachter of the Miami Herald reviews Trump: How to Get Rich The Coroners at Brand Autopsy sample On the Up and Up Mark Cuban is not going to publish a book. . .


Reading for Success

By 800-CEO-READ, published June 1, 2004, at 1:34 PM in News & Opinion

Mark Cuban (owner of the Dallas Mavericks and past owner of Broadcast. com) posted Part Four of his very popular Success and Motivation series. If you need to get caught up, you can following these links to Part One, almost Part Two, Part Two, and Part Three.


Busy Bee

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 28, 2004, at 5:59 PM in News & Opinion

Matthew at nonbillablehour is really busy this weekend. I was hoping to just get some yard work done, but you should see Matthew's list. The book related item on his agenda is finishing Seven Day Weekend.


What Lip-Sticking Recommends

By 800-CEO-READ, published May 27, 2004, at 12:31 PM in News & Opinion

This week, we are showcasing Lip-Sticking by Yvonne DiVita for our "What Do You Recommend? " feature. I liked seeing a lot of titles I am not familiar with.