Marshall Goldsmith turns feedback into feed forward. This is a much gentler and inspirational approach and it’s a great place to start in a small business that perhaps doesn’t have the size or resources for the full 360 review process. It suits those genuinely interested in being a better leader and pursuing conscious business practices. I found this book easy to read, entertaining in fact and Goldsmith generously offers his process materials with your purchase. It’s also available on Audible.
Better Than Before: What I Learned About Making and Breaking Habits–to Sleep More, Quit Sugar, Procrastinate Less, and Generally Build a Happier Life
Habits are the invisible architecture of daily life. We repeat about 40% of our behavior almost daily, so if we change our habits, we change our lives.
But that observation just raises the question: “Okay, how do I change my habits?” These resources will help you get started. Alas, no magic, one-size-fits-all solution exists—you must know yourself, and choose the strategies that work for you. It turns out that it’s not hard to change your habits, if you know what to do.
Wow! When you are risking it all and business in tough, I’d highly recommend reading Tony Hsieh’s story about his entrepreneurial journey. Not only has he made millions for the businesses he’s built, he has done it while taking care of his people and adhering to his values in the toughest of circumstances. Superstar in my opinion!
The official line: I’m a research professor at the University of Houston where I hold the Huffington Endowed Chair. I’ve spent the past sixteen years studying courage, vulnerability, empathy, and shame. I’m the author of four books: The Gifts of Imperfection, Daring Greatly, Rising Strong, and Braving the Wilderness.
Behavioral Economics for Business – 2nd edition: How the insights of behavioral economics can transform your business
Behavioral economics and behavioral finance study the effects of psychological, social, cognitive, and emotional factors on economic decisions.
This may apply to individuals or institutions, and involves looking at the consequences for market prices, dividends, and resource allocation.
In The Power of Habit, award-winning New York Times business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. With penetrating intelligence and an ability to distill vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives, Duhigg brings to life a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential for transformation.
David R. Hawkins details how anyone may resolve the most crucial of all human dilemmas: how to instantly determine the truth or falsehood of any statement or supposed fact. Dr. Hawkins, who worked as a “healing psychiatrist” during his long and distinguished career, uses theoretical concepts from particle physics, nonlinear dynamics, and chaos theory to support his study of human behavior. This is a fascinating work that will intrigue readers from all walks of life!
With clear, practical steps, you are led through the crucial skills outlined in the acronym L-E-A-D-E-R-S:
L = Look and Listen
E = Emotional Bonding
A = Awareness
D = Doing
E = Empowerment
R = Responsibility
S = Synchronicity