What Continuous Improvement books are you reading? All PD books are not created equal. That’s why reading the right ones is critical. So, helping clients pick the right books is an important aspect of my coaching work.
You have worked with smart and indispensable colleagues. They seem to be naturally gifted and talented. They think critically, contribute to discussion and speak gold. In fact, other co-workers respect what they say— and like their thinking.
These smart colleagues respect air time and use it well. Everything they say make sense—and moves meetings in the right direction.
Maybe you wonder, “ How can I be like these folks?” Today is your lucky day. Help is on the way. Keep on reading…
Fortunately, becoming a linchpin or— indispensable— takes hard work, but isn’t rocket science. That’s what I do in my coaching work and I am no Elon Musk. In other words, I use simple CI principles to help professionals rise above competition.
You can become a reference in your field if you work with a coach that can show you the way. A coach that will teach you action steps to transform your career. Really…?
Yes, a great coach will help you discover what to learn, read, do, avoid, and how to see clearly. Want an example?
That leads us to some Continuous Improvement books that my clients and I are using. Actually, I have a list of 50 key books for my clients; but let me share 10 with you.
Let’s dive in.
10 Continuous Improvement Books for Smart People
1- Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? by Seth Godin. This book tells you everything you need to know about becoming an indispensable asset or linchpin in your field of work.
2- Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable by Seth Godin. This one teaches how to be remarkable— or how to do work worth talking about.
3- How to Fail at Almost Everything and Still Win Big: Kind of the Story of My Life by Scott Adams. In this book Scott teaches the difference between goals and systems and why goal setting is overrated.
4- Mastery by Robert Greene. This one teaches what you need to know and do in order master of your craft.
5- Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport. From this book you will learn strategies on how to beat distractions and get quality work done.
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6- My Philosophy For Successful Living by Jim Rohn. This one teaches how to nurture a winner mindset and how to set yourself up for success.
7- Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Anders Ericsson and Robert Pool. Do you want to be an expert? Do you want to get better at what you do? If you do, this book is a must-read.
8- The Effective Executive: The Definitive Guide to Getting the Right Things Done by Peter F. Drucker. This book teaches how to spend your energy and time on work that matters.
9- Measure What Matters: How Google, Bono, and the Gates Foundation Rock the World with OKRs by John Doerr. Have you heard about the goal-setting system of Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)? This book might give you a clearer view on how to drive change and growth.
10- The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek. Do you understand the difference between finite and infinite work? In this book, Simon shares insights that might change the way you live and make decisions.
My question for you is, “What are doing to secure your position in the marketplace?” Or “What Continuous Improvement books are you reading?”
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