We may not be in as crazy a situation like the worker in the following video, but you may see some similarities in this “Office Space” clip. If you are like me, then you’ve had bosses that have been good and bosses that have needed some improvement.
We must continually learn and one of the best ways is to read books. I have previously posted some books for coaches and books for leaders. Many of these books are by very popular authors and are on most bookshelves across the nation.
However, I have put together a list of 7 books that you might not have heard of but can help you maximize your potential influence and increase your leadership skills.
It has often been said, “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Lemons by themselves are sour. Lemons with sugar and water become delicious lemonade.
This phrase is a reminder to us about making the best of things that come our way.
“If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two tongues and one ear.” (MARK TWAIN)
Because I am married and I fly often, the following story is near and dear to my heart . . .
We all have a boss. Even the President of the U.S. has “We The People” that he has to answer to. Many of us complain about our boss. Unfortunately, not all bosses are top-shelf. If you happen to be a boss, you also might want to read this so that you can stop doing some of this stuff if you are guilty of it.
“Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching you.” (C.S. Lewis)
Have you (or someone that you’ve known) ever said something to the effect of ‘It doesn’t matter if I do what’s right. Nobody notices anyway.’ or ‘Nice guys finish last’. Well, I have a little story that I always think of when it comes to integrity and character.
Everyone has a past. Often times, the things that have happened to us shape our future. We can do three things with our past. We can LIVE in the past, we can DWELL on the past or we can LEARN from the past. Whichever category you fall into may go a long way toward determining your future.
Just be careful not to end up like Uncle Rico from Napoleon Dynamite in the following video clip . . .
“The education of a man is never complete until he dies.” (Robert E. Lee)
Each summer, I try to knock out a few new ones. This upcoming summer, I plan on reading the following 16 books to further develop my thinking.