Book Review: The No Complaining Rule (Jon Gordon, 2008)

A quick read containing some practical examples of how to implement a more positive culture in your personal and professional life. I like that someone can pick up this book, read it in one sitting, and immediately implement the directives and see results. No extensive study is required. One of my favorite quotes that introduced … Continue reading Book Review: The No Complaining Rule (Jon Gordon, 2008)

Book Review: Steal the Show (Michael Port, 2015)

Solid book of reminders that are worth a look before giving an important speech. The emphasis of the book is on preparation, and the steps included are quite in-depth and, if nothing else, would significantly increase the confidence of the presenter. I would say the target audience for this book is certainly those who speak … Continue reading Book Review: Steal the Show (Michael Port, 2015)

Book Review: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey, 1989)

Required reading for responsible human beings and those who aspire to be. Succinctly, this is a handbook to being a successful adult. It's about finding out who you are, who you want to be, and how to communicate with other people in your life in order to convey respect and ensure that productive personal growth … Continue reading Book Review: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen Covey, 1989)

Book Review: 24/6 – The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week (Tiffany Shlain, 2019)

"Think about how you want to be remembered, and start living that life." - Tiffany Shlain We spend so much time on our phones and on social media in the 21st century that we don't even realize how quickly our lives are passing us by. Do you remember when you first started spending time online … Continue reading Book Review: 24/6 – The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week (Tiffany Shlain, 2019)

Book Review: The Secret Lives of Introverts (Jenn Granneman, 2017)

Required reading for anyone who has ever said or heard the words, "Why are you so quiet?" This book is not meant to describe all introverts everywhere. Even within the purview of what it means to be an introvert, there are different levels of introversion, with some more outgoing than others. For me, most of … Continue reading Book Review: The Secret Lives of Introverts (Jenn Granneman, 2017)

Book Review: Stories That Stick (Kindra Hall, 2019)

Although this book is written primarily to business owners and entrepreneurs, I read it as an HR professional and an aspiring writer. But regardless of how you approach this book, the central idea remains: everyone is drawn to a good story. From my role in HR, I do lots of interviews on a regular basis. … Continue reading Book Review: Stories That Stick (Kindra Hall, 2019)