Favorite Books From 2016

If you’re looking to 2017 and need ideas for new year’s resolutions, I post ten career-related resolutions in my Forbes column. One of these encourages more reading. I read 36 books in 2016. Some were books I already read but wanted to review – they’re that good. I read only three fiction books, and … [Read more...]

4 Fun Business Books

There are fun business books. In a recent Forbes Leadership post I shared insights from improvisational theater that carry over into professional success: http://www.forbes.com/sites/carolinecenizalevine/2014/10/31/have-a-laugh-and-build-your-career-improv-for-professional-development/ Included … [Read more...]

Recommended Reading: 5 Leadership Books I Love

Leading virtually (e.g., Skype, Instant Message) is one example of how leadership has changed for this generation. This is one of the insights in my Forbes Leadership post on Millennials and leadership, where I interviewed NY Times best-selling author Lindsey … [Read more...]

Interview with Personal Financial Planner and Author Luna Jaffe – Forbes

This post originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for Forbes.com: This column is still about career advice but personal finance is a career issue. As a recruiter, I have rescinded job offers because of adverse credit checks. As a career coach, I have seen even my most senior, experienced … [Read more...]

‘Scaling Up Excellence’ Is Not Just An Executive Issue: What Individuals Can Do – Forbes.com

This career management and workplace productivity post originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for Forbes.com. I have written before about how big company success stories yield key insights for individual career success. A new business book, Scaling Up Excellence by Stanford University … [Read more...]

The One Career Resolution All Professionals Should Make – Forbes.com

This post originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for Forbes.com: In The Rainmaker’s Quick Guide to Lasting Sales Success, author Carolyn McGowan Coradeschi distills her 30 years of sales experience as a rainmaker in various industries and now as a sales coach into a three-step approach … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

Many of us dream about being able to deliver presentations as well as Steve Jobs did. This book, written by Carmine Gallo, gave me hope that I could improve if I follow just a couple of simple tips: 1. Have "one big idea" to share with your listeners. Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone by saying … [Read more...]

Ten Career And Self-Help Books For Your Holiday Gift List – Forbes

This post originally appears in my Work In Progress column for Forbes.com: In my line of work as an executive coach and corporate trainer, I read a LOT of career and self-help books. Here are 10 of my favorites from this year: Forget A Mentor, Get A Sponsor: The New Way To Fast-Track Your … [Read more...]

7 Reasons Why All Employees Need To Be ‘Suitcase Entrepreneurs’ – Forbes

This post originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for Forbes.com: I was excited to read Natalie Sisson’s new Amazon bestseller, The Suitcase Entrepreneur: Create freedom in business and adventure in life, which outlines her best strategies, tips and hacks on building a location-independent … [Read more...]

Three Books That May Make You Re-Think Your Career Choices – Forbes

This career coaching post originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for Forbes.com: It can be easy to get into a rut with your career. Are you on a path that still excites you? Are you at the level, in the industry, and performing the role that you intended? Should you add something to your … [Read more...]

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