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...]

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...]

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...]

Four Career Coaching Books For Your Summer Reading List – Forbes

This career coaching piece originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for Forbes.com: I wrote in my last column about how summer is a great time to network. Summer is also a great time to catch up on reading. Here are four books with helpful takeaways for your career. Each of these books has … [Read more...]

How to Be Great

I've just read an amazing book by Alan Fine: You ALREADY know how to be GREAT and it is a must read! Why? Because we have all heard about the things we should do to raise our game: how to eat right, exercise, manage our time better, manage our projects better, network ... but for some reason, the … [Read more...]

5 Business Books To Read If You Don’t Want To ‘Lean In’ With Sheryl Sandberg

This business advice post originally appears in my Work In Progress blog for Forbes.com: I haven’t read “Lean In” by Sheryl Sandberg and don’t plan to. I have already seen her TED talk and Barnard College commencement address so I have the gist of her message, and there are lots of other great … [Read more...]

How To Avoid The Entrepreneur’s Trap (Even As An Employee)

I see too many entrepreneurs working way too hard. Working evenings and weekends, never taking time off or having a real vacation….Their operations, systems and team – all essential for their growth – are either lacking or just patched together… which leaves them in a place of chaos and overwhelm. … [Read more...]