book review

Six Books In Six Weeks: Business Book Reviews For 2019 (So Far)

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One of my favorite side benefits of blogging on career and business is getting advance copies of business books. I regularly receive professional development, self-improvement and business books. Authors and their publicists send me these, hoping for coverage. I welcome the pitches to stay on top of new resources that can potentially benefit my readers. [...]

Favorite Books From 2016

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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 I [...]

4 Fun Business Books

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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 are insights from business consultant and comedian/ improviser Bill Connolly, author of Funny Business: Build Your Soft Skills Through Comedy. 3 more fun business books mix entertainment and professional development [...]

Recommended Reading: 5 Leadership Books I Love

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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 Pollak. http://www.forbes.com/sites/carolinecenizalevine/2014/10/29/leadership-for-the-millennial-generation-an-interview-with-lindsey-pollak/ Pollak is the author of Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next [...]

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

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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 professors Robert Sutton and Huggy Rao, yields more career planning gems. [...]

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

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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 for sales success: mindset; process; lifestyle. While [...]

Book Review: The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs

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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 [...]