Five Books to Motivate and Inspire You To Get Things Done

Thursday, May 17, 2018

I ma fortunate enough to get to attend a lot of conferences and to meet ton of very cool and intelligent people, and hear ton of key note speakers along the way. One thing that every conference I have attended has in common is the books. Each time I learn about couple new books and get recommendations of things to read that relate to business or are motivating and inspiring. This years Alberta CU conference was no different. I rounded five (of like fifteen books) I added to my reading list.

Selling In A Skirt by Judy Hoberman
Regardless if you are in a sales role or not, Selling In A Skirt addresses the differences in sales techniques between men and women, and how using a female-focused approach can help you win new business. 

Who Says Elephants Can't Dance?: Inside IBM's Historic Turnaround by Louis V. Gerstner Jr.
Written more than a decade ago, this has to be one of the best business books I have read in a while and is relevant to leaders of both large and small organizations, and self-employed individuals. The book gives you a broad overview of IBM's managed to change culture and strategy and the rationale for doing so, it also give you a good idea gives you a pretty good idea what the function and role of a CEO.

Weology: How Everybody Wins When We Comes Before Me by Peter Aceto
I had an opportunity to hear Peter Aceto speak. He is very expiring and in my opinion a leader to get to know better. This book is one of the books every up an coming leader should read as Weology is the guidebook for the modern CEO. The book is humble and brilliant, practical and inspirational.

The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance – What Women Should Know by Katty Kay,  Claire Shipman

To say I loved this book is probably understated how I feel about it; for someone who for years has struggled with confidence, and came upon hundreds of roadblock being a women in male dominated company this book was exactly what I needed. Confidence is something we all want and need. The authors explain how we can all chose to become more confident simply by taking action and courting risk, and how those actions change our physical wiring. If you are in a slum or just not loving things now – read this book.

Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life by Marshall B. Rosenberg,  Arun Gandhi
Maybe it's being ESL; maybe it has to do with live through a war but I don’t approach communication the same way as most people. I find it challenging, especially opening up to people. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to find a healthier way to communicate and connect with others. I'm inspired by not only the theory and practices laid out in the book but by author. A must read.

What do you guys think? Have you read any of those?